Royal Mail buys protection kits
15/07/1998 in NEWS
They comprise an aluminium alloy sump guard, steel mounting frame, fitting hardware and a pair of replacement front springs to give increased ride height and ground clearance. Vauxhall Fleet Operations will formally approve the kits once testing has been successfully completed.
Where a Combo is used in rough terrain, particularly with a full payload, the underside of the sump area of the engine, exhaust and the lower part of the transmission are said to be vulnerable to grounding damage. A replacement engine or gearbox could cost an operator up to £1,000.