We finished this job last week for a local customer. This customer has heavy flooring equipment that he needs to load and unload on a regular basis. The matching aluminum van body with stainless steel corners, the aluminum liftgate, and the fiberglass nose cone help create a professional image in the field!
We set this customer up with a Maxon, 3,300lbs capacity, aluminum liftgate and a large liftgate platform. This gives them ample room load/drive their equipment on an off safely and the capacity to lift large loads. In addition, the aluminum platform will continue to provide a great image for many years to come!
The inside of the van body is lined with plywood with two rows of "E" track for ease of load securing. The bottom 10.5" of the wall is lined with Apitong hardwood to handle the normal skids and bumps of being used. Additional galvanized steel plate behind and above the hardwood in the front of the body gives added protection. The floor is our standard 1.125" laminated hardwood and the rear few feet is overlaid with 1/8" steel.
Fiberglass nose cones are a huge fuel savings over the life of a truck. Light weight and corrosion resistant, nose cones allow the wind to slide around the truck in more laminar flow. This results in less resistance and directly influences vehicle mileage!
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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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We just finished up 3 landscaper bodies for the team at Wild Ridge Landscapes! These bodies are tall sided dump bodies with double swing doors at the rear and a single swing door on the passenger side front.
The bodies have 1/4 cab protectors designed to accommodate a manual or automatic tarp system. Built for long term use, the floor of the body is build with 10GA hot rolled steel with 16" cross members and the sides are 12GA hot rolled steel.
Here is a veiw of the double swing doors in the rear and the hitch. We created a rear hitch setup that is designed for 18,000lbs of towing capacity and also incorporates a backup camera. The rear swing doors are latched shut with cam lock style door action for security.
A large side door on these bodies is designed to accommodate a pallet so if landscapers are laying pavers or bricks or even planting trees they have plenty of room to work and lots of access. All the doors on the body latch open in case the user needs to travel with the doors open.
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We just finished up this unique job! It's a Ford Transit, 1 ton, cab chassis that we paired with a flat bed and stake sides. The bed on this van is a little lower than waist high which makes for easy loading and unloading.
A view of the rear including the backup camera, ICC bumper, and mud flaps.
The stake sides all are removable. These sides remove by lifting them out of stake pockets around the perimeter of the bed. Once the sections are placed in the pockets they all latch into each other with a "quick-latch" mechanism. This helps insure they stay where they belong!
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Here is another job we just finished. This 24 ft van body is custom painted to match the Ford factory silver metallic. It really turned out sharp
The interior has a hardwood floor, hardwood scuff rail, ply-wood lined, 2 rows of e-track, and LED dome lights.
A view of the side, the rear ICC bumper, the roll-up door and dock plate.
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Here is a Chevy Express Van that we made into a pharmaceutical delivery van. This van will be delivering pharmaceuticals to people's homes so they don't have to go to the pharmacy to pick up their prescriptions.
There are 4 locking compartments with slide out drawers at the rear and side van doors. To gain full access to stored items, these drawers slide out completely.
Here is a close up of the key pad entry and another view of the side of the van. Each of the 8 doors have their own key pad entry locking system. These are all programmed the same code but could be programmed differently. Because the product is expensive and legal only to the prescription holder, the customer needed additional security.
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Here is a job we finished for a roofing company. This truck got a ladder rack and two sets of rack straps.
Adrian load runner ladder racks are nice sturdy ladder racks. Often times our customers will buy new trucks and ask to have them switched over because they are still very functional.
The ratchet style rack straps are very functional and help save time on the job. They are also simple with little to go wrong.
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Here is a neat service body we just finished. Its a Reading, low profile, Classic II service body. The customer wanted to be able to pull his goose neck trailer and the low side packs accommodate this need.
We installed a hose reel inside the rear compartment with an outlet in the rear.
The bed has a B&W goose neck(flip over) ball hitch in the bed for the customer's trailer along with a 7-way socket. The bed also has a spray liner for added durability.
The recessed bumper is also spraylined and we incorporated an additional 7-way trailer socket and the backup camera. We installed a 20,000 lbs 2.5in receiver hitch on this unit as the customer pulls some larger loads.
When it comes to being effective out in the field it's the little things that save time and energy that often give the user a cutting edge. This body has key fob locking and LED interior lighting which are both time savers and just give the operator a head start.
This customer also needs to take a ladder periodically so we paired him with some removable side ladder racks that slide in and out of pockets on the front and back of the body.
Towing over-sized loads slowly can have risks. To help mitigate some of this risk, we installed a 4-corner LED flasher setup for this customer. Triggering the switch in the cab is all that is needed to let traffic know you are in the area. These lights are very effective and bright.
We installed a drawer unit on the drivers side compartment for tools. What a great way to get organized!
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