Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thank You and Happy New Year!


Thank you for your business and your readership in 2011. We think 2012 is going to exceed expectations and be a banner year and we hope the same prosperous thoughts for you. We look forward to continuing to serve you!

Friday, December 30, 2011

FORD SUPER DUTY. WE OWN WORK.




The guys who do the toughest jobs overwhelmingly choose the Ford Super Duty over any other heavy-duty truck. To find out why, we travel to the most punishing worksites out there. Learn more at http://www.ford.com/trucks/superduty/weownwork/

Thursday, December 29, 2011

"Like Father, Like Son" | 2012 Chevy Silverado | Chevrolet




The 2012 Chevy Silverado HD: built for whatever life throws at you, for this generation and generations to come. For more information visit http://www.chevrolet.com/silveradohd/

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Arrival: 2011 Ford F350 Super Cab 4x4 w/Harbor Service Body




We're showing off a recent arrival to Larry Geweke Ford's commercial truck inventory. This is a rare 2011 Ford F350 Super Cab Gas 4x4 Chassis with a 9' Harbor Service Body with standard stainless steel lids, HD forklift loadable rack, and power locking system. Call Paul Brown, Commercial/Fleet Manager at Larry Geweke Ford at 530-682-7693. Also see their website at www.geweketrucks.com.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ram 1500 PHEV Fleet to DTE




Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, delivered 10 demonstration fleet Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pickup trucks to DTE Energy of Detroit Dec. 15, 2011. The PHEV Ram 1500 pickups are part of a national demonstration fleet of 140 vehicles that will be used during the next three years to evaluate customer usage, drive cycles, charging, thermal management, fuel economy, emissions and impact on the region's electric grid. In addition to DTE Energy of Detroit, more than 100 vehicles have been delivered to 16 different cities in the past six months.

Transverse Compartment Adds Value


This is a special Transverse Compartment in the front compartment of an 11' Harbor Service Body. In this case the space is opened up to go across the bed are to the back of the opposite compartment on the other side of the service body. You could also go all the way through if that was needed. Notice how the shelf that lines up with the floor is a permanent steel shelf welded in place and the additional shelves are removable and movable.

The value of the Transverse Compartment is to give more space that can be locked and secured. You lose a bit of the front of the cargo area, but we think you'll agree that it is a very worthy trade-off. This is not an expensive option and Harbor does them all the time in various ways on a number of Harbor products. This is just one of the many modification we can make to our standard products inexpensively to make them more useful for your business.

Give Kimberly and her team a call at 800-433-9452, and visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Low Pro Eye Catcher!


Some like them plain and some like them to Bling! Here we captured a truck in final stages being built for Vortex Doors by Harbor Truck Bodies in Brea, CA. They have been buying trucks just like this for a lot of years and their trucks stand out of the crowd, for sure.

First off, they are low pro bodies, so the top of the service body lids is at about the bottom of the rear window, in this case it is 34" high. This is a hard working truck that has a rear (most seem to be in the front) compartment for short welder bottles and the compartment is vented and set up for this task (See it in action on the Vortex website at www.vortexdoors.com). The rack has RackStraps on both sides. Then, a stainless steel vise bracket to the back of the right compartment.

Now we come to the bling! Polished aluminum treadplate is attached to the standard stainless steel lids, and the cargo compartment and backwrappers are covered in the same shiny treadplate. Add to this an unusual, but gorgeous chrome rear bumper and you have one sweet looking truck. Of course, we cannot forget the silver metallic base coat, clear coat paint job! It's a knockout! I'm sure their strategy was more protection from scratched paint and rust, but the bling has other obvious benefits! See more beautiful hard working Harbor bodies at our website at www.htbi.net, or give us a call at 800-433-9452.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dual Raised Front Compartments Add So Much Storage



Sometimes we need more space and adding raised front compartments can be just the thing. In this case, there are two 60" raised front compartments. Often, we call this a welder body and the welder body comes standard with one raised compartment that is vented and typically used for gas bottle storage. This one does not have the vents and so is used for normal storage with shelving. Based on the design, you can carry some pretty large things or a bunch of parts for offsite jobs, etc.

In addition, this one also has a rear window protector built in and has a Tommy Gate liftgate to make lifting larger or heavier items easily into or out of the bed area. You can also add a rack, master lock system, vise bracket and much more to personalize it for your needs.

Give Harbor a call at 800-433-9452 for more information, or visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Another Unique Welder Body from Harbor Truck Bodies






Here's another unique Welder Body that Harbor Truck Bodies just created. It seems that there's no such thing as a standard Welder Body because every welder want something different. Well, here's a 9' Low Pro 34" Open Top Service Body with Stainless Steel lids and with slightly raised front compartments to the standard height of 40" closed compartment style.

This also has a small sized transverse compartment with two compartments for tall gas bottles in storage, while in the main front compartment are bottle brackets and rings for short gas bottles. This also has the rear compartment cut off and an 18" work platform with V-groove on the back plus the standard 8" step bumper.

This is all mounted on a new Dodge 3500 regular cab chassis and makes for a very clean looking rig.

Let Harbor create a unique body for you! Call 800-433-9452

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Storage and Space In A Small Package


Here's a single rear wheel extended cab truck with a 9' flatbed with a unique setup of tool boxes. The underbody box is common enough, but the upper bed boxes are interesting. These are underbed boxes mounted on top and the bottom set have fold-down doors like the underbed box does and the boxes on top have been flipped to open upward due to the height to make it easy to use. Great idea! Then we have some short solid contractor style gates around the back to help keep loads on the flatbed section in place.

Let Harbor build you a unique truck! Call 800-433-9452

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rack Options At No Charge



Here's a couple shots from the lot of Larry Geweke Ford in Yuba City, CA so we can show off the difference between the tapered-leg rack and the straight-leg rack. In this case, these are forklift loadable racks mounted on single rear wheel 9' Harbor Service Bodies with standard Stainless Steel Open Top Lids.

Some people need the widest space possible to carry more material, or larger items and for them, the straight-leg rack is the way to go. The only issue is you need to pay attention getting in and out of the cab for tall people. This rack makes an excellent use of the width of the body to give maximum size capacity.

The tapered-leg rack is mounted in the same place on the body, but tapers in to give it a sleeker appearance and the rack section does not hang over the door on the cab, so it may be easier to get in and out. Many also think it looks cleaner and flows more with the lines of the truck.

The good news is everyone has a choice. There is no difference is cost, just design. Let Harbor help you get the exact body and rack combination you need for your business. Call Harbor at 800-433-9452, and visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New BedSlide Features For BedSlide Along With New Models


See the 2012 BEDSLIDE Products from the SEMA Show. BEDSLIDE is a sliding drawer tray to access cargo from your truck van or SUV. We now have a 2000lb capacity BEDSLIDE for heavy equipment and cargo management. The BEDSLIDE is the most practical truck bed accessory. See more at http://www.bedslide.com/.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Real People, Real Business - Brea, California


Ken Lindt and Warren Mason of Harbor Truck Bodies (manufacturer of truck bodies) talk about how their family-owned business has worked with Ram Trucks to pool and house upfitted Ram vehicles and how the Ram trucks provide the most capability of any vehicle

Thursday, December 8, 2011

2011 GMC Sierra HD Chassis and Diesel Engine | Pickup Truck | GMC


The 2011 GMC Sierra HD has a number of features on its frame and chassis to beef up its trailering capacity. It also does this with a Duramax diesel engine with fuel economy in mind. Find out more at http://www.gmc.com/sierra-family.html.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ford Transit: Durability and Fleet Testing for North American Customers


The next-generation Ford Transit full-size van will be built in the United States as an eventual replacement for the best-selling Econoline E-series. Sharing the same name and platform as the Transit that's sold in Europe, Asia and other markets, we're putting Transit through grueling durability and real world testing to make sure it will live up the demands of our customers and E-Series' workhorse reputation.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Great Looking 8' Service Body with Raised Cargo Bed Enclosure



This is a 9' Service Body on an uplevel Ford 56"CA Box Delete Chassis. Looks wonderful. The interesting part to show on this is how nicely this shows off the advantage of the horizontal series, which it a no charge option. This makes the horizontal box over the wheels extend to the end of the body and instead of a vertical compartment in the rear, it has a smaller square box below. This option allows a wide variety of tools, parts and other gear to fit in that long horizontal box. It's a great option.

The other interesting thing is that it has a Raised Cargo Bed Enclosure, but this one has a permanent top instead of the typical roll top or sliding roof. Notice the light on the inside roof and also how closely the rack fits to the top. It also has a conduit box mounted in the center which is more often mounted on one side rather than in the center.

There are some other minor options, like the Stainless Steel Vise Bracket, but all in all, this is one sweet looking truck!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12' Combo Body Without Rack On Dodge Crew Cab


This truck is a long one. It's a Dodge 4500/5500 Crew Cab Cab Chassis with a Harbor 12' ComboMaster without a rack. A ComboMaster is a Service Body with a 36" work platform on the rear and there are so many contractors who love how that works out for them. Notice the vise on the rear and the wide 8" standard step bumper.

Give us a call at 800-433-9452 to order one for your operation, and please visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Harbor 12' Flatbed with Tall Steel Gates and Rack


Here's some photos of a nice flatbed with steel fold-down sides and swing-away rear gate system. This one was specially built for Mark Christopher Chevrolet. It also has a non-forklift loadable rack. Notice the center post when the two sides are folded down. That post is easily removed just by lifting it out, so this unit can easily be loaded from the side manually or with a forklift.

Did I mention it was also a nice looking unit? Looks like a great stock piece to me. Call Kimberly or inside sales at 800-433-9452 and visit our website at www.htbi.net.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving From Harbor Truck Bodies

Happy Thanksgiving to all our customers and friends. We are most grateful to all of you and are wishing a wonderful and safe Thankgiving weekend to all of you.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Slide-Down™ Ladder Racks


Ford E-Series


GM Express/Savana



Slide-Down Ladder Rack easily lowers ladders “within arms reach.”


•Actuator handle pivots the ladder to the side of the van for safe, efficient operation.

•Zinc plated and powder coated for maximum outdoor protection.

•All ladder contact areas are protected with vinyl covered stops and anti-skid strips.

•Includes padlock feature for security.

•Adjustable to fit different extension ladders.

Call Harbor Truck Bodies to order your drop down ladder rack. 800-433-9452

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wall Liners For Cargo Vans


Wall Liners


Wall liner packages protect valuable cargo and keep vans looking new. Molded-to-fit wall panels and wall insulation control climate and road noise. Cargo management solutions are available for use with most wall liner packages

Friday, November 18, 2011

DuraRac® Shelving System by Masterack


GM Express/Savana


Ford E-Series

DuraRac® Shelving System - The DuraRac® Interior Shelving System lets you slide the entire storage system outside your vehicle for easy access. Your van's interior storage has never been used to efficiently! No crawling into the van on an unseen object or tool, pullout shelves bring everything within easy reach! Standard configuration includes three shelves that can be easily adjusted to fit your needs.

Features & Benefits:

  • Commercial grade-drawer slides that extend fully. Heavy duty modular system.
  • Easily add shelves, drawers, and dividers.
  • Trade packages available for caterers, florists, parcel delivery, painters, and general contractors, call for details.
Give Harbor Truck Bodies a call at 800-433-9452 for more information.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Aerodynamic Landscape Dump Body



Here's a sort of very light duty chipper body with a low roof so that it won't hold too much weight in wood chips. It can also be used as a debris body or a landscaping body. Just another idea on the dump body that met a customers specific needs. We do custom!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dodge Video With Harbor Truck Bodies



Ken Lindt and Warren Mason of Harbor Truck Bodies (manufacturer of truck bodies) talk about how their family-owned business has worked with Ram Trucks to pool and house upfitted Ram vehicles and how the Ram trucks provide the most capability of any vehicle.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

9' Rugby Steel Dump on Ford F350




Here is a 9' 2-3 yard capacity Rugby Steel Dump Body with Fold-Down Sides so it can be off loaded from the side, or used as a flatbed from time to time and loaded with a forklift. It has two underbed boxes and side boards and is painted white to match the truck. And, of course it has those custom mounted amber safety beacons to help people see a truck at work on the side of the road.

All this mounted on a Ford F350 chassis with 13,500 lb. GVWR. Nice setup. Let us build one for you! Call us at 800-433-9452 and visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tommy Gate Releases HD Railgate with 3,000 lb Capacity



Tommy Gate Releases All-New Medium-Duty Railgate

Tommy Gate has announced the release of an all-new 3,000lb capacity, high-cycle railgate for stake and van bodies.

An extension of Tommy Gate’s pre-existing product line of railgates, this new lift is the first Tommy Gate has produced at the 3,000lb capacity level.

Tommy Gate’s engineers specifically designed the 3,000lb railgate for applications performing high numbers of lifting cycles during daily use. These "high-cycle" requirements have called for the inclusion of a number of quality components such as machined steel rollers, dual-sealed ball bearings, hardenedsteel pulleys, and composite bushings. Incorporating these materials has created a steadier lifting action and reduced maintenance.

The new "high-cycle" rail is being offered with numerous standard features:
  • Class-exclusive safety trip bar provides additional operator protection
  • Self-close and auto-open cam arm creates hands-free platform open and closure
  • Steel rollers ensure consistency of motion
  • 12" platform taper eases transition from ground to platform
  • Three-light, incandescent light kit included
More than three years of design, development, and testing has been completed on the project, including fourteen months of intensive field testing. The extensive development period and focus on user feedback leads Tommy Gate to believe it has created an elite railgate for its class.

Tommy Gate is a 45-year-old, U.S.-based, hydraulic liftgate manufacturer, located in Woodbine, Iowa.


Harbor Truck Bodies is an authorized Tommy Gate dealer.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Conduit Box Might Be Just The Thing




Conduit Boxes can be such a great option and this is one that is rectangular. Some are round. We can build what you need for what you need to carry and make it look like part of your truck. Give us a call at 800-433-9452 and visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Much More Space For Small Cost


This is a special Transverse Compartment in the front compartment of an 11' Harbor Service Body. In this case the space is opened up to go across the bed are to the back of the opposite compartment on the other side of the service body. You could also go all the way through if that was needed. Notice how the shelf that lines up with the floor is a permanent steel shelf welded in place and the additional shelves are removable and movable.

The value of the Transverse Compartment is to give more space that can be locked and secured. You lose a bit of the front of the cargo area, but we think you'll agree that it is a very worthy trade-off. This is not an expensive option and Harbor does them all the time in various ways on a number of Harbor products. This is just one of the many modification we can make to our standard products inexpensively to make them more useful for your business.

Give Kimberly and her team a call at 800-433-9452, and visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Beautiful Contractor Body


Ordering up and well-equipped black truck chassis like this F450 Ford with the Alcoa Wheels is an excellent choice to match with the Harbor Contractor Body painted black instead of the more common white. Set your own standard! Try blue, green, purple, yellow, brown, or any other color. Get noticed!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dodge SRW Hauler Body




This is the way to haul your trailer and gooseneck: The Harbor Hauler Body. Whenever people are pulling trailers, they always seem to need stuff and then they need someplace to put the stuff and here is the solution. There is plenty of room for stuff in this body and it is specifically designed to make trailering with 5th wheel or gooseneck very easy and efficient.

Give us a call at 800-433-9452 and let us build one for you in your color on your favorite truck. See our website at http://www.htbi.net/.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Masterack from Harbor Truck Bodies








Here's a Masterack commercial van package with options that are useful, such as the commercial locking system adding an outside lock to the rear door in addition to the factory lock. Look also at the dual fold-down ladder rack with the conduit tube in the middle. Notice also the wire rack package and drawer units.

For all your Masterack needs, give Harbor Truck Bodies a call at 800-433-9452.