Thursday, October 31, 2013

Isuzu NPR Walk-Around



Michael conducts a walk-around of the 2013 Isuzu NPR at the 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jessup Auto Plaza of Cathedral City - A Harbor Truck Bodies Dealer


Established in 1938, Jessup Auto Plaza is the premier family owned and operated dealership in the Coachella Valley. We've been serving Palm Springs, La Quinta and Indio Buick GMC Chevrolet Cadillac drivers for nearly 75 years with new and used GM sales, service and financing. We're pleased to present exceptional lease offers on the new Cadillac XTS!
Palm Springs & Palm Desert Chevrolet Buick Cadillac GMC Dealer

Our central location in the Coachella Valley allows us to serve Indio and La Quinta Cadillac and Buick customers. Our prime selection of vehicles includes the complete Cadillac line: the CTS, Escalade and SRX. And we're pleased to present the all-new Cadillac ATS and XTS sedans, superb additions to the Cadillac family! We also serve Indio Buick shoppers with a selection of the sought-after Enclave luxury SUV and the new Buick Verano.

Palm Springs Chevrolet GMC Cars & Trucks in Cathedral City

With over 200 new and used vehicles on hand, we have the capacity to serve Indio and La Quinta Chevrolet customers as well. We keep plenty of Chevy's hot new Camaro and the fuel-efficient Cruze in inventory, as well as the dependable Silverado pickup. We've got great SUVs for La Quinta GMC customers like the Acadia and Terrain. And of course, you'll find plenty of regular and extended cab Sierra pickups. From our prime selection of new vehicles to our varied stock of pre-owned cars, you're sure to find what you're looking for here at Jessup Auto Plaza. We're also a GM Business Choice dealer specializing in Fleet Sales for your business, offering Palm Springs and Indio GMC and Chevrolet commercial vehicles here in Cathedral City.

Cathedral City GM Certified Service

Jessup Auto Plaza is committed to offering you an exceptional sales experience and to ensuring your vehicle stays on the road in the years to come. Bring your vehicle in to our 44 Service Bay facility staffed with Certified Service Technicians and stocked with Genuine GM Parts. Our Service Advisors will walk you through the service process and answer any questions. For extensive collision repair or maintenance, bring Palm Springs GMC, Buick, Cadillac or Chevrolet into our Jessup Auto Plaza Body Shop. We handle all makes and models and have a rental service on-site to keep you moving while we return your La Quinta Cadillac or Chevrolet to factory standards. View our service menu and schedule an appointment with Jessup today!

Jessup Auto Plaza
68-111 E Palm Canyon Drive
Cathedral City, CA 92234
http://www.jessupautoplaza.com/

Sales Department Direct Line: (760) 904-0525
Service Department Direct Line: (760) 904-0531

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Rugby Dump Bodies - Rugged, Durable and Look Great!




Rugby Steel Dumps from Rugby are rugged, durable and look great! Their quality is second to none and that fits well with our own philosophy. The experience in the field backs it up. Our customers love this product. Here is a list of standard features:

1) All our Harbor dump beds come standard with the best hoist for the application, a sub-frame for the hoist, electric double acting pump, body-up light on dash.

2) The Harbor Steel Dump body is made of 10 guage high grade steel with double wall sides and 10 guage high grade steel ends and floor with fully boxed top rail and 6" wide vertical side braces. Corners have radius bends. 1" diameter top and bottom hinge pins. 3" Structural steel crossmembers, 5" structural channel longitudinal. 1/4 cab shield.


3) Stainless steel and aluminum bodies are available as well as drop sides and bi-directional dump direction, side dump and rear dump combination.  

4) The famous industry leading Rugby EZ-LATCH™ Tailgate

5) We sell the 2-3 yard for the 60" CA and 84" CA chassis and the 3-4 yard for the 60" and 84" CA chassis. All steel dumps are available with several options such as 1/2 cab shield and fold-down sides, Shur-Lok™ Easy Off Tarp and much more.

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

Friday, October 25, 2013

Latest Upfits for New Cargo Vans

Masterack plans to offer its new SmartSpace cargo management system for Ram's ProMaster full-size van. 

The commercial van marketplace’s landscape is changing rapidly with the introduction of a number of completely new van designs. Fleet upfitters are taking advantage of these new vehicles’ designs to provide a wider range of upfitting solutions that meet the diverse needs of today’s businesses.

VERSATILE VAN LINEUP

The new vans arriving in the marketplace fall into the full-size van or compact van group. The Ford Transit, the Ram ProMaster and the 2014-MY Mercedes-Benz/Freightliner Sprinter fall into the full-size van group.

Compact vans include the Ford Transit Connect (a new version of which is set to arrive in the market next year); the Ram C/V (cargo van), which is currently out; the Nissan NV200, which is also available; and the Chevrolet City Express, which is set to arrive in late 2014 as a 2015 model-year vehicle.

One of the main advantages of the newer full-size vans is versatility. The Transit, ProMaster and Sprinter all offer a range of roof heights, body lengths and configurations that can meet the needs of different types of businesses.

Jenn Voelker, Masterack’s marketing manager for Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (Masterack’s parent company), says the company recognizes that its fleet customers are focusing on fuel-efficient vehicles, cost-savings and alternative fuels, and that these factors are behind the range of configurations the new full-size vans offer.

“OEMs are widening their breadth of products to include more commercial vehicle options,” Voelker says. “For example, the full-size Ford Transit cargo van will have seven different length and cube configurations, and the Ram ProMaster will have eight configurations. At Masterack, our focus is on solutions that provide customers with weight savings, modularity and cost savings.”

“The new taller vans, like the Nissan NV, Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster, will have much more storage capacity than many of the standard size vans on the market today. Our new shelving platforms will allow customers to maximize the cargo area of those vehicles in both length and height.”

When designing the new vehicles, the different automakers added specific features that make the upfitting process easier.

“Reinforced mounting points have been designed into some vehicles in the cargo area and on the roof for ladder racks,” says Voelker. “This certainly does assist upfitters with installation and helps retain the resale value of the vehicle.”

Masterack is planning to offer an all-new composite cargo management system called SmartSpace, Voelker says. The company worked with its largest fleet customers to design the system. During development, Masterack focused on reducing its weight and making it effectively work with the vehicle’s size, regardless of which specific vehicle or configuration a given business is using.

“The SmartSpace cargo management system is manufactured from lightweight materials including composites and aluminum,” Voelker says. “It can offer fleets a significant fuel savings over traditional steel systems. For example, based on a fleet with 1,500 vehicles and current fuel prices of $3.50/gal, a fleet can save over $200k in fuel per year simply by selecting the SmartSpace system.”

SmartSpace’s system is modular and allows customers to add and reconfigure drawers, lockable doors, dividers and even shelves, Voelker says.

“Additionally, because there are so many new vehicle configurations coming to market, Masterack has designed SmartSpace to be installed on an aluminum rail system that can easily be adapted to all vehicle lengths and heights,” she added.

Extracted from http://www.businessfleet.com

Monday, October 21, 2013

New Suspension Systems for 2014 Ram 2500 and 3500 Trucks



Mike Cairns, Vehicle Line Executive, takes a look at the new air assist system on the 2014 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty truck that, unlike systems offered by other truck makers, is factory designed, factory installed and factory warranted. Cairns also demonstrates the new link coil suspension system offered on the 2014 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Isuzu with Harbor Highliner Body - Lots of Storage Space


Here is a Highliner Body by Harbor Truck Bodies mounted on an Isuzu chassis. 


This Harbor body starts out 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.

This Highliner is also outfitted with a sturdy square tubing rack extended over the cab.
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See more at http://www.htbi.net/, or give us a call at 1-800-433-9452.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Walk Around a 12' Harbor Contractor Body at Platinum Chevrolet




Platinum Chevrolet is located at 3001 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa CA 95407

Ask for Greg in Commercial Truck Sales 877-221-6097

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Stewart Chevrolet Cadillac - A Harbor Truck Bodies Dealer in Colma, CA



At Stewart Chevrolet Cadillac we treat you like an old friend. When you come in to our Colma Cadillac and Chevrolet dealership you can expect a hassle free buying experience on any one of our new or used cars, trucks or SUVs and professional service on any GM vehicle. We have been serving the Bay Area since 1933 and are committed to giving you a quality vehicle at a great price. Visit our hours and directions page and then come in and see us from South City, Daly City or San Francisco.

Stewart Chevrolet Cadillac
780 Serramonte Blvd., Colma, CA 94014
(415) 347-3291
 http://www.stewartcars.com/



Sunday, October 13, 2013

What is the Harbor Horizontal Series Service Body?




Some customers have long tools that store perfectly in this horizontal compartment.
The horizontal series is a no-charge option and is available on either side or both sides. Some customers have long tools that store perfectly in this horizontal compartment.

The vertical series has a vertical door in the rear and the horizontal door over the wheel . The horizontal series has the horizontal door over the wheel that extends to the rear of the body. Below that is a small square compartment door.

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


Friday, October 11, 2013

Rugby's "Rancher" Body

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Rugby's "Rancher" truck bodies are designed and built for the professional that demands durability, performance and style. The Rugby "Rancher" is built with strong black powder-coated steel or aluminum and features outside stake pockets with tie rails on the sides and rear with an optional recessed compartment with cover for gooseneck hitch and a tapered bulkhead design.

STEEL RANCHER Tapered bulkhead design with tubular side supports and horizontal upper tube Contemporary stop/turn and backup light design Powder coated 90% gloss black for a durable uniform finish

DURABILITY 12 ga. tread plate steel floor 12 ga. smooth steel rear apron with cut-out for stop, tail, turn lights 4" structural channel long rails 3" 10 ga. formed cross sills Tapered bulkhead to reduce wind resistance Bulkhead has center brake (CHMSL) light and two cargo lamps All lighting meets FMVSS–108 standards

CONVENIENCE Rear bumper offers protection and safe access to floor Recessed compartment with cover for gooseneck hitch optional Outside stake pockets with tie rail are installed on sides and rear Built in receiver hitch standard on models with 34" long rail spacing

ALUMINUM RANCHER
STYLE Tapered bulkhead design with tubular side supports and horizontal upper tube Contemporary stop/turn and backup light design

DURABILITY 1⁄8" tread plate aluminum floor 1⁄8" tread plate aluminum rear apron with cut-out for stop, tail, turn lights 7" formed J-channel long rails ¼" Aluminum cross sills (4.75" tall) interlaced with long sills Tapered bulkhead to reduce wind resistance Bulkhead has center brake (CHMSL) light and two cargo lamps

CONVENIENCE Optional recessed compartment with cover for gooseneck hitch Outside stake pockets with tie rail are installed on sides and rear Optional LED lighting 

Find out more at http://www.rugbymfg.com/rancher-bodies/rancher-bodies.html

Call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452 and find us at http://www.htbi.net





Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sharp Combination and Functional - Harbor Flatbed with Underbody Tool Boxes




This Harbor flatbed mounted on a sharp looking GMC 3500 has under-body tool boxes making for a great looking and functional truck.The headboard has laser cut openings for great visibility with a galvanized solid steel lower section for maximum corrosion protection. The body has a treated wood floor and underbed boxes. Looks great in the daylight and the LED Lights will light this body up at night. This high quality flatbed that will last for years under all kinds of loads and uses

See more creations by Harbor Truck Bodies in Brea CA at http://www.htbi.net/, or call us at 800-433-9452.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Break Time - A Demo by Bolt Locks




BOLT locks are made by STRATTEC, the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive locks and keys, and the main OE lock supplier for Ford, GM and Chrysler. Since BOLT locks use automotive technology and materials, they have the highest corrosion resistance rating on the market, and are nearly impossible to pick.

Whether you are a truck pro or a weekend warrior, you can’t beat the convenience of
BOLT locks. Why carry all those extra keys?

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Vanair’s new LiveDrive 4×4 Plus for Ford Super Duty pickups provides power without underhood compressor


  
Vanair LiveDrive 4x4 Plus Ford Super DutyBeneath Ford’s booth at this year’s ICUEE show, Vanair got a chance to debut its new LiveDrive 4×4 Plus PTO driven air compressor system for Ford’s Super Duty pickups.

Vanair says the new system is an industry first, providing Super Duty drivers with air and electric power without the need for an underhood air compressor which requires engine modifications—possibly voiding the engine warranty—and taps into the engine’s coolant system causing unnecessary wear and tear on the vehicle.

The new system system connect a PTO to the compressor with a shaft directly through the transfer case, said Jim Perschke, Vanair’s vice president of global sales. “In the past the only options you had were either carving a spot out under the hood…or implementing a split shaft system and that can get complicated,” he said.

“This allows us to keep it simple.”

The LiveDrive system provides 90-200 cfm of air power, which Perschke said is equivalent to that of a large tow-behind compressor. “That’s 500 pounds underdeck as opposed to towing 2,000 to 3,000-pound trailer,” he said. “And the truck is still fully capable of going off road…Just make sure your truck has a rear fuel tank and not the mid-chassis.”

Plus, there’s the fuel-saving benefit of a PTO shaft-driven system: it can be geared reducing the RPM requirement for the vehicles engine.

When asked about the ordering process, Perschke said Vanair is still working it out, but customers would order at their local truck equipment facility and Vanair would ship them a kit to be installed. He said in the future that the LiveDrive system will be available during spec out at Ford dealers.

- See more at: http://www.equipmentworld.com/vanair-livedrive-icuee-2013/#!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Selman Chevrolet - A Harbor Truck Bodies Dealer in Orange, CA



Orange County Chevy Dealer Serving Newport and Laguna Chevy Customers

Welcome to Selman Chevrolet, your premier Chevrolet dealership in California, serving Corona and Inland Empire Chevy customers. Our dealership showcases the finest collection of competitively priced new and used cars, trucks and SUVs. Our focus is to provide our customers with the highest quality of service, and we have always provided excellent customer care. We're determined to offer you the best purchasing and ownership experience for your new vehicle. Other Inland Empire and Corona Chevrolet dealers in the area simply cannot match our service and value. Our sales staff is committed to providing you with a great deal while finding you the vehicle you want. Visit our showroom today!

Selman Chevrolet is a trusted new car dealership and has a great reputation as a GM Certified Used car dealership in Orange, CA. We're proud to offer Inland Empire and Corona Chevrolet shoppers the best selection of quality and competitively priced used Chevrolet in Orange County. Designed with our customers in mind, you can use our website to easily search for the car that you want based on make, model, year and other criteria. If you don’t find what you’re looking for in our online inventory, please contact us about your perfect vehicle and our sales department will be happy to help you find it. Our inventory is also often updated, so remember to check back with us regularly.

We have a wide selection of new and used Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs. Some of our popular models include the Chevrolet Tahoe, Silverado 1500 and Suburban. If you're searching for a truck from Chevy near Corona, the Tahoe is impressive by nature, having great power with no sacrifice. Whether it's towing, hauling or driving six kids around, the Tahoe can handle any demand and situation. For the latest line of full-size pickup trucks, check out the Silverado 1500. This dependable truck works as hard as you do and will fit your lifestyle. If you need a reliable SUV with a solid reputation for power, pulling and payload, the Suburban is the go-to vehicle. To learn more about these great vehicles, browse through our website or call us today!


1800 E Chapman Ave, Orange CA 92667 714-633-3521 www.selmanchevrolet.com

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Who Knew? A Short Bed Service Body from Harbor Truck Bodies

Who Knew? Harbor Truck Bodies builds a 6.5' short bed service body and it looks great on the truck.

Call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452
Visit our website at www.htbi.net.