This Ain't Burger King, But You Can Have It Your Way

 2" Treated, Dense Yellow Pine is standard

This is RUMBER. Yes! Recycled Tires!

Here is the composite flooring

This is the hardwood flooring.

Here's an example of the composite installed and a partial steel overlay

I have long been a fan of Knapheide flatbeds. I've sold hundreds of them. It is one of the best looking flatbeds on the market and because of Knapheide's large volume production capacity, they can keep the cost low and maintain the quality at the same time.

Most people who have been around Knapheide flatbeds know that they use 2" thick, treated dense yellow pine. The boards are more narrow than many flatbed builders and this helps the floor stay flat because the wider the wood, the easier it is to warp and curl. When I was selling them, the dense yellow pine was all that was available, except adding a steel overlay or steel floor instead of wood. That has changed! Now you can have it many ways. Above are some photos showing you the different ways.

On the west coast, composite is all the rage, so now you too can have the quality of a Knapheide flatbed with composite flooring. Then, for you green people, there's Rumber! It's made from recycled tires and other materials. Way cool. For you traditionalists, there's hardwood. I used to think this was the only way to go in my early days, but I got over it.

To top it off, you can add a smooth or diamond plate steel overlay. This adds great strength and longevity to a flatbed, and to top that off, some people even like to have the HD spray liner on top of the steel. Wow. That's a bunch of layers of protection and strength.

One last thing--or first thing, depending on how you look at it. All Knapheide flatbeds 22' and under go through their famous 12-step K-Coat Electro-Coating process as do all their service bodies.

There's more to the story of Knapheide's wide selection of flatbed products, and you can see much more at http://www.knapheide.com/. Have it your way!

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