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


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..


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
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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/​


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.


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.


·    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






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


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


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.


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



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


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.


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.


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.




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


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.