The platform cab is supplied direct from the manufacturer (Renault, Fiat or Citroen) and is a specialist converters chassis. It is supplied to us with no body and is a cab with a steel chassis floor but it is designed and strengthened to allow for the fact that a custom body will complete the build.
The steel floor is a great core strength and allows us to construct a complete one piece vehicle with combined streamlining and strength rather than just a box being dropped onto a chassis.
We do not use an ALKO chassis on any of our builds as our horseboxes do not require the extra length that an ALKO chassis gives you. Due to the day living or professional living we have in our horseboxes they can easily and safely be built on a platform cab.
We build all of our ALX models with a complete aluminium planked floor right through to the living area (not all brands can say this). The final layer is our thick heavy duty rubber matting which has multiple drainage holes, and is fixed down for safety. Rather than using sectioned rubber matting which is not secure as horses pawing can pull them up during travel, we adopted the full rubber mat and with it being heavy duty it is the same as stable rubber matting so should last the lifetime of the horsebox.