Friday, January 31, 2014

Ashton Kanak / Ram 4500 Chassis Cab

This truck can get up and go with some weight on it. 



Working for Waterpower, a carwash operator based in Austin, my job is to keep track of nearly 100 carwash locations. I have to make sure each one always has enough soap, wax, degreaser and all of the other many supplies they need to keep their customers' cars shining.

When I'm on the job, I drive a Ram 4500 chassis cab with a custom box upfit. I'm in it everyday, visiting locations and making deliveries. Being out on road, never stuck in one place, is my favorite part of the job.

Why I Chose the Ram 4500 Chassis Cab
  • Cargo Capacity: The box upfit is critical. Every day we've got up to nine 45-gallon barrels of cleaning product in the back—up to 50lbs a piece.
  •  Towing / Hauling: I was really impressed with its pulling power. We were overloading the thing and it was still pulling. I tell you, this truck can get up and go with some weight on it.

From http://www.chryslercommercialvehicles.com/

Waterpower - Austin, TX
part of: Hardworking Stories - Waterpower

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Custom Roof for Harbor Lanscaper Body



We offer custom modifications to all our bodies. This light duty chipper body includes a low roof.  feature that 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.

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

Monday, January 27, 2014

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




Welcome to Stewart Chevrolet Cadillac 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.
Your Bay Area, Daly City and South San Francisco Chevrolet Dealer

Colma Chevrolet customers will find a large selection of trucks to fit all their needs. If you are a Bay Area Chevrolet driver, come test drive an Avalanche, Colorado or Silverado and you'll see they're built to last.

Daly City Chevrolet shoppers looking for an SUV need to see the Suburban. It has room for everyone, and everything you're transporting, and the power to get you where you're going. If you need something more agile for the city try the Traverse and Equinox crossovers.

At Stewart Chevrolet Cadillac you can also find a large selection of cars. Bay Area Chevrolet customers should picture themselves in a powerful Camaro or the iconic Corvette. You can also find the perfect balance of performance and style in the Impala.

If you're worried about fuel economy check out the sporty Sonic, 42mpg Cruze and all-electric Volt. South City Chevrolet shoppers will find just the car for them!
Serving Bay Area, Daly City and South San Francisco Cadillac shoppers

Daly City Cadillac shoppers need to see the stunning CTS line. Test drive a new CTS Coupe, CTS Sedan or CTS Wagon and our friendly staff won't have to say a word. These cars sell themselves.

Bay Area Cadillac customers should also see the all-wheel drive SRX. Its sleek styling and performance in all conditions puts it head and shoulders above every other crossover out there. Stewart Chevrolet Cadillac also has a large selection of the pinnacle of luxury SUVs, the Escalade, for South San Francisco Cadillac shoppers. And don't forget about the new 2013 Cadillac ATS, our compact, luxury sports sedan. So if you are looking for a Cadillac in the Bay Area, contact us if you would like to inquire about a specific vehicle or to receive an online quote.
Serving South City and San Francisco Car Service and Repair Needs

Come in to Stewart Chevrolet Cadillac for your next oil change, scheduled maintenance or repair. Our ASE certified technicians will have your Bay Area Cadillac or Buick back out on the road in no time. We are a short drive from South City and San Francisco. You can schedule an appointment, view our service specials or order tires and parts right here on the web site.
Bay Area Used Cars you can Trust

We are proud of the products we sell. We put every used car, truck and SUV on our lot through a thorough inspection to make sure they will keep you on the road for years to come. If you know what you want, you can pre-qualify for financing online and our finance department will help you find the right loan for your budget. We thank all of our valued Bay Area Chevrolet Cadillac customers for visiting and we hope to see you soon!


If you are searching for a new or used car dealer in the Bay Area, Colma, Daly City or Pacifica or perhaps you are researching financing options, looking for a quick quote on a new or used car, truck, or SUV, our friendly professional staff is ready to provide you with all the help you need.

Service | Parts Order Form | GM Accessories

Chevrolet: Camaro | Corvette | Cruze | Equinox | Impala | Malibu | Silverado 1500
Silverado 2500HD | Sonic | Spark | Suburban | Tahoe | Traverse | Volt
Cadillac: ATS | CTS Coupe | CTS Sedan | Escalade | SRX | XTS

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Harbor Welders Bodies Built to Customer Specs!






Harbor Truck Bodies can build custom welders bodies to customer specifications.. It seems that there's no such thing as a standard Welder Body because every welder wants something different. Well, here's a 9' Low Pro 34" Open Top Service Body with Stainless Steel lids and with slightly raised front compartments to the standard height of 40" closed compartment style.

This also has a small sized transverse compartment with two compartments for tall gas bottles in storage, while in the main front compartment are bottle brackets and rings for short gas bottles. This also has the rear compartment cut off and an 18" work platform with V-groove on the back plus the standard 8" step bumper.

This is all mounted on a new Dodge 3500 regular cab chassis and makes for a very clean looking rig.

Let Harbor create a unique body for you! Call 800-433-9452. www.htbi.net

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Isuzu - The only LCF truck lineup offering two Diesel engines and a Gas engine that is CNG and LPG capable.

 

Isuzu trucks make a striking statement on the highway and on the job site. Every element of these trucks has been designed to improve comfort and productivity, all while lowering your cost of ownership. Their low cab-forward design offers a wide range of advantages over conventional trucks, pickups or cutaway designs including:
  • More cargo space within a given overall length
  • Tighter turning diameter
  • Easy access to the engine through the full 45-degree tilt-cab function that allows quicker service.
  • Easier entry and exit
  • Better visibility

Gasoline Trucks

Isuzu offers the only gasoline-powered LCF trucks in America. The gasoline-powered NPR and NPR-HD deliver unsurpassed performance, exceptional maneuverability and a long list of standard features.
Learn more

Diesel Trucks

All 2013 and 2014 diesel models meet EPA 2010 and California Air Resources Board HD-OBD emissions standards and are clean-idle certified. Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX, NPR-HD, NQR, and NRR trucks are also the first in their class to offer Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).
Learn more

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tommy Gate Lift-N-Dump Series Liftgates offer dump-through capability


The Tommy Gate G2 Series is a dual-cylinder, parallel-arm design which utilizes a pair of hydraulic cylinders to lower and raise the lift by applying direct power to both sides of the platform. G2 Series Lift-N-Dump models include all the same features and functions of other G2 Series liftgates, but also offer a unique dump-through capability to be used with dump bodies.



Capacity: 1600 lbs.

    Dual hydraulic cylinders
    Maintenance-free components
    Recessed control
    Larger platforms
    Fully-enclosed hydraulic system

Dual Drive Advantages

Dual-drive liftgates provide increased durability for rigorous cycling and have relatively low maintenance requirements. A paint-before-assembly process also increases the longevity of the lift's aesthetics.

Lift-N-Dump Features

    Dual hydraulic cylinders, like all G2 Series models.
    Lift-N-Dump models feature pins to lock the lift's platform in place when not in dump-through mode.
    Platform latch activates the liftgate's dump-through position.

G2 Series Features

    Dual hydraulic cylinders
    Maintenance-free components
    Recessed control
    Larger platforms
    Fully-enclosed hydraulic system


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


Find all the Tommy Gate products at:
 http://www.tommygate.com




Monday, January 13, 2014

NTEA Meeting’s ‘First Dedicated Propane Autogas Test Drive Event’





The Propane Education & Research Council will stage a ride-and-drive for propane autogas vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis in early March. It will run concurrently with the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive at the NTEA show.

Uplifting: propane autogas sales reached an all-time high in 2013, says the Propane Education & Research Council.

Uplifting: propane autogas sales reached an all-time high in 2013, says the Propane Education & Research Council.

“Fleet managers can find more state-of-the-art propane vehicles today than at any point in the history of the fuel,” PERC propane autogas director Mike Taylor said in a release. Propane autogas sales reached an all-time high in 2013, PERC says, as OEMs produced record numbers of dedicated propane vehicles.

“Drive cycles can vary greatly from industry to industry and we are fortunate to have PERC representatives on-hand to help determine if propane is a good fit,” NTEA fleet relations director Bob Johnson says in the PERC announcement.

FCCC/CleanFuel USA, Ford/Roush, GM, Isuzu, Icom

“The size of your fleet, budget, and access to infrastructure are all factors to consider when choosing which alternative fuel works best for you.

WorkTruckShow-logo“Our job is to provide attendees with the right resources to make that decision,” Johnson said.

The Propane Autogas Ride & Drive is to include class 1-6 trucks and vans from Ford (via Roush CleanTech as a Ford QVM/Qualified Vehicle Modifier), General Motors, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp in partnership with CleanFuel USA, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, and Icom North America.

Green Truck Summit by NTEA

The propane ride-and-drive begins at noon on Tuesday, March 4, and continues through Thursday, March 6 outside the Maryland Motor Lobby at the Indiana Convention Center.





The 2014 Work Truck Show 2013 and the 50th Annual NTEA Convention take place March 5-7, preceded March 4-5 by the Green Truck Summit, organized this year by NTEA itself.

NTEA is the Association for the Work Truck Industry, aka the National Truck Equipment Association.

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Source: Propane Education & Research Council with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Harbor Highliner Completes this Isuzu Work Truck


This Isuzu chassis. is complete with a Harbor Highliner Body


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

What a great combination if you are looking for lots of storage!

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, January 9, 2014

Harbor Welders Body with Raised Front Compartments





This Harbor Truck Bodies 11' Service Body has dual raised front compartments - 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 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/.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Rugby Eliminator LP Dump Body


The Eliminator LP Dump Body, by Rugby Manufacturing, is the industry leader in Class 3-5. Featuring a sleek, streamline style and designed for maximum durability, these units are available in 9' to 12' lengths with 12 and 17" side height options. Units come equipped with a sloped 1/4 cab shield that has a slotted viewing window. A lower mounting height improves the body’s overall stability. The patented EZ-LATCH™ system is also included for easy tailgate operation and maximum safety.

Other industry leading design features include:
  •     10 ga construction throughout on bodies with rigid sides, bodies with fold down sides have 12 ga sides
  •     Fully boxed and tapered dirt-shedding top rail
  •     Double-walled rigid sides with 6" vertical braces
  •     Single-walled fold down sides with 6" vertical braces
  •     Pockets for 6" side boards increase load capacity
  •     Side design includes fully boxed 45° dirt shedding top rail and a 50° sloped bottom rail for a completely self-cleaning profi le
  •     Front body's seamless one-piece design features triple bend top rails for long-term durability
  •     Stacked understructure consisting of 5" structural long members overlaid with 3" structural I-beam crossmembers spaced 16" (12" optional) apart
  •     1/4 cab shield with viewing window
  •     Full height corner posts with rear surface sloped 6° aids in tailgate closing
  •     Tailgate double walled panel design fabricated from 10 ga steel featuring fully boxed dirt-shedding top and bottom rails. Two vertical braces to provide additional strength and rigidity
Body Options
2-3 & 3-4 Yard Rigid & Fold Down Side Carbon Steel:
  •     Cabshields (1/4, 1/2, 3/4, Full) Standard and Tall
  •     7-gauge floor
  •     Cross sills on 12" centers
  •     Understructure Options: 
    • Stacked  
    • Crossmemberless
Aluminum Side Assemblies available on 3-4 yard Fold Down Side model

Standard Features
  •     Cab Shield Posts
  •     Full depth front pillars include easily locating cut-out for fast installation of cab shield insert. Makes all Eliminator LP cab shields interchangeable, helping to keep inventory low.
  •     Fold down sides feature a centrally located quick release lever that extends and retracts 3/4" pins at each end using a solid linkage member. Weight-saving aluminum fold down sides are optional on steel bodies.
  •     Low Mount Hoist
  •     The Eliminator LP's lower mounting height improves the body's overall stability. Actual mounting height 7 5/8".
  •     Rugby's patented and industry leading EZ-LATCH™ (located on each side of body) allows for easy body access. The latch system is designed for quick opening and slam lock operation with a cam action to draw-in upper tailgate pins.
Find Rugby Eliminator Accessories  and other products at:
 http://www.rugbymfg.com/light-dump-bodies/eliminator-lp.html

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

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



Sunday, January 5, 2014

Panel Van Liftgate by Tommy Gate





Tommy Gate Company's Cantilever Series is specifically designed for panel vans. For more information, visit www.tommygate.com 

Friday, January 3, 2014

The NTEA Work Truck Show - March 5-7, 2014 - Indianapolis, IN



North America's Largest Work Truck Event
Indiana Convention Center (Indianapolis, IN)
March 5-7, 2014

March 4-5, 2014: Green Truck Summit
  March 4-6, 2014: Educational Sessions

• 500,000 square feet of vocational trucks and equipment

• Newest products and technical support from more than 500 exhibitors

• More than 60 educational sessions on top-of-mind industry issues

   


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Masterack SmartSpace Cargo Management System


SmartSpace - A Revolutionary Change in Cargo Storage
SmartSpace Cargo Management System was developed from the ground up, with the support of Masterack’s largest fleet, OEM, and distributor customers. The highly configurable storage system features stackable shelf units, designed for use in the new high-cube cargo vans coming to market within the next 18 months, which include the Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster, as well as smaller fleet vehicles such as the Ford Transit Connect and Nissan NV200.


The new system is engineered with lightweight materials which provide fuel efficiency over traditional steel cargo management systems. SmartSpace is modular, giving users the ability to easily and quickly customize the system for different trades and needs, even after delivery of the vehicle. 





Additionally, the system satisfies Masterack’s installation partners’ desire to reduce installation time for the system. “Our customers asked for a cargo management system that would save them time, so we designed a shelving module that can be installed at 90 or 180 degrees for rear and side door access,” said Jenn Voelker, Marketing Manager. “We focused on the details, down to new drawer latches which secure drawers individually and provide quiet, rattle-free storage.”

For all your Masterack needs, give Harbor Truck Bodies a call at 800-433-9452.