Wednesday, May 30, 2012


The MAXON BMRA-55 5,500lb, 84"X86" Aluminum Platform +16" Aluminum Retention Ramp .

Monday, May 28, 2012

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, May 26, 2012

Tommy Gate HD Railgate with 3,000 lb Capacity



Tommy Gate All-New Medium-Duty Railgate

Tommy Gate 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.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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/.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2012 Bedslide Products From The SEMA Show


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

Sunday, May 20, 2012

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, May 18, 2012

Introducing The Revolutionary Maxon DMD Raillift


Maxon’s new DMD "Direct Medium Duty" Series Railift® is a fully hydraulic lift that utilizes a ground breaking twin cylinder design to ensure smooth and efficient performance. Specifically designed for the medium-duty market, the DMD comes in 90”, 96“ and 102” widths. Featuring steel columns and runners, aluminum one- and two-piece platforms and optional retention ramp or single or dual cart stops, the DMD is a welcomed addition to the already popular and classic Railift series.

SPECIFICATIONS • Lifting Capacities: 2,200 lbs. and 3,300 lbs. • Bed Heights: 30” – 54” • Weight: 620 lbs. to 750 lbs. (depending on capacity & platform configuration) • Platform Material: Aluminum • Platform Widths: 84” (90” wide body), 90” (96” wide body) and 96” (102” wide body) • Platform Sizes: One-piece platforms: 30”, 36”, 42” and 48”+ 6” fixed ramp or retention ramp; Two-piece platforms: 48” (30+18), 54” (36+18), 60” (36+24) and 72” (42+30) + 6” fixed ramp. pump and motor housing

PUMP AND MOTOR ASSEMBLY The pump and motor assembly is housed within the liftgate’s main structural enclosure.

TWIN CYLINDER LIFTGING DESIGN (Patent Pending)DMD Hydraulic The DMD utilizes a unique twin cylinder lifting design that eliminates the maintenance costs associated with other chain or cable equipped liftgates.

MULTI-TEMP VISCOSITY OIL The DMD is factory pre-filled with a multi-temp viscosity oil that ensures smooth and trouble-free liftgate operation even in the coldest and harshest environments.

FULLY SEALED SWITCHES AND HARNESSES The DMD features fully sealed switches and harnesses to protect them against corrosion.

OPTIONAL FEATURES cart stop • Dual Cart Stops • Single Cart Stop • Retention Ramp (available on one-piece platforms only)

For more information on the DMD model, please visit the Maxon website at www.maxonlift.com/products/railift/dmd

Visit our website at http://www.htbi.net and call Harbor at 800-433-9452.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Getting Those Pesky Ladders Down

The Masterack Slide-Down (TM) Ladder Rack easily lowers ladders "within arms reach (TM)"

  • Easy-to-use actuator handle pivots the ladder to the side of the van for safe, efficient operation.
  • Zinc plated and powder coated for maximum outdor 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 up to 32 ft.
The original Masterack Ladder Rack has been the industry standard for over 30 years. Fits all full size vans, cargo minivans and steel pickup caps. Masterack is also the maker of the Powerrack (TM) which is exclusive to Masterack and uses a motor to lover ladders from the roof at the touch of a button.
Call Jack at 916-376-0690 for more on Masterack products, or visit their website at www.masterack.com.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Dodge Crew Cab with 12' Harbor ComboMaster

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/

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Custom Rack To Front Bumper Rack Assembly


Harbor Truck Bodies builds a lot of racks for our bodies and some people have special needs to carry long items and they need a design that will carry the load and also support its entire length. This is one example of a custom rack that extends all the way to the front bumper. In addition it has an expanded metal stop in the front and notice the "goal posts" in the rear and how the load will be carried on each side, leaving the center area open. Call Harbor at 800-433-9452 for more information and check out our website also at http://www.htbi.net/.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Harbor Crane Body with Venturo Electric ET12KX Crane - Ready For Work!





This is a Harbor Crane Body with a Raised Gas Bottle Compartment and a top mounted Ventura Electric Crane on the right side of the body. This is a vertical series body and has a vertical door in the rear and the horizontal door over the wheel. Notice the bottle brackets and rings and the gas hose reel inside the vented gas compartment. The rear facing surface of the raised compartment is protected from damage with tread plate.

Mounted on the rear right corner is a Venturo ET12KX crane with crane rest. This is a 12,000 ft*lbs crane with 3,500 lb lifting capacity. Electric winch, elevation, rotation and extension.

CRANE SPECIFICATIONS: 3,500 lbs lifting capacity 12,000 ft*lbs crane moment rating Electric winch, elevation, rotation, and extension 7'-15' boom (4' powered, 4' manual extension) 17 ft/min (unloaded) and 13 ft/min (1725 lbs) single line winch speed Electrical requirements: 12 VDC Continuous power rotation with live swivel Overload protection system Anti-Two-Block protection system 25' corded remote standard 65' of 1/4 " aircraft-quality wirerope Meets OSHA 1910.180 and ANSI B30.5 standards Optional Equipment: Outriggers and Mounting Pedestals

There is a Work Platform extension on this body . It is available on any Service Body and provides a great work area for work on the job site. Available with or without a traverse compartment with doors on the sides. This is a relatively inexpensive way to add some great workspace for those who use their truck in the field. The V-Groove makes it easy to keep pipe from rolling and accomodates various sizes of pipe or tubing.The traditional fold-down rear tailgate is replaced by a drop-in gate.

Notice the Rear Grab Handles to help with the step into the rear of the body, the bumper has a treadplate step area and a receiver for the tow hitch. The inside of body is coated with spray on liner.

All in all, this is an awesome selection of features and benefits that could serve you well. Call Harbor at 1-800-433-9452 and visit our website at www.htbi.net.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Harbor WorkMaster As A Rescue Body


Here's a rescue truck packaged and modified by Cascade Truck Body in Eugene, Oregon. The basis of the truck is a Harbor WorkMaster Body. Cascade Truck Body is a Harbor Distributor. Contact them at 541-342-5317 and visit their website at http://www.cascadetruckbody.com/.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Harbor Has Distributors In Montana and Wyoming

Harbor Truck Bodies has distributors in Montana and Wyoming!

Montana Harbor Truck Distributors

Pierce Manufacturing Co
Kalispell MT
406-257-5818


Wyoming Harbor Truck Distributors

Colman Equipment
Casper WY
307-234-3500
www.colmanequipment.com

Friday, May 4, 2012

Need A Harbor Body In Colorado or Idaho?

Colorado Harbor Truck Distributors

Layton Truck Equipment
Colorado Springs CO
719-597-0400
www.laytontruck.com


Maxey Truck & Trailer Equipment
Fort Collins CO
970-493-7510


Idaho Harbor Truck Distributors

Cobalt Truck Equipment
Nampa ID
800-733-0342
www.cobalttruck.com



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Harbor Workmaster on Crew Cab With Roof Rack and Conduit Doors!





Here's a nice Workmaster body mounted on a Ford Crew Cab.

This body was upfitted with a nice roof rack that extends over the full length of the crew cab. Notice that it drops down to a lower accessible level over the cab. Access to the roof level is accessible buy a rear mounted ladder on the drivers side.

Inside handles provide help to access to the body interior. Notice the hooks on the rear doors, a nice touch to provide storage and easy retrieval of cables. Check out the conduit doors for placement of the extra long “stuff” and the 5 inch and 3 inch latch-able draw,s perfect for all the small parts.

Visit our website at http://www.htbi.net and call Harbor at 800-433-9452.