Penny Hydraulics have a long-standing, established partnership with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The exciting next step in our partnership begins in April 2019; Penny Hydraulics PH110 hydraulic cranes will be available through Volkswagen’s Engineered-to-go product range.


What does Engineered to go™ mean?

From the VW-vans Website:

‘Get just what you need, off the shelf. Take your pick from our range of hard-wearing, hard-working Volkswagen van conversions, based on our versatile models: Caddy, Transporter and Crafter. Introducing the Dropside, the Tipper and the Luton, created in partnership with our Recognised Converters.’

Customers will now be able to walk into a VW dealership and order their new Crafter with an off the shelf lifting solution the PH110. As well as enjoying a simple buying experience, customers can utilise VW Finance to pay for the vehicle and crane combination from just £494 a month and enjoy a 3 year all inclusive warranty.

Why the PH110?


The PH110 was selected for a variety of reasons:

  • Low crane weight- starting from 105kg leaving the vehicle with lots of payload to tackle a range of jobs.
  • 4.5m boom length – giving your team the flexibility to move items large distances.
  • 990kg max safe working load – providing your team with the lifting capability to move heavy and bulky items safely on and off the vehicle.
  • 180- 330° slewing rotation – hydraulically powered maximising manoeuvrability of your workforce with smooth and precise control.
  • It comes highly rated – by our range of drop-side customers.
  • 3 year all inclusive warranty

Integrated with VW’s CFCU

The VW Crafter is fitted with a customer-specific functional control units (CFCU) as standard. These units can be programmed to control a number of vehicle functions, Penny Hydraulics is working with VW to deliver crane safety like never before. The list includes notification on the dashboard when crane and support leg(s) is not stowed correctly, the horn sounding when the battery power falls below set parameters and more. This will make the VW Crafter with PH110 conversion one of the most innovative and safest vehicles on the market.

‘We’ve been working closely with VW for many years and are excited by this next step in our partnership. For a customer to be able to visit a VW dealership and spec a van with a lifting solution off-the-shelf is something that we’ve wanted to achieve for a long time! To be able to offer the first of its kind integration with the vehicle adds yet another level of safety and convenience for drivers and speaks true to Penny Hydraulics commitment to safety’

Richard Short, Sales Director – Penny Hydraulics.

Experience the converted Crafter on the Penny Hydraulics stand (4G20) at the CV Show, Birmingham NEC from 30th April – 2nd May. 

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