BEFARD Fiat, Peugeot, Citroen

Fiat Ducato (and twin models – Citroen Jumper and Peugeot Boxer) -this commercial vehicle has been manufactured since 2000. It is characterized by high durability and lowest fuel consumption in its class, making it the most popular van in Europe. BEFARD deals with bodywork and equips all Ducato models with cranes, also the models that have an extended cabin (two rows of seats). Ducato and the twin models of Citroen and Peugeot brands have front-wheel drive.
Therefore, it is not possible to supply the crane with a PTO (power take-off) mounted on a transmission. In the case of Fiat Ducato, an electric generator is a possible solution. However, choosing an electrical power supply can lead to many inconveniences. This solution puts heavy stress on the car’s electrical system, can work for a short period of time and is not very resistant to changing weather conditions. An alternative way to power a crane is a proprietary BEFARD solution. BEFARD cranes can be powered directly from the engine using a special PTO. This type of solution does not put heavy stress on the engine, is cheap, does not take up space and is resistant to weather conditions.