Builders and contractors need sturdy work vehicles, as they usually travel a hefty amount of miles that easily eclipse the average commute. Normally, all those miles equal carbon emissions, but that's not the case with the Roush CleanTech Ford E-350 cutaway van.
Fueled by liquid propane, this E-Series van will be used prominently on the DIY Network TV show "Man Caves," which focuses on delivering male-oriented domestic refuges in an entertaining manner. Hosted by licensed contractor Jason Cameron and former NFL player Tony Siragusa, the show travels to different locations to build great, and sometimes outlandish, male hangout spots. And now, the same Ford E-350 will be sent to the International Builder's Show in Orlando, Florida, this week to go on display.
"We're thrilled that 'Man Caves' has added a Roush CleanTech propane-autogas van with a Knapheide Utility Vehicle (KUV) body organized with Sortimo solutions," said Chris Weiss, Knapheide's engineering VP. "This van, a virtual workshop on wheels, shows that 'green' can be sustainable and productive."
The E-350 van is also equipped with Sortimo boxes and a number of other different storage boxes. An in-dash computer system provides all the utility of a mobile office, perfect for the contractor constantly on the go.
The International Builder's Show is held January 12-15, 2011.