Acorn Trucks Ltd has been appointed as one of the first YOYO MultiDrops Ltd UK distributors and has placed its first order for a YOYO MultiDrops™ system to be fitted onto the new Maxus Delivery 9 chassis cab vehicle.
Darren Brown, Sales Director at Acorn Truck Sales Ltd. said: “As trailblazers in electric vehicles, with 4 outlets in the UK we were particularly impressed with YOYO Multidrops and the potential offered for vehicle flexibility whilst keeping costs down.
“We see this system as incredibly useful for organisations that need fast turnarounds at large depots as well as single operators that want to reduce their fleet but need different bodies to meet work needs against the clock, like builders and merchants of all kinds.”
Derek Bowes, Sales Director at YOYO added: “The YOYO system gives an LCV the ability to demount the body to the ground and pick up another load, all in the space of a couple of minutes.
“Operational efficiency is a top priority for fleet operators. They require quick turnaround to ensure vehicles are in use rather than being stuck in depots. Parked vehicles are not efficient and don’t make money!
“We’ve calculated that over 3 years, investment in the system with 3 loadframes – which could be three different types – can save over £120,000 compared with the cost of buying and operating three different vehicles.”
Lee Parkinson at Trailer Express says: “The YOYO system has enabled us to fundamentally change the way we do business. We’re much faster to respond, more cost effective and genuinely able to meet the demands of our customers.”
About the YOYO MultiDrops system
YOYO MultiDrops is a revolutionary system that transforms a 3.5t/4.25t chassis into a multi-use, multi-role vehicle, capable of being used in mixed fleets with unlimited types of bodies.
The unique system enables loads to be lowered to ground level and exchanged with minimum delay.
The YOYO system has undergone rigorous in house and third party testing, in line with British and European standards and directives. Type Approval is not required, as the load frame is deemed to be a payload.
This frees the converter from the expense of approval schemes or the delay of an IVA.
Lifting and lowering is controlled by a single operator, usually the driver, via a two button handset, obviating the need for additional on-site lifting equipment. YOYO is non-hydraulic, robust and simple to use.
The patented system is self-monitoring to ensure safe operation in a smooth, controlled action and comes with a host of additional safety features. This leaves users free to monitor their surroundings for potential hazards.
Retro-fits are easy on commercial vehicles up to 5 years old, making them suitable for existing fleets. As a fleet changes, existing load frames can be reused on new vehicles, thereby facilitating cost-effective business expansion.