Reading Low Profile Service Body
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!
Thanks again for looking and feel free to give us a call if you have any questions or ideas you would like to execute on your truck!
11/4/2019 07:29:44 am
I agree that towing over-sized loads can have risks, so it's best to be careful and have safety features. I'll make sure I keep this in mind when I'm designing a service body for my own truck. Do you have any suggestions on how to keep the weight to a minimum?
11/5/2019 01:07:34 pm
Thanks for the interest. Understanding what your truck is designed for is a great starting point. As far as tips to keeping weight down, aluminum by nature is about 1/3 the weight of steel but also 1/3 the strength(depending on the alloy but in general). However, with the right design, aluminum bodies or components can be a way to lighten up your truck or trailer. Aluminum also tends to not look as bad as it corrodes.
5/31/2020 06:57:28 pm
Can someone give me a call in regards to s service body. Thank You, Jeremy Young Professional Plumbing Solutions LLC
1/27/2021 10:08:53 pm
I like your idea to get LED flashers for the sides of your truck to indicate when you have oversized loads. My husband would like to get some accessories for his work truck. Since he works in drywall and painting, he often has precarious loads, so he could probably use some LED flashers.
6/17/2021 08:05:05 pm
Looking for a 8' service bodily for a 2013 2500hd gas truck
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