Thursday, July 31, 2014

Harbor Van Interior Package On Chevy Cargo Van



Greg shows off a Harbor Van Interior Package by Harbor Truck Bodies. This unit was a show vehicle for Harbor that Platinum bought and has a number of options that are really helpful, like the rear door small parts trays, laptop holder in the drivers compartment and storage box, along with Weatherguard long storage boxes behind the bulkhead.

See more about Harbor Truck Bodies products at http://www.htbi.net, and more about Platinum Chevrolet in Santa Rosa, CA at http://www.PlatinumCommercialTrucks.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Rugby Eliminator LP Dump Body Featuring a Sleek, Streamline Style


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, July 27, 2014

Isuzu Low Cab Forward with a Harbor ComboMaster



The ComboMaster Body from Harbor Truck Body is a Utility/Service Combination Service Body where the last 2' compartment has been deleted and replaced with a 3' floor level work platform with a small compartment on either side.
Contractor customers find this body extremely useful--especially in the field where they can use the work platform to provide workspace to get things done. It is a great height for that purpose as well and the work area is much lower than it would be using the back of a Contractor Body or Flatbed. When mounted on a Isuzu Low Cab Forward, it’s not only low but it turns a tight radius like a regular cab pickup truck.
The rack is standard equipment and is available in Forklift-Loadable or Non Forklift-Loadable designs. The rack has in recent years been redesigned to have no vertical bars in the work area for maximum effectiveness, yet still have the overall length of the old design rack. The ComboMaster is a great choice for a wide variety of business uses.


See more of Harbor's body building at www.htbi.net.


Friday, July 25, 2014

12' Harbor Stakebed



Joseph is showing off a 12' Harbor-manufactured Flatbed with 40" headboard and 40" hardwood gates with stainless steel posts. The floor on this unit is 7/8" hardwood, and other floor options are available including smooth and diamond plate steel.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Low-Pro Harbor WorkMaster On E350 Cutaway Packs It In



Joseph shows off a unit just built at Harbor Truck Bodies. This one is a Low-Pro Harbor WorkMaster on a single rear wheel E350 Cutaway Chassis. The Cutaway chassis has a number of advantages. First, it is lower to the ground because of the way the frame is designed. Second, this one has a very similar wheelbase to that of an 8' pickup truck, and yet this has a 10' body. This means that you can have about the same footprint, but carry much more cargo.

With the Low-Pro body, this allows entrance to almost anywhere that a regular cargo van can go, and yet, again, this has a lot of storage for parts, tools, and other equipment.

See more about the Harbor WorkMaster at http://www.htbi.net.

Monday, July 21, 2014

12' Harbor Contractor Body On Ford F450 Tour


Here's a tour of a new 12' Harbor Contractor Body mounted on a new Ford F450 chassis. The Contractor Body is a very popular body for all the reasons explained in the video and more. See more about Northside Ford Trucks at http://www.northsidetrucks.com

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cobalt Truck Equipment - A Harbor Truck Bodies Independent Distributor in Nampa, ID



Cobalt Truck Equipment offers the finest mechanics and service trucks, all backed by the best in customer service. In addition to having the largest inventory of truck equipment in the Western United States, we also have an extensive inventory of built-up, work-ready truck packages available for immediate delivery. We upfit mechanics trucks, lube trucks, service bodies, crane bodies and more for any custom work application. Cobalt has the work-ready inventory and custom options you need to get the job done.

- Service -
Quality service is essential for properly maintaining your service trucks, cranes, and compressors, and it’s a responsibility we take seriously. Our service technicians are seasoned and the very best at what they do.

- Parts -
With over $1 million of brand name parts in our inventory, and the best customer service in the business, we’ll make sure you get the parts where and when you need them.

- Paint -
We offer painting and body work on all fleet vehicles, cars, trucks, vans, and boats.

Free estimates

Insurance work accepted

Fully staffed and trained paint technicians available to meet all painting needs

Over 15 years experience

Call 1-800-733-0342



CORPORATE OFFICE - Nampa, ID

GENERAL HOURS:
Monday - Friday    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PARTS HOURS:
Monday - Friday    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

345 W. Karcher Road
Nampa, ID 83687
1-800-733-0342
208-887-7788
Fax: 1-208-887-7794
Sales@CobaltTruck.com

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tommy Gate Releases All-New Tuckunder Series Liftgate

Woodbine Manufacturing Company, producer of Tommy Gate hydraulic lifts, announced today the availability of a brand-new Tuckunder Series liftgate (TKT) for flatbed, stake, and van bodies.

TKT Models, the first Tuckunder-style liftgates ever produced by Tommy Gate, incorporate a state-of-the-art, wide-arm, dual-cylinder design along with numerous installation, operation, and service features to maximize both operator and upfitter convenience.





TKT Models are initially being offered with self-leveling, wedge-style platforms (either extrud­ed aluminum or steel treadplate), lifting capacities of 2500 or 3000 lbs., and bed extensions fitting either 96- or 102-inch-wide bodies.

Standard features include:

  • hydraulic power-down to provide quick, consistent platform deployment 
  • underride impact guard to protect from vehicle underride 
  • 24-inch rubber dock bumpers to protect bed extension from direct contact with dock surface 
  • snubber kit to secure stored platform 
  • low-profile, fixed toggle control (with five minute inactivity shut off) 
  • 2-gauge, full-length power cable and ground

Throughout an extensive research and development process, the Tommy Gate engineering and customer service departments elicited mass amounts of feedback from their network of indus­try resources which dictated many of the TKT Models’ specifications and features.

According to Tommy Gate Senior Engineer Andrew Fitzgibbon, “[Tommy Gate] interviewed distributors and installers about what sort of things they liked, or didn’t like, about the prod­ucts in the marketplace. And we talked to some end customers about how they used their gates. We also mixed in a healthy dose of taking into account our capabilities, our expertise, here at the factory and what we do well. So, we kind of mixed all three of those things together and ended up with our finished product.”

Complete product information for the Tuckunder Series may be found at the Tommy Gate web­page: www.tommygate.com. Development and operational videos may also be viewed via the Tommy Gate Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/tommygateco

Located in Woodbine, Iowa, the Woodbine Manufacturing Company facility sits on the same piece of land where every Tommy Gate hydraulic lift has been produced for forty-nine years.

Find a distributor by using Tommy Gate’s Distributor Locator at www.tommygate.com or email marketing@tommygate.com for more information.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Light Up Your Harbor Truck Body with Grote LED Lighting



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.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Magic 8' Service Body Changeup



Jordan shows us a unique change to an 8' Service Body that makes it so much more useful and effective in the same space. It's not a bigger body, but a substantially more effective one. The transverse compartment is part of the magic, and then combine that with the horizontal series long horizontal compartment, add the master lock system, Harbor's push-button locking system, stainless steel lids and this changeup creates magic when it comes to functionality and effectiveness. See more at http://www.DowLewisTrucks.com

Friday, July 11, 2014

Harbor Tranverse Compartment - Available with Full Width or Divided Access


This 11' Harbor Service Body has a special Transverse Compartment in the front  In this case the space is opened up to go across the bed are to the back of the opposite compartment on the other side of the service body. You could also go all the way through if that was needed. Notice how the shelf that lines up with the floor is a permanent steel shelf welded in place and the additional shelves are removable and movable.

The value of the Transverse Compartment is to give more space that can be locked and secured. You lose a bit of the front of the cargo area, but we think you'll agree that it is a very worthy trade-off. This is not an expensive option and Harbor does them all the time in various ways on a number of Harbor products. This is just one of the many modification we can make to our standard products inexpensively to make them more useful for your business.

Give Kimberly and her team a call at 800-433-9452, and visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Maximize Your Truck's Fuel Efficiency

Don't you love your diesel truck? Most of us do. We love the torque and the power they offer. With the cost of diesel fuel rising in recent years, here are some ways to maximize your truck's fuel efficiency.

Maintain your truck
Maintaining your truck is the most important thing you can do to improve fuel efficiency. Not only regular maintenance keeps it running well, it also helps your truck to use less diesel. Some shops have the knowledge, experience, and top of the line products to keep your truck running at maximum performance and efficiency. Also here are things you can do yourself to maximize your truck's efficiency.

1. Get regular oil changes

2. Use fuel additives to keep your fuel injectors clean

3. Clean the air filter

4. Make sure your tires are property inflated

5. Drive with the tailgate up (it was once thought the tailgate should be down; however, that is a myth. Keeping the tailgate up creates an air bubble in the truck bed make the truck more aerodynamic.

6. Drive and accelerate slower

Although accelerating slower can remove some of the fun from driving your powerful diesel truck, it saves you fuel. Slow and steady driving saves fuel! The ideal speed when you are driving on a highway is no more than 55 mph for the best fuel economy.

7. Empty the bed

Look in your truck, what do you see? Heavy items like metal tool boxes filled with heavy tools weigh down your vehicle and make you burn more fuel. If these heavy items are not needed on a daily basis, you can remove them from your truck. Only keep what you need in your truck. This small modification can enhance your fuel efficiency.

8. Replace your exhaust system

Replace your truck's existing exhaust system with a high quality exhaust system. This will increase the air flow rate, provide more horsepower, reduce back pressure, and also enhance your truck's fuel efficiency considerably.

9. Use the right tires and check tire pressure often

Tires can affect mileage of the vehicle by 10%. It is important to buy the right tires and maintain proper tire pressure to optimize fuel efficiency.

10. Consolidate your trips

For getting peak performance, it takes about 15 minutes for your truck to reach its ideal operating temperature. When you make small trips, then come back home, wait for a while and then go back out, you are burning fuel in a less than efficient manner. To prevent this, consolidate your trips to use fuel in a more efficient manner.

Better fuel efficiency is something we could all use these days. Use these simple tips to enhance your diesel trucks fuel efficiency.

If you are looking for fuel tank sump, then check out Beans Diesel Performance at http://bdpshop.com/.

 By Ryan Bean
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Ryan_Bean

Monday, July 7, 2014

Best Truck Body - A Harbor Truck Bodies Independent Distributor



Best Truck Body manufactures and repairs "everything behind the cab" on trucks. Whether you want to have custom compartments put on your truck, repair damage to your truck body or attach a lift gate, Best Truck Body is the company for you. We fabricate and install all types of flatbeds, van bodies, dump bodies and specialty bodies. We repair fatigued, damaged, failing steel and aluminum truck bodies, roofs, floors, doors, lift gates and structural members. We are a distributor for truck accessories, lift gates, tool boxes, compartment bodies, van bodies, bumpers, hoists, special racks, ramps and many other items.

Owner Russ Moreci founded Best Truck Body in 1990. He has over 45 years of experience in creating and repairing truck bodies. Have an unusual repair or manufacture truck body need? Russ and his employees enjoy a challenge and like to have their creativity put to the test.

Best Truck Body strives to provide fair, top quality service and products. Russ and his employees work with integrity, honesty and fairness in dealing with customers, vendors and associates.

Best Truck Body repairs truck and trailer bodies of all types!

Call us at 707-953-9742
Find us at: http://www.besttruckbody.net/

Saturday, July 5, 2014

CargoGlide Work


CargoGlide sliding bed products make your work easier, faster and safer. Whether you are hauling tools, equipment, supplies, or materials, hauling or storing your work resources is always better when you have a CargoGlide to help you do it. www.cargoglide.com

Thursday, July 3, 2014

2015 Ram ProMaster City Van with Bob Hegbloom and Mike Cairns


The 2015 Ram ProMaster City van brings another addition to the Ram Commercial portfolio. Bob Hegbloom, Director - Ram Truck Brand and Mike Cairns, Director - Ram Truck Engineering talk about the suspension, powertrain and functionality offered on the Ram ProMaster City, as well as best-in-class cargo and payload.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Harbor CraneMaster and the Venturo ET18KX - Ready for the Heavy Loads




A CraneMaster body begins as a standardized Harbor TradeMaster Service Body. The right rear compartment is reinforces for the mounting of the 18,000 ft. lbs. crane with 4,500 lb. lifting capacity. This Harbor 11' CraneMaster body is mounted on a Dodge Ram Heavy Duty 4500/5500 Dually. The crane is a Venturo ET18KX. 
The crane has electric functions for the winch, elevation, rotation and extension. We typically add a leaf to the spring on the crane side to help keep the body level after the installation of a crane.  Notice the crane rest for cradling the boom. We can also install outriggers for stability, particularly on larger cranes mounted on higher bodies. 

This unit also has an optional 18" bumper extension with tool box compartments.
Visit our website at www.htbi.net and call Harbor at 800-433-9452.