Monday, September 29, 2014

BOLT Coupler Pin Lock



Featuring BOLT's Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology, the BOLT Receiver Lock works with your vehicle key! Available for Class I, II, III, IV, & V hitches!

For more information visit http://www.BOLTLock.com

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ram Trucks Torture Testing: Extreme Heat



There's only one reason the Ram Trucks engineering team heads out to the Mojave Desert. Extreme hot weather testing. This trip was no disappointment. The Ram Trucks team pushed our trucks to the absolute limit not only demanding they perform in some of the most extreme temperatures on the planet, but also demanding they do it pulling maxed out loads up punishing grades. Not satisfied to just check the box the team even brought in a formidable opponent for a little not-so-friendly competition at the Davis Dam grade, one of the country's most punishing places to tow. We don't want to spoil the ending, but let's just say our friends at Ford Trucks were a little late to the party at Davis Dam, over 2 minutes late to be exact.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

3-Piece Raised Cargo Bed Enclosure On New GMC Chassis






I had an opportunity to visit Harbor Truck Bodies in July and I took that opportunity to wander around their plant and yard catching this beauty getting cleaned for delivery to the dealer who ordered it, Reynolds GMC in West Covina CA. This is a regular cab loaded truck with great aluminum wheels and all the finery any workman or woman could want, and then it has this great body.

What stands out for me on this body are a couple things. First it is the raised 3-piece cargo bed enclosure to keep those items in there out of sight and out of mind. The top opens up two thirds of the bed area when opened and glides smoothly on teflon pads. The other unique thing on this is the way the rear is finished. Most commonly, the rear would be barn doors with no tailgate and this one retained the tail gate has has modified bard doors with HD lock assembly to boot.

In addition, there isn't a need to cover the standard stainless steel lids with aluminum treadbrite overlay, unless you want a bit more bling. That must be the case here. This unit also has a HD material rack with a conduit box and master lock system to make life easy on the job site.

No matter how you look at it, this is a sweet rig. See more from Harbor at www.htbi.net

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ford Transit Offers Significant Fuel Economy Improvement Over E-Series


Photo by Tim Crowley.

Ford's 2015 Transit full-size van offers a significant improvement in fuel economy when compared to the outgoing E-Series van it's replacing, according to the company and U.S. EPA.

Because cargo vans are classified as commercial vehicles, they usually don't get an EPA fuel economy rating. However, the EPA has rated two Transit passenger models. Those models, when compared to equivalent E-Series models offer significantly improved fuel economy.

When equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, the Transit low- and medium-roof regular wheelbase wagons get 14 mpg city, 19 mpg highway, and 16 mpg combined, according to EPA data. These Transit models improve fuel economy by as much as 46 percent over the Ford E-Series equipped with a 6.8-liter V-10 gasoline engine that gets 10 mpg city and 13 mpg highway. The improved mileage translates to fuel savings as high as $1,700 annually, based on EPA data.

Transit low- and medium-roof regular wheelbase wagons with the standard 3.7-liter V-6 get 14 mpg city and 19 mpg highway, which is up to 19 percent better than the E-Series equipped with a 4.6-liter V-8 engine that gets 13 mpg city and 16 mpg. Fuel savings for customers could be as much as $650 a year, according to EPA estimates.

By Paul Clinton
http://www.greenfleetmagazine.com

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Rugby Stainless Steel Dump Bodies




Rugby stainless steel dump bodies are corrosion resistant and more durable than high tensile steel.

The stainless steel Eliminator LP is built with a one-piece floor, dirt shedding sides, a centrally located quick release lever, (fold down side models only) and the patented EZ-LATCH™ system. The unit is designed to provide years of service.

Body Options
Stainless Steel Eliminator LP – Rigid Fold Down Sides
  •     Cabshields (1/4, 1/2, 3/4, Full) Standard and Tall
  •     304 SS in lieu of 201 SS (extra lead time)
  •     Understructure Options:
  •     Fully Stainless Steel
  •     Interlaced
  •     10 ga 201 stainless steel sides and ends standard (304 available on a special order basis)
  •     One-piece 3/16" AR400 crossmemberless steel floor
  •     Pockets for 6" side boards increase load capacity
  •     One-piece sides with no vertical braces
  •     Seamless one-piece front design with 1/4 integrated cab shield with V-bend for added strength
Optional Coal Chute:


Meter asphalt, gravel, mulch and other materials or get a shovel full with adjustable and easy to operate individual or multiple Coal Chutes with single handle lift levers.



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

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ram 1500 Power Wagon | Most Capable Off Road Truck



The new 6.4-Liter HEMI V8 Ram Power Wagon. The most capable off-road truck there is. It lets you pick a fight with the impossible. Average is the archenemy. The biggest risk of all ... not taking one.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2014 Ultimate Heavy-Duty Challenge: Three-Quarter-Ton Video



We knew testing these three-quarter-ton trucks in head-to-head competition would be difficult and interesting, but we didn't know that with our 3,000-plus total points that less than 125 points would separate the winner from third place.

To call this comparison test extremely tight and, in some cases, a real blowout would both be true. Find out exactly how each truck performed and where we thought Chevrolet, Ford and Ram offered their greatest strengths and biggest weaknesses in our video below.

Monday, September 15, 2014

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




Northern California's premier Chevrolet dealership, Folsom Chevy resides in the Folsom Automall in the beautiful Sacramento Valley!

Thank you for considering Folsom Chevrolet for your new  Chevrolet or used car purchase. We know your time is valuable, which is why our website is designed to provide what we call "Full Disclosure." By this, we simply mean that on one simple inventory page, you can find nearly every important detail for the new car or used vehicle that you are researching.

We have the Sacramento area's best trained and most committed staff to ensure that every part of your buying experience goes smoothly. Come visit our showroom and check out the new 2012-2013 Chevrolet Silverado, Camaro, Corvette, Tahoe, Malibu, Chevy Volt or take one of our quality used cars for a test drive. our Chevy dealership just a short distance from Roseville, Auburn, Elk Grove and the Sacramento Valley.

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

Our auto financing department specializes in finding the best auto loan or car lease available for you. Whether you are a first time buyer, have bad credit or are interested in taking advantage of special financing offers, our finance department can find a loan for you. Applications can be filled out online or we can walk you through the process step by step by calling (800) 924-3895.

Our fully-stocked Chevrolet parts & accessories department carries a huge inventory of Chevy OEM car or truck parts as well as car care products for both standard and high performance vehicles. They also provide an extended selection of truck accessories (including rims, tires, custom parts, truck bed liners/pick up truck supplies and more) along with the latest in new and classic Chevy apparel to buy.

Our auto repair and service department offers top ASE Certified and Chevrolet factory trained technicians to ensure your Chevrolet car repair needs are completed on time while maintaining the highest standards of quality and service. Be sure and check our latest promotions to find money savings coupons.

All of the new cars in our inventory boast several large pictures of the vehicle as it appears at the dealership. Each individual car page also includes a payment calculator, the ability to apply for an auto loan or lease in Sacramento and the option to email the automobile you desire to purchase to a friend for viewing. Every car inventory page for our GM certified used cars also contains a direct link to view its Carfax report (a $29.99 savings to you vs. buying a report at Carfax.com).

Folsom Chevrolet also provides the ability to research the Kelley Blue Book value of each used car, truck, minivan or SUV without leaving our website. This is also a valuable free resource to estimate the trade-in value of your automobile. If you can’t find the particular vehicle you’re looking for, be sure to use our CarFinder tool and complete the form. We will gladly inform you when a matching car arrives. If you'd like a see a vehicle in person, visit us at 12655 Auto Mall Circle, Folsom, CA, or give us a call. Our Chevy dealership is pleased to serve Roseville, Auburn Elk Grove and the greater Sacramento Valley. 

We are a Stocking Dealer for Harbor Truck Bodies. Find out about Harbor Truck Bodies at http://www.htbi.net

Find Folsom Chevrolet at: http://www.folsomchevy.com  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hemi Technology Hangout



Director of the Ram Brand, Robert Hegbloom, and the Director of Ram Truck Engineering, Michael Cairns answer your HEMI technology questions during this Google+ Hangout.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Advertise your business on a Harbor WorkMaster Body




Advertise your business on the side of the WorkMaster body. Here are a couple of examples, notice that whether its on the larger WorkMaster or the smaller WorkMaster, you get a very large proportional space to promote your business. Good for plumbers, good for electricians, good for all kinds of contractors, good for any business!

So go ahead advertise; make it big and bold!  Unless of course you are working undercover like the photo of a Swat Truck WorkMaster body photo below!




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




Sunday, September 7, 2014

Harbor 12 Ft WorkMaster on a Ford Dually - A Black Beauty!


 


Here's a very nice looking work truck! Its a Ford Dually with a 12 foot Harbor Workmaster Body, very sharp looking!
The Harbor WorkMaster is a Service Body with a roof and additional useful features. It is available in a 10' (10' 4") for the single rear wheel cutaway chassis and comes with straight sides. In the dual rear wheel models, it is available in a 10', 12' and 14' models and can be mounted on cutaway chassis or on conventional chassis cabs. 

The Harbor WorkMaster is a perfect plumbers or HVAC truck, but is also useful in any number of different professions such as remodeling, mobile mechanic, locksmith, and other service industry uses to name a few. If you could use a truck that has storage for tools and parts and want a space that you can stand up in that is enclosed to do work in or keep larger items out of the weather and public view, the WorkMaster is your truck.



Here are some standard features on the Harbor WorkMaster:

1) Walk-in Full Height Enclosure with 74" Interior Clear Height

2)  Full-length Interior shelves on both sides giving you two shelves on both sides to store items

3)  Interior Ladder Rack keeps it out of sight. Rear Grab Handles. Interior Dome Lamp (Florescent upgrade package available)

4)  Rear Access Panel that is flush with the first shelf to handle occasional longer cargo

5)  Master Lock System is standard
6) 49" Floor on Single Rear and 58" Floor on Dually models

7) 12" wide Step Bumper

8)  Full height Rear Barn Doors
9)  45ยบ Aerodynamic Front Roof Edge and Tapered Sides on Dual Rear Bodies

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

Friday, September 5, 2014

SpaceKap Ambulance



SpaceKap's first ambulance style unit is a success

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Masterack - A Van Ladder Rack for Any Need


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

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

Monday, September 1, 2014

MotorWeek | Quick Spin: 2014 Ram EcoDiesel


 
 
The 2014 Ram EcoDiesel doesn't just drive on roads, it owns them!

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