Friday, April 20, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Evolution of the Harbor Landscaper Pro Body




Our original Harbor Master Landscaper Body has evolved. Our customers are always looking for better ways and we are adapting our bodies to meet those needs. We now have three Harbor Landscaper Bodies in our lineup. First, we have the original Master Landscaper that comes with MDO Plywood Gates with dual side exterior laminate, Rear latch swing away rear steel frame gates that lock to side for dumping. 

To that great body, we have added the Harbor Pro Landscaper which adds a back of cab 24" storage box that is about cab high. The curbside of the box has three shelves and a pull-out deep steel drawer on Teflon® bushings. This compartment goes almost all the way to the other side so it will carry long tools, gardening equipment, etc. and keep it safe and out of sight. 





The other side has a 22" deep compartment for smaller items and/or parts. It is available with one or more underbed boxes to match for additional space. Since this 24" box is in place, a typical 84" CA truck that would take a 12' Landscaper, now would have a 10' Landscape Dump and the 24" storage box. Many customers still prefer the 12' and this just requires the cab chassis to have a 108" CA. The Pro Landscaper has the same MDO Plywood sides and rear gate as the Master Landscaper.

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Work Truck Show 2018 - Knapheide Mfg



Held March 5-9 in Indianapolis, The Work Truck Show 2018 is our largest show of the year. Check out the new and updated products, including our all-new aluminum lineup of bodies, we presented at the show.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Complete Process: Aluminum Truck Bodies from Knapheide



A COMMITMENT TO BE THE BEST Our new aluminum truck bodies feature a no compromise design, underwent rigorous testing and are constructed using cutting-edge manufacturing. We took customer first, collaboration and continuous improvement to a whole new level. Learn more about our aluminum truck bodies: http://bit.ly/KnapheideAluminum

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Reading Truck | RVSL Steelhawk | Product Walk-Through



At the 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show, Reading Truck unveiled its newest enclosed van body, the RVSL STEELHAWK. Built to meet the overwhelming demand for a steel enclosed body that fits the Ford Transit Cutaway, the RVSL Steelhawk introduces the newest generation of reengineered Ready Van SL (RVSL) bodies. Watch this comprehensive walk-through of the newest addition to the Reading product line.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Spec'ing for Vehicle Weight Reduction & Maximizing Payload Efficiencies


There’s little argument among fleet managers and upfitters — spec’ing a truck or van is a complicated process involving numerous decisions and considerations that take time and careful planning.

Of the dozens of decisions that need to be made, vehicle weight is among the crucial considerations that isn't always fully evaluated before a vehicle order is made. A truck or van spec may give special attention on lightweight body materials to save weight, but less lightweighting attention to upfit components, e.g., bins, racks, or a crane, that will also impact weight. The vehicle body and upfit components must be part of the lightweighting equation to achieve overall efficiency.

Read Full Article: http://www.worktruckonline.com/channel/safety-accident-management/whitepapers/detail/spec-ing-for-vehicle-weight-reduction-maximizing-payload-efficiencies.aspx