Thursday, October 31, 2019

Liftmoore Cranes on Manufacturing Marvels


Liftmoore Commercial on Manufacturing Marvels aired on Fox Business Network


Learn more at: http://liftmoore.com/

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Maxon Story 2019


Maxon Lift Corp. was founded in 1957. That same year, owner Max Lugash invented the Tuk-A-Way® liftgate, which remains the largest selling style of liftgate in North America. For more than fifty years, Maxon Lift Corp. has initiated and developed a variety of innovative products that have become truck equipment industry benchmarks. More company information can be obtained from Maxon and local Maxon sales representatives at 800-227-4116 or www.maxonlift.com

New 2020 Nissan TITAN XD – a confident hauler with a fresh, bold design, more power and standard Safety Shield 360


WHAT'S NEW:
  • New 2020 TITAN XD offers the comfort of a light duty truck with the towing confidence of a heavy duty hauler
  • Retuned 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 – with 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque – now matched with new 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Bold new exterior with unique grille designs features powerful front end, available dual panel moonroof
  • Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology, a suite of six advanced driver-assist systems including class-exclusive Rear Automatic Braking1, is standard
  • Refined interior offers new Integrated Command Center with 9" high-resolution touchscreen display; standard front and rear Zero Gravity seats
  • New TITAN XD goes on sale in early 2020
Following the successful launch of the redesigned 2020 Nissan TITAN full-size pickup, the powerful 2020 TITAN XD takes its turn in the spotlight with a full slate of upgrades and enhancements for the new model year. The new TITAN XD shares many of the new features and technologies with the half-ton TITAN, but is built on a unique reinforced, fully boxed, full-length ladder frame – with sturdy braking provided by a 4-wheel disc system featuring substantial rear ventilated discs with hydraulic power assist.
The new 2020 TITAN XD offers confident towing and hauling usually provided by larger, more-expensive heavy-duty trucks, while still providing the comfort and nimbleness of a light-duty pickup. TITAN XD offers higher maximum towing and payload capacities than TITAN, reflecting the fact that towing capability traditionally ranks at the top of TITAN XD buyers' purchase considerations.
For 2020, the TITAN XD lineup is simplified to a Crew Cab body with a 6.5-foot bed and 4-wheel drive – helping to focus on the heart of the TITAN XD market. Key enhancements for the new TITAN XD include additional standard horsepower and torque, unique exterior and interior styling of the SL, PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve trims, advanced connectivity technology and features, and standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 – a suite of six advanced driver-assist systems – on all grade levels.
The 2020 Nissan TITAN XD continues to be covered by America's Best Truck Warranty2 – with 5-year/100,000 mile bumper-to-bumper coverage.
A unique frame, new 9-speed transmission and 400-horsepower Endurance® V8
Every TITAN XD model is built on a unique frame and chassis (compared to the TITAN). The fully boxed, full-length ladder frame is extensively reinforced and strengthened for TITAN XD to provide added stiffness, vertical and lateral bending, and torsional rigidity. It also features an extended 151.6-inch wheelbase – about 15 inches longer than TITAN models (Crew Cab comparison), allowing for a full-size, 6.5-foot bed.
For 2020, TITAN XD's standard 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engine is now rated at 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque (versus the previous 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque). The engine again utilizes Nissan's VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) and Direct Injection Gas (DIG™) technology.
The engine is mated with a new 9-speed automatic transmission, replacing the previous 7-speed transmission. The larger final gear ratio of 4.083:1 (versus 3.692:1 for TITAN) provides more torque at the wheels in a given gear and smoother and faster acceleration. The larger range also means better coverage for optimal power on standing starts and at cruising speeds. The powertrain feel is more linear through the gears.
Braking is provided by a robust 4-wheel disc system with 14.2 x 1.5-inch front/14.4 x 1.2-inch rear ventilated discs with hydraulic power assist. The high brake fluid pressure generated by an electric pump assists brake pedal force for a confident feel.
The 2020 TITAN XD is available in 4x4 drive, with a transfer case designed to ensure maximum power distribution in every gear. It distributes torque to both ends and provides four-wheel drive when added traction is needed on snow, ice, sand, mud, dirt, water or gravel. Durable off-road performance features include Hill Start Assist and Brake Limited-Slip Differential (BLSD). PRO-4X models add standard Hill Descent Control and electronic locking rear differential.
The 2020 TITAN XD also features a new enhanced Off Road Gauge that displays the vehicle's tire angle, relative pitch and roll angles. Nissan engineers developed a new method to calculate the vehicle's orientation using accelerometer data and calculating the vehicle's G-force, without using a gyroscope. Nissan's new gauge is expected to be the most accurate (versus competition) at higher speeds.
Confident, intelligent towing
Helping TITAN XD owners take advantage of its ample towing power3 are a range of available hitches – including an integrated gooseneck hitch engineered into the frame and easily accessible in the bed. The integrated gooseneck hitch includes a plug inside the bed for even greater ease of towing.
Among the list of TITAN XD's available towing aids are an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation – checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights from inside the cab or with the key fob.
TITAN XD owners will have a host of tools to assist with trailer hook-ups. This includes an available RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides and Nissan's Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)4 that provides a composite "bird's eye" view of the surrounding area from front, rear and side cameras to help with tight parking or even off-roading at low speeds. The system also includes Moving Object Detection (MOD)5, which helps alert the driver to detected moving objects around the vehicle via an on-screen notification and warning chime.
A bold, redesigned exterior – and unique "faces" of TITAN XD
The 2020 TITAN XD redesign, like the TITAN, was led by a team at Nissan Design America (NDA) in La Jolla, Calif., and follows the "Powerful Warrior" design theme. The "modern armor" design is particularly appropriate for the attitude-heavy TITAN XD with its standard 4-wheel drive and available 20-inch wheels, and two-tone over-fender treatments.
Like TITAN, unique grille designs among trim levels give the TITAN XD a higher degree of differentiation among grade levels – allowing for more owner customization straight from the factory.
The new interlocking frame grille and surround is designed to convey strength, boldness and precision while enhancing cooling performance for the 5.6-liter V8 engine. Also completely redesigned for 2020 are the front bumper and wheel designs. On PRO-4X models, the first-ever Nissan badge with "lava red" accents is featured prominently on the grille.
The TITAN XD's bold front end includes available LED headlights and "double boomerang" LED Daytime Running Lights, which add a dramatic high-tech appearance. LED fog lights are also offered. High Beam Assist, which allows drivers to leave the light stalk in high beam position indefinitely without blinding drivers, is standard on all grades and is part of the standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology package.
In the rear, new all-LED lighting has been added to the pickup bed, using four light sources for full surround lighting. The rear also includes new LED lights that are designed to convey the look of solid quality and rigid machine structure. The new tailgate finishers, like the grille surrounds, are customized to differentiate grade levels. Just as the grilles feature unique personalities for each trim, TITAN XD PRO-4X features a black finisher, while Platinum Reserve utilizes a Satin Chrome finisher.
There are four new TITAN XD exterior colors – Red Alert, Baja Storm, Cardinal Red Metallic (premium color) and Super Black. Carryover colors include Brilliant Silver Metallic, Gun Metallic, Super Black, Pearl White TriCoat (premium color), Glacier White and Deep Blue Pearl. Color availability is matched specifically to model grades. In addition, the Platinum Reserve grade is available in four two-tone painted over-fender treatments, while PRO-4X features standard semi-gloss dark painted over-fenders.
A commanding interior loaded with technology
Interior comfort is another leading factor in why customers choose TITAN and TITAN XD. For 2020, commanding technology and premium comfort is abound throughout the new TITAN XD interior, which features robust construction, crafted detailing and premium finishes.
TITAN XD PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve models include a new Integrated Command Center with 9.0-inch WXGA touchscreen that features WXGA resolution. Like on the 2020 TITAN, it serves as the gateway to the enhanced next-generation connectivity that includes standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The new internal WiFi router allows passengers to stream their favorite content (WiFi subscription required, sold separately). Up to seven devices can be connected.
The 2020 TITAN and TITAN XD offer the new Nissan Concierge, which provides owners 24-hour access to a team of professional, live assistants at the push of a button. Nissan Concierge can help with tasks such as appointment scheduling, wake up calls, restaurant reservations and personal shopping.
The next-generation NissanConnect® allows over-the-air (OTA) software updates, new safety and security features, HD Traffic and Google Places/Search6. Also available on the 2020 TITAN XD is NissanConnect Services, a suite of convenience and security features that provide assistance when owners need it most – including remote access features and emergency response services. NissanConnect Services can be accessed from inside the vehicle, on a computer, on a smartphone or smartwatch app and with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
The 2020 TITAN XD offers a new, innovative flexible smartphone holder/charging system that allows drivers to keep cell phones steady and secure while driving. Also standard on every trim level is a 7.0-inch programmable driver information display, which helps ensure that customers can access meaningful vehicle information easily and clearly.
TITAN XD SL and Platinum Reserve models are available with a new Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof, the first offered on TITAN XD and one of the largest in the segment measuring over three-feet square.
Inspiring "the emotion of a live performance," the 2020 TITAN and TITAN XD Fender Premium Audio System includes 12 speakers with an amplifier power of 485 watts through nine channels. For a more precise immersive performance, the Fender Premium Audio system incorporates Panasonic's proprietary Acoustic Motion Control™ technology, which helps reduce vibration in the individual speakers to provide an immersive and detailed sound unlike any in its class. The premium audio system is available on PRO-4X and standard on SL and Platinum Reserve TITAN XD models.
Among the 2020 TITAN XD's first-class interior accommodations are front and rear Zero Gravity seats, Nissan's innovative design that helps maximize posture positioning for enhanced comfort during long distance driving. For 2020, TITAN XD's interior also features premium seat and trim materials customized for each grade level. Interior storage has also been enhanced for the new model year, including front and rear door storage capacity and additional assist grips.
The TITAN XD PRO-4X includes a range of custom interior accents such as stain-resistance seat coverings with vinyl bolsters and PRO-4X embroidery, leather-wrapped steering wheel with unique contrasting stitching, metallic instrument panel finishers and black headliner.
Standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 with six advanced systems
The 2020 TITAN XD, like the 2020 TITAN, is a showcase for Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies, starting with standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 – a suite of six advanced driver-assist systems. Safety Shield 360 includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and class-exclusive Rear Automatic Braking.
The new TITAN XD also features a number of other available advanced technologies – Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Around View Monitor, Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Driver Alertness and Traffic Sign Recognition. Nissan's innovative Rear Door Alert is standard on all grade levels. The 2020 TITAN XD includes eight air bags (versus the previous six) and four seat belt pretensioners (versus the previous two).
The 2020 TITAN XD will be offered in Crew Cab body configurations, 4-wheel drive and five well-equipped grade levels – S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Prepare Your Equipment for Battle - Boss Plows

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The forecast calls for snow! You've been waiting for this all year. Finally, your city is in the path of the storm.

Here are a few tips to help ensure that your equipment is ready for battle:

Check Your Vehicle
Whether plowing with a BOSS pickup truck plow, a BOSS UTV plow or a BOSS Box Plow, knowing that your vehicle is in running order will ensure that you are successful this winter:
  • Check your snow plow vehicle’s tire pressure.
  • Check all fluid levels including engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, radiator coolant and windshield washer fluid.
  • Check oil pressure, your engine will work hard this winter – oil is its lifeblood!
  • Make sure the battery is working properly and that terminals are tightly connected with no corrosion.
  • Check the condition of your wipers – operating your BOSS Snowplow with poorly operating windshield wipers is asking for problems. While you’re at it, make sure you defrosting system is working on snowplow truck as well!
  • Check the vehicle’s headlights, brake lights and turn signals to ensure they are all in working order – visibility is crucial both to you and drivers around you.
  • Never venture out without an adequate fuel supply.

Check Your BOSS Plow

You’ve checked your snowplow vehicle, now make sure your BOSS Snowplow is ready to go as well:
  • Make sure that all bolts on your snowplow are tight and well fastened.
  • Look for cracked welds and hydraulic fluid leaks.
  • Make sure the plow lights and turn signals are aligned properly and are in good working order.
  • Carry a few extras – keep a BOSS Snowplow Emergency Parts Kit handy that includes extra hydraulic fluid, hydraulic hoses, a pump solenoid, extra cutting-edge bolts and a trip spring.
  • If you notice that you are in need of service or parts, call or visit your nearest BOSS Snowplow Dealer or visit ShopBOSS. If you need help locating your nearest dealer, simply visit bossplow.com and either use the Dealer locator, or feel free to use the Chat button to chat on-line with a BOSS Snowplow factory representative.

Remember, if you need us, we’ll be there to get you back up and running. Many BOSS Snowplow dealers feature 24-hour service during big snow events. At the BOSS Snowplow Headquarters you can call us with questions, talk to our Technical Service department, send us an email or chat online with us. If for some reason we can’t speak with you right away, leave a message, and we’ll get back to you quickly!


Monday, October 28, 2019

HIAB Hydraulic Hook


The Hydraulic hook is designed to pick up a pallet fork from the truck body. It is small, robust, and very easy to operate. With this hook, the driver does not need to climb up and down the truck to attach and remove the pallet fork. The risk of injuries is lower and the work is more efficient.

Harbor Truck Bodies - Industry Innovation Leader

Harbor - Truck and Van
As America’s premier manufacturer of service and platform bodies (and now van interiors), we enjoy a long history of “industry-first” design innovations dedicated to making your job easier and more productive.
Our bodies are loaded with more industry-first innovations than any other company in the industry. Some examples are:
  • Stainless Steel Pop-Top Lids that are self-opening with the pull of a single lever (plus, they are impervious to the elements);
  • Modern Gas Shock door stays on all vertical doors;
  • Use of Teflon Glides on our telescoping Cargo Bed Enclosures (instead of roller bearings that irritatingly seize up) that glide open with the push of a single finger;
  • Push-Button Locks with a visible red band on the door lock telling you your door is not secured…if the red band shows, push in the button. Now your tools are secure;
  • Bumper step depth is 8 inches minimum and deep enough to give your boot a firm purchase on the bumper without slipping off. This makes for easy access to tools or materials from the bed area or rack. Hard to say why no one thought of this before! By the way, these bumpers are made of formed channel and are the heaviest duty in the industry!
These are but a few examples of Harbor’s industry-first inventions that many other companies have now adopted.

Learn more at: http://htbi.net/

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Need a Crane Body? “Like New” Reading 11 Ft Crane Bodies Available at Premier Truck Center


Like New Florida Crane Bodies 




If you need a crane body, we have (2) “Like New” Reading Crane Bodies with Venturo 3200 LB  Cranes ready for mounting on your appropriate chassis. These are available for sale, you can either have it mounted or we can mount it for you.

Not $30000, not $25,000, not $20,0000, not even $12,000, You can own this crane body and crane with all the listed options for less than $10,000.  Why pay for a new crane body and wait 6 months for delivery when you can pick one up now and have it mounted, while spending a lot less money!

Reading Cranemaster bodies have been utilized in many different industries including heavy construction, municipalities, railroads, mining, agriculture and equipment rental.

These Reading bodies feature a Venturo 3200 LB crane to perform the heavy lifting, heavy duty drawers for organized tool storage and ample and secure storage within the side compartments. These bodies have some great extra features such as a gas compartment, cross box, small part storage drawers, and large cubbies.

Look at these great features below:


Saturday, October 26, 2019

SpaceKap Wild WORKSTATION Interior


The interior of the SpaceKap WILD.

Move It | F-150 | Ford


The body of the Ford F-150 is built with high-strength military grade aluminum alloy. When the truck weighs less, you can haul more.* Boom.

*Multiple trim levels and configurations shown throughout. Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8’ box, 5.0L, 4X2 and Heavy Duty Payload Pkg. (not shown). Max payload of vehicles shown varies and is based on accessories and vehicle configuration. See label on door jamb for carrying capacity of a specific vehicle.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Ford Spray-In-Bed Liners: A Truck Bed Reborn | Accessories | Ford



Ford truck spray-in bed liners provide a permanent bond to the truck bed with a watertight seal, and are easy to clean. Dealers can now also order the spray-in liner as an option included with a Ford truck, reducing wait time between initial purchase and the bed upgrade, providing customers the strongest products.

Ford Original Accessories will be warranted for whichever provides you the greater benefit: 24 months/unlimited mileage of the remainder of your bumper-to-bumper 3-year/36,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty. See dealer for warranty details.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

2020 NissanTITAN Reveal & Overview


Catch the reveal and overview of the rugged 2020 Nissan TITAN alongside TITAN Ambassadors @MaddiBrenneman, @CoryBahr, and @ChefDavidRose. Learn More about the 2020 Nissan TITAN here: www.nissanusa.com/2020titan?dcp=snx.ttn.FUT.rev.ytb Loaded with tech, standard 400 hp, standard Safety Shield 360 and three distinct new looks, the #2020TITAN is a stunner!

Venturo Crane Selector


Looking to upfit your service truck with the proper Venturo crane package? Our calculator takes into account your gross vehicle weight and the necessary boom length and maximum load capacity for your job, and it simplifies your search with a selection of appropriate products. Enter your info below to make sure you pick the most suitable Venturo product for light, moderate or heavy-duty applications.

Follow this link to select a crane for your service body: 

https://www.venturo.com/crane-selector-web-tool-pairs-vehicles-with-cranes/

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

2020 Nissan TITAN Platinum Reserve Reveal & Overview


Catch a first look at the reveal and overview of the 2020 Nissan TITAN Platinum Reserve with TITAN Ambassador Cory Bahr. Learn more about the luxury and technology available in the 2020 Nissan TITAN here: www.nissanusa.com/2020titan?dcp=snx.ttn.FUT.rev.ytb TITAN not yet available for purchase. Expected availability early 2020. Pre-production model shown; see actual production vehicle when available for final details on features. Please see Owner’s Manual for important feature information.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Warner Service Bodies at Premier Truck Center

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For over 75 years Warner Bodies has been the industry leader in building the toughest, most versatile utility bodies in the United States. Warner Bodies utilizes the latest, state-of-the-art technologies to go beyond the cookie-cutter approach to manufacturing. It is the pride of true craftsmen that adds the fit, finish, the quality and value—making Warner Bodies the best service bodies in America. 

We know that keeping your trucks and equipment organized on and between job sites is essential to your day-to-day productivity as well as the bottom line. That is why Warner offers multiple styles, with the widest selection of features and options available anywhere. Whether you need only one, or 101, we can custom build any of our service bodies to meet your specific requirements, and we back all of our service bodies with an exclusive five-year warranty. Warner Bodies builds them tough, to keep you working.

Learn more about Warner bodies and Premier Truck Center at:  https://premiertruckbodies.com/

Steer your Fleet into the Future! NACVS Atlanta, Oct 28-31st

Test-Drive

Meet around 15,000 Industry professionals!

Get energized at NACV Show 2019 with actionable steps like implementing the best software, purchasing the right trailer bodies, and finding new contacts who can help you troubleshoot your problems so you can stop working overtime.
Small Fleets

Talk to suppliers in person so you can compare multiple options side-by-side. Adopt proven technologies and make informed decisions to take your company to the next level.
Large Fleets

Get face time with your primary and component suppliers so you can ask questions in person. Talk to new suppliers and discover the next game-changing technologies.

Learn more at: https://nacvshow.com/attend/


Monday, October 21, 2019

All-Electric F-150 Prototype: Tows 1M+ Pounds | F-150 | Ford


We’ve confirmed we are bringing an all-electric F-150 to market. Now, we’re showing you the capability you asked for by having it tow more than 1 million pounds.* This is Built Ford Tough. *The F-150 battery-electric prototype is towing far beyond any production truck’s published capacity in a one-time short event demonstration. Never tow beyond a vehicle’s towing capacities. Always consult the Owner’s Manual. Learn more about the All-Electric Ford F-150 Prototype here: https://ford.to/32L24kS

Sunday, October 20, 2019

ICUEE 2019 - Vanair Manufacturing


Vanair launches the NEW Lithium-Ion Jump Pack, 10,000 amp unit

Charging Stations are Coming | Electric Vehicles | Ford


Charging your car is as routine as any part of your routine. Ford electric vehicles are coming.* 

*Available only at your Ford EV-Certified dealer.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

How to perform a Class A CDL Pre-Trip inspection.



Jeff from Apex CDL Institute demonstrates how to perform a proper pre-trip inspection on a Class A tractor trailer. Remember, your states examiners might require a slightly different procedure. The process we use is good for both Kansas and Missouri and will pass easily in most states.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Customizable Slide Out Truck Bed Box Review | Buyers Products


Steve walks you through Buyers Products new truck bed storage drawer. He takes a look at the customizable tool box organizers, truck bed tool box capacity, and how to store tools and equipment. See more photos, colors, and find out where to buy: https://goo.gl/WxxYKF Buyers Products Smooth Aluminum Slide Out Truck Bed Box is a secure truck or van storage drawer that holds up to 500 lb in the drawer and 800 lb stacked on top. The 12 in. by 24 in. by 40 in. model can can easily be installed in a cargo van so that the drawer rolls through the side-door opening. The Slide Out Truck Bed Box's heavy duty reinforced aluminum construction lets you load up to 800 lb (evenly distributed) on top. The bed box's drawer will hold up to 500 lb of tools and/or equipment, keeping your space organized and clutter-free. The box's uniquely movable partitions and optional dividers (sold separately) can be positioned to accommodate your storage needs. The easy sliding drawer automatically detents into a locked position every 8 inches for convenience and control, and releases easily with the push of a button. A full door gasket and rain gutter provide four-sided protection against the elements. The drawer has a push button lock with key, and durable handle. Steel mounting hardware is included, and mounting holes are pre-drilled for quick installation.

Caleb Pontius with Boss Industries @ ICUEE 2019


Caleb Pontius, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Boss Industries, demos the company’s MechanX 250 compressor designed for mechanics truck applications at ICUEE 2019.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

NCV Proving Grounds: Testing NV vans for quality


Road hazards, salt spray chambers and high-speed tracks. These Nissan NV vans have seen it all. Now you can see it, too, with this look the durability, quality and reliability tests.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

WeldMaster Truck Body - For the Jack of All Trades!


The urban welder is a jack of all trades. A little of this, and a little of that. And, of course, his or her work always includes some welding. Harbor created a jack of all trades truck just for her or him.  A service body with a welders edge!
  • 63-inch raised and vented front compartment with bottle brackets and rings inside to hold standard sized oxygen and acetylene tanks
  • Stainless Steel self-opening pop-top lids w/ body length compartment bins & 4" dividers
  • Push Button locking system with red band locking indicator
  • Modern gas shocks on each side opening door to keep them open during loading and unloading
  • 8" deep recessed bumper for sure footing when entering bed
  • Armless and self supporting tailgate work table
  • Adjustable, but lockable, shelving system
  • Weather shield system around locks, doors, and hingles, preventing leaks and securing the tools of your trade. Neoprene door seals, water-proof gaskets, self-sealing stainless steel rivets, and silky smooth three-point door latches with Teflon glides.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Boss HTX V-Plow for Nissan Titan


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The HTX V-plow brings all the power and innovation of BOSS V-plows to your light-duty truck. With today's contractor and homeowner in mind, BOSS has engineered the HTX V-plow for today's lighter-duty and half-ton trucks by putting just the right amount of steel in exactly the right place for the best combination of strength and weight. The precisely crafted, ultra-efficient HTX V-plow is built to handle the biggest of jobs. Because when you need to RESTORE ORDER with your lighter-duty truck, BOSS is always there to BACK YOU UP.
  • Built for Half-Ton and Light-Duty Trucks with all the power and innovation of BOSS V-plows.
  • Full Moldboard Trip Design helps to prevent plow damage when an obstacle is encountered.
  • Enclosed Hydraulics protects against corrosion and hydraulic freeze-up.
  • SmartLight 3 uses 100% LED lights with an 8-10 year life expectancy and Ice Shield Technology to prevent snow and ice build-up.
Learn more at: 
https://www.bossplow.com/en/products/truck-equipment/htx-v-plows

Shell Rotella Unsung - A life in the day of hard work: Boss Snow Plow


This film tells the story of Chris Bonen, a snowplow driver in the Upper Peninsula, of Michigan, one of the most intense, snow-ridden places in the United States.

 No matter how grueling the weather conditions are, Chris, his dog Brian, and his diesel pick-up are on the road for 12 hours, starting at 4:00 AM, to make sure that everybody in town has a clear path to be able to get to their destination.

 To Chris, the greatest reward for his hard work is in knowing that he is able to help others.

 Follow the link to learn more about the engine oil that works as hard as you. http://rotella.com

Welcome to Shell’s official YouTube channel. Subscribe here to learn about the future of energy, see our new technology and innovation in action or watch highlights from our major projects around the world. Here you’ll also find videos on jobs and careers, motorsports, the Shell Eco-marathon as well as new products like Shell V-Power. If you have any thoughts or questions, please comment, like or share.

Together we can #makethefuture

Monday, October 14, 2019

Fleet Managers - Achieve Your snow and ice management goals with Certified Cirus

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Whether you’re in charge of a public or commercially operated fleet with hundreds of fully equipped snowplow trucks patrolling thousands of highway lane miles — or a municipality with smaller plow trucks clearing local roadways — Certified Cirus Control Systems can help you achieve your snow and ice management goals. We offer:

You can also depend on our U.S. and Canadian regional technical representatives for:
  • Applications assistance
  • Technical know-how
  • Genuine personal attention before, during and after your purchase



Sunday, October 13, 2019

Knapheide Customer Story: MinuteMan Plumbing & Drain Services


MinuteMan Plumbing & Drain Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of commercial customers in Southern California, using their fleet of Knapheide KUV's to get the job done efficiently.

Ford F-150: Smart Capability for Improved Productivity | F-150 | Ford


Capability, strength and smarts are just a few reasons the 2019 Ford F-150 doesn't just raise the bar, it is the bar.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Sortimo = SORTING & MOBILITY

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All vehicle organization systems by nature offer the user some level of organization.Even a basic three shelf system offers more organization than no shelving at all. The density of organization and storage of a Sortimo By Knapheide system makes it the premier organization system in the market today. Keeping your parts and tools organized means less time spent looking for items and the ability to easily inventory them on the vehicle.  Having the right parts and tools, and being able to find them when you want them, results in improved worker efficiency.

Other vehicle organization systems offer limited mobility. This is where the Sortimo ByKnapheide system is unique to the market.

Mobility is made possible through the use of BOXXes. 



Sortimo by Knapheide has many different types and sizes of BOXXes to meet your
organization needs. BOXXes are secured intotracks on the shelves that hold them in place
when the vehicle is in motion. Having the ability to remove the BOXXes from the vehicle and take them with you to the vehicle and out.

Learn more at:  https://www.sortimo.us


Friday, October 11, 2019

HOW TO CALCULATE A WORK TRUCK'S PAYLOAD

How To Calculate Payload
With several technical terms and acronyms used when calculating a vehicle’s payload, it can get quite confusing. Get it wrong and risk being overloaded which can cause expensive citations, accelerated maintenance costs and safety issues. To make it easy, we break down each piece of calculating the payload of your work truck below and give some additional tips to consider.

First, let’s start with defining the technical terms.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - The maximum operating weight/mass of a vehicle as specified by the chassis manufacturer. Essentially, how much the vehicle can carry with everything including chassis, body, fluids, fuel, passengers and cargo. Trailers are not included in this rating.
    Chassis manufacturers always will publish this weight. It can be found on the sticker placed within the front drive side door frame or on the chassis manufacturer’s website.
  • Curb Weight - The total weight of a vehicle with all operating consumables including oil, coolant, refrigerant and fuel. Include the weight of a truck body if applicable in the curb weight. This number will not include the weight of passengers and cargo within the vehicle.
    This number will come from the chassis manufacturer as well and can be found on their website. If your work truck has a body, be sure to include the body weight (including the bumper, mounting kit and shelves if applicable) within the curb weight as well. Body weights should be located on the body manufacturer’s website.
  • Payload- The difference between Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and Curb Weight. Simply put, it is the amount of weight left that your vehicle can carry in passengers and cargo.

The equation to calculate your work truck’s payload is:

GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR) - CURB WEIGHT = PAYLOAD


Let’s run a quick example. Let’s say your truck’s GVWR is 10,000 lbs and your curb weight is 7,100 lbs. What is your payload?
Answer:10,000 lbs (GVWR) - 7,100 lbs (Curb Weight) = 2,900 lbs Payload
This may sound like a lot of payload but keep in mind a few things. Your payload doesn’t include passengers, at the very least your vehicle will have one passenger (the driver) and use up 150 lbs (or more) of payload. If you have multiple passengers, account for those as well. Don’t forget your tools, parts and materials you will carry on your truck. On upfits like a service or utility body, there is ample space to store these items. Calculate the weight of these items carefully and don’t underestimate. Also, be sure to account for any items you install on the truck or body after calculating the payload. These could include a grill guard, ladder or material rack, toolbox, generator, compressor, welder, auxiliary fuel tank and more. Lastly, keep some payload on reserve! There are times when you will need to carry additional equipment, tools or materials to the job that were not included in the original payload calculation. If you leave ample payload open, this won’t become an issue.

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UPS’s Carlton Rose: Electric is the future, but we are not there yet

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. Electric is the future of commercial trucking, said Carlton Rose, but the industry is not there yet. Rose, president of global fleet maintenance and engineering for UPS (NYSE: UPS), told attendees at the Green Truck Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Tuesday morning that UPS is committed to exploring all possible propulsion systems, but that ultimately, he believes electric will become the dominant option, with a caveat.
“I have one big problem with predictions,” he said during his keynote address, “they are wrong more than they are right. … [because] predictions rest on the assumption that the future is like the past.”

Rose oversees more than 340,000 global assets in his division, managing over 8,000 managers and supervisors and 454,000 employees.

“Fleets want solutions that work,” he noted later in his speech. “If the technologies don’t work, it doesn’t matter what they cost or how much in subsidiaries are available.”

Most of his speech was focused on the potential for electric, and he pointed out several predictions that he believes will contribute to an electric future. By 2050, 68 percent of the world’s population will live in cities, creating more congestion and environmental concerns, he said. The continuing rise of e-commerce – online orders have grown 12 percent annually three years in a row - is also driving change.

“We have become accustomed to getting what we want when we want,” Rose said of online ordering, adding that all these factors are leading to a growth in urban freight delivery, which is expected to grow more than 40 percent by 2050. This growth is also fueling greenhouse gas emissions, with heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks contributing 23 percent of those today.

“We can be part of the problem or part of the solution,” Rose said. “UPS wants to be part of the solution.”

UPS’ more than 1,000 electric and hybrid-electric fleet vehicles are just part of the company’s current approach, but Rose expects those numbers to grow.

“We’ve always been an early adopter of innovative technologies,” he said. Six percent of everything shipped globally moves through UPS’ system at some point, giving it the ability to help move markets. UPS was an early backer of the Tesla Semi electric tractor. Rose said that Tesla continues to insist it will start producing the truck “soon,” but it was Tesla’s entry to the market that has helped drive more options.

“Our goal is to get original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) entering the market and when Tesla came in, other OEMs started jumping in and that’s what we want, options,” Rose said.

Electric vehicles are still not the ideal solution, but they are a growing option, he added.

“Commercial electric trucks are still a work in progress,” Rose said, noting range anxiety, even at UPS, is a concern.

“On our electric fleet, range has certainly been an issue,” he said. “If you have a vehicle with a 100-mile range, you can’t send a driver out 51 miles because he won’t get back.”

The success of electric trucks remains the advancement of battery technology, improving charging infrastructure, and the ability to get “everybody to work together.” This includes fleets, manufacturers, utilities and regulators, Rose said.

Electric is not the only option UPS is studying in its Rolling Laboratory, Rose said, leaving the door open to future innovations. In fact, UPS currently operates over 6,000 natural gas vehicles.

“We play in all option and we do that on purpose,” he said. “We know that trying different propulsions, other people will get in and [those solutions] will improve.

“We’re a company that will not let perfect get in the way of good,” Rose added.

While he views electric as the future, he said that widespread adoption remains out of reach until electric vehicles can prove themselves, and even then, they may not be for all fleets.

“I know what works for UPS’ fleet won’t work in all fleets,” Rose said. “But we should try” to get all parties working together and letting OEMs and government know what works and what doesn’t.

Rose encouraged all those in attendance to proactively bring about change.

“Customer expectations are changing faster than ever before,” Rose said. “In today’s business world, it’s not enough to react to change, you must be leading the change, otherwise you won’t be around long. Solutions won’t just appear, we must be stubbornly forcing them.”

Source: https://www.freightwaves.com/news/equipment/electric-trucks-are-coming-says-ups-executive

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Isuzu with Harbor Highliner Provides for Lots of Storage


This Isuzu chassis. is complete with a Harbor Highliner Body and Rack


The 11' Service Body with closed top lids and upper section is add on. The doors swing up making them particularly useful for certain items. This body is also outfitted with some plastic boxes for storage of small items.

What a great combination if you are looking for lots of storage!

This Highliner is also outfitted with a sturdy square tubing rack extended over the cab.
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See more at http://www.htbi.net/, or give us a call at 1-800-433-9452.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

1948 Chevrolet 515 Holmes

1948Chevrolet

This is a 1948 COE Chevrolet Truck with a Holmes 515 bed mounted on the back. Peter Aspesi purchased this truck in 1996 from Gannon Chevrolet in Westboro, Massachusetts. It was the first Holmes 515 in the area and Peter did a complete restoration and finished the truck in 2000. Warren Roosevelt purchased the truck from Peter in 2005 after displaying the unit at an ATHS Truck show in Syracuse, New York. Just another great addition to our museum family!

2020 Nissan TITAN SL Reveal & Overview


Catch the reveal and overview of the new 2020 Nissan TITAN SL - standard Safety Shield 360, show-stopping design and utility for your every adventure. Featuring TITAN Ambassador Chef David Rose TITAN not yet available for purchase. Expected availability early 2020. Pre-production model shown; see actual production vehicle when available for final details on features. Please see Owner’s Manual for important feature information. Learn More about the Nissan TITAN SL: www.nissanusa.com/2020titan?dcp=snx.ttn.FUT.rev.ytb


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

CTECH Manufacturing Company Overview


CTECH Manufacturing is a Wisconsin based Manufacturing company specializing in Aluminum Carts, Cabinets and Drawers. We have been in business for over 20 years. We started with deep roots in the race market and have serviced every major sanctioned race organization since that time. We bring that enthusiasm and quality to all of our product lines which ranges all markets from NASCAR race teams to Law Enforcement and University Facilities with our aluminum storage solutions.

Learn more at: https://www.ctechmanufacturing.com/

Monday, October 7, 2019

GODWIN 184U SERIES DUMP BODY


Small & Versatile

Godwin Mfg 184U Series Body

This body is available in lengths of 8' to 11' in 1' increments. Inside width from side to side is 84". SIDES: One piece sides with no welded seams. 10 gauge A607 grade-50 high tensile steel with boxed top rail and fully welded boxed rear corner post. 6" side board gussets with full length rub rails, and box-type sidebraces. RUB RAILS: Full length 45 degree deflector panels are an integral part of the sides. FLOOR: 10 gauge -two piece high tensile steel floor with 2" floor to side radius. A607 grade-50 steel. FRONT WALL: 10 gauge high tensile A607 grade 50 steel. Full width integral inverted V-type horizontal bracing.TAILGATE: 3 Panel fully boxed 10 gauge high tensile A607 grade 50 steel with boxed horizontal reinforcements and sloping lower deflector. Tailgate is 6" higher than side.TAILGATE HARDWARE: Heavy duty: Standard upper hardware is offset cast steel hinge. Lower hook is cast steel: engages tailgate pin from top. Banjo eye keeps tailgate chain in position you select. LIGHTS &REFLECTORS: FMVSS 108 lights are standard, recessed for protection, rubber mounted and shock proof. UNDERSTRUCTURE: Completely jig built with 3" structural channel crossmembers on 12" centers and 5"structural channel longitudinal. Crossmembers are gusseted and welded to longitudinals. POPULAR OPTIONS: 36" cab shield, 8 gauge sides, 3/16" one piece floor, fold down 13" sides, 18" sides, quick release upper hardware, other options available.
Learn more at: http://www.godwinmfg.com

Masterack Aluminum Shelving Packages


This lightweight interior has aluminum shelving, toolbox cradles, full-length drawers, and a full line of
customizable accessories. The aluminum is 30% lighter than steel with the ability to support a comparable capacity. Our aluminum shelf modules are made in the U.S.A.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Find the Right Van Accessories for Your Work Van

Find your Work Van with the Most Useful Van Accessories

An Upfit Package with Ranger Design


Getting the most from your work van is easy when you choose the right van accessories to help you become more organized and efficient. Good truck and van accessories will always pay for themselves by allowing you to maximize your cargo space and productivity, while also keeping your most expensive equipment protected.
With so many van accessories to choose from, the best way to find which ones work for you is to take some time to consider your needs. All tradesmen work differently, and every trade has their own basic tools. Make a list of all the equipment that you use daily. Consider ladders, large and small parts, and inventory. With a list in hand, you’ll be able to visualize your needs and determine which of the van accessories below will be the most beneficial.

Van Accessories for Organization:

Paper holdersbottle holders and reel holders are designed to increase organization by giving you a specific spot to store your equipment. Instead of rolling loose on the floor, your bottles and reels can be fastened down and within easy reach from the door. As for your paperwork and files, keep them all together in a paper holder where they won’t get ripped or crumpled.
Partskeepers are a great way to keep your smallest parts together and secured. With small, dividable bins, they offer a great storage system to take with you onto the job site. Sturdy yet lightweight, you can never have too many Partskeepers for your tools.
Storage bins are available in several sizes, and can be accessorized with bin dividers. These are ideal for holding items and inventory so you can find what you need quickly and easily. Like the Partskeepers, if you have many items to carry with you on the job, then these bins are the ideal solution.
Hooks come in several different styles and can be used to organize tools and equipment near the van doors to be most effective. Hard hat holders can keep frequently used hats within easy reach and safely stowed while on the road.

Van Accessories for Driver Comfort & Safety:

Lighting keeps the cargo space bright, making it easy to find your tools, no matter what time of day or night. It also eliminates any chance of receiving cuts and bruises when searching through your tools in the dark.
Rear Steps are extremely beneficial for tradesmen with high roof vans. Climbing in and out several times a day can put quite a strain on your legs and back, especially when carrying heavy items at the same time. The steps also provide a rugged grip in the winter, so there is no fear of slipping when getting in or out.
Grab Handles, like the rear steps, are designed to provide you with easier access into your van. Whether installed in a high roof of low roof work van, it is always useful to have something to hold onto. It can also be used to tie down additional cargo for safe transportation.
Flettner vents help protect you from any gasses/vapors or smells that may build up in the cargo area of your vehicle. It helps reduce heat build-up and allows moisture to escape should any materials or tools be stored while they are still wet. It is a simple way to stay healthy while working.
For more products to enhance driver comfort and safety, check out our Safety Equipment blog.
Van Accessories for Vehicle Security:
Lockable Doors and Drawers provide two advantages. They can better protect your inventory and tools by keeping them in one place on the rougher roads. Also, they can deter thieves and protect valuable tools while you’re on the job and your work van is left unattended.
Wire grills for your windows can also protect you against theft as well as prevent damage to the van during loading or unloading. They are an easy install and such a simple product that just might help save you a lot of money in the future.
Seat Covers help keep your work van seats clean and in good condition. Instead of getting dirt and grease on your seats and staining them permanently, use custom-fit covers that can be easily removed and washed. Come time to sell your vehicle, you will be grateful you kept them in such good condition.
Learn other simple tricks to help Safeguard Your Work Van Against Tool Theft.
Consider the demands of your trade and your needs, and invest in the van accessories that will pay for themselves with the time and money they save.

For more info call us today at (800) 565-5321, contact a product specialist or request a quote.
Learn more at: https://rangerdesign.com