Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Black Contractor Body Is An Excellent Looking Choice!


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!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Harbor Truck Bodies Does Custom



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!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Side Mount Ladder Rack Is Just Enough


Here's an example of a side ladder rack. It's out of the way, easy to load and unload and ladders can be securely transported. Call us at 800-433-9452 for more information, and visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Harbor Glass Body/Service Body Combo


Here's a sneak peak at a custom Glass/Service Body that Harbor Truck Bodies recentlyh produced for Henry's Glass & Mirror in Bermuda Dunes, CA.

The body is  half service body and half glass body. This particular unit is 8' long and mounts on a standard single rear wheel 3/4 or 1-ton pickup chassis. This gives it a lot of flexibility in choice of chassis (cab styles, interior trim, 2/4 wheel drive, etc.) as well as maneuverability because of its relatively small size. As you can see, it is no bigger than the pickup parked next to it, albeit, slightly taller.

So, now that we have built this one, Harbor can build more and maybe one for you! Call Harbor Truck Bodies at 1-800-433-9452. If you need some glass work in SoCal, see Henry's Glass website at www.glazcon.com, or call them at 760-360-2800.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ford Super Duty Fleet Wrap Up


Over the past year, the new Ford Super Duty has been put to the test under the most brutal conditions. Six prototype trucks have been pushed to their limit and beyond. Find out from the guys who worked these trucks every day if the new Super Duty really lived up to its name.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New 2011 Silverado HD - Overview


Chevrolet Silverado HD is the 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. The new 2011 Silverado HD. Faster, more horsepower, more fuel economy, beefed up chassis, heavier springs, heavier axle. Watch the testing behind the new Silverado HD.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ford's Eco Efforts Showcased at the San Francisco Green Festival


John Viera, Director of Sustainable Business Strategies at Ford Motor Company, attended the San Francisco Green Festival on April 9th to talk to attendees about Ford's sustainability strategy. Beyond electric vehicles, John discusses Ford's overall corporate sustainability practices, to alternative material development, to Ford's electrification strategy. Learn more about Ford's efforts to boost fuel economy in its electric vehicles at http://www.ford.com/technology/electric/

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Warren and Lonnie Having A Great Time Working Hard?





Working hard was never so much fun as Warren Mason, Director of Sales & Marketing, and Lonnie White, Sales Manager make it seem. Doesn't look like work at all, does it?

This last Thursday, April 14th, the Nor Cal Ford Truck Club held their Spring Golf Event, but this time with a twist. It was a Customer Appreciation event where dealers bring their customers out for a fun day of golf, great food and it is a wonderful way to reinforce the relationship that they have with their dealership and the product as well. Len Deluca, head of the Ford Commercial department of Ford Motor Company was the guest speaker and it was great to have many customers get the experience of meeting him and having him interact with them.

Harbor Truck Bodies has long been a supporter of the Nor Cal Ford Truck Club since its inception. Harbor is proud to be a part of such a great and well run organization. See more about the Nor Cal Ford Truck Club at www.norcalfordtruckclub.com. We also have a link on our website to several truck clubs. See them at www.htbi.net.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Harbor Truck Has An Updated Website and Blog!


Harbor Truck Bodies announces a new updated website at http://www.htbi.net/. We will be doing some more work on this project in the coming weeks, but the transition from the old to the new has been made. The previous website was a little over three years old and needed a face lift.

In addition, the Harbor Blog has received a custom banner and updated design features as well. You can see that from the website link, or here is a direct link: http://harbortruck.blogspot.com/.

We appreciate your feedback and suggestions for they have been helpful.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Highliner Body by Harbor Truck Gives You Just Enough Extra


This is the Highliner Body by Harbor Truck Bodies mounted on an Isuzu chassis. The body starts its life as an 11' Service Body with closed top lids and then the upper section is added on with doors that swing up that are particularly useful for certain items. In this case, it is outfitted with some plastic boxes for storage of small items.

See more at http://www.htbi.net/, or give us a call at 1-800-433-9452.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cab High Service Body Is Becoming Very Popular


Our own Tony Anderson is showing off another 56" high service body, or you could call it a cab-high service body. This style of body on the single wheel chassis is becoming a lot more popular. No wonder, because it has more closet space!

In this case the upper doors open upward so that it is convenient and easy to operate. That added storage can make all the difference. This particular unit has a solid cargo bed area enclosure, but many people choose the 3-piece opening cargo bed enclosure to allow full access to about two thirds of the bed area and then can be closed and locked for security.

What is also becoming more popular is installing a bed slide in the cargo area to make it easy to access the full length of the cargo area without climbing in the back on hands and knees.

So there you have an excellent combination: a 56" high body with closed or slide top cargo enclosure and a bed slide. Give Harbor a call at 1-800-433-9452 and let us help you put your individual touches on one of our great bodies.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

All New Rugby G2 Lift-N-Dump Is Good Choice On Dump Body



Tommy Gate’s G2 Liftgate Series has expanded. Due to popular demand, our Lift-N-Dump model is now available with a dual-drive system. Like all G2 Series lifts, the new G2 Lift-N-Dump features dual hydraulic cylinders, one on each side of the platform, ensuring a stable, even and smooth lift for your cargo. And with 1600 lbs. capacity, 50” of vertical travel and newly designed platform latches, this G2 model is sure to satisfy those looking for the most powerful and reliable Dump Body liftgate available.

See more on the specs of this great product at http://www.tommygate.com/. If we can be of service in helping you choose the best liftgate for your new Harbor Body, give us a call at 800-433-9452.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Harbor Body By Cascade Truck Body On The Job In Rescue Work



Here is a Harbor Modified WorkMaster Body on a Ford Crew Cab Chassis built for Corvallis Mountain Rescue by Cascade Truck Body of Eugene, Oregon, an authorized Harbor Truck Bodies distributor. Rescue work requires having many tools and equipment ready at a moments notice and Corvallis Mountain Rescue says they love the truck and it is doing the job.

Contact Cascade Truck Body at 541-342-5317 and their website is http://www.cascadetruckbody.com/.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Great Red Truck Body For Fire Department


Here's a bright red beauty built for the Mountain Gate Fire Department in Northern California and sold through Corning Ford in Corning, CA.This is a custom body similar to Harbor's 56" tall Service Body and this one has a horizontal series compartment where the compartment over the rear wheel goes all the way to the end of the body. It also has upper doors that open upward allowing access to a huge space for storage.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cascade Truck Body & Welding Is Harbor's Distributor of the Month


Cascade Truck Body & Welding is Harbor Truck Bodies distributor of the month. Our congratulations go to Mark Carruba and team. Cascade is very much a quality oriented company and does an excellent job for Harbor.

Cascade Truck Body & Welding is located at 29512 Airport Road, Eugene, Oregon 97402. You can contact them at 541-342-5317 and please visit their website at http://www.cascadetruckbody.com/.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

1931 Ford Model AA Dump Truck Dumping Wood -Load 1


This is a 1931 Ford Model AA dumping a load of fire wood.

Truck bodies have been around for a while! This one for just over 80 years!

Friday, April 1, 2011

A Whole Lot Of Rack Goin' On






There's a whole lot of rack goin' on here! Seems overpowering for a smaller truck, but is for specific uses that make sense for this business. Notice the taller sides, stop in front of rack but not all the way forward. Notice that it is designed to have cargo on both sides yet leave the center area accessible to the cargo area. Notice also the forward structural support posts. Notice the double supports where attached to the body and also notice the width of the rack assembly for maximum space available. Of course, the whole thing is bolted and thereby removable just in case they need some major engine work where the cab is removed on the Ford this package rests on. Last, notice the spare tire mounted in the bed area.

Custom racks. Harbor Truck Bodies builds a lot of racks and many of them are customized as customers have need. Give Harbor a call at 800-433-9452 and discuss your rack needs.