Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pride Service Body with Plenty Of Drawers and Storage


Sales rep. Jim Guest displays some of the most important features on a Pride Body. See more about Pride Bodies, Ltd. at www.pridebodies.com

Built Tough: Power Wheels® F-150 Toughness Test


Tough play requires a tough truck, and we’ve got the proof to back up all the tough talk. Watch as the new Power Wheels® F-150 takes on the weight of a full-size 2015 F-150 truck. Aspiring truckers can order their own at powerwheels.com/F150.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Magic 8' Service Body Changeup


Jordan shows us a unique change to an 8' Service Body that makes it so much more useful and effective in the same space. It's not a bigger body, but a substantially more effective one. The transverse compartment is part of the magic, and then combine that with the horizontal series long horizontal compartment, add the master lock system, Harbor's push-button locking system, stainless steel lids and this changeup creates magic when it comes to functionality and effectiveness. See more at http://www.DowLewisTrucks.com

Monday, December 15, 2014

Westport Dallas: Quality Natural Gas Solutions


Westport Dallas is proud of our commitment to delivering North America’s largest range of natural gas and bi-fuel Ford products. Learn more about our Ford-approved, OEM-experience assembly process and quality in our newly released video.

Westport Dallas has set the standard for Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifiers (QVM) across North America and is the largest Ford QVM in both product line and capacity.

For more information, visit http://www.westport.com/wing

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Concrete Saw Body Gets The Machines And Tools To The Jobsite


Here's a  great truck for Concrete Cutting contractors, a 12 foot saw body has plenty of cabinets and is backed up with an Interlift conventional liftgate. It is as functionally effective as it is good looking. Notice the huge locking compartments to keep large saw blades and other gear out of the weather and out of sight.

The liftgate serves two purposes, one being the obvious one to lift the equipment onto the bed area and the other to provide a backstop to secure the equipment in place and prevent it from rolling off the back of the bed!

See more of this body: http://htbi.net/sawbody.html

Visit Harbor's complete website at www.htbi.net and call Harbor at 800-433-9452.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ram Commercial | ProMaster Testing | Heat Test


The Western United States is home to the most torturous terrain and climate anywhere. That's why these engineers are here: to put the Ram ProMaster City to the test.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Driving the Future of Tough: Ford F-150 Drive Event in Alcoa, TN


Alcoa employees were eager to test drive one of the first all-aluminum F-150 trucks. So as part of Ford’s F-150 Drive Event, they made a special stop at our Tennessee Operations location, where Alcoa expanded its facility to meet growing demand for automotive aluminum.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reading Classic II Work Truck Walkaround


The Aluminum Classic II offers an unbeatable combination of standard features, useful options, and the know-how of over 25 years of refinement. This service body is designed for efficiency today, and built to last for tomorrow. See more at www.ReadingBody.com

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Michelin Developing Airless Tire/Wheel Called 'Tweel'

The Tweel SSL is designe for use on skid steer loaders. Photo courtesy of Michelin.


Michelin's newest plant will produce the Michelin X Tweel Airless Radial Tire for commercial vehicles. The Tweel is a non-pneumatic tire that connects the tire and wheel with a rigid hub connected to a shear beam made of flexible, deformable polyurethane spokes.



See rest of article: Michelin Developing Airless Tire/Wheel Called 'Tweel'

RAM 4500 Gets Harbor Landscape Dump with Tommy Gate and Rack





Here's a nice RAM 4500 Diesel Dually with a Harbor Landscaper Body, the original Master Landscaper comes with MDO Plywood Gates with dual side exterior laminate, rear latch swing away rear steel frame gates that lock to side for dumping.

This one has one or more underbed boxes for additional space, a heavy duty extended over-the-cab.rack, a top mounted tarp. a Tommy Gate liftgate, and a Class IV Receive Hitch. See more from Harbor Truck Bodies at www.htbi.net

The Tommy Gate G2 Series is a dual-cylinder, parallel-arm design which utilizes a pair of hydraulic cylinders to lower and raise the lift by applying direct power to both sides of the platform. Supporting larger platforms, G2 Series models are compatible with flatbed, stake and van bodies and offer a wide selection of platform materials to accommodate almost any industry application. www.tommygate.com


 

 Capacity: 1300 & 1600 lbs.

  • Dual hydraulic cylinders
  • Maintenance-free components
  • Recessed control
  • Larger platforms
  • Fully-enclosed hydraulic system

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Checks Off Bucket List Item: Receives the First Odyne Hybrid System Equipped Truck in California

Truck Delivered in Conjunction with the 
South Coast Air Quality Management District 

Waukesha, WI – December 9, 2014 — Odyne Systems, LLC, a leading manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy- duty work trucks, announces the first Odyne plug-in system equipped bucket truck in California is now at work at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. LADWP is the largest municipal water and power utility in the nation, serving 670,000 water customers and 1.4 million electric customers. The truck features an International chassis and an Altec body and boom and was delivered as part of a South Coast Air Quality Management District program to support new energy efficient vehicles.


The Odyne hybrid system truck and a diesel powered truck will be tracked and compared to determine the real world benefits of the hybrid system. Each vehicle is equipped with a data acquisition system to record a comparative analysis. The Odyne hybrid power system features proprietary and patented hybrid technology combining reliable electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology.

An Odyne plug-in hybrid system lowers fuel consumption by up to 50% compared to traditional diesel or gasoline engines, reduces emissions and provides quieter operation at the work site. The Odyne system is the only one approved to interface with Allison Transmission’s industry leading fully-automatic transmissions and uses a rugged Remy electric motor in parallel with the existing drivetrain to provide launch assist and regenerative braking.

At the job site, the Odyne plug-in hybrid system, featuring Johnson Controls’ lithium-ion battery packs, powers typical work site applications with the engine off for a significantly longer time than other large truck hybrid systems. Odyne continues to be the only plug-in hybrid system on a medium- or heavy-duty truck to deliver greater fuel efficiency both while driving and at the work site.

Matt Jarmuz, Director of Sales for Odyne Systems noted, "We are excited to have an Odyne plug-in hybrid system evaluated against other alternatives in the Southern California market. We have a passion for innovation and delivery of reliable, advanced hybrid system solutions, and this truck will help establish the merits of the product when evaluated alongside alternatives in this particular environment”.

About Odyne Systems, LLC 
Odyne is a leader in hybrid drive systems for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. Odyne’s advanced plug-in hybrid technology enables trucks over 14,000 pounds to have substantially lower fuel consumption, lower emissions, improved performance, quieter job site operation and reduced operating and maintenance costs. Odyne has fielded more plug-in hybrid systems for large trucks throughout the United States than any other supplier.

Odyne systems are modular and are integrated to powertrains during the new vehicle manufacturing process or are retrofit to existing truck chassis in various applications. The systems are sold and serviced through a worldwide distribution network including Altec, DUECO and Terex Utilities. Odyne has also authorized selected Allison Transmission distributors to service Odyne systems across North America. For further information, visit us at www.odyne.com and follow us on Twitter @Odyne. 

About LADWP
LADWP is the largest municipal water and power utility in the nation providing 670,000 water customers and 1.4 million electric customers with quality service at competitive prices. About SCAQMD SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of the Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

About Allison Transmission 
Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy.

Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.allisontransmission.com.

Chevy Fleet Vehicles: Brashear Electric | Chevrolet Business Elite


Chevrolet Business Elite partners with businesses around the country and offers a variety of Chevy fleet vehicles. See how Chevrolet Business Elite listened to the unique needs of Brashear Electric and developed solutions for their fleet. See more at www.chevrolet.com/commercial.html

See more about the commercial/fleet sales member, Matt Price and the dealership at www.mccurleyintegritychevrolet.com.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sortimo By Knapheide Exxpand Launch


This video introduces the new Sortimo By Knapheide product family called Exxpand. Watch this video and hear some of the great feedback and comments we received at the 2014 NTEA Work Truck show.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Knapheide Standup KUV Body On GMC Cutaway


Jordan Lewis gives us a tour of a Knapheide KUV plumber-style service body on the GMC cutaway chassis. This one has a stand up height so there is no hunching over inside and he compares this visually with the popular low roof model. See more from Dow Lewis athttp://www.DowLewisTrucks.com