Here's a flatbed that just left today. The bed has stake sides which are removable and extra storage in the form of a chest box and side boxes.
We added a couple of pull out side steps to allow for ease of entry onto the bed. These just pull out and swing down. They add a cost effective safe entry!
Some of the Weather Guard storage boxes on the bed.
We welded up a rear apron style tow plate and bumper with a 7-way trailer socket and safety tow hooks.
We also installed 3M Conspicuity Tape on the sides to provide visibility and safety to the driver and the rig. Thank as always for checking out the post!
Here is a package we finished putting together for the City of Washington. This unit has a Reading Classic II dual wheel service body, a 17,000 lbs hitch with a recessed bumper, vise mount, and a Rev pack installed in front of the body.
Rev packs are a great way to increase your storage area for longer tools. This one is a steel powder coated box with stainless steel doors.
Here are some views of a vise mount we fabricated up. We also reinforced this bumper to the frame to handle the "torque" that might get applied to this vise!
Here is a view of how this customer gets organized for success out in the field.
We also installed an inverter in one of the front compartments so the customer can run tools or charge battery power tools while on the go.
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We recently installed some Weather Guard tool boxes on this pickup truck. Weather makes some great truck boxes that are known for their durability, security, and long lasting finish.
A few more pictures of the install on this frosty morning.
Here are a few views of the fuel tank and FILL-RITE fuel pump and nozzle. Thanks for checking out the post!.
Here is a smaller van body that we just finished up. This is an aluminum body with bonded sides(meaning no rivets across the sides). We also installed a nose cone on the front of this body which really helps with fuel mileage.
A view of the bonded side
This body has plywood lining, laminated hardwood floor, tread plate rear entrance, translucent roof, LED interior lighting, and recessed, rotating "D" rings for securing cargo.
The stainless steel rear frame and aluminum underbody boxes resist corrosion very well and should stay looking great for a long time!
When it comes to van bodies there are so many options. We will do some posts later to highlight some of them but if you very have an questions feel free to give us a call! Thanks again for looking!
Tis the season to plow so we thought we would show another plow truck we finished up recently.
Here are a few pictures of the dump bed.
This truck has a 9ft Air Flow dump bed with an electric over hydraulic power unit. Electric over hydraulic power units and hoists are becoming increasingly popular on this size of truck. Popularity stems from reliability, minimal maintenance requirements, small size of the unit, ease of service, and relativity low cost.
The plow is a Boss 9'2" wide poly "V" plow. This is a great plow to move alot of snow! Thanks for checking out the post!
This truck just left today. It has a 3000 series Hillsboro aluminum flatbed with under-body boxes and a Boss 9'2" Poly "V" plow.
This bed has a chamfered style rear end with LED lighting throughout the body.
All Hillsboro aluminum beds feature an extruded aluminum floor which adds alot of strength to the surface you use all the time. This prevents the sagging that is commonly seen between cross members and keeps you bed looking great for years of hard use.
We also installed an LED flasher on top of the cab for some visibility while plowing.
The Boss 9'2" Poly "V" is a plow meant to move alot of snow. This plow has flared wings which really helps throw the snow. The poly surface (which is red in the picture) is slick and helps the snow slide off the plow better. If you are a snow plow operator in Illinois then you are probably antiquated with sticky snow. Poly plows are build for sticky snow and help keep the snow sliding instead of hanging up on your plow. Thanks for checking out the post!
Here is a Reading Classic II that we just finished up. This is a steel body mounted on a 2019 F250 and is painted to match the Ford factory Silver Metallic.
A close up of the paint since it just looks gray in the sun. The metallic puts a nice sparkle to this truck.
Here are couple pictures of the overall truck.
We installed some gas bottle racking in this body so the customer could bring his torch along.
This body has powder coated white interior which really makes the inside of the compartments bright, while providing durably that a mechanic or technician can appreciate.
Here's a close up of the passenger side, rear grab handle and LED Flasher. Grab handles are a simplistic way to make ease of entry to the inside of the bed. This flasher is 1 of 4 with a flasher in each corner of the truck all wired into one factory switch in the cab.
Here is a close up of the rear recessed bumper, backup camera & light, backup sensors, and display in the cab. A recessed bumper makes hooking up trailer's a little easier and also makes changing the receiver hitches more accessible.
The Reading standard tailgate is a slam action gate. We put an aluminum trim piece over the edge on this body so the customer does not have to worry about scratching up the paint as things get slid over.
Just as a note going into the new year, we are stocking extra steel and aluminum service bodies for the end of the year. If you are looking at getting a body before the end of the year give us a call!
We've been on the busy side so I'm a little behind on with blogging. Here is an Adrian Steel lock smith van package. However, the customer wanted his own spin on things so we did some modifications to the base package and I thought I would show it to you!
Driver's side view. The customer wanted us to raise the shelving up so it would be easier for him to work at his bench.
A view of the passenger side of the van.
We also installed rope lighting on the ceiling with an on/off switch located on the bulk head and a data file located between the driver and passenger seats. Rope lighting is a great way to get good lighting, evenly distributed so there aren't so many shadows at a relatively low price tag. We recommend rope lighting to most of our customer's that are working out of their van. Thanks again for looking!
After looking through our blog it looks like we should have some posts on van equipment! Here is a small fleet of vans we just completed. Upon reviewing the options, customer wanted Weatherguard van shelving, bulkheads/partitions, and ladder racks. We installed this equipment on the customers Ford Transit 350s.
A view of the final product installed and ready for work.
Here is a view of the bulkhead/partition. Like most van equipment, there are lots of options with bulkheads/partitions. This one is a steel partition with perforations so the driver can see into the rear cargo area. Some of the other options include, solid steel, aluminum, composite, windows, no door, hinging door, or sliding door or almost any other configuration that you can think up.
The main thing is that you have one in your work van. In a crash, a bulkhead could likely be the only thing between you and a reciprocating saw traveling 50mph.
The customer needed some added security to protect their equipment. We paired these vans with "puck" style maximum security locks. These locks have brackets which are secured to each door. When the doors are shut these brackets are aligned, the "puck" is manually nested over them, and a locking pin goes through the holes in the brackets. This is a great solution to take your van to the next level of security!
When it comes to ladder racks, there are so many options. I'll do some posts later showcasing some of them. However, these racks are basic 3 bar ladder racks. There is nothing fancy about them but they are very functional. They are very safe way to transport your long ladders and equipment at a lower price point!
Thanks again for looking. If it hasn't been said too many times in this post already, there are lots and lot of options when it comes to van equipment! Feel free to give us a call or leave a comment if you have questions. We would love to help you customize your van!
Here is a neat job we finished up. This Reading 132 Cranebody is mounted on an Ford F550 and paired with an Auto Crane.
The driver's side of this body has a flip top lid that provides great storage for smaller parts. We put a recessed bumper on this truck which provides easier access to your hitch.
This body has two large front compartments that are set up for gas tank storage. The compartments are also vented to prevent a buildup of gas should there be a leak. As a note, all Reading bodies come powder coated inside and out. This provides a nice, clean, and durable finish were you store your tools.
Thanks for looking! Feel free to give us a call and we will be glad to help you get setup for your business!