Saturday, June 29, 2013

Folsom Chevrolet- A Harbor Truck Bodies Dealer in Sacramento, CA



Folsom Chevrolet - New & Used Chevy Dealership Serving the Sacramento, CA Region. Folsom Chevrolet is a Dealer for Harbor Truck Bodies.

Northern California's premier Chevrolet dealership, Folsom Chevy resides in the Folsom Automall in the beautiful Sacramento Valley! Thank you for considering Folsom Chevrolet for your new  Chevrolet or used car purchase. We know your time is valuable, which is why our website is designed to provide what we call "Full Disclosure." By this, we simply mean that on one simple inventory page, you can find nearly every important detail for the new car or used vehicle that you are researching.

We have the Sacramento area's best trained and most committed staff to ensure that every part of your buying experience goes smoothly. Come visit our showroom and check out the new 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, Camaro, Corvette, Tahoe, Malibu, Chevy Volt or take one of our quality used cars for a test drive. our Chevy dealership just a short distance from Roseville, Auburn, Elk Grove and the Sacramento Valley.

Are you interested in saving some money and buying a used car? Folsom Chevy has a wide variety of used cars in the Sacramento area from many of today's top auto manufacturers. We encourage you to browse our used car inventory page to see what we have in stock. Our used cars go through thorough inspections by our service and repair center to ensure that vehicle you buy is "like-new."


Contact Information
Folsom Chevrolet
12655 Auto Mall Circle
Folsom, CA     95630-8097
Sales: (866) 935-8872
Service: 916-985-5600

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Room For The Crew, The Tools and Ladders and More!




Here we have a Harbor TradeMaster Service Body with a ForkLift Loadable Rack mounted on a Ram  Quad Cab. This great combination will get a lot of work done and carry the crew in comfort.

The TradeMaster Body features Electro-Galvanized sheet metal construction and standard One-Hand Latch, Self-Opening Stainless Steel Lids with Two Gas Shocks. Lighter and stronger and rust free! (Aluminum Treadbrite overlay is available as an option). Matching Stainless Steel Gravel Guards are standard.  See all the features at www.htbi.net/truckbodies/trademasterservicebody.html

There’s a Harbor Forklift Loadable Rack with over the quad cab protection. It’s built with rugged square /rectangular tubing.  The major share of the weight of the payload is borne by the body portion of the rack between the uprights. The portion over the cab provides support and reduces deflection of long loads such as pipe and conduit. You can see the load bar over the bed is higher than the side bar to allow the forklift forks to leave the load and exit.

Let Harbor build one for you!  Visit our website and see more about Harbor Truck Bodies at www.htbi.net. Call Harbor at 800-433-9452.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Masterack Ladder Rack for Every Type of Commercial Van


Masterack has a ladder rack for every type of commercial van, plus accessories to customize a package to your particular need. Choose from the original Masterack Locking Rack, the ergonomic Slide-Down Rack, the effortless PowerRack, or the economical heavy-duty Utility Rack.
 


To find out more, you may call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452.
Also find us at http://htbi.net/

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Fab Shop - A Harbor Truck Bodies Distributor in Edgewood, WA


The Fab Shop, a custom welding and fabrication shop for truck bodies and accessories, has been in business since 1999. The Fab Shop in Edgewood, Washington is a location for the Harbor Truck Bodies, Inc. “Chevrolet and GMC Truck Pools” as well as the Ram Truck Pool for the Pacific Northwest. Customer contact (pool truck availability, order taking, status reports etc.) will come through Harbor Truck Bodies central office in Brea, CA 800-433-9452.

Your outside Sales Manager is Larry Zech who can be reached at 707-576-1369 (office) or 707-249-1292 (cell). The Fab Shop internal contact is Eric Bakke; and can be reached at 253-568-9124.

Find us at: www.thefabshop.com The Fab Shop, L.L.C. 10315 16th Street E | Edgewood, WA 98372 Phone (253) 568-9124 | Fax. (253) 568-917

Friday, June 21, 2013

Harbor WeldMaster Body With Venturo ET12KX With 12,000 Ft Lbs Rating - 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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Masterack Slide-Down (TM) Ladder Rack Provides Easy Access


Take a look at the Masterack Slide-Down (TM) Ladder Rack and see how it 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.

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

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ram Adds ProMaster to Commercial Vehicle Lineup

The new 2014 Ram ProMaster, Ram Commercial’s latest addition to its vehicle lineup, takes its place in the expanding, purpose-built, full-size van segment with a number of best-in-class features focused on the commercial customer, according to the automaker.

“Our fleet customers are going to appreciate the remarkable versatility of the new 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size van, from its two roof heights to its multiple wheelbases and body lengths,” said Peter Grady, vice president of Network Development & Fleet for Chrysler. “The new Ram ProMaster will provide our fleet customers with numerous product advantages, from its class-exclusive front-wheel-drive to its best-in-class fuel economy.

Customers will value the reliability of the ProMaster, designed for the North American market but based on one of the most popular vans in Europe, the front-wheel-drive Fiat Ducato, in production for more than 30 years.”

The new vehicle is Ram’s first shared truck collaboration with Fiat Professional.

Production for the 2014 Ram ProMaster is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2013. All configurations will be produced at the Saltillo Commercial Truck Assembly Plant in Saltillo, Mexico.

The ProMaster offers two roof heights (90 inches and 101 inches), three wheelbases (118 inches, 136 inches, and 159 inches), and four body lengths (195 inches, 213 inches, 236 inches, and 250 inches).

Engineered for North America

Conceived and developed in Italy, Ram’s new van underwent extensive, extreme-duty testing to prepare for its North American debut.

Standard on the ProMaster will be the 3.6L Pentastar V-6, rated at 280 hp with a peak torque of 258 lb.-ft. Recommended oil-change intervals for this engine range up to 10,000 miles. But, an intelligent oil-servicing system that monitors vehicle usage will trigger an alert when service is most appropriate.

The 2014 Ram ProMaster marks the North American introduction of a 174-hp 3.0L inline four-cylinder EcoDiesel engine, which generates peak torque of 295 lb.-ft. at just 1,400 rpm. The engine features a number of refinements, including internal engine components, turbo, and emissions controls.

Also, an oil-level sensor contributes to an oil-change schedule of up to 18,500 miles for the 3.0L engine, helping reduce total cost of ownership.

Two transmission options are available on the new ProMaster: the 62TE automatic transmission and the M40 automated manual transmission. The trailer/tow program comes standard with the 62TE automatic transmission. A new M40 automated manual, exclusive to the 3.0L EcoDiesel, is also available.

The ProMaster offers two roof heights (90 inches and 101 inches), three wheelbases (118 inches, 136 inches, and 159 inches), and four body lengths (195 inches, 213 inches, 236 inches, and 250 inches).

Additionally, the ProMaster offers both a chassis cab and cutaway from the factory. The van’s segment-exclusive front-wheel-drive system and its unibody frame architecture make the van significantly lighter than others in its segment, according to the manufacturer.

It can achieve a payload capacity up to 5,145 lbs. and a maximum towing capacity up to 5,100 lbs. The GCWR is 11,500 lbs. for the 3.6L V-6, and 12,500 lbs. for the 3.0L I-4 EcoDiesel.
Upfitter Friendly

The body-integral construction and multiple configurations provide the ability to upfit for a large variety of job applications.

Side walls are nearly 90 degrees in relation to the cargo compartment floor, providing the ability to install shelving in the van without reducing standing and shoulder space.

The ProMaster also features a standard sliding door on the passenger side with an optional sliding door on the driver’s side. The sliding door openings are based on roof height — 49 inches by 60 inches for the low-roof model and 49 inches by 70 inches for high-roof models. An available two-position rear clamshell door swings open up to 260-degrees, folding almost flat to the side of the van. All three door openings enable forklift pallet loading and unloading.
Looking Good, Inside & Out

The front of the new ProMaster is identified by a broad wraparound bumper and twin-reflector headlamp clusters. The ProMaster leads with a hexagon-shaped crosshair grille, featuring the Ram’s head logo. The cab-forward, short dash to front axle design pushes the nose inward and the headlamps upward. According to Ram, this design provides higher passenger seating positions and better visibility — important for safety and commercial users.

A step is also designed into both front bumper corners, making it easier to clean the windscreen from either side.

The new full-size van also features plenty of real estate on all four sides, allowing for businesses to post signage and graphics.

Although much was borrowed from the Fiat version, Ram designers made alterations for U.S. customers, according to the automaker.

The van is fitted with up to 17 tie-down rings with 1,000-lb. rating, which fold away to maintain a flat floor, easing the process of loading and unloading. Available partitions also protect passengers from the possibility of load shift in the cabin.

Safety First

Ram’s new full-size van offers more than 35 active and passive safety and security features. It also includes standard electronic stability control (ESC), hosting a number of technologies such as trailer-sway control. Ram ProMaster features a ParkView backup camera and ParkSense with audible warning, all of which are useful when maneuvering a large van.

The standard ESC system on the new Ram ProMaster is a four-channel (independent control to all four corners of the vehicle) active handling system that links the vehicle’s dynamic control systems to assist the driver in maintaining control under demanding or adverse conditions such as wet, snow-covered, or icy roads; tight turns; and evasive maneuvers. In effect, the ESC determines the driver’s intentions and optimizes overall vehicle control to keep the dynamic forces within select limits in any driving situation — so control seems almost intuitive.

ProMaster customers can make the best use of their valuable time by leveraging Uconnect’s easy-to-learn, easy-to-use controls. Hands-free calling is made convenient via Bluetooth technology. Similarly, the truck’s hands-free text-reply feature enables customers to quickly deliver messages.

A full-color, five-inch touchscreen is available with GPS navigation, providing customers the ability to chart time-saving routes to their destinations. Uconnect Web, powered by Autonet Mobile, is available to U.S. customers. This system delivers continuous Internet connectivity, creating an efficient workspace and real-time information access on the go.

March 2013, Work Truck Magazine - Cover Story

By Lauren Fletcher
Tags: Ram ProMaster, Ram Commercial Trucks

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sharp and Impressive Welders Body From Harbor Truck Bodies





Here's a truck from our files, a Harbor Truck Bodies 11' Service Body with dual raised front compartments. Compartment depth on this model is 22" deep. This is also commonly called a Welder Body and in this case it is being used that way for the curbside front compartment is to hold Oxygen/Acetylene bottles. This body also features Harbor's famous standard stainless steel open top lids. This job was built by North Bay Truck Body for Zumwalt Ford in St. Helena, CA.

This body also features a unique 18" rear platform with 3/16" diamond plate steel floor and 2" V-trough, a receiver style vise bracket stand, 2"x2" HD NBTB Rack with two sets of Rack Straps. Further modifications to the 18" rear platform is 4-4" vertical channels with 5" bumper step with recessed rubber mounted stop, tail, turn and backup lights in the rear face. And finally, a receiver hitch and 6-way plug.

North Bay Truck Body is a Harbor Distributor. Let North Bay Truck Body build the truck you want. Give them a call at 707-864-2700 and visit their website at http://www.nbtb.com/.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Harbor Rack Provides Support From Rear to Front of Truck


Harbor Truck Bodies builds custom racks and this one was designed to carry extra-long items and support their weight the entire length. 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/.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sometimes a Short Service Body Meets Your Needs

Although these are not seen very often,  Harbor Truck Bodies builds a 6.5' short bed service body and it looks great on the truck. The wheelbase on this extended cab chassis requires a short service body.


Call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452 and visit the website at www.htbi.net.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Very Sharp and Functional Lo-Pro by Harbor Truck Bodies



Heres another Lo-Pro body we captured a truck in final stages being built. The top of the service body lids are 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. This unit has now been in service for Vortex Doors for their commercial door service business. Find the Vortex website at www.vortexdoors.com. The over- the-cab 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. And we cannot forget the silver metallic base coat, clear coat paint job! It's a knockout! We're 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.

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Very Visible Low Profile Harbor TradeMaster Service Body For Ram Quad Cab

Here is a  Trademaster Low Profile 34", an interesting piece on a RAM SRW Quad Cab. It is a bit unique in that it is a low profile service body (34") with standard Stainless Steel open top lids.




This is a combination of Harbor Trademaster Service Body, a Headboard - Tailboard  Rack and a step bumper.  We love this low profile service body which not only looks nice and clean, but has so much more visibility.

This combination will get a lot of work done and carry the crew in style and comfort.

Let Harbor build one for you!

To find out more, you may call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452.
Also find us at http://htbi.net/
 



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Well Lit Harbor Workmaster - Day or Night!



This Harbor WorkMaster is lit up with very low draw LED lighting. In the custom closeable compartments on the side are several Maxxima M844280 LED Cargo Light Strips. It doesn't matter whether its day or night, you won't have any trouble finding things in there! The overhead lights are two Grote LED "WhiteLight" Recessed-Mounted Dome Lamps.

You can contact Harbor at 800-433-9452 and visit www.htbi.net for a list of distributors in your area.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Hydraulics and Crane Trucks: Using Force Through Fluid to Work!

For many centuries, cranes have functioned as powerful machines capable of lifting many tons of objects with ease to differing heights. They have been used for the construction of buildings, the loading/unloading of cargo from harbors and for lifting vehicles that have fallen from ditches, etc. Most people have become aware of the usefulness of cranes due to their strength and agility; in this article we will explore how cranes work and where they acquired their functional power.

Hydraulic System Principle

Cranes can easily lift objects because of their hydraulic system. In the realm of physics, such operations are supported by Pascal's Principle of Transmission of Fluid-Pressure. According to this law, "Pressure exerted anywhere in a confined incompressible fluid is transmitted equally in all directions throughout the fluid such that the pressure ratio remains the same." In such systems, the force that is directly applied in one cylinder is transmitted to another using incompressible (high-pressured) fluid in the form of oil.

Hydraulic System Process

Hydraulic systems work by forcing non-compressible fluid from one cylinder to another to make them functional. This can be best explained by using a simple example of such a method. Two pistons are placed in two cylinders connected together with a non-compressible fluid-filled pipe. When downward physical energy is applied to one piston (the input one) the second piston (output one) is pushed in an opposite (upward) motion because of the force that is transmitted by the oil in the pipe.

Hydraulic systems have the power to move heavy loads through force multiplication. The size of the cylinder on the output one is larger compared to the cylinder on the input one. This way, when downward physical energy is applied on the input piston it will be multiplied when the liquid reaches the second cylinder. If 200 lbs. of downward force is applied on the input piston, a 1000 lb. upward force can be applied on the second cylinder. Of course, it must also be considered that the input piston must travel further (be depressed further) in order to move the output piston in an upward motion. Multiplied a great deal, this simple process allows cranes to lift heavy objects.

One important thing to mention is the influence of air anywhere within this system. Any presence of air within the system causes the exerting force to be "wasted" by trying to compress any air bubbles rather than doing the intended work of compressing the fluid and moving the second piston.

Hydraulic Systems and the Crane

The crane's lifting operation uses one of two types of hydraulic pumps - two-gear and one-gear versions. Commonly, cranes use the two-gear version to pressurize the oil and multiply the hydraulic pressure exerted by the machine. The two-gear versions have three different important components, namely: the main pump, the pressure counterweight pump and the steering pump. The main pump is capable of raising and lowering the crane boom. It is responsible for lifting more weights compared to the other parts of the lifting apparatus.

Hydraulic systems are simple yet very powerful tools that can perform heavy-duty tasks. The procedure uses fluid to produce tremendous force movement so that the crane trucks can lift heavy objects. It uses force through fluid to work - it is as simple and powerful as that!

Christopher M. Hunter is an expert in commercial specialty trucks. To find out more about National Crane Trucks, go to the main website at: http://www.centraltrucksales.net/home.

 By Christopher M. Hunter
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Christopher_M._Hunter

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Step Into a Harbor Workmaster Body and Keep Your Tools Within Reach!



 


Sometimes you need access to certain long tools or equipment. This solution gives you access within arms reach as well as security. Its an interesting rear platform extension on a  Harbor Workmaster Body with a unique fold down, lockable step and rather than have little doors outside.

This platform has a full-length lid which becomes the step to get into the body.


To find out more, you may call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452.
Also find us at http://htbi.net/