Saturday, December 14, 2019

"The Axe Test" - LEGEND Duratherm vs. Other Interior Liner



Legend's high quality insulated duratherm takes on a competitor's interior liner.
Learn more about Legend's Insulated Duratherm here:

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Evolution of the Harbor Landscaper Pro Body




Our original Harbor Master Landscaper Body has evolved. Our customers are always looking for better ways and we are adapting our bodies to meet those needs. We now have three Harbor Landscaper Bodies in our lineup. First, we have the original Master Landscaper that comes with MDO Plywood Gates with dual side exterior laminate, Rear latch swing away rear steel frame gates that lock to side for dumping. 

To that great body, we have added the Harbor Pro Landscaper which adds a back of cab 24" storage box that is about cab high. The curbside of the box has three shelves and a pull-out deep steel drawer on Teflon® bushings. This compartment goes almost all the way to the other side so it will carry long tools, gardening equipment, etc. and keep it safe and out of sight. 





The other side has a 22" deep compartment for smaller items and/or parts. It is available with one or more underbed boxes to match for additional space. Since this 24" box is in place, a typical 84" CA truck that would take a 12' Landscaper, now would have a 10' Landscape Dump and the 24" storage box. Many customers still prefer the 12' and this just requires the cab chassis to have a 108" CA. The Pro Landscaper has the same MDO Plywood sides and rear gate as the Master Landscaper.

Ford Ranger: Tough Tested for Adventure | Ranger | Ford


Before making its U.S. comeback, the 2019 Ranger is being thoroughly tested in true Built Ford Tough fashion. Battling through extreme heat, frigid cold, and brutal terrain, the Ranger is always ready for an adventure.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

VMAC G30 SOLVES COMMON AIR COMPRESSOR CHALLENGES

Common Air Compressor Challenges


To celebrate the recent launch of the VMAC G30 Gas Engine Driven Air Compressor, now powered by Honda, VMAC ran a G30 Giveaway Contest. (Watch the video on our Facebook page!) In this contest we asked entrants to answer three simple questions. One of these questions asked fleet managers and operators what their top challenges with their current truck-mounted air compressors are. Here are the results:

Common Air Compressor Challenges

With seven options to choose from, the top three results were size, air output and weight, accounting for almost 60% of the responses. The VMAC G30 was designed and engineered to address the concerns fleet managers and operators have with their current equipment.

SIZE

VMAC G30 Gas Drive Air CompressorAir compressor size was the number one challenge our survey identified. The VMAC G30 is 50% smaller* than other competitive air compressors, measuring just 34” (l) x 21.5” (w) x 24” (h), making it small enough to fit on the side pack of a single rear wheel service body. The compact size frees up to 15 cubic feet on the truck body, and leaves more room in the back of the truck for supplies, tools, and equipment. Another bonus is that visibility is improved, as the short height of the G30 means it won’t obstruct the view in the rear window.

VMAC G30 Gas Drive Air Compressor

AIR OUTPUT

Not only is the G30 compact, it is also powerful—50% more powerful* than other competitive air compressors. Producing 30 CFM 100% of the time, the G30 can operate at 100% duty cycle, which means you won’t have to wait for air to build, and you can work without interruption, thanks to continuous air supply. The G30 doesn’t need a large air receiver tank either, which aids in the size challenge.

WEIGHT

Weight challenges are minimized with the VMAC G30, which weighs 50% less* than other competitive air compressors. Weighing just 205 lbs (93 kg), the G30 is over 200 lbs lighter. Not only does every pound of GVW count when building a truck service body, especially because vehicle weight restrictions vary by state, but the Environmental Protection Agency reports that for every 100 lbs of weight reduction, a vehicle’s fuel economy can increase by up to 2%. This means that with 200lbs less weight, the VMAC G30 can save you up to 4% in truck fuel costs.

*Compared to competing 22 to 30 CFM reciprocating gas engine driven air compressors, with 30-gallon air receiver tank.

OPERATING IN COLD TEMPERATURES

Respondents in Canada and the Northeast and Midwestern states noted operating air compressors in cold temperatures to be particularly challenging. To ensure the air compressor can operate in extreme cold, a cold climate kit can be installed on the G30. The G30 with cold climate kit is proven to start-up at temperatures of -30°C (-22°F).**

**Due diligence and additional care may be required for prolonged operation in temperatures reaching below -15°C (5°F).

TRANSFERABILITY

The VMAC G30’s lightweight and compact design makes it easier to transfer than heavier air compressors weighing over 400 lbs. The lifting hook makes for easy installation on the service truck as well.

MAINTENANCE

The VMAC G30 is easy to maintain, with servicing recommended every 200 hours or every 6 months. The compressor is oil injected; oil forms a seal between the rotors so they don’t wear against each other. The G30 compressor doesn’t contain any gears, reed-valves, piston rings, or components that will fatigue or become fouled, which means with proper servicing and operation, the compressor should never require rebuilding. The G30 comes with a VMAC Lifetime Limited Warranty, and the reliable Honda GX390 engine comes with a 3-year warranty (limited).

OPERATING IN HOT TEMPERATURES

Operating air compressors in hot temperatures was a concern for some operators and fleet managers, predominately those located in areas like Texas, Virginia, Arizona, and California. The G30 is proven to operate at temperatures up to 40°C (104°F) and is protected by a compressor oil temperature switch that opens at 140°C (284°F) and shuts down and disables the engine until the oil temperature drops below 139°C (282°F).

MINIMIZE CHALLENGES WITH THE VMAC G30

Each of these seven challenges can be addressed with upgrading your air compressor to the VMAC G30 Gas Engine Driven Air Compressor. Not only is it 50% smaller, 50% lighter, and 50% more powerful, but it is also proven to operate in the most extreme climates. It’s also easy to transfer and maintain, allowing you to spend your time on the job, not struggling with your equipment.

Learn more about the VMAC G30, or find a dealer. You can also find a VMAC Sales Rep—they’ll be happy to answer your questions, and provide you with a demo of the air compressor, so you can see the G30 in action for yourself.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Transfer Flow 50 Gallon Replacement Tanks 2019 NTEA


REPLACEMENT FUEL TANKS Eliminate half your fuel stops and increase your driving range by replacing the stock fuel tank with a high-capacity Transfer Flow midship replacement fuel tank system that doesn’t sacrifice bed space or ground clearance.

Next Generation Sierra Heavy Duty | Engineered to Conquer: Towing Capability | GMC


The most capable truck GMC has ever built, the Next Generation Sierra Heavy Duty was engineered to conquer. GMC Chief Engineer Marissa West gives an in-depth look at Sierra Heavy Duty’s powerful capability that helps you tow with command and control.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Haul Your Trailer AND Advertise Your Business - Premier Gooseneck Body!



Whether this truck passes you by or you pull up behind it, 
you cannot miss this spiffy Service Works Logo 


Premier Truck Bodies builds the finest work truck bodies in the Southeast US featuring all structural  channel long-sills and cross-members as well as heavy welded-in Headboards. The bodies are finished with underside undercoating and top side primer and heavy coat shiny black paint.

Our Rack Platform Bodies come standard with Aluminum Racks, easy to lift into place and remove!

We manufacture and install our own platform bodies, sell and install Warner Service Bodies, Venturo Hoists and Venco Cranes, Liftgates by Tommy Gate, Waltco, and Maxon as well as Ranger Van Interiors and Ladder Racks.

Find us at https://premiertruckbodies.com/





Monday, December 9, 2019

Masterack’s rear-seat packages


 Masterack’s new rear-seat packages recently designed for the Nissan Titan King Cab with rear-seat delete allow convenient storage inside the truck cab. The packages add more organization and ease of access to tools and equipment.
 - Photo courtesy of Masterack

Masterack’s new rear-seat packages recently designed for the Nissan Titan King Cab with rear-seat delete allow convenient storage inside the truck cab. The packages add more organization and ease of access to tools and equipment.
 
Nissan has rounded out its pickup lineup with the introduction of a King Cab for its Titan and Titan XD—a configuration that features a commercial application friendly rear seat delete option.
The rear seat delete—a first for its segment—removes the rear seat, rear heater duct and rear roof-mounted assist grips and adds a flat rear load floor and rear wall finisher with tie-down hooks for secure in-cab storage space.

“This feature is going to be extremely well received by commercial truck buyers for its extra utility and secure, climate-safe storage space inside the cab. It’s a real workhorse like the new Single Cab, but with more flexibility to stow equipment and other valuables,” says Fred Diaz, Nissan division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles.


Source:  https://www.worktruckonline.com/306307/8-challenges-upfitting-light-medium-duty-truckshttps://www.worktruckonline.com/306307/8-challenges-upfitting-light-medium-duty-trucks

Learn more at:   https://www.equipmentworld.com/nissan-intros-titan-titan-xd-king-cab-with-rear-seat-delete-option/


Masterack:  http://masterack.com/

Venturo VC1000 Euro-Style Van Crane Demo


Check out this quick demonstration of the proper procedures to operate the Venturo VC1000 Van Crane.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

SPITZ LIFT Fold-Down Crane


Load capacity = 900 lbs.
Crane weight = 46 lbs.
Install weight = 99 lbs.

User friendly
Cost efficient

B U I L T T O L I F T

Learn more at: https://spitzlift.com/

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Galion - High Quality Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel Dump Bodies



The name "GALION" has been associated with quality in the transportation industry for nearly 140 years, and is credited as an originator of the modern Dump Body nearly 100 years ago. Galion-Godwin is one of the most experienced and well known truck equipment companies in existence today.

We specialize in the engineering and manufacturing of high quality truck equipment such as carbon steel and stainless steel dump bodies which exceed the demands of both public and private industry. Galion-Godwin also manufactures under body hoists.

Galion-Godwin introduces the standardization of Zinc thermoset powder coat primer under their already standard black powder coat paint at no additional charge. Starting in April 2012, all Galion-Godwin dump bodies manufactured of carbon steel will receive a highly abrasive and solvent resistant powder coat topcoat over a corrosion resistant Zinc primer.

201-LN #4 stainless steel was added to Galion-Godwin's arsenal of material options in 2012. 201-LN #4 stainless steel joins the already established stainless options of 201-LN2B, 304 #4 and 304-2B giving customers three solid choices for stainless dump body construction.

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

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

Friday, December 6, 2019

Turn Your Pickup Into a Dump Truck with a DumperDogg® Dump Insert


The slide-in DumperDogg Dump Insert from Buyers Products makes it easy to convert your 3/4 ton+ pickup with a 6 or 8 ft bed into a dump truck. The slide-in unit has a 6000 lb capacity and is powered by your truck's electrical. A double-acting scissor hoist provides up to a 45° dump angle. The versatile tailgate opens up or down and can be removed completely, so you can still use your truck like a regular pickup. A number of accessories, including side wall extensions, roll tarp kits, a removable tailgate spreader, and a cab guard are also available. For more information, and to see our complete line of DumperDogg products and accessories, visit https://www.buyersproducts.com/catalo.... Available Models (Click the link for more info): Stainless Steel Models - https://bit.ly/2JeNRqT 5534000 - 8 Foot 5534006 - 6 Foot Carbon Steel Models - https://bit.ly/2xO43q4 5531000 - 8 Foot 5531006 - 6 Foot Poly Model - https://bit.ly/2Fd5fIo 5532000 - 8 Foot

Thursday, December 5, 2019

WALTCO - BRAND MOVIE


We build reliable, quality liftgates that won’t let you down. Our range is engineered for unrivalled durability in even the toughest conditions, and backed up by professional service to help keep you on the road.

First Ever Sierra HD AT4: Power Beyond The Pavement | GMC


When you leave the asphalt in the rear view, learn why the First Ever GMC HD AT4 offers the off-road power and performance you depend on to get you farther off the grid.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ford Offers Connectivity to Past Model Year Owners


Ford is offering its SmartLink OBD II dongle to owners of vehicles from the 2010 to 2016 model years to enable them to use connectivity features previously offered on 2017 model-year vehicles. 

Ford SmartLink, which plugs into a Ford or Lincoln vehicle's OBD II port below the steering wheel, will enable smartphone-based remote start, lock and unlock; 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capable of accepting up to eight devices; vehicle health and security alerts; and vehicle location assistance. Ford will begin selling SmartLink at dealerships this summer. The dongle was developed with Delphi Automotive and Verizon Telematics.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

2019 Isuzu NPR HD Gas Stake Body



Running footage of the NPR-HD Gas Stake Body in Portland, OR

NISSAN - AMERICA'S BEST TRUCK & COMMERCIAL VAN WARRANTY

Nissan work van

5 Years, 100,000 Miles!

Ford - 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Chevrolet - 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Ram - 3 years/36,000 Miles
Toyota - 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Mercedes Benz- 3 Yrs/36,000 Miles

Monday, December 2, 2019

Enoven Fixed Sides Landscaper Dump


Our Enoven Fixed Sides Landscaper Dump has been one of our best sellers during the winter months.

The most popular build is our heavy duty 12’ steel body. It is built with 10ga floor with formed bed halves, 10ga laser cut headboard, 9 ton capacity hoist, and 12ga formed fixed sides and rear barn doors. The body is completely powder coated and will withstand the rigors of everyday use.

In our experience these sell if they are on the lot and ready to be put to work! Please contact us to order, or if you have any questions!


Enoven Truck Body and Equipment - 916-372-9692

http://enovenind.com/


Sunday, December 1, 2019

You can have Your Cake and Eat It Too, Premier Truck Bodies!


We build our own bodies at Premier Truck Center, therefore we can accommodate customer’s special needs. We built this body for the customer that wants to haul their Goose Neck Trailer as well as having the ability to carry ladders and other long objects on an overhead rack.



We configured this body with four square holes in the floor, two in front and two in the rear to match the aluminum ladder support shown stowed at the front (top picture) of the body. The bottom picture shows the support relocated to the rear position, allowing ladders and other materials to be carried.

The Headboard is provided with Side Support Ears to allow cinching the ladders and other stowed material with straps or bungees.

The racks shown are built with aluminum structural channel and formed aluminum slats. Aluminum racks are light in weight and allow for ease of removal. We can build sides specific to your needs, aluminum or steel.

Learn more about Premier Truck Bodies at PremierTruckBodies.com. Contact us at sales@premiertrucksfl.com or ask for Truck Body Sales at 941-729-8196.

HARBOR WORKMASTER - Working for Your Protection...




The WorkMaster secures the tools of your trade unlike any other enclosed service body. Constructed with steel, built like a vault, the “walk-in” WorkMaster is designed for heavier-duty cutaway vans…and we have been known to mount them on a chassis or two. The WorkMaster is constructed in different lengths and heights to meet your every tool, material storage, and interior height (up to 6’3″) requirement. Need to carry more than your typical van? This is your truck!
  • Tightest security system in town, featuring double-bit keys and a Master Lock internal locking system
  • Modern gas shocks on each side opening door to keep them open during loading and unloading
  • Rear side access door for storage of conduit or other long (10-ft.) materials
  • 12" step bumper and side-wall grab handles for ease of entrance into the bed
  • Interior ladder storage on hooks mounted along inside shelf
  • Weights up to 300 lbs. lighter than competing brands using FRP
  • 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.
Learn more at:
http://htbi.net/