Friday, April 15, 2016

Service bodies: Part 4, Fiberglass gaining more attention at Altec

 Fiberglass inserts and service bodies at Altec 
are turning more heads
 



“People are starting to take a strong look at fiberglass,” Andy Price, Altec’s market manager, tells Hard Working Trucks. “One of the real advantages of fiberglass is that a fiberglass body comes out of a mold, so you don’t have tracing points for water. It’s one piece.


“It generally can be a one piece body so you don’t have things bolted or welded together, but again all this depends on the design. I don’t want to give the impression that all fiberglass bodies have no penetration points. That isn’t the case at all. Depending on the design, it can have some advantages in fiberglass in those areas.”


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Altec, which entered the fiberglass body market about three years ago, recently introduced a new fiberglass insert with a seamless, aerodynamic design. The Capsule features aesthetic contours to complement the chassis, recessed side and rear doors, stainless steel latches, an all-aluminum interior and forklift pockets for easy installation and removal.


- Source:  http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/service-bodies-part-4-fiberglass-gaining-more-attention-at-altec/#sthash.coXqFxfE.dpuf

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