Link's DD2000-XLC Double-Deck system addresses the growing trends in the cremations industry.

Link's DD2000-XLC Double-Deck system addresses the growing trends in the cremations industry.

Photo: Link CMP

Link CMP released details on new enhancements to its popular DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System.

Originally introduced in 2019, the DD2000-XLC model doubles the carrying capacity of the following cargo vans:

  • Chevy Express.
  • Dodge ProMaster.
  • Ford Econoline.
  • Ford Transit.
  • Nissan NV.

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 its 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,” Blake added.

DD2000-XLC Improvements

The DD2000-XLC was the industry’s first to allow the 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 tray,s 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-pound 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.

Link's DD2000-XLC Double-Deck system weighs 750 pounds and is compatible with 12-volt electrical...

Link's DD2000-XLC Double-Deck system weighs 750 pounds and is compatible with 12-volt electrical systems.

Photo: Link CMP

“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 pounds, the DD2000-XLC fits vehicles with a minimum wheelbase of 140 inches and is compatible with 12-volt electrical systems. Professional installation is required.

“As the creator of the first engineered professional transportation solution for human remains, Link has long demonstrated its dedication to the industry,” said Blake. “The enhanced DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System will support industry professionals at all levels, as they work to meet and maintain the highest standards of professionalism and integrity while carrying out their duties.”

To watch a video of its enhanced features, click the play button below.