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Dd2000 Xlc

Link’s extra-wide DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System addresses trend in cremations

Feb. 2, 2023
The updates to the company's double-deck system provide greater transportation versatility with added features for easier loading and unloading with added rollers and movable decks

Link CMP, a developer and manufacturer of funerary transport decks, released enhancement details on its popular DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System. Originally introduced in 2019, the DD2000-XLC model doubles the carrying capacity of the Chevy Express, Dodge ProMaster, Ford Econoline, Ford Transit, Nissan NV, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cargo vans. New features include additional rollers on both upper and lower decks and added bier pin plates.

Link identified marketplace interest in the system modifications through it ongoing voice-of-the-customer process, which keeps it engaged in a constant dialogue with industry professionals and frontline workers. The objective is to meet the evolving needs of its customers, first by understanding those needs and second through continuous product improvement. 

“Customers using the DD2000-XLC under real-world conditions offered us insights we simply couldn’t have achieved otherwise, and the trend toward managing and transporting larger volumes of cremation containers was at the top of the list,” said Lynn Blake, national account manager, CMP products for Link Manufacturing. “The enhanced DD2000-XLC offers unparalleled ease and adjustability for workers transporting remains, particularly those of a larger nature.”

Link was the first to introduce a powered double-deck system, and the DD2000-XLC was the industry’s first to allow loading of the ever-increasing number of oversized cots. The system accommodates the loading of one standard and one oversized cot or cremation container on each of its two levels, or four standard cots, four cremation containers, two air trays, or two caskets when fully loaded.

“We’ve added rollers to both upper and lower decks to aid in the loading and unloading process of all remains, particularly those in cremation containers, air trays, or caskets,” said Blake.

Within seconds, the DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System’s electric-powered upper deck can be raised and lowered. Controlled by a switch, the powered deck enables just one person to easily load, transport and unload remains of virtually all dimensions. With its 600-lb. load capacity, the DD2000-XLC’s upper deck is engineered with a reinforced frame and simplified lifting geometry. It also includes an integrated safety latch, locking it in place and preventing it from lowering, even if both its powered actuators fail.

The DD2000-XLC’s two additional bier pin plates specifically address today’s increased use of cremation containers, but also aid in securing air trays and caskets. The system fold-down ramp also protects the rear of the vehicle and allows easy access to the decks.

“The DD2000-XLC now offers the ultimate in flexibility in bier pin placement, allowing a single worker to stow, secure and manage different containment formats on both decks,” said Blake. “The deck’s recessed, cast-aluminum cot cups also ensure container stability.”

Weighing only 750 lb., the DD2000-XLC fits vehicles with a minimum wheelbase of 140” and is compatible with 12-volt electrical systems. Professional installation is required.

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