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HENSCHEL Platform Bodies
Aluminium platform bodies in a lightweight structure as an alternative to standard OEM steel platforms
HENSCHEL aluminium platform bodies are suitable for light commercial vehicles
with a gross vehicle weight of up to 3.5 t.
Depending on the body type, HENSCHEL aluminium platform bodies are lighter than the conventional steel bodies by up to 30%. For example, the 2.00 m-long platform body weighs only 140 kg.
If requested, the platform body length can be ordered in bespoke lengths, in 100 mm intervals.
Gross vehicle weight
up to 3.5 t
up to 6200 mm
up to 2230 mm
thickness 25 mm, height 400 mm
plywood (15 mm)
› The substructure is made out of 100% aluminium. Its low tare weight increases the carrying capacity of the vehicle, and thus gains 30% advantage over conventional platform bodies in this respect.
› All components are bolted, not welded. This makes them less susceptible to corrosion.
› All visible components are anodised.
› Consoles bolted to the subframe are factory-integrated with the platform body and prepared to the specific dimensions – this ensures the quick and easy installation of the body on the vehicle.
› Side boards with anodised aluminium profiles are lightweight and corrosion resistant. The standard height of the side board is 400 mm.
› The integrated locks (Kinnegrip™ T50) are made out of aluminium and plastic. They are particularly simple and easy to use.
› The locking lever opens completely upwards. It does not protrude from the board and thus it doesn’t present a risk of injury.
› In the closed position, levers are completely hidden in the side profile of the board.
› The rear board is equipped with a folding step with a safety lock to easily get on and off the loading area.
› The lashing rings (according to DIN 75410-1 / EN 12640 – for securing the load in compliance with regulations) are embedded in the floor.
› The side boards can be easily removed without tools.
› Due to its top coating, the multi-laminated plywood with a screen-printed surface is particularly durable, abrasion-resistant and non-slip.
› As it is bolted, the floor can be replaced when necessary.
› Environmentally-friendly production with a certified environmental management system – 100% of the trees come from FSC-certified resources.
› The edges are impregnated along the entire perimeter. This ensures a longer working life.
Of course, we also supply hardware: for example, bulkhead-gantry, tail gantry rack and fenders.