Caterpillar Test Truck Rack
Here is a custom rack we built for Caterpillar Inc. This truck will be base for test equipment. It's always fun to do something new and working with Caterpillar Engineering to get an exact fit was enjoyable!
A view of the front of the truck. The rack is tied into the truck frame through the tow hook mounts.
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Here is a job we just finished for Avanti's Ristorante. Avanti's is a growing local restaurant company that started in Peoria. They serve Italian food and make all the dough and sauce fresh at their commissary in Peoria! The same day the dough is made, it its placed on trays and carts and transported to the restaurants. This allows the dough to be baked into bread the same day it is consumed! This truck and reefer unit ensure the new dough stays at the exact needed temperature while it travels to the restaurants.
Here is a view of the Thermo King freezer unit located on the front top of the body. This is the system that does all the work of keeping the proper temperature inside the insulated van body. The diesel driven freezer unit is tied directly into the chassis fuel system so there is only one tank.
The inside of the reefer is lined with fiberglass so it can easily be cleaned. The bottom 16" of the walls have aluminum scuff that is welded solid to the floor and attached into the walls. This body has 3 rows of "E" track that facilitates securing the carts of dough. Up in the top middle of the body is where the Thermo King Reefer unit is located and the cold air is blown out into the body.
The carts of dough are loaded and unloaded via liftgate. On this truck we paired them with a Palfinger 3000lb rail gate. Rail gates are generally built for longer life with higher cycles. This gate will be used dozens of cycles every day for 363 days/year! The aluminum platform automatically folds out and has dual cart stops that flip up with the bump of the operator's foot. This allows carts to be rolled on freely and then secures them during the lifting process.
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Here is a Reading 11ft service body and ladder rack that we just finished! This body is mounted on a 2019 F450 cab chassis. The package also included a 20,000lbs hitch and master locking.
The full length ladder rack is designed for hauling large garage doors. This rack has 3 removable bars over the cargo area of the bed.
This body has a master locking option. This allows the operator to just push the slide in the top right of the picture and the entire side pack is secured.
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