Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Taller Tailgates available for the Harbor Service Body



Here is an example of a 19" optional tailgate on a body built by Harbor Truck Bodies in Brea, CA. These shots show it closed and also laying down. This body has a raised cargo bed enclosure as well as a horizontal series on the curbside. And don't forget Harbor is famous for their standard Stainless Steel lids!

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

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lake Chevy- A Harbor Dealer in Lake Elsinore, CA



Lake Chevy is one of the leading Southern California Chevrolet dealers. As your local Riverside Chevy dealer, we provide a variety of new and used Chevy cars, trucks and SUVs to meet the needs of Corona and the Inland Empire. We also have a great selection of Chevrolet parts, and are one of the top Chevrolet Service Centers in SoCal.

If you are looking for Chevrolet dealer near Riverside, CA, take the short drive to Lake Chevrolet to see why we are becoming the largest and best Chevrolet dealer in Riverside County.

Lake Chevrolet
31201 Auto Center Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
(888) 312-6558

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Bolt Lock Product Line



I Gotta Have That! Video of the Bolt Lock product line.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Back Pain? We Have a Remedy!




Back injuries can be debilitating, once you injure your back it can effect your work and how you handle tools and use equipment. At Harbor Truck Bodies we offer a number of back savers like the two shown above:  Whether it is something very heavy or just more than you need to lift, either of these products can be a back saver.

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.

The railgate is a Tommy Gate with 3,000lb capacity, high-cycle railgate for stake and van bodies.The Railgate is a Tommy Gate’s 3,000lb railgate for applications performing high numbers of lifting cycles during daily use.

Save your back. Retrofit your old truck now with one of these great tools, and insure that your new truck gets the right back savers installed. We have other back saving tools as well like roll-out drawers, side steps and much more. Give us a call and we will help you get the best features to keep you and your back healthy.

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Room For The Crew + Harbor Welders Body For The Equipment


This Super nice black beauty Ford Crew Cab uplevel truck is upfitted with a  beauty of a Harbor welders body.

How many welders do you see rolling around in rigs like this? Yet that's what this ends up being, or at least functioning with the custom space for the welder machine. Notice that it has a closed top on the streetside where the welder opening is and an open top lid on the curbside. This also has tie downs in the floor and a spray on bedliner to make it so durable.

Maybe Harbor could build you one too! Call us at 800-433-9452 and visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Chase Chevrolet - A Harbor Dealer in the Regional Modesto, CA Area

We are proud to showcase Chevy's great model lineup at Chase Chevrolet in Stockton, CA, family owned and operated since 1944. Chase Chevrolet has stood the test of time by serving our customers with quality Chevy cars, SUVs, trucks and vans. We're here to meet all your Modesto Chevrolet needs. Visit Chase Chevrolet, located on 6441 Holman Road, Stockton, CA 95212.

Our Stockton Chevrolet Dealership Serves Modesto and Manteca

Serving as your Stockton, Manteca, and Modesto Chevrolet dealership, we are proud to offer a fantastic line of vehicles. In addition to our new Chevy cars and trucks, we have pre-owned vehicles that are like new. You can request information on our Chevrolet services, or search Chase Chevrolet's new or pre-owned inventory for your perfect car, van, truck or SUV. Looking for a Stockton or Modesto Chevrolet dealer? Chase has what you need! With low APR financing or Cash Allowance, you're sure to drive away with a great buy.

Our Service and Parts Department Serves Modesto, Manteca and Beyond

We are proud of our service and parts departments, with quality services and experiences you can only get here at Chase Chevrolet in Stockton, CA. Our certified technicians have the skills to maintain your used vehicle at its best condition. If you need a Modesto Chevrolet dealer that can provide you with efficient service, visit our service and parts page to schedule an appointment at your convenience. Chase Chevrolet also has a Quick Lube to serve your Modesto and Manteca Chevy service needs. 

Contact Chase Chevrolet of Stockton, your Modesto and Manteca Chevrolet Dealer

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our friendly professional Stockton Chevrolet staff to answer any questions you may have, whether it's related to our Chase Chevy vehicles, service, or even oil changes. If you are a Spanish speaking customer, Chase Chevrolet has a Spanish site for your convenience. We're just a short drive from Modesto, stocked with parts, accessories and a team of technicians who can install them for you. We also proudly serve our customers who need a Manteca Chevrolet dealer they can trust. Look no further than Chase Chevrolet if you are looking for a Chevrolet dealer in Modesto or Manteca

Find us at  http://www.chasechevroletstockton.com/
 
Chase Chevrolet
6441 Holman Road, Stockton, CA 95212

Friday, July 19, 2013

One Button Locks It Up! The Harbor Masterlock System




One button locks up the doors on each side of your Harbor Service, Combo or Workmaster body, The Harbor Truck Bodies MasterLock System is an internal locking bar for additional security of your valuable cargo. You may have seen an unsightly long bar and a padlock on some bodies. The Harbor MasterLock System achieves the same objective but is hidden on the inside, it does not use a padlock and uses the same key as the service body. You don't have to look around for a different key and you get convenience, great looks and the additional security that gives you peace of mind.

The best feature of the Harbor MasterLock System is the convenience of it. Most people who use a service body, Combo body or WorkMaster are carrying tools and parts and going from one job to the next. Many times you come out to the service body, unlock the compartment and get a tool or two, then lock the compartment, open another compartment and get a part or something and then lock that compartment, go into the job and get to work. Then you come out and do it again and again throughout the day. With the Harbor MasterLock System, you can leave all the side doors unlocked all day and just unlock the MasterLock get what you need and push the button in on the Harbor MasterLock and you're done and your stuff is secure. Isn't that great! No more locking and unlocking all those doors all day long. Then at the end of the day, go ahead and lock all the doors for the added security of being double locked.

The Harbor MasterLock System is one of our most popular options, once you have it, you will never go back to the old way!



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

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Harbor Built Custom Flatbed - Rear Barn Doors, Drop Down Sides and Over-Cab Rack



A Harbor custom built flatbed features steel fold-down sides and rear swing-away barn doors,   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.



To find out more, you may call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452.

Also find us at http://htbi.net/

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Harbor Contractor II - More Capacity in the Same Space!



The Harbor Truck Bodies Contractor II Body is an exciting part of the Contractor line. On the dual rear wheel models it offers a special larger box that allows you to carry larger items than would fit in the previous boxes AND at the same time have much more bed space, which is the main reason people like Contractor Bodies. 

This body is especially nice for the 56" and 60" CA Single Rear and 60" CA Dually chassis, so you get the great advantage of about the same bed space as a 12' body but on a 10' body and that translates into great maneuverability! Cut 24" out the the wheelbase and you have a whole new dimension of drive-ability. The Harbor Contractor II a great change from the normal Contractor body and with increased storage and flexibility.

Consider the Contractor II Body for your next Contractor Body needs.

Call Harbor at 800-433-9452, and visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Wittmeier Auto Center - A Harbor Truck Bodies Dealer in Chico, CA



Wittmeier Auto Center is a leading Northern California multi-line auto dealership located in Chico, California. We sell and service Ford, Honda, Chevrolet and Lincoln vehicles, in addition to offering complete collision repair, detailing and fleet services. Plus, we stock a diverse selection of quality pre-owned vehicles to accommodate the needs of our customers.

Our purpose at Wittmeier Auto Center is to give you the best vehicle buying experience possible. Upon arriving to our dealership, you will be welcomed by one of our courteous and knowledgeable sales professionals. They will walk you though the steps of finding a new or pre-owned vehicle to fit your lifestyle.

Buying a Car is a Big Decision:

Buying a new car is one of the most important purchases you will ever make and we understand the importance of your purchase. That’s why our staff is here to assist you through the buying experience. We want you to drive home satisfied in a vehicle that fits your lifestyle.

Since 1978, we have been active in supporting the community of Chico. We support a diverse group of non-profit local organizations in an effort to help enrich the lives of ours in our community. We invite you to come down to Wittmeier Auto Center today and let one of our sales associates guide you through the important decision making process of buying a vehicle. We can help you recognize those critical decisions so you leave satisfied with your experience.

- See more at: http://www.wittmeier.com

Wittmeier Auto Center: Chevrolet
2292 Forest Avenue
Chico, California 95928
(530) 343-4444

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Harbor Landscape Dump Keeps The Load Low!



This light duty chipper body includes a low roof. This feature prevents an overload 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!

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

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ram Trucks and Harbor Truck Bodies



Warren Mason and Ken Lindt of Harbor Truck Bodies talk about how their family-owned business and their relationship with Ram Trucks. Ram upfitted trucks provide the most capability of any vehicle.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Ram’s Commercial Flagships – 2014 Chassis Cab Lineup Offers Best-in-class Capability and Exclusive Features

2014 Ram Chassis Cab outworks the competition with best-in-class towing, gross combination weight rating (GCWR) and best-in-class total cost of ownership

  • 3500 GCWR of up to 30,000 pounds and max trailer weight of 22,750 pounds
  • 4500 GCWR of up to 32,500 pounds and max trailer weight of 24,650 pounds
  • 5500 GCWR of up to 37,500 pounds and max trailer weight of 29,600 pounds
  • Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs now available with gasoline or diesel powertrains
  • All-new 6.4-liter V-8 powers Ram’s hardest-working trucks with estimated 367 (410 under 10,000-lb. GVWR) horsepower (267 kW) at 4,600 rpm and 429 lb.-ft. of torque (582 N•m) at 4,000 rpm, featuring variable-valve timing (VVT) and Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation
  • Ram 3500 Chassis Cab available with three different engine packages
    • Two gas-powered options plus manual and automatic transmission-equipped diesel powertrains offer customers a wide range of choices to meet their needs
  • Legendary diesel power with six-speed automatic and manual transmissions
    • 6.7-liter Cummins available with high-output option producing 325 horsepower (242 kW) at 3,000 rpm and 750 lb.-ft. of torque (559 N•m) at 1,600 rpm
    • Aisin AS69RC six-speed automatic and exclusive manual six-speed transmissions handle powerful diesel output
  • New exclusive gas-engine, left- or right-side power take-off (PTO) capability with Aisin AS66RC transmission
  • Exclusive Fuel Saver on, cylinder deactivation system operation during PTO mode on 6.4-liter V-8 improves efficiency
  • 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 delivers 383 horsepower (286 kW) and 400 lb.-ft. of torque (542 N•m), and features variable-valve timing (VVT) for greater efficiency and performance (Ram 3500 Chassis Cab)
  • Best-in-class dual alternator systems up to 440 amps
  • Exclusive dual-inlet Ram Active Air in diesel models adjusts induction according to driving conditions for optimal performance and efficiency
  • Best-in-class 15,000-mile oil change intervals on Cummins diesel improving the total cost of ownership
  • New three-link front suspension on Ram 3500 Chassis Cab improves capability and handling
  • Next-generation selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) system aid fuel efficiency
  • New Ram 3500 Chassis Cab single-rear-wheel offering
  • Only manufacturer to feature standard electronic stability control (ESC) on all models
  • Frame includes high-strength 50,000 psi steel, eight-cross-member construction, C-channel rear rails to ensure continued unsurpassed noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), ride and handling characteristics
  • Largest brake size providing best-in-class brake life and stopping power
  • Largest standard fuel tank in class, maximizing up-time and dual fuel tank options totaling 74 gallons
  • Innovative features combined with excellence in engineering make upfitting easy and less expensive
  • Powernet technology enables expansion of feature content by adding bandwidth to the truck’s electrical architecture
  • Best-in-class powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles
  • Next-generation Uconnect Access combines a lineup of smart media centers with a powerful wireless platform that includes Wi-Fi hotspot capability
  • Configurable vehicle information center with 7-inch multiview display available on SLT and standard on Laramie models
  • Best-in-class vehicle system interface module (VSIM)
  • Passive Entry, Keyless Enter ’n Go

  • June 28, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks are the pinnacle of capability. Engineered and designed for extreme daily work, the Ram Chassis Cabs are products of a demanding environment and direct customer input. For 2014, Ram Chassis Cabs will pack a bigger punch with the introduction of a new 6.4-liter gas engine. Upfits will benefit from a left- or right-side PTO capability and a five minute shut-down timer feature.

    Ram’s halo truck line focuses on best-in-class capability and best-in-class total cost of ownership, a leading purchase reason among business owners. Ram Chassis Cab trucks offer the latest infotainment technology and exclusive upfit solutions, giving Ram Chassis Cab a competitive advantage. The Chassis Cab line goes further to offer a best-in-class powertrain warranty of five years/100,000 miles.


    The 2014 Chassis Cab best-in-class capability ratings:
    • Best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)
    • Best-in-class towing
    • Best-in-class front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) on 4500 and 5500
    • Best-in-class rear frame steel strength of 50,000 psi

    Features include a number of industry exclusives:
    • Vehicle system interface module (VSIM) is capable of communicating between aftermarket modules and various Chassis Cab control modules
    • Electronic stability control (ESC) on all models
    • Best-in-class, self-leveling fuel storage capability of 74 gallons (52-gallon tank plus 22-gallon tank)
    • Best-in-class 15,000-mile oil change intervals on Cummins diesel
    • Largest -in-class brakes
    • Best-in-class dual alternator systems up to 440 amps
    • Exclusive back-up camera for upfitter positioning
    • Best-in-class powertrain warranty, five years / 100,000 miles

    Ram Chassis Cab engineers design trucks for upfits and develop unique features to ease installation of multiple systems and bodies without interference or difficult relocation of components, including:
    • Industry standard frame lengths 60-inch, 84-inch, 108-inch and 120-inch
    • No components or lines above the rear frame rails
    • Through-the-frame plumbing and electrical
    • DEF refill port is conveniently located at the rear of the cab on the driver’s side to ensure easy access at pump stations


    ENGINEERINGFor 2014, Ram engineers have enhanced the 3500 Chassis Cab model with a new three-link front suspension that provides greater load-carrying capability and best-in-class towing.

    Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs have received upgrades as well. Both models are now rated at 7,000 pounds of front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) on 6.4-liter gas engine-equipped models and 7,250 pounds GAWR on 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel models.

    Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR) for Ram 3500 models equipped with single rear wheels have been raised, now ranging from 10,500 to 12,000 pounds. A 10,000-lb. GVWR model that falls below certain truck-weight restrictions is also available.

    To handle the best-in-class towing and unsurpassed GVWR capability of the Ram Chassis Cab, robust front suspension springs handle heavier loads while maintaining front ride height and improving overall roll stiffness. Greater roll stiffness, also known as body roll, is an important characteristic in taller vehicles, especially trucks with heavy payloads. An advanced five-link front suspension on Class 4 and 5 Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks ensures excellent ride and handling for a higher GVWR and for use with heavy front loads, including snow plows. The Hotchkiss rear leaf spring suspension not only provides a minimum of zero degrees rake angle at max load, it also maintains objectives for ride and handling.

    With upfits in mind, the 2014 Ram Chassis Cab trucks feature frames built with high-strength 50 KSI steel, including eight separate cross-member construction. Designing the frames for upfits creates a competitive advantage, improves durability and reduces warranty costs from unapproved modifications. Ram Chassis Cab trucks have no components or lines above the rear frame rails. For example, the diesel exhaust fluid tank (DEF) is located under the cab and out of the upfit zones. The feature reduces the need for modification and relocation that is sometimes required in competitive trucks. One piece, C-channel rear frame rails, and through-the-frame plumbing and electrical provide a flat plane for ease of mounting application bodies and accessories.

    Steering
    The drag link is positioned over the track bar to reduce roll oversteer and to improve tracking at highway speeds. Also, the drag link is attached directly to the knuckle, offering improved efficiency for driver input. The caster and track are engineered for more wheel-aligning torque, which improves return-to-center at the steering wheel. A ball joint alignment feature and sealing method improves alignment and service for lower total cost of ownership. This design results in enhanced and precise on-center feel, despite the vehicles impressive towing and payload capacities.

    Body
    The 2014 Ram Chassis Cab comes equipped with engine, transmission and body mounts for class-leading noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics.

    Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab commercial trucks are available with an engineering-approved, upfitter-friendly solution for customers who require back panel removal on regular cab trucks. Because the instructions were created and approved by Ram Commercial truck engineers, the cutaway design retains the structural integrity of the truck.

    Electrical
    As the Ram Chassis Cab continues to offer more featured content, it created the need for a technology that allows more information to be electronically communicated within the truck. The Powernet system allows both high- and low-speed data networks to be equipped with as many as 40 individual modules, all designed to improve vehicle performance and enhance the comfort and safety of driver and passengers.

    A majority of the commercial truck customers need to tie into the electrical system, and certain fleet customers require access to vehicle information. A best-in-class VSIM is capable of communicating between aftermarket modules and various Chassis Cab control modules. The class-exclusive module acts as a secure gateway to the vehicle’s electrical systems and data bus architecture to enable safe, secure plug-and-play connectivity for up-fitter use.

    An optional dual 220-amp alternator system (440 amps total) on the diesel-equipped Ram Chassis Cab provides best-in-class electrical capability for the higher electrical loads required in select upfits such as emergency lighting and electric clutch pumps. The new 6.4-liter gas powertrain gets a dual-alternator option, pairing a 220-amp unit with a 160-amp, for a total of 380 amps.

    Total cost of ownership and best-in-class powertrain warranty - five years/100,000 miles
    Operating costs are of great consideration for owner’s who use their trucks for work. The 2014 Ram Chassis Cab claims class-leading features in:
    • Extended maintenance cycle (15,000-mile oil change, fuel filter life)
    • Brake life with advanced engine exhaust brake
    • Upfit integration
    The 2014 Ram Chassis Cab is backed with a best-in-class, five-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The powertrain-limited warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a covered powertrain component – engine, transmission and drive system. Coverage also includes free towing to the nearest Ram Truck dealer, if necessary. The warranty is transferable allowing customers who sell their truck during the warranty period to pass the coverage on to the new owner. The standard three-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for the Ram Chassis Cab, from the body to the electrical system.

    POWERTRAINThe 2014 Ram Chassis Cab 3500, 4500 and 5500 come standard with the new 6.4-HEMI® V-8 gasoline engine — the first implementation of a gasoline engine for the Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab models. The Chassis Cab version of the 6.4 HEMI is similar by design but is engineered for a different duty cycle, when compared to the version offered in the Ram 2500 and 3500. The all-new powerplant provides a worthy gas-powered option to the segment’s overall standard-bearer – the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel.

    Compelling numbers tell the story of the new 16-valve engine: estimated up to 410 horsepower (302 kW) at 5,600 rpm (4,660 rpm for Aisin in 4500/5500) and a peak torque rating of 429 lb.-ft. (582 N•m) at 4,000 rpm. Ram’s new 6.4-liter V-8 gasoline engine is the first of its kind for Class 4 and 5 Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks.

    The new, big gasoline engine offers a number of features important to the hard, working, heavy- and medium-duty segments, including the dual-alternator option and a programmable idle shut-down timer. Additionally, the engine features Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation operation under normal driving and during PTO mode to improve efficiency.

    The new 6.4-liter HEMI is available with the 66RFE six-speed automatic transmission or the AS66RC six-speed automatic transmission with segment exclusive, gasoline engine left- or right-side PTO capability.

    The 3500 Chassis Cab also is available with the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 gasoline engine. The engine produces 383 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and generates peak torque of 400 lb.-ft. at 3,950 rpm. Mated to the 66RFE six-speed automatic transmission, the HEMI features enhanced fuel efficiency and power output, thanks to the incorporation of variable-valve timing (VVT) and a compression ratio of 10.5:1. Refinements and other applied technologies provide the latest-generation HEMI with performance and fuel economy improvements to rival multi-valve V-8 offerings.

    Unlike the competition, Ram offers two engine variants based on the 6.7-liter Cummins for diesel supremacy in the segment.

    The first version features 320 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 650 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,500 rpm. The engine is paired with Ram’s segment-exclusive six-speed manual transmission, which features a wear-compensating clutch for consistent performance and a dual-trunion shift tower to accommodate a compact shift pattern.

    A second high-output diesel delivers 325 horsepower at 3,000 rpm and generates best-in-class torque of 750 lb.-ft. at 1,600 rpm. The engine is paired with an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission (AS69RC).

    The Aisin AS69RC transmission features robust components and impressive shift performance, transmission efficiency and drivability when compared to the competition. The transmission is designed for high engine ratings and enables a left- and right-side PTO option, as well as allowing for a split shaft PTO configuration (diesel). Fire pumpers, dump beds, aerial buckets, cranes and onboard compressor/generators are typical PTO based upfits.

    New for 2014, Ram 3500 Chassis Cab trucks are equipped with a front-axle disconnect for greater fuel efficiency.

    All Ram Chassis Cab diesels benefit from an advanced cooling system. A high-efficiency fan, dual radiators, dual transmission coolers and charge air cooler provide impressive heat-rejection capacity to align with best-in-class GCWR. Lower operating temperatures deliver unsurpassed performance, durability and lower operating costs.

    Best-in-class GCWRs also led to the industry-exclusive Ram Active Air intake system, activated by monitoring capabilities in the engine controller. When the exclusive intake system senses extreme heat, it draws cooler air from the front of the vehicle – a function that also engages at high altitudes for superior throttle response in low-oxygen environments. When conditions are wet from snow, ice or water fording, the system pulls air from an under- hood inlet, clear from snow packing and water ingestion.

    A new, dual fuel tank option combines 52-gallon and 22-gallon tanks for 74 gallons of extended, integrated onboard fuel range for lower operating costs. Additionally, a mid-ship 22-gallon tank is now an option for gasoline- and diesel-powered Chassis Cabs.

    Emissions performance:
    The Cummins power plants utilize a large exhaust-gas recirculation cooler, which complements the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and accommodates a best-in-class oil-change interval of 15,000 miles. Oil life is longer by reducing soot production and reducing fuel dilution of the oil.

    When needed, the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is injected into the exhaust to reduce NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) emissions coming out of the tail pipe. Unlike the competition, the Ram Chassis Cab maintains full power when fluid is low. The state-of-the art DEF system applied on the Ram Chassis Cab features an electric heater in the DEF tank to ensure the fluid is available in a liquid state regardless of climate. The DEF refill port is conveniently located at the rear of the cab on the driver’s side of the vehicle, and clear of upfit zones, a configuration that ensures easy access at fuel stations when compared to the competition.

    Combined with an improvement in fuel economy, due in part to the engines’ high-pressure common-rail fuel system, SCR provides a net reduction in Ram Chassis Cab operating costs.

    The SCR-equipped Cummins engines also operate cleaner by lowering greenhouse-gas emissions and better managing soot production than Lean NOx Trap (LNT) technology.

    DESIGN: 

    Exterior
    Ram Chassis Cab trucks are available in Tradesman, SLT and Laramie trim levels.

    Three grille designs are available on the 2014 Ram Chassis Cabs, and a premium headlamp features bi-functional halogen projectors and LEDs for park/turn and side markers. The LED light housings are functional hardware with appeal and durability over incandescent bulbs.

    Ram 3500 Chassis Cab single rear wheel models get three new 18-inch wheels: steel (Tradesman), chrome-clad steel (standard on SLT, optional on Tradesman) and polished aluminum (standard on Laramie, optional on Tradesman and SLT).

    An exclusive, backup camera is available and delivered with factory wiring and multipurpose mount for easy installation by the upfitter. The camera provides a view of the rear with high definition and dynamic imaging in the available 5.0-inch and 8.4-inch radio display or 1.7 x 3-inch display in the rearview mirror.

    Exterior door and fender badges are located in a portrait style format providing usable real estate on the door for a commercial customer’s logos and graphics.

    Ram Chassis Cab offers 12 different colors, including Black, Black Gold Pearl, Blue Streak Pearl, Bright Silver Metallic Bright White, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl, Flame Red, Granite Crystal Metallic, Maximum Steel Metallic, Prairie Pearl, True Blue Pearl and Western Brown Pearl.

    Ram Chassis Cab models are also available in an additional 18 specialty paint options, including Midnight Blue, Case Construction Power Tan, Case IH Red, New Holland Construction Yellow, New Holland Agriculture Blue and Robin Egg Blue.

    Interior:
    In four-door models, rear-seat occupants enjoy the same quality, fit and finish as the driver. With points of contact a priority, premium, durable materials are on all four doors.

    The 2014 Ram Chassis Cab features the next generation 8.4-inch Uconnect system. The center stack includes matching materials found throughout the interior. To complement the range of Chassis Cab models, the interior design team created individualized themes with different colors and materials.

    The HVAC controls feature simple function meeting the highest Human Machine Interface (HMI) standards. The HVAC system includes a redundant architecture allowing the operator to use either the 8.4-inch touchscreen or manual controls to alter the truck’s environment. Below the HVAC arrangement is a switch bank with easy-to-use controls for a number of features depending on vehicle models and options. The top row is for functional features and includes exhaust brake, tow/haul and electronic stability control (ESC). Five instrument-panel mounted auxiliary switches are standard on all Chassis Cab models. The fifth switch becomes a PTO on/off switch when equipped. The bottom row comes standard as an auxiliary switch bank for all five spots with a power take-off (PTO) option when equipped. Contiguous to the switch bank is a prominently placed adjustable integrated trailer brake control allowing the driver to add or reduce trailer brake function on the fly. The console center stack includes one 115-volt and two 12-volt outlets on either side with an optional powered USB port on the driver’s side.

    All Ram Chassis Cab trucks continue to use a column shifter for the automatic transmission. Electronic Range Select (ERS) is located on the column. Diesel models offer an exclusive manual six-speed transmission, the only manual transmission offering in the segment. On all models, the transfer case retains full capability with a rotary e-shift to control “4WD Auto,” “4WD Lock,” “4WD Low,” “2WD” and “Neutral”.

    The 3.5-inch vehicle information center screen is a standard feature. The thin-film transistor (TFT), 7-inch multiview display is available on SLT and Laramie models. The 7-inch screen features fully customizable function and configurability giving the owner a variety of systems to monitor from transmission temperature to navigation.

    Chassis Cab trucks with bucket seats offer additional storage capacity in the center console. Six-passenger capability is available with the 40-20-40 bench-seat configuration.

    The center consoles for both the bucket and 40-20-40 bench-seat configurations keep efficient storage in mind. The bucket seat console uses the extra space as additional storage. The bench seat design includes three cup holders built into the console lid that features a washable rubber bellow lining allowing storage for most cup sizes as well as other personal items. Folding back the center console and center front seat base reveals a large storage bin that houses an optional CD player. Both versions of the console feature two tiers of storage and are available with a multimedia port with USB, SD card and auxiliary inputs in the upper tier. Additionally, a 2.5-amp USB power port and 12-volt outlet are available to meet device-charging needs.

    UCONNECT: 
    Building upon base radio capability, two Uconnect systems are offered to provide Ram customers with a range of features and connectivity options. The Uconnect 8.4A and 8.4AN provide Ram truck owners with a built-in wireless connection allowing vehicle occupants to automatically connect to a variety of services. Users can remotely lock and unlock doors or start their vehicles from any distance via the web or a smartphone application. The Uconnect system includes a 911 button on the rearview mirror for a direct connection to emergency services. An ASSIST button also is integrated into the rearview mirror to summon help directly from a roadside assistance provider or connect with Chrysler Group’s Vehicle Customer Care Center. Wi-Fi hotspot capability enabled by Uconnect Access provides in-cabin wireless Internet connectivity via laptop, tablet or smartphone, whether on the move or at the worksite.

    Applications are updatable over the air and are downloaded directly to the Uconnect 8.4A and 8.4AN systems, keeping features current.

    Uconnect Voice Command allows drivers to control their mobile phone, music and navigation system while staying focused on driving. The phone book within a compatible phone is automatically downloaded, synchronizing as many as 1,000 phone book entries, which can then be selected by simply saying a contact name. The feature also allows drivers to switch radio modes, tune to AM/FM/ HD and SiriusXM Radio stations and request real-time information (such as fuel prices) from the available SiriusXM Travel Link using natural voice commands.

    Uconnect supports Bluetooth-equipped cell phones with message access profile (MAP) advanced text messaging. This industry-first voice recognition uses the embedded connectivity to access cloud-based voice-recognition and enable advanced text messaging, which converts the spoken word into verbatim text messages. Communication is limited only by the user’s vocabulary.

    Filling the gauge cluster in front of the driver is an available 7-inch, color, premium multiview display, featuring a customizable function that enables Ram customers to personalize information inside the instrument cluster. Ram’s information display is designed to visually communicate information, using graphics and text, quickly and easily. The multiview display offers drivers a wide range of customization options, from a basic digital speed read out to specific vehicle status information. Operation of the display is clearly communicated to users with easy-to-understand icons and instructions.

    SAFETY AND SECURITY: 
    Ram Chassis Cab trucks offer more than 45 active and passive safety and security features, including standard front air bags with Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS), knee bolsters, seat-belt pretensioners, BeltAlert and ParkView rear backup camera system.

    A segment exclusive selective tire pressure display is standard for both single- and dual-rear-wheel 3500 models.

    The 2014 Ram Chassis Cab models include standard electronic stability control (ESC), a segment exclusive on Class 3, 4 and 5 Chassis Cabs over 10,000-lb. GVWR. ESC hosts a number of technologies including all-speed traction control, trailer-sway control, Hill-start Assist (HAS) and anti-lock brake system (ABS).

    The 2014 Ram Chassis Cab also offers Keyless Enter ’n Go technology, which allows the doors to be unlocked and the truck to be started without having to touch the key fob. An available remote start feature allows a driver to start their truck from up to 300 feet away. Door controls, illuminated entry, engine immobilizer and panic alert are standard features with the Keyless Enter ’n Go system. Auto rain-sensing wipers and SmartBeam headlamps also are offered, adding to a long list of content.

    MANUFACTURING: 
    Start of production of the 2014 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014 at the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Coahuila, Mexico.

    Friday, July 5, 2013

    Product Update: MAXON's Standard Tuk-A-Way® Liftgates 72-150 & TE-20 Series


    72-150/TE-20
    Maxon invented the Tuk-A-Way® liftgate in 1957 so that the platform can fold and stow under the truck body in the dock ready position. Today, Maxon offers a wide range of steel and aluminum platforms of different sizes along with various bed height options.

    Evolved from this product line, the Tuk-A-Way® 72-150 and TE-20 models have resulted as the ideal economical and lightweight choices for smaller trucks with general purpose applications. Here are some of the product highlights:


    Specifications

    •    Lifting Capacities: 1,500 lbs. to 2,000 lbs.
    •    Bed Heights: 38” – 54”
    •    Weight: 542 lbs. to 570 lbs.
    •    Platform Material: Reinforced Steel Diamond Plate
    •    Key Features: Center arm, low maintenance, standard ride, low bed height compatible, platform folds & stows under the body in the dock ready position, lightweight design, torsion spring assist platform, available in painted or optional galvanized finishes

    bolt-on opener

    Recent Design Updates:

    Bolt-On Opener

    The 72-150/TE-20 series come with a new and improved bolt-on style opener assembly. This new assembly eliminates the need for welding thereby protecting the liftgates factory coating(s).




    Mount Plates Now Bolted Instead of Tack Welded
    mount plates
    The 72-150/TE-20 mounting plates are now attached to the main frame tube by means of a bolt that is attached to a single tab that is welded to the main frame tube. This new mount plate attachment method replaces the previous one that used several tack welds to hold the mount plates in place. This new method shortens installation times by eliminating the grinding of tack welds.



    Grease-able Pins
    greaseable pins
    The 72-150/TE-20 series of gates now come standard with grease-able pins.


    Important Note for Gates Ordered in Galvanized Finish

    Orders received for galvanized 72-150 and TE-20 models will have mount plates welded solid at spacing as noted below. Bed heights need to be identified on all galvanized orders.

    •    34.25” spacing for high bed ranges of 44" to 54"
    •    33.75” spacing for low bed ranges of 38" to 42”

    An SOR (Special Order Request) will be required for all other spacing requirements or a callout for NON solid weld (tacked only) mount plates.

    For more information on product updates, please contact Customer Service at (800) 227-4116 or visit our website at www.maxonlift.com.

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    A Customized Harbor Weldmaster Body For NV Energy


    At Harbor Truck Bodies, we make a Welder body called a Harbor WeldMaster and it has general application; however, welders are very independent thinkers when it comes to the body they want to work out of, so there are many different variations on this theme. Our standard WeldMaster is a standardized product and is cost effective for many. In addition to the standard features of the TradeMaster which is the basis of this product, the body comes standard with a 63" Raised Front Compartment that is vented and includes bottle brackets and rings for gas bottles. A second Raised Compartment is an available option.

    The photos show a highly customized Harbor WeldMaster body modified for NV Energy and installed by Cobalt Truck Equipment, a Harbor Truck Bodies distributor in Nampa, Idaho. It includes some innovative custom accessories such as a unique 4-gas bottle pullout tray on heavy duty slides for easy loading, a pullout welding table off the bumper, and a V-notch work bench bumper. Notice the custom notches for wheel chocks and three Emberton drawers in the horizontal compartment.

    You can reach Cobalt Truck Equipment at 208-887-7788 and 
    visit their website at http://www.cobalttruck.com/.


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

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    Truck U #907 - Federated Work Truck - BOLT Locks Segment



    In this segment Bruno Massel and Matt Steele hosts of Speed channel's Truck U Talk about the benefits of using BOLT Locks. This segment was featured on Episode #907 "Federated Work Truck" which aired on June 15th 2013. www.boltlock.com