Thursday, July 22, 2021

Highway Products | Truckslide™ XT-2000 It's How We Build It


Truckslide™ XT-2000
Built for rugged work conditions
• 2,000 pound capacity
• 1/8” fully formed aluminum tray – no welds or weak points
• Two 10 Gauge galvanized Steel Tracks
• ¼” Steel pull handle and safety locking plungers
• Eight 2” Chrome Steel Sealed Bearings

It’s How We Build it
1. 1/8” 5052 Fully Formed Aluminum Tray
2. Two 10 ga. Galvanized Steel Tracks
3. ¼” Thick Pull Handle & Safety Plungers
4. Polished Chrome Steel Bearings

1/8” 5052 Fully Formed Aluminum Tray
1. No welds, no weak points, built to take a beating
2. Will never rust or deteriorate due to weather
3. 49” tray width for pallets & 4x8 sheets
4. 5” tall side rails with tie-down points

Two 10 ga. Galvanized Steel Tracks
1. Over-built & over-engineered for maximum weight capacity
2. Galvanized steel will never rust or deteriorate in the weather
3. Safety locking points built-in tracks
4. Tray rails glide down tracks that are secured by oversized mounting brackets

¼” Thick Pull Handle & Safety Plungers
1. Pull handle actuates rocker mechanism
2. Rocker made from 10 ga. galvanized steel that is cased in 5052 control box
3. ½” 302 stainless springs slam shut plungers into track safety locking points
4. Plungers are made from ¼” steel flat bar

Eight Chrome Steel Bearings
1. Each track contains four 2” sealed, vertically positioned, radial bearings
2. Each track also contains two .875 inch sealed, laterally positioned, radial bearings
3. Each 2” bearing has a dynamic load capacity of 3,600 lbs
4. Bearings are self-lubricated and sealed to protect from dust and contamination

Monday, July 19, 2021

Tire Blow Out Reaction Tips


Tires are the most important part of your vehicle and unexpected blows outs happen almost everyday! Watch this video to find out the two key steps to keep you safe in the event of a tire blow out.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

GMC HUMMER EV PICKUP | Validating Ultium | GMC


Powering a revolutionary supertruck takes revolutionary technology. See how the groundbreaking Ultium battery system powering the GMC HUMMER EV was tested and validated --in the lab and on the track.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Cargo Glide Packout Video


Loading and unloading of your tools and materials has never been easier. Say goodbye to the aggravation of a normal truck bed. Get your CargoGlide setup today!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

CTech Work Truck Cabinets and Drawers


A big day for CTech as we participate in our first-ever virtual conference with the 15th Annual North American Caterpillar Dealers Procurement/Fleet Group. We've been hard at work gathering and editing footage for a feature-length commercial to show during the conference.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Ranger Design Max Rack 2.0 Drop Down Ladder Rack


The Ranger Design Max Rack 2.0 drop-down ladder rack is designed for high roof cargo vans. Perfect for the Ford Transit, Sprinter, Promaster, and NV. It is TOUGH - Made of military-grade aluminum and stainless steel components. There will be no corrosion over the lifetime of the rack. It is SAFE - Easy access from the ground. It has a lower profile on the roof. It is SIMPLE to use - Single-stage operation for fast loading and unloading of ladders on high roof vans.


Saturday, July 10, 2021

Pro Power Onboard | Ford How-To | Ford


This easy-to-follow video will show you how to use Pro Power Onboard,* which you may have on your Ford vehicle, to provide electrical power to certain power tools and electronic devices. *See Owner’s Manual for important operating instructions. Learn more about being a Ford owner here: https://ford.to/3juU0Q8

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Ford Transit AWD Overland Review


We test the Ford Transit AWD on our test track, including steep climbs and descents, cross-axle terrain, and embedded rock. This vehicle relies heavily on the traction control system for forward progress. While not an off-roader, it is certainly ready for vanlife travel around the world!

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Sunday, July 4, 2021

GMC Wants You to #WorkFromAnywhere | GMC


Ready to ditch the work from home life? GMC is here to help. Connect to the available in-vehicle Wi-Fi* in select GMC vehicles to take your office on the road and enjoy some much-needed freedom. Beginning June 24th, visit https://www.gmc.com/workfromanywhere
for information on how a limited number of current eligible customers can register for 30 days of complimentary in-vehicle data**, and to enter for your chance to win*** a new GMC Sierra AT4.

Friday, July 2, 2021

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EV Debuts With Truck and Trick Capabilities

 


With the debut of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, we get our first look at Ford’s vision of an electrified pickup truck and it’s … decidedly normal. Rather than go the Tesla Cybertruck route, Ford gave the current F-150 a slight visual update in addition to mechanical and feature updates beyond the obvious battery-electric powertrain.

Read more, Pickup Trucks.com:  https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2021/05/2022-ford-f-150-lightning-ev-debuts-with-truck-and-trick-capabilities.html

By Brian Normile

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Our History // The Knapheide Manufacturing Company


Six generations strong, The Knapheide Manufacturing Company steams ahead with superior products, advanced processes and the industry's best workforce. Throughout our history, we've shown resolve through the Civil War, a major fire, World War I, The Great Depression, World War II and multiple devastating floods. Through it all, we've remained the leader in commercial vehicle solutions. Trust the only company in the industry that has seen and been through it all. NEVER SETTLE

Monday, June 28, 2021

Exceptional Capability | 2021 Ram Chassis Cab


With exceptional capability, outstanding towing and hauling, and impressive versatility the Ram Chassis Cab is ready for the toughest jobs. See the features and specs that make up the new 2021 Ram Chassis Cab: https://www.ramtrucks.com/ram-chassis..

Saturday, June 26, 2021

When to Replace Your Tires | Consumer Reports


The lifespan of a tire can range anywhere from 25,000 miles to 100,000 miles. The experts at CR show you how to check your tires so you’ll know exactly when to replace them. Check out https://www.ConsumerReports.org
for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1Nlb1Ez

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Link Ramps LB20 Bifold Aluminum Ramp


Link has put a new twist on aluminum ramps. Our swivel ramp offers unmatched flexibility for loading and unloading any sized cargo, with 180-degree rotation and two storage locations. Order one today: www.linkmfg.com/products/ramps/​

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Norstar's SD Truck Bed


Our SD truck bed is our best selling model and in this video we show you exactly why. 
 The Norstar SD Service bed is perfect for the tradesman. Our Service Bed offers multiple standard tool boxes and many options for your on the go needs. 

This bed comes with 2 vertical cabinets, 2 angled boxes, 2 top boxes, and 2 rear underbody boxes plus a bonus locking rear shovel compartment for tons of storage. Multiple option choices allow you to build this bed to your industry. 

  • All doors are gas shock equipped and locking paddle latches are standard as well as a serviceable, tamper-resistant integrated door hinge system – new for 2020. 
  • Our 2.5” receiver allows you to add a hitch for bumper pull cargo and a 2 5/16” gooseneck ball is standard in case you are hauling a heavyweight. 
  • Our receivers are lab tested and certified for 18,500 lbs bumper capacity and 30,000 lbs gooseneck capacity. 
  • Standard adjustable galvanized tool trays with available cabinet tool drawers can add the finishing touch if you have a lot of parts or tools for your work load. Dual LED rear work lights and cast aluminum light housings as well as tail gate are standard features on the SD. 
These beds are a perfect complement for any single or dual wheel work truck with smooth 12 gauge sides, 11 gauge bumper and gloss black powder coating.


Saturday, June 19, 2021

The OX Chisholm Dump Bodies by Premier Truck Center


  




Premier Truck Center is furnishing and installing 30 units of the Chisholm 18 foot, 19 cubic yard Dump Bodies for one construction company.

This company chose OX Bodies as the best body for their work and Premier Truck Center as the best qualified installation center around.

Extreme ruggedness is engineered into the Ox Chisholm Body for the expected punishing loads that stop other dump bodies in their tracks. Named out of respect for the grueling conditions faced in cattle drives on The Chisholm Trail years ago just seemed fitting. Rugged terrain, extreme conditions on a continuous basis in any climate and for multiple applications. Our intent couldn't be clearer:

 Designed for survival in unforgiving environments. Rugged, Dependable, Ox.

SPECS:

·    Square bottom dump body design

·    Lengths of 14'-21'

·    Width (ID/OD) 85"/96"

·    Side Heights 24"- 72"

·    Capacities of 7.3 to 33.1 cubic yards

  • AR450 Abrasive Resistant Steel on the interior Floor, Side Walls, Front Wall and Tailgate.
  • Ideal for demolition, riprap, asphalt, salt, sand-to-large aggregates, spreading materials, on and off-road applications.
  • Cabshield Style: NARROW and CENTERED, 65 inches wide, 18 inches high.

·        Hoist Model: 74157

·        Frame Style: CROSSMEMBERLESS 2x8 RT

·        Front Style: STRAIGHT

·        Rear Style: STRAIGHT

·        Front Height: 56 in

·        Side Height Front: 48 in

·        Side Height Rear: 48 in

·        Rear Height: 50 in

·        Tarp Style: MOUNTAIN

·        Tailgate Type: STANDARD

·        Tailgate Bracing Style: 1 HORIZONTAL

 

·        Body Style: OX Body - CHISHOLM

·       Body ID: 85

·       Body Length: 18'

·       Front Cylinder – FEE Alpha Series with double eye

·       Frame Style: CROSSMEMBERLESS 2x8 RT

·       Front Style: STRAIGHT

·       Rear Style: STRAIGHT

·       Front Height: 56

·       Side Height Front: 48

·       Side Height Rear: 48

·       Rear Height: 50

·       Side Material: SHEET-3/16-AR450

·       Front Material: SHEET-3/16-AR450

·       Tailgate Material: SHEET-3/16-AR450

·       Floor Material: PLATE-1/4-AR450

·       Cabshield Style: NARROW and CENTERED

·       Cabshield Projection: 18

·       Cabshield Width: 65

·       Tarp Style: MOUNTAIN - Electric

·       Tailgate Type: STANDARD

·       Tailgate Bracing Style: 1 HORIZONTAL

·       Horizontal Side Brace: NO

·       Side Top Rail Style: 4x4x.250 DIAMOND

·       Drivers side ladder

·       Shovel holder, drivers side front

·       Electric tarp system

·       Frame mount PH30 pintle hook with B50 D-rings

·       Exhaust stack extension

·       35Gal side mount tank, aluminum

·       HOIST KIT 74157 DISTRIBUTOR PACKAGE

·       REAR HINGE FLAP/PIN

·       CTRL TOWER AS/CS MT

·       BODY DISTRIBUTOR GRVL GUARDS & BRCKT 30"

·       AIR CYLINDER KIT

Big or SmallWe do it all! From Big Truck Bodies for Heavy Duty Truck Chassis to Light Duty type work truck bodies and van interiors, we do it all right here in Palmetto, Florida.

Learn more ABOUT Premier Truck Bodies at http://www.premiertruckbodies.com

Friday, June 18, 2021

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EV Debuts With Truck and Trick Capabilities

 

By Brian Normile

Source: pickuptrucks.com

With the debut of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, we get our first look at Ford’s vision of an electrified pickup truck and it’s … decidedly normal. Rather than go the Tesla Cybertruck route, Ford gave the current F-150 a slight visual update in addition to mechanical and feature updates beyond the obvious battery-electric powertrain.

Related: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford’s Electric Pickup, Strikes May 19

Various statistics have not yet been provided or finalized, but the numbers provided by Ford paint a picture of a fairly capable pickup with a few tricks up its sleeve — but also one that may not meet all of the traditional pickup truck benchmarks.

Learn more here: https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2021/05/2022-ford-f-150-lightning-ev-debuts-with-truck-and-trick-capabilities.html

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tommy Gate Tuckunder Series: TKL


The TKL models feature a single-cylinder, power-down, highly efficient design, and accommodates bed heights from 33 to 47 inches. Lightweight and durable, the TKL combines sleek modern engineering and 2500lbs. of lifting capacity and has applications to fit all major flatbed, stake and van bodies. Visit www.tommygate.com/TKL for more information.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Introducing the All-New Ford Maverick: The Perfect Union | Ford

 


40 MPG CITY. STANDARD HYBRID. SEATS FIVE. STARTS UNDER $20K. ALL-NEW 2022 FORD MAVERICK: DID WE MENTION IT’S A TRUCK?

Gabrielle Union and Ford are proud to introduce a truck you didn’t see coming, the all-new Ford Maverick.

Learn more about the All-New Ford Maverick here: https://ford.to/3gdMVAp


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Weatherguard Saddle Boxes


Join us today as we spotlight the Weather Guard Saddle Box and talk about the added benefits of having one of these installed on your vehicle.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

2020 Full-Size Pickup Reliability Rankings from Consumer Reports


Which 2020 full-size pickup provides the best reliability according to Consumer Reports? We list them as well as share their recommendations on which 2020 pickup to buy.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

BEDSLIDE Max Extension Sliding Bed Drawer System


Available in 1,500 lb and 2,000 lb versions, the Max Extension Sliding Bed System from BEDSLIDE provides 100% sliding extension out of the truck bed for safe and easy access to cargo at the front of the bed. Just squeeze the 36” easy-grab handle and pull. The honeycomb material is lightweight and water resistant and doesn’t have to be protected by a cover. Backed by BEDSLIDE’s 5-year warranty.

Friday, June 4, 2021

A GUIDE TO DIESEL ROTARY SCREW AIR COMPRESSORS



WHAT IS A DIESEL ROTARY SCREW AIR COMPRESSOR?

A diesel rotary screw air compressor is an air compressor fueled by diesel that uses rotors to compress air. Diesel air compressors allow operators to generate compressed air on demand for powering tools and equipment.

Learn more at: https://www.vmacair.com/product/diesel-driven-air-compressors/


Fleet Connectivity Tools | Ford Commercial Solutions | Ford


At Ford, we offer much more than hardworking vehicles. With Ford Commercial Solutions,* you can manage them like never before, all while helping reduce downtime and maximizing uptime. Our ever-expanding toolbox of integrated solutions includes Ford Telematics,™ Ford Telematics Drive app, Ford Data Services,™ In-Vehicle Coaching and WEX Fleet Fuel Cards. 

 *Available on vehicles with embedded modem or equipped with plug-in device (PID). Requires modem activation. Ford Telematics and Ford Data Services are subscription services subject to agreement to FSM terms and conditions. Subscription subject to monthly charge. Subject to OFAC and credit check for subscription eligibility. Connected service and features, and access to vehicle data depend on subscription and compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features. 

 Learn more about Ford Commercial Solutions here: https://ford.to/3twls2f

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Finding the Correct BOLT Lock


Find the right BOLT Lock for your vehicle. Simply select a Chevy, Ram, Jeep, Ford, Toyota or Nissan compatible lock and on the first use the BOLT Lock permanently learns your key.

Monday, May 31, 2021

NEW ‘FORD PRO’ VEHICLE SERVICES AND DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS REDEFINING TRANSPORTATION VALUE FOR COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS

  • Separate within Ford and unique among automakers, Ford Pro will deliver new levels of productivity for business and government customers via work-ready products and services
  • Will leverage technology from the ground to the cloud to help improve uptime, total cost of ownership and performance of fleets with electrified or combustion vehicles
  • To be led by Ford Pro CEO Ted Cannis, who’s headed Ford’s North America commercial business and earlier was leader of Ford’s Team Edison electric-vehicle development group
DEARBORN, Mich., May 26, 2021 – Ford, which already helps commercial customers “own work” with the world’s most popular pickup trucks and vans, now plans to redefine success for those customers with Ford Pro – a global vehicle services and distribution business that will increase uptime and reduce ownership costs, leading to higher productivity and performance.

The new business – separate within Ford and the first of its kind among automakers – is a major outcome of the Ford+ plan for growth and value creation, which is based on building enduring, always-on customer relationships.

“Ford Pro will redefine the market for commercial vehicles and services, where Ford is already the leader around the world,” said Ford CEO Jim Farley.  “We’re creating a one-stop shop to help those customers increase uptime and productivity while reducing complexity and the total cost of ownership.”

A foundational strength of Ford Pro is the industry’s most comprehensive and flexible range of F-Series and Ranger trucks, as well as Transit, the world’s best-selling cargo van – and seamless upfitting of all of them.  Soon, Ford will start making high-volume electric vehicles, including the E-Transit later this year and the F-150 Lightning Pro in mid-2022, which Ford Pro will pair with commercially focused charging solutions.

In addition to expected benefits for customers, Ford Pro’s ambitions for itself are significant.  The company anticipates its growing capabilities and appeal to generate $45 billion in revenue from hardware and adjacent and new services by 2025 – up from $27 billion in 2019.  In North America, Ford’s share of Class 1 through Class 7 full-size trucks and vans today exceeds 40%.  In Europe, Ford has been the leading commercial vehicle brand for six consecutive years.

Farley said Ford Pro will be led by Ted Cannis as CEO.  Cannis will collaborate with Hans Schep, general manager  of Commercial Vehicles for Ford of Europe, and other regional leaders.  Cannis currently heads Ford’s North America CV business and previously was leader of the Team Edison electric-vehicle development group.

Redefining, Unlocking Commercial Customer Value

Ford Pro, which will implement new services in phases, is aimed squarely at helping commercial customers work better, with productive, durable and smart vehicles and connected services.

Ford today has trusted relationships with nearly 125,000 commercial and government fleet customers in North America and thousands more in Europe and elsewhere.  Ford Pro is designed to even more rapidly and cost-effectively anticipate and address their needs and those of new customers.

“We’re going to give commercial customers even more reasons to choose and rely on Ford,” said Cannis.  “Our team understands that when customers win, we win, so we’re completely focused on unlocking tremendous value for them.”

Ford Pro will integrate, digitize and simplify transportation with capabilities spanning:
  • Ford Pro Vehicles – including Ford’s broad lineup of combustion-engine and hybrid commercial vehicles and, soon, all-electric versions of the company’s industry-leading vans and full-size pickup trucks developed for commercial use
  • Ford Pro Charging – hardware and software solutions for public, depot and overnight home charging of EVs so they’re ready to work again the next day
  • ·Ford Pro Intelligence – digital services, with distinct features integrated in their vehicles that enable customers to better manage and maintain their fleetsFord Pro Services Elite – expanding Ford’s strong network of CV centers by adding 120 dedicated, large-bay service hubs across the United States with extended hours and rapid turnaround, plus introducing 1,200 mobile service vehicles by 2025 to meet customers where they are, save them money and get them back in business, and
  • Ford Pro FinSimple – bundled financing for vehicles, services and EV charging.
Some elements of Ford Pro commercial services have already been introduced and are now being expanded in Europe, among them the recently launched Ford Fleet Management and Ford Pro Liive.  The latter is a connected uptime system expected to reduce downtime of customer fleets by up to 60%.  Such enhanced services are generating higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, and growth for Ford.

Ford Pro will initially launch in North America and Europe.  More information can be found at fordpro.com.

 About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles, and cars – increasingly including electrified versions – and Lincoln luxury vehicles; provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company; and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services.  Ford employs approximately 186,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.