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New Platform Improves Deliveries in Confined Spaces

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bustin, a division of R * O * M Corporation, is pleased to introduce a sturdy compact platform and step system that can be mounted on existing equipment.

"At only 28 inches deep, the Slide & Go Space Saver Platform is made to fit in very tight spaces," said Product Manager Dan Caffrey. "The compact design fits most truck bodies, including flatbed trailers, vocational trucks and recreational vehicles. It is also perfect for side door access and trucks with limited under-mount space."

The Slide & Go measures 28 inches deep by 36 inches wide. Height varies from eight inches for the platform only, to 19 inches for the platform with Bustin's retractable Slide-Away Step installed. Optional storage for safety posts and chains is also available.

"Wherever there is scarce real estate on a vehicle, whether it's a flatbed or opposite a fuel tank, you can mount the Slide & Go," Caffrey said. "The beauty of this product is that it can be added aftermarket, so it is a good opportunity to add a platform to existing equipment."

Even with short mounting brackets, the Slide & Go is rated with a 600-pound load capacity. The Slide-Away Step is rated for 350 pounds.

"The platform enables drivers to cube out the truck and then down stack the product for delivery. The platform easily operates in tight alleyways or locations with cramped or limited space," said Caffrey.

Deployment is fast and simple. The platform features a single-hand latch release and can be opened and locked in place within five seconds. An active locking mechanism keeps the platform secure during use.

Additional safety features for the Slide & Go include serrated, slip-resistant grating and a handrail option enhancing driver safety with three points of contact.

Compact sliders help reduce the footprint and won't lock up even in the coldest weather.

"We're excited to introduce the Slide & Go," said Don Fishel, VP of Sales and Marketing of R * O * M. "This compact and sturdy platform is an excellent addition to our portfolio of products and delivers on our company mission to improve driver safety and delivery productivity."

For more information on the Slide & Go Space Saver Platform, contact Dan Caffrey at (816) 510-2956.

About R * O * M Corporation
R * O * M Corporation, founded in 1947, is headquartered in a 65,000 sq. ft. facility in suburban Kansas City, MO and specializes in building products that improve worker productivity and reduce workplace accidents associated with slips, trips, falls, and muscle strains. The company employs talented tradesmen, machinists, engineers, and sales and customer service professionals in 12 different states. R * O * M product solutions are marketed to emergency responders, truck and trailer operators, food and pharmaceutical manufacturers, telecommunication and utility workers, and other specialty vehicle occupations. R * O * M Corporation is ISO 9001-certified and also operates facilities in West St. Paul, MN, East Stroudsburg, PA, and Nesconset, NY. For more information visit www.romcorp.com.

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