Tuesday, November 29, 2016

SpaceKap on How Its Made


See how we manufacture our Transferable Service Bodies in this video as was shown on Discovery Channel's How It's Made.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

How To Fuel a Propane Autogas Powered Vehicle



Fueling a ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas powered vehicle is not really any more difficult than fueling a gasoline or diesel powered vehicle... just watch!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

WARN Drill Winch: Drill-Powered Portable Winch



How do you turn a mere handheld power drill into a portable, versatile pulling tool? With the rugged, versatile, and easy-to-use WARN Drill Winch. From moving heavy nursery stock, to pulling a rolling load up onto a trailer, the 500 lbs. capacity Drill Winch does the hard-to-handle pulling jobs. Simply chuck in your drill to the winch, and you're ready to pull up to 500 lbs.

The WARN Drill Winch has 30 feet of durable wire rope and has a freespool feature for fast and easy rigging; integrated hawse fairlead, and rigging hooks front and rear. Learn more at http://www.warn.com/utility/acwinches....

Monday, November 21, 2016

Central Hydraulics System (CHS) by Buyers Products



The Central Hydraulics System by Buyers is designed to work with light and heavy duty vehicle applications.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Keeping Your Cargo Covered and Secure



Jordan shows off a standard 8' Harbor Service body with rack and a 3-piece Cargo Bed Enclosure to keep the stuff in the bed out of sight. It is easy to use and offers a good deal of flexibility for your cargo needs in a service body.

See more at http://www.dowlewistrucks.com

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Light Duty Flexibility in the new 1/2-ton Service Body



There's a lot of situation where a contractor or entrepreneur needs some tools, some cargo space that is lockable and a service body just makes the most sense. It used to be that it was always a heavy duty 3/4-ton or 1-ton that would fit that bill, but now there is a new GMC 1/2-ton chassis with many advantages for those who do light duty work. Jordan Lewis from Dow Lewis GMC explains some of them.

See more about Dow Lewis GMC at http://www.dowlewistrucks.com

Sunday, November 13, 2016

New 1/2-Ton GMC Chassis for Service Body



Jordan gives us some information about a new product from GMC: A 1/2-Ton empty chassis to be able to add bodies to the lighter duty truck. It can make a great deal of sense to consider this combination of chassis and body depending on what you use your truck with a service body for. Some need to carry a lot of weight. This wouldn't be the truck for them. But, for those who need storage space, do light work and want some tools with them, and they don't carry a lot of weight, this truck will save money, your back, and much more.

See more about Dow Lewis GMC at http://www.dowlewistrucks.com

Friday, November 11, 2016

Knapheide KnapKap Ultra Cab High Utility, Supreme Utility Walk Around-2016 Work Truck Show



Watch Tony Marshall, Manager of Product Strategy and Marketing, Nathan Campbell, Regional Sales Manager, and Carl Schumacher, Strategic Account Manager, as they go through features and options on the KnapKap Ultra High Cab Utility and KnapKap Supreme Utility from The Knapheide Manufacturing Company.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Knapheide Landscaper Body Walk Around-2016 Work Truck Show



John Dunn, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, takes us on a tour of the Knapheide Landscaper Body and the new features launched at the 2016 Work Truck Show.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Extended 2500HD Cargo Vans with and without Rear Glass



Jordan shows off the 2500HD GMC Extended Length Savana cargo van. There are so many ways to make use of a cargo van. You could consider it an empty canvas as if you were a painter. Add what has now become known as a "bin package," which is various types van interior modifications to enhance organization and efficiency. From a bulkhead to keep everything inside behind you, to drawers and shelves and various other hardware to keep your stuff where it belongs.

See more about Dow Lewis GMC at http://www.dowlewistrucks.com

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Light Duty Work Doesn't Need A Heavy Duty Truck



The release of this truck to the marketplace is a big deal as far as I'm concerned. Whereas in the past, I might have thought, the heavier duty the better just in case you ever need it, I let that go because light duty trucks make great sense in so may ways.

This is the new 2016 GMC 1500 (1/2-ton) Box Delete, which isn't a true cab chassis, but you could call it that nonetheless. GM has never had a box off program for 1/2-ton pickups, and now they've taken it to a whole other level by offering this unit.

For general contractors, remodelers, estimators, and a whole lot of other uses could use this truck and enjoy the benefits. Here are just some of the benefits that I see versus the heavier duty 3/4-ton and 1-ton models. One, lower initial cost. Two, lower maintenance costs; such as brakes and tires are smaller and less, and more. Three--and this is a really big deal--it is lower to the ground so it's easier to get in and out of. Four, smaller engine and lighter weight, equals better fuel economy, Five, it looks more like a pickup truck. Six--and this might be the biggest deal--it rides so much smoother than those big trucks do. And, there's more, but those are the big ones that I see.

GM has beefed up the rear axle to help have more capacity and stability too. They didn't just take a 1/2-ton and take the pickup box off. Instead, they gave this some careful thought.

This chassis would be great with a number of different bodies, but we've never really had a 1/2-ton service body combination available before. This one is shown with a Harbor low-pro service body that Harbor has designed specifically for this chassis with some weight saving features.

This unit would be easy to overload, so it is not designed for the riggers of the 3/4-ton heavy duty and 1-ton work loads, but if you only need to carry a few tools, some parts and things and you like a nice ride as well, this combination might be calling your name!

This unit is a GMC that I found at Dow Lewis GMC in Yuba City CA. See them at http://www.dowlewistrucks.com. It is also available for the Chevrolet.

--Terry Minion, Commercial Truck Success

Thursday, November 3, 2016

You Shouldn't Need a Ladder to Get Your Ladder



Adrian Steel's new Drop-Down Ladder Rack can be operated by technicians 5'4" or taller. These new ladder racks are constructed of durable and corrosion-resistant aluminum and have innovative adjustment knobs that allow users to set up their ladder rack in seconds.

Learn more at http://upfit.adriansteel.com/ladder-r...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

TODCO Introduces WeatherTite Pro™: The Lightest Weather-Resistant Roll-up Door for Trucks and Trailers

New lighter co-polymer roll-up door is 100-percent recyclable.



Marion, OH (October 2016) – TODCO, Transportation Division of Overhead Door Corporation, introduces WeatherTite™ Pro,  the next generation weather-resistant roll-up door for trailer and truck body applications.  WeatherTite Pro improves upon the proven TODCO WeatherTite™ door that eliminated the problems of swelling, warping, finish delamination and rotting experienced with wood roll-up doors when it was introduced 15 years ago.  WeatherTite Pro takes these benefits to a new level, utilizing 100 percent recyclable and highly engineered co-polymer panels that dramatically reduce weight and improve heat tolerance.

A WeatherTite Pro panel weighs 25 percent less than standard WeatherTite panels and 37 percent less than ¾”wood and ¼” plate-style panels, increasing payload potential.  The lighter door weight will also allow the option of installing a long-life counterbalance spring that reduces costly downtime and maintenance costs.

Results of ASTM D648 Heat Deflection Testing at 66 psi conducted by TODCO shows WeatherTite Pro has a 23 percent higher heat tolerance than standard WeatherTite panels, reducing the opportunity for warpage in hotter climates.

Additional features of WeatherTite Pro include:
•    Improved impact resistance
•    Smooth panel surface – Allows for an automotive quality paint finish and excellent decal adhesion
•    Automotive grade UV stability and finish color
•    Anti-Pinch Panel Joint – Eliminates pinch point at panel joint to improve safety and reduce injuries and workmen’s compensation costs
•    Anti-Drip Design – Prevents water from the exterior of the door from dripping between panels onto cargo when in operation and moving through the radius
•    Interchangeable with current WeatherTite panels
•    Available with 1” or 2” track and rollers
•    10-Year limited warranty

The list of available options includes 1” and 2” SupeRollers™ that have been tested to last up 5X longer than standard steel rollers and EZ Seals™, dual durometer side seals that reduce seal installation time by 50% compared to rubber seals.

The WeatherTite Pro roll-up door was previewed at this year’s NTEA Work Truck Show, ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, and Truck World in Canada.   

Headquartered in Marion, Ohio, TODCO manufactures and services roll up doors, swing doors and walkramps for the trucking industry.  The company maintains manufacturing plants in Marion, Ohio and Tecate, Mexico.  For more information, go to www.todco.com.