Thursday, May 7, 2015

Landscaper uses Knapheide KUV for Sprinkler Work




This Ford F350 Cutaway caught my attention. It is outfitted with a Knapheide KUV body.  What I see as unusual is that it is being used as a work truck for a Landscaping Contractor. Normally you see landscapers use pickup trucks and trailers here in Florida.

In the case of Bay Cut Landscaping Service, this KUV is used for their sprinkler maintenance service. It makes a lot of sense when you take a look at the supplies, tools and equipment that they carry. All doors and compartments are locked up with the using the integral chassis keyless entry key system.

Notice the shelving being used for pipe fitting storage

See how tools and supplies are stored neatly, keeping 
everything in it's place. No searching for them!

Everything looks well organized in the vertical cabinets.


Not sure what happened here, it looks like grandmothers' attic! 

It's interesting that small parts and other items are stored neatly within the shelving provided in the KUV. But it seems that when there is not specific accommodations for larger items, that "junk" will fill available space! Obviously this is all valuable stuff, shovels etc, but it appears that there has not been specific provisions made for storing them. This leaves the floor area a nearly impossible,and unsafe place to enter!

Notice the inside shelving accommodates pipe storage. The pipes can be accessed though a small door in the rear without opening the tall rear doors. Notice the access from the cab to the body in this cutaway.  

Find out more about the Knapheide KUV at: http://www.knapheide.com/products/kuv-bodies/

Guest post by Steve Taylor: Steve is a consultant in lean six sigma process improvement and specializes in fleets and manufacturers in the work truck industry. He may be contacted at steve@truckarchitect.com and his website is: http://www.upstreamsource.com







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