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Dejana Van Shelving System

Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment announced the launch of their brand new DuraRac R-Series Interior Van Shelving System at Work Truck Week 2022. The R-Series is the second product line in the DuraRac van shelving family and features a heavy-duty aluminum extrusion frame with a contoured design to give it exceptional strength and rigidity. Units are designed with a hardwood base with an anti-skid surface and nickel-plated steel brackets for a stronger installation and quieter ride. The all-new system will be available as the DuraRac R100 Series for compact vans and the DuraRac R200 Series for full-size vans.

The DuraRac Interior Shelving System features an all-aluminum design that is lighter and stronger than traditional racks and bins packages. Its corrosion-resistant, lightweight design lends itself to higher load capacity and longer product life. Laminated half-inch hardwood shelf bases assist in its structural integrity while keeping your tools and equipment in place while in transit. One-hundred percent configurable, the R-Series van shelving systems are the all-aluminum work truck to toolbox solution. https://dejana.com

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Cummins Propane Autogas Engine

Medium-duty fleet owners looking to invest in an alternative energy source that provides clean, affordable, reliable benefits have new technology to turn to with the Cummins B6.7 Propane. The 6.7-liter displacement engine will be built on Cummins’ recently announced fuel-agnostic B-series platform and powered with propane autogas. Backed by data and support from the Propane Education & Research Council, the new engine offers fleets a path to decarbonization without compromising on performance or range.

The new engine will provide fleet owners with diesel-like performance and durability, uptime and low total cost of ownership, with expected power ratings between 280-360 horsepower and 600-860 pound-feet of torque.

The B6.7 Propane is suited for several applications, including medium-duty truck, vocational, school bus and terminal tractor markets, making it a low-emissions solution designed to meet or exceed EPA and CARB regulations in 2024 and beyond. https://propane.com/fleet-vehicles

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Bigfoot Guardian Outrigger Pads

Bigfoot’s Guardian Pads use embedded light strips that absorb energy during daylight, then glow brightly at night. Just 20 minutes of exposure to natural light will let the strips shine for eight to 10 hours in the dark, greatly reducing tripping hazards. Guardian Pads are made of the same strong, maintenance-free custom composite material that has earned Bigfoot its name and reputation in safety throughout the heavy equipment industry. Guardian Pads can be ordered in any of the same standard sizes and capacities as other Bigfoot composite pads and are guaranteed for life. Bigfoot also works with the user to customize pads to meet any specialized needs that the job site demands. www.outriggerpads.com

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Felling Air Tilt Product Line

The Felling Trailers’ Air Tilt model has undergone design modifications to increase operator ease of use and safety.

One of the more notable updates is the fixed approach ramp, which has been extended in length from 14 inches to 22 inches. Extending the fixed approach ramp’s length reduced the load angle by approximately 10 degrees, providing a better load angle with a more subtle breakover point. The new design also allows for the option of full-size oval recessed strobe lights.

The Air Tilt product line was first released to the trailer industry in early 2010. Initially, the model line consisted of the FT-40-2 TA and FT-50-3 TA. Over the past 10-plus years, the line has expanded to offer six models, with payload capacities ranging from 19,700 pounds to 50,000 pounds. The Air Tilt’s unique design utilizes air – powered from the tow vehicle – to tilt the trailer and optional ramps, eliminating the need for hydraulics. The air power from the tow vehicle fills two airbags (or an optional four airbags), which then raise the trailer smoothly. The airbags will then keep the deck in the tilted position to allow for loading/unloading of multiple pieces of equipment. Superior towing capability and balance were achieved by placing the axles farther back on the Air Tilt model than other tilt trailers on the market. www.felling.com

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CARB Chair to Present Green Truck Summit Keynote

Liane Randolph, chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), will deliver the keynote address at the Green Truck Summit, a full-day program focused on clean energy trends for commercial vehicles held as part of Work Truck Week 2022. John Davis, creator, host and executive producer of MotorWeek, will return as emcee. New this year is a full slate of short breakout sessions in the afternoon.

Work Truck Week, North America’s largest work truck event, runs March 8-11 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The Green Truck Summit is March 8 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, adjacent to the convention center. Education sessions run March 8-10 and the exhibit hall is open March 9-11.

Green Truck Summit brings together government, educators, fleets and innovators to provide updates on the work truck industry’s path to zero emissions. Sessions offer operational insights for vocational truck fleet managers as well as perspectives on the evolution of commercial vehicles and advanced technology development. www.worktruckweek.com/greentrucksummit

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Tech Tips from Terex Utilities

Terex Utilities regularly distributes Tech Tips about troubleshooting, inspecting and maintaining aerial devices and digger derricks. In 2021, the Terex Utilities Services Department shared 26 new tips, making a total of 169 Tech Tips available on the company’s website. The 26 new tips were downloaded more than 1,000 times.

Each Tech Tip identifies what the service call is, the tools required and which Terex Utilities models it applies to. In many cases, photos are also provided.

The seven most downloaded Tech Tips of 2021 were #138 Troubleshooting TM Leveling with Generator Style Leveling; #148 A Popping or Cracking Noise that Appears to be Coming from the Mast or Pedestal Area; #89 Removal of Stuck/Frozen Outrigger Pins; #135 Setting HOP on General Digger Derrick; #151 Ways to Attach Non-Conductive Hoses to Pull Through a Boom; #157 Fitting Torque Chart; and #91 Planetary Slip Brake Rotation.

These and other technical support documents are available online at the Technical Support tab at www.terex.com/utilities, or users can sign up to receive email notifications at www.terex.com/utilities/en/links/preferences. www.terex.com/utilities

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Brigade Mobile Digital Recording Systems

Brigade’s Mobile Digital Recording (MDR) systems capture footage from up to eight vehicle-mounted cameras. The MDR range includes models with 4G-connectivity capabilities, allowing data to be accessed from the recorder without having to physically go to the vehicle. In order to take full advantage of the benefits of 4G connectivity, Brigade now provides Bridge, a fully managed service for 4G-enabled systems so that operators do not have to set up and maintain their own servers and manage SIMs and mobile data.

The benefits of having remote access to the MDR can include playback of historical footage and metadata from the MDR or server; vehicle tracking; live view of vehicle cameras and metadata; downloadable footage; geo-fencing; and optional email notifications of triggered alarms. https://brigade-electronics.com

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Hot Shot’s Secret Blue Diamond Engine Oil

Hot Shot’s Secret, a leading brand of high-performance additives and specialty oils developed with nano-lubricant technology, has expanded their Blue Diamond PAO diesel engine oil line with a new 10w-30 offering for heavy-duty-use diesel-powered vehicles

All Hot Shot’s Secret Blue Diamond Oils utilize 100% poly-alpha-olefin (PAO) Group IV synthetic oil and high-quality Group V esters for a 100% synthetic formula. Previously introduced in two viscosities, 15w-40 and 5w-40, this new 10w-30 viscosity expands the Blue Diamond oil line to meet additional engine oil specifications.

By using 100% synthetic Group IV and Group V base oils, a robust CK-4 additive package and the infusion of patented FR3 nano-lubricant technology, Blue Diamond PAO 10w-30 oil provides an unsurpassed level of longevity and performance unlike other synthetic oils. Benefits include improved starting, increased power and fuel economy, reduced soot, extended engine life and reduced friction.

With improved oxidation, shearing and thermal stability, Blue Diamond 10w-30 is a more fortified oil than competitive brands. It resists breakdown, allowing for longer drain intervals, while reducing engine wear up to 71% better than CJ-4 specifications. Oil change intervals can be extended up to every 50,000 to 100,000 miles if the oil is monitored every 10,000 miles for the total base number. www.hotshotsecret.com

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Polaris Expands Pro XD UTV Lineup

Polaris Commercial, a division of Polaris Inc., has introduced the new midsize model of the Pro XD UTV. Designed for lighter payloads, tighter spaces and remarkable comfort, the vehicle comes in two- and four-seat versions with a capable 500-pound-capacity cargo bed. Uses for the midsize model include all-terrain and all-weather utility or people movement for applications like construction, events setup, landscaping, and facilities and grounds maintenance.

Built to withstand tough duty cycles and daily work site use, the Pro XD lineup boasts durability, serviceability and safety features that differentiate it from other work UTVs. Full-size Pro XD models are offered in both gas and diesel and have industry-leading payload and towing capacities. The all-new midsize model takes the same purpose-built features in the full-size Pro XD and delivers them in a more compact profile, with capable payload and towing capacities at a lower price point. https://commercial.polaris.com

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Ditch Witch RT70 Ride-On Trencher

Ditch Witch has introduced the RT70 ride-on trencher, which is equipped with features that increase operator comfort and visibility, helping to boost efficiency and profitability on the job site.

For example, the ergonomically designed operator station features an open layout with a 90-degree swivel seat, more legroom and intuitive controls. This enhanced visibility provides a full view of the machine – from front tire to back tire and the attachment – helping operators of any experience level increase productivity. The RT70 also includes a patented cooling fan to reduce temperature levels in the operator station by moving hot, uncomfortable exhaust out of the side of the machine rather than toward the operator like traditional fans. This helps keep workers safer and more comfortable during long days.

Powered by a 72-horsepower Yanmar Tier 4 Stage V Compliant diesel engine, and built with a narrow footprint of 73 inches wide, the RT70 rubber-tire trencher can handle heavy-duty jobs and still easily maneuver around tight job sites, corners and cul-de-sacs with ease. It is also the only ride-on trencher available with crab and coordinated steering modes, allowing operators to turn the machine with a steering wheel instead of using two separate levers. www.ditchwitch.com

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Dejana Hub Drive Cable Trailer

Dejana’s all new galvanized Hub Drive Cable Trailer stands up against the elements and is specifically designed for areas where conditions can cause premature deterioration and equipment fatigue.

This self-propelled cable-pulling machine utilizes patented technology and can deliver up to 400,000 in-lbs. of pulling power. The 24-inch lateral movement of the arms makes spooling cable in difficult locations quick and easy. This feature gives greater flexibility on the job site by allowing obstacle avoidance with the reel unit and facilitates even spooling, providing offset or side-pull capability when removing or installing cable. The trailer also features a self-propelled and steerable nose wheel that is capable of being driven by remote control at speeds of up to 2 mph. The system is designed for both underground and overhead cable-pulling applications and has a lift arm capacity of 16,000 pounds. The patented reel drive system is unique in that it is all hydraulic with a direct drive crankshaft powered by two hydraulic cylinders on each arm. The hydraulic lifting cylinders are directly connected to the arms without any linkage, which means fewer parts, less breakage and longer service life. https://dejana.com

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Elliott E150i Aerial Work Platform

Elliott’s new E150i is five machines in one. Designed to maximize utilization and versatility, the E150i can be configured as follows: a 130-foot telescopic material-handling aerial; a 150-foot articulating steel construction aerial; a 150-foot articulating 500-kV live-line aerial; a 60-degree over-center articulating substation aerial; and a main boom material handler.

Key to this is Elliott’s hot-swap technology, which allows the user to interchange booms and platforms depending on the application. This enables users to literally turn a 500-kV articulating aerial work platform into a telescopic material handler in a matter of minutes. The ability to swap a fiberglass 500-kV boom with a steel boom allows crews to configure the machine for proper use each day. This flexibility maximizes utilization and minimizes the user’s capital cost.

The E150i is also loaded with other features, such as EZ Crib outriggers to reduce the need for cribbing, Bluetooth remote diagnostics and hydraulic tool circuits. It is backed by a lifetime structural warranty. https://elliottequip.com

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Tessco Fleet Solutions

Providing fleet teams with the tools to efficiently do their jobs while in the field is a must. A well-constructed, ergonomically designed mobile environment built with best-in-class products ensures a high-performing and productive outcome.

Whether you’re looking for an all-in-one solution built with the highest safety and quality standards, enhanced user comfort, or portability and on-the-go flexibility, Tessco has the products – including rugged laptops and tablets, consoles and mounting equipment, and mobile antennas – needed to keep fleets powered, connected and productive. www.tessco.com

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Miller EnPak A60 Solution for Class 5-7 Work Trucks

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding equipment, has announced the release of the new EnPak A60 solution. The EnPak A60 power system provides integrated multiprocess welding, battery charge/crank assist, compressed air, hydraulic power and electric power.

It also includes an industry-exclusive turbocharged diesel engine, which delivers high torque at lower speeds. This delivers performance in every environment – even at high elevations – so operators have the power they need to work anywhere.

In addition, the EnPak A60 features an LCD control panel that improves the user experience, gives full visibility to the system and empowers technicians to manage power needs. The intuitive dashboard shows key performance indicators of all EnPak A60 systems and lets operators change settings and configurations quickly and easily. Power Priority also enables operators to maximize available power by prioritizing the air compressor or hydraulic system based on what’s important for optimal tool performance. www.millerwelds.com

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Pettibone Launches X-Command Telematics

Pettibone has introduced X-Command, a new telematics program available for the company’s X-Series telehandlers, Cary-Lift pipe and pole handlers, and Speed Swing rail maintenance machines. The system offers real-time access to machine data, saving time, money and hassle for equipment owners, fleet managers, rental centers and maintenance technicians.

X-Command allows users to remotely track a machine’s location and observe data points such as engine hours, fuel rate and usage, diesel exhaust fluid level and battery voltage. By obtaining accurate and current performance information, users can quickly identify and address minor mechanical issues before they become serious.

Equipment owners can access data and generate reports using the online X-Command dashboard on their computer or mobile device. The platform allows for quick and simple remote diagnosis of a telematics-equipped machine, potentially eliminating the need for certain field service calls. By ensuring maintenance is up to date, users can consistently increase equipment uptime and improve their overall return on investment. www.gopettibone.com

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Terex General 65 MAX

Terex Utilities has introduced a new generation of the General 65 digger derrick for utility transmission applications.

At a 10-foot radius and fully retracted, the General 65 MAX can lift 22,620 pounds. With the optional X-Boost, the machine features 25,000 pounds of capacity at high boom angles, which is 26% more power than its predecessor. X-Boost adjusts hydraulic pressure to increase load-handling capability and enables strong performance for lifting at high boom angles.

The General 65 MAX leverages many Terex pioneered digger derrick design features, such as trapezoidal dual hydraulic cylinders, a retractable rectangular boom and a filament-wound fiberglass third boom section.

Other common features will make life easier for technicians and operators. Radio controls and other control station options are available so controls can be customized. Technicians will also experience ease of maintenance working on a simple, full-pressure hydraulic system and overall maintenance access to features such as the collector block and extension cylinders.

The General 65 MAX can be equipped with a variety of tools and accessories to increase productivity. Options include several styles of transferable pole guide arms, a full lineup of Terex augers to match digging conditions and material-handling jibs. www.terex.com/utilities/en/product/commander-general-series/General-65

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WEBFLEET Video Telematics Solution

Webfleet Solutions, one of the world’s leading telematics providers and part of Bridgestone, has launched WEBFLEET Video into the market. With the technology of Webfleet Solutions and Lytx, a leading global provider of video telematics solutions for fleets, integrated on one platform, users can access and manage both their vehicles and their in-vehicle cameras from a single interface.

Road-facing and optional cabin-facing HD dashcam event footage is displayed alongside driving data to give users the full context of road incidents. Users can request video from a specific time and position of a previous trip or instantly livestream from the road to take action immediately when an incident occurs.

Accompanying WEBFLEET Video is the CAM 50 dashcam. This hardware uses artificial intelligence technology to automatically identify risky behavior, such as distracted driving and mobile phone usage. When it does so, it notifies the driver with a visual and audio alert, helping them avoid dangerous situations. www.webfleet.com

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Reading Truck Group RM-45 Crane Body

Reading Truck Group, a premier truck equipment manufacturer and distributor, has added an all-new crane body to its product lineup. The RM-45 is designed and built to deliver unsurpassed lifting capability, enhanced safety and lighting, and ease of accessory installations. All systems on the body have been thoroughly re-engineered and reimagined to deliver the most capable, best-performing Reading crane body ever.

One of the most notable enhancements to this crane body is the addition of the torsion box understructure, which provides the strength and resistance needed to enable a powerful 45,000-foot-pound lift at full 100% capacity rating throughout the lifting zone. Built from galvannealed steel to resist corrosion, the RM-45 also features a seamless wheelhouse panel, a redesigned workbench bumper with built-in grip steps and quick-mount brackets for easy accessory installation. A headache rack and rear compartment mounted work lights and strobes provide additional lighting and enhance safety for the operator. www.readingbody.com/rm-45-crane-body/

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Xantrex No-Idle Solution

Xantrex, a subsidiary of Mission Critical Electronics and a leading supplier of inverters and inverter/chargers, has introduced a no-idle solution to the work truck market. Freedom e-GEN is a lithium-ion battery-based power system that can be requested as an OEM install with most truck upfitters or as an aftermarket solution through Xantrex authorized dealers.

The heart of the Freedom e-GEN system is the dedicated lithium-ion battery bank that offers twice the power capacity in the same physical size as a traditional deep-cycle battery. Available from 125 Ahr to 1260 Ahr as part of a fully customizable power generation system, Freedom e-GEN batteries last six to eight times the life of traditional batteries, providing up to 6,000 charge-discharge cycles.

The Freedom XC Inverter/Charger converts DC electricity from the batteries into stable AC power. It is also power factor corrected to use AC current as efficiently as possible.

Further, the Freedom XC Inverter offers the added benefit of supplying up to 3,000 watts of continuous utility-grade, true sine wave power, which is especially important for proper function of sensitive electronics such as laptops, utility test equipment, and charging bases for power tools and two-way radios. https://xantrex.com

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Andax Big Containment Pac

Andax Industries has announced the introduction of the Big Containment Pac, a spill kit that can contain spills up to 110 gallons and fits in an 18-inch-by-15-inch-by-5-inch vacuum-sealed package that can easily be stowed behind truck seats or in other tight spaces.

The Pac includes everything needed to respond to a spill up to 110 gallons, including three 48-inch oil-selective Sorb Sox (mini-booms); 20 15-inch-by-19-inch oil-selective absorbent pads; a disposal bag and tie; protective gloves; and a 60-inch-by-10-inch-high pop-up containment pool with a carrying case and CO2 cylinder. 

In the event of a spill, the mini-booms and absorbent pads can be used to block off a storm drain or waterway while the inflatable pop-up pool can contain the bulk of the spill. The Big Containment Pac is a complete spill response system in one pilfer-proof package. www.andax.com

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TradeUp Workforce Development Services

Okos Partners LLC and Crane Industry Services LLC have announced the launch of TradeUp, a collaborative partnership program providing workforce development services for employers seeking skilled craft professionals.

Employers who participate in the TradeUp program first receive an assessment of their skilled labor requirements to see how that aligns with growth goals and the company culture. TradeUp then assists with recruiting and placement, career development, and safety culture and leadership training for employers in construction, utilities, manufacturing, and ports and terminal logistics markets. www.tradeupworks.com

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Terex Hi-Ranger TL48

Terex Utilities recently announced a new Hi-Ranger telescopic aerial device with superior jib capacities to meet the needs of trouble truck applications.

With an industry-leading side reach of almost 32 feet, the TL48 has a 500-pound bucket capacity plus a maximum material-handling capacity of 1,000 pounds. The key feature is when the upper boom is at a horizontal position, it still achieves 800 pounds of jib capacity with the inner boom retracted at 23-foot side reach and 26-foot working height, and 200 pounds fully extended at 32-foot side reach, where similar units have no material-handling capability. The product is offered with an end-mounted, cobra-style hydraulic articulating jib as well as side-mount bucket and jib configurations.

All TL units support ground access, making it easier to hand off tools, support personnel rescue and clean out debris in the platform. Like all Hi-Ranger telescopic booms, the TL48 is equipped with a rigid rectangular boom constructed from epoxy resin and bi-axial wound fiberglass filament. This process and design achieve consistency in insulating properties, size, density and strength-to-weight ratio of the boom. www.terex.com/utilities/en/product/hi-ranger-tl/tl48

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Michelin Next-Generation Drive Tire

Michelin North America Inc. is launching its next-generation on-/off-road drive tire optimized for exceptional traction, toughness and wear performance. The tire is designed for the construction, energy, concrete and logging sectors operating in mixed-use conditions.

The MICHELIN X Works D tire is designed to maximize safety, uptime and efficiency. Full-tread-depth lateral groove tread patterns provide optimum balance between stability for increased wear and improved rubber-to-void ratio for maximum traction. Teardrop sipes in the tire open as they wear, providing additional traction.

In terms of wear performance, the new Michelin tire has 15% longer life compared to X Works XDY.

Additionally, four steel belts at the crown of the tire protect from shock, impact and road hazards for enhanced durability and puncture resistance.

The new MICHELIN X Works D tire is available in the United States and Canada in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes in load range LRH. X Works D is backed by Michelin’s worry-free six-month road hazard guarantee. https://business.michelinman.com

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FiberTech Outrigger Pads

FiberTech Outrigger Pads are an ideal solution when extra rigidity is needed and weight is a concern. FiberTech Pads effectively spread outrigger loads and create stability for equipment such as mobile cranes, concrete pump trucks, high-reach aerial devices, rock crushers and mobile substations.

With crush ratings up to 600 psi and rated capacities up to 170,000 pounds, FiberTech Super Duty Outrigger Pads (formerly FiberMax Heavy Duty) are an economical, high-performance load distribution solution. FiberTech Pads can be used alone or as part of a multipad setup.

At least 13 layers of quad-axial continuous glass fibers and vinyl ester resin give FiberTech Super Duty Outrigger Pads exceptional structural strength and stiffness. A 1-inch-thick FiberTech Pad weighs 25% less and delivers the same load distribution performance as a 3-inch-thick SafetyTech Super Duty Outrigger Pad.

High-visibility yellow FiberTech Outrigger Pads are nonconductive, waterproof and chemical resistant. They feature DICA’s patented Hi-Viz TuffGrip Handles to simplify handling. FiberTech 36-inch, 42-inch and 48-inch diameter sizes are standard stock products. Other sizes are available upon request. https://dicausa.com

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JLG and Oshkosh Corp. Partner with Microvast

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company and leading global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, has announced a planned investment by parent company Oshkosh Corp. in Microvast, a global provider of next-generation battery technologies for commercial and specialty electric vehicles. This new partnership, in combination with the company’s existing electrification supply chain partners, will continue to strengthen and advance the development of industry-leading electrified solutions across the JLG product line, including boom lifts, scissor lifts, low-level access lifts, vertical access lifts, stock and order picker lifts, towable lifts and telehandlers.

JLG has been at the forefront of the industry’s movement toward electrification, having offered electric products since the mid-1990s when the company launched its first electric boom lift. Recent electric product introductions include the industry’s first all-electric scissor lift, the AE 1932 DaVinci model.  

Oshkosh agreed to make a $25 million private investment in public equity in Microvast, which announced a merger with Tuscan Holdings Corp. on February 1, 2021. Oshkosh and Microvast also entered into a joint development agreement highlighting future battery collaboration and integration. www.jlg.com

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CURT QuickPin Trailer Coupler

CURT, supplier of a complete line of towing products and the leading manufacturer of USA-made custom-fit trailer hitches, has introduced a revolutionary new trailer coupler that completely does away with the traditional latch design.

The CURT QuickPin trailer coupler is the first of its kind, engineered to answer the problem of complicated hinging components on a traditional latch-style coupler. Instead of a latch that is prone to rust and wear, QuickPin uses a single hitch pin to secure the coupler onto the ball. The simple pin design provides a secure vehicle-trailer connection while reducing stress, frustration and the time it takes to hook up your trailer.

The QuickPin coupler is currently available to fit standard 2-inch-diameter balls, and it can be purchased in three different trailer tongue widths: 2-inch, 2.5-inch and 3-inch. To make installation easier, QuickPin also comes with pre-drilled holes to fit most existing bolt configurations. www.curtmfg.com/quickpin

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Insulated Z-45 Boom Lift from Terex Utilities

Terex Utilities has announced the new Genie Z-45 Substation Utility Boom (SUB). The Z-45 SUB is a purpose-built mobile elevated work platform. It is designed for substation work and other applications where an insulated device is needed but use of traditional bucket trucks is prohibitive due to size and maneuverability. Traditional all-steel aerial work platforms do not provide dielectric protection and have inherent differences of potential from the chassis ground to the boom tip that require specialized work practices and grounding.

Featuring a fiberglass jib section and fiberglass platform with swing gate, the Z-45 SUB complies with the ANSI A92.2 standard for Category E insulating rating of 20 kV, as measured between the boom tip and chassis. The standard fiberglass platform comes with floor grating and optional cutouts for increased visibility, access and water egress.

The Z-45 SUB has zero tail-swing and 355-degree rotation in tight quarters, self-propelled control, and up-and-over capability of the boom to give utility workers greater positioning flexibility. Operators can precisely position the boom with fully proportional drive and boom functions. The Lift Guard Contact Alarm provides a secondary warning designed to reduce crushing hazards. If an operator is caught between the controls and another object, a breakaway cable activates to disable lift and drive functions and trigger visual and audible alarms. www.terex.com/utilities/en/product/substation/z-45-sub

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HydraBed Reel Management System

Industry-leading utility hydraulics manufacturer HydraBed has introduced a new version of its popular Reel Lift lifting unit, the ReelLift Reel Management System, a full-capability solution that performs all the major functions of reel and cable handling. Enabling utility workers and contractors to reduce their reel and cable handling time by up to 50%, the new ReelLift system combines the functions of reel pickup and transport with semi-autonomous hydraulic cable payout, retrieval and figure-eight deployment in one compact, truck-bed-based package.

Featuring an industry-best 5,000-pound reel capacity, the ReelLift system eliminates the need for a dedicated reel trailer while enabling a cable crew to transport and position reels of telecom wire, fiber-optic cable and other reel-based connective media, and then precisely pay out, retrieve and even create figure-eight patterns via its variable-speed, easy-to-use controls. Thoughtful features include a contractor-tested, quick-release axle security latch, a built-in 20,000-pound-rated tow hitch and an unmatched five-year structural warranty.

The ReelLift system is available through its national dealer network as a turnkey solution customized to fit most popular chassis cab truck models, or it can be factory-installed at HydraBed’s Sabetha, Kansas, location. www.hydrabeds.com/utility

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DPL Telematics Launches AssetCommand Max

DPL Telematics, a leading provider of advanced asset monitoring and telemetry technologies, recently announced the release of the AssetCommand Max Tracking System, an advanced solution for wireless monitoring and remote tracking of off-road equipment, as well as over-the-road trucks, to increase productivity while reducing fleet costs. The rugged device tracks runtime, trips, geofences, curfews, rollover and service schedules while empowering managers to remotely disable their assets.

The AssetCommand Max allows owners to remotely monitor their assets accurately from an intuitive, internet-based software package and mobile app. The unit is the first telematics product of its kind to feature a remote starter disable/enable; tilt and rollover detection; IP 67-rated and UV-stabilized design; tamper detection; little to no sky view required; internal backup battery and antenna; wireless, two-way communication; and a month-to-month agreement.

The AssetCommand Max reports usage metrics such as runtime, odometer, movement, ignition status, speed and battery health. The platform also includes an intuitive service module for scheduling by runtime, odometer or calendar and notifying whichever threshold is reached first. The easy-to-use solution is an effective tool to reduce service costs, maximize uptime and eliminate manual errors. www.dpltel.com

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Utilimaster Velocity F2 Walk-In Van

Utilimaster, a business unit of The Shyft Group, has announced its latest production-ready, purpose-built walk-in van: the Velocity F2. Built on a sub-10,000-pound GVWR Ford Transit chassis, the Velocity F2 combines nimbleness, comfort and fuel efficiency with the cargo space, access and load capacity similar to a traditional walk-in delivery van. The company is taking production orders for the Velocity F2 now.

Utilimaster has expanded their product portfolio to include this Class 2 purpose-built walk-in van to meet the rapidly growing global e-commerce and delivery demand. As the leading manufacturer of last-mile delivery vehicles, Utilimaster and The Shyft Group fulfill a segment void with the market-ready, purpose-built Velocity F2.

Benefits of the Velocity F2 include lower total cost of ownership and operation than Class 3-6 vehicles; drivers of Class 2 vehicles do not need a commercial driver’s license to operate; and ease of compliance with Department of Transportation requirements.

Additional features include better fuel economy; improved safety step heights; lightweight aluminum sidewalls; 600-700 cubic feet of cargo space; and a corresponding payload range of 3,700-4,300 pounds.

The Velocity is also offered in a Class 3 (GVWR 14,000) vehicle, available on both the Ford Transit (Velocity F3) and the Mercedes Sprinter (Velocity M3) chassis. www.utilimaster.com/velocity-f2

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Transfer Flow Diesel Refueling Tanks

Transfer Flow, a manufacturer of premier American-made fuel tanks since 1983, has introduced two new refueling tanks for diesel fuel. The 50- and 80-gallon fuel tanks fit full-size pickups and come with mounting hardware, fuel cap and rollover valve. They’re perfect for manually fueling your diesel truck or equipment in the field. 

The refueling tanks are manufactured from 14-gauge aluminized steel for superior rust resistance and strength. They have internal baffles for extra durability and are powder coated black. They’re also compatible with GPI and Fill-Rite 12-volt refueling pumps, which are sold separately. www.transferflow.com

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Peterbilt Model 220EV

Peterbilt is pleased to announce that the Model 220EV is now available for customer orders. It can be configured through the SmartSpec sales tool and ordered at one of Peterbilt’s best-in-class dealer locations, with customer deliveries expected to start by the end of 2020.

The Model 220EV is Peterbilt’s first electric configuration for medium-duty applications and provides customers a zero-emission Class 6 or 7 vehicle for clean, efficient operation and lower overall maintenance. With a range of up to 200 miles on a full charge, the Model 220EV is powered by an electric motor and features two battery packs and an onboard charger. When using the vehicle’s DC fast-charging system, the state-of-the-art, high-energy-density battery packs can recharge in one to two hours, making the Model 220EV ideal for local pickup and delivery as well as short regional haul operations.

Designed with optimal weight distribution and performance, the Model 220EV also provides greater driver comfort and productivity through a quiet ride, and the cab-over-engine configuration delivers superior maneuverability, enhanced visibility, a spacious interior and ease of serviceability for maximizing uptime. www.peterbilt.com

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Morooka Rubber Track Carrier

The first Morooka MST-3000VDR rubber track carrier, with enhanced hydraulics and a larger bed, recently rolled off the line at the manufacturing facility in Ashland, Virginia. Morooka’s VDR models all feature an upper structure that can rotate 360 degrees in either direction independently from the undercarriage and tracks. This helps users reduce surface damage that occurs when turning the machine, as well as aiding users who have limited operating space.

Currently available by special order only, the new MST-3000VDR is powered by a 300-horsepower Caterpillar C7.1 engine and can handle a maximum load of 36,000 pounds. It has a top speed of 8 mph yet only exerts a ground pressure of 3.6 to 8.0 psi. www.morookacarriers.com

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Hino Paves Path to Zero Emissions

Hino Trucks recently announced Project Z, the company’s development path to zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV), ranging from Class 4 to Class 8.

The live virtual event showcased the most comprehensive lineup of zero-emissions trucks, partnering with technology leaders in advanced electrification drive systems.

The ZEV products ranged from a Class 5 on a SEA Electric SEA-Drive 120a on a Hino M5 chassis, up to a Hino XL Series Class 8 tractor powered by Toyota’s Fuel Cell system. Additionally, Hino featured a battery electric Class 7 tractor with Hexagon Purus’ full electric drive system, and a Hino XL Series Class 8 box truck powered by Xos Trucks’ X-Pack battery and electric drive system. For the battery electric vehicles, Hino will look at both central drive motors and e-axles.

Project Z advances Hino’s environmental leadership position, first established in 1991 with the global sale of its hybrid buses, and will consist of demonstration vehicles in the first half of 2021, customer demonstrations in 2022 and production prior to 2024.

The project does not end here. Over the coming months, Hino Trucks will unveil more granular details about the cutting-edge technologies and vehicles to come out of Project Z. www.hino.com/projectz

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Terex Utilities Opens New Manufacturing Facility

Terex Utilities announced that its new manufacturing headquarters is now fully functional, and the first production units have rolled off the line. The 450,000-square-foot facility brings production operations under one roof on a 55-acre site in Watertown, South Dakota.

The new facility houses assembly, fiberglass, paint and installation. Among the first machines to roll off the line were a C6060 digger derrick for Otter Tail Power Co. in Minnesota, an HR46 aerial device for Xcel Energy in Minnesota, an LT40 aerial device for NiSource in Indiana and a General 65 digger derrick for Brazos Electric Cooperative in Texas.

Terex Utilities hopes to celebrate the opening of its modern manufacturing facility with customers once the coronavirus is controlled. Until then, this video shows a time lapse of the new facility construction. www.terex.com/utilities

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FRAM Oil Filters

FRAM, a market leader in filtration products, has launched its new, innovative FRAM Titanium and FRAM Force Oil Filters. FRAM Force and Titanium filters are the latest filter technologies in a long line of oil, air and cabin air filtration products available for vehicle service professionals and DIY-ers. 

FRAM Titanium is a super-premium, high-flow synthetic oil filter engineered to provide the most advanced level of oil protection for up to 20,000 miles. The technology behind this performance is FRAM PowerFlow, an innovation that allows for higher directional oil flow to ensure full media performance and filtration. These filters include the FRAM Perfect Seal Gasket that ensures a positive and lasting seal in high-heat and high-pressure engine environments.

FRAM Force is a premium, synthetic blended oil filter engineered to provide extended oil protection for up to 15,000 miles. It is designed for real-world driving conditions, including stop-and-go traffic, extreme temperatures, hauling and towing. In addition to offering increased dirt-trapping and dirt-holding capacity, the FRAM Force filter accommodates all oil types, installs easily, provides consistent oil flow in extreme temperatures and delivers superior startup engine protection. www.fram.com

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Polaris GEM Strengthens Customer Support

Polaris GEM and its dealers have re-engineered the customer and rider experience to accommodate the world’s current situation. Together, they’ve launched new accessories, grant assistance, financing and leasing, contactless support and virtual shopping to keep professionals moving forward. To meet customer demand, Polaris has continued to manufacture vehicles in the U.S., and service support lines are open. 

To help support GEM customers, Polaris is launching divider kits that enable the operator to minimize direct contact between occupants riding in a GEM. Polaris engineered the kits with clear, marine-grade vinyl for durability and minimal impact on visibility. The dividers separate driver and passenger sides of the vehicle, as well as each passenger row, front to back.

Polaris has a history of helping organizations that serve our community and recognizes the important role grants play in funding. They’ve strengthened this commitment through a grant assistance program geared toward state and local government as well as educational customers. Visit https://bit.ly/PolarisGrants for more. 

Electronic forms of shopping, service and support have always been available but are even more so now with an increased emphasis on expanding alternatives to in-person options. The Polaris.com/Commercial website continues to be a resource for customers. https://polaris.com/commercial

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LockNClimb Ergonomic Ladder Stand

Servicing utility trucks has never been faster, easier or safer than when using LockNClimb’s new rolling platform ladder. The 44LNCTRKENG is quickly maneuvered by one person on hard rubber wheels and positioned over the truck tires or against the truck body. Durable rubber padding on the back of the ladder protects truck finishes and allows direct contact. Yellow safety handrails promote using three points of contact when ascending and descending the ladder. The wide, slip-resistant service platform affords even weight distribution, providing a comfortable working surface and helping prevent foot thrombosis.

LockNClimb ladder stands are made one at a time by skilled craftsmen in the USA and have been engineered to exceed all applicable OSHA and ANSI standards. The ladders have less than a 1% damage rate during continual use for three years in the demanding truck maintenance environment. For more information, call (620) 577-2577 or watch a short video at https://vimeo.com/442115980. http://locknclimb.com

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Terex Utilities Launches New E-Commerce Platform

Terex Utilities has launched a new e-commerce platform to support all customers and give them the type of online shopping experience today’s buyers have come to expect.

This new e-commerce platform offers one-stop shopping for tools and accessories used in the utilities industry and beyond. Many of these products had previously only been available through a traditional catalog. Hundreds of products can be ordered, from climbing equipment to traffic safety gear to Terex auger tools. New customers can self-register for an account, place orders by credit card, view order status, track shipments and see invoices.

For existing Terex customers – including rental partners and dealers who previously had access to an e-commerce platform – the new platform comes with a host of new and upgraded features. Online parts manuals for many of our units are now browsable from this website and allow for simple click-to-cart functionality. In addition, parts are searchable by keyword, part number and category, making part identification or discovery easier than ever.

For existing Terex account holders, request online access at https://parts.terex.com/. For new customer and retail sales, browse the catalog at https://myparts.terex.com/. www.terex.com/utilities

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Rock Mills’ Lifter and Lifter PLUS

The Lifter and The Lifter PLUS are vehicle-mounted, automated solutions to remove heavy network access lids and storm grates. Manually removing lids and grates is now obsolete. Remove covers and grates safely and efficiently with the push of a button on a hand-held remote.

The Lifter and The Lifter PLUS offer a broad range of removal solutions. The Lifter is intended for conventional-sized covers. The Lifter PLUS is meant for use with heavy, large-diameter covers; it offers an industry-leading automated safety solution to remove covers as heavy as 600 pounds with the push of a button. www.rockmillsent.com

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Hino Ultimate Confidence Initiative

Hino Trucks has acknowledged that the rapidly changing global health emergency is creating uneven economic effects across all industries. In response, Hino is introducing the Ultimate Confidence Initiative meant to strengthen and support their customers’ businesses.

Hino Trucks, in conjunction with Toyota Industries Commercial Finance, is offering customers a No Payment in 2020 option. Subject to credit approval on applications made by August 31, 2020, this financing opportunity is available on all new Hino models.

Customers who take advantage of the No Payments and No Interest in 2020 option also will have all of their required maintenance covered in 2020 through December 31.

The current, complimentary HinoCare planned maintenance program for Hino’s cabover lineup (155, 195, M4, M5 models) already helps customers stay on schedule and on budget. Now, customers with this preventive service care program on their current cabover trucks, or HinoCare that was purchased for their conventional trucks (258, 268, 338, L6, L7 models), will have a 90-day extension added to the end date of their services. www.hino.com/dealers.html

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PRO-VISION Hybrid HD DVR

PRO-VISION Video Systems, a proven leader in mobile video technology and software, has announced the release of its new 900 Series Hybrid HD DVR that combines 1080p HD recording and observation technology in one device for unrivaled video coverage on commercial vehicles.

The PRO-VISION 900 Series Hybrid HD DVR simultaneously records video and provides camera views on an in-cab monitor – including the rear view while backing up and blind spots while turning – in 1080p HD resolution. The DVR provides operators with the high-quality video they need to prevent accidents and shows the details of what really happened during an incident.

With the release of the new 900 Series Hybrid HD DVR, PRO-VISION also has released a new line of 1080p HD cameras designed for the 900 Series. They are intended to help operators avoid collisions with crystal-clear views of their surroundings, providing a picture quality that’s nearly seven times better than other systems.

With up to six cameras providing 360-degree video coverage, and industry-leading features including built-in Wi-Fi, automated wireless file transfer and GPS tracking, the PRO-VISION 900 Series Hybrid HD DVR is backed by a five-year system warranty. https://provisionusa.com

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Atlas Copco XAS 188 Air Compressor

Atlas Copco Power Technique now offers the XAS 188, a single-stage oil-injected rotary screw type air compressor, powered by a Kubota Tier 4 Final, liquid-cooled, three-cylinder diesel engine. This unit brings the customer a lower total cost of ownership, the highest efficiency in compressed air, a best-in-class service experience, user-friendly features, easy transportation and environmental friendliness.  

Now available in the U.S., this model is the most popular among the small diesel Atlas Copco air compressor range, which includes the XAS 110 small air compressor (110 cfm at 100 psi) and the XATS 250 (250 cfm at 150 psi).  

Delivering 189 cfm at 2.37 gallons per hour, a 27-gallon fuel tank is adequately sized to operate the XAS 188 for more than 11 hours at full load. The diesel engine offers an output of 49.6 horsepower at a rated speed of 2,700 rpm. The engine starts the compressor at 14 degrees Fahrenheit with a standard glow-plug or a cold-start option starts the machine at -13 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Highly efficient, a newly designed air end element includes a gear box, which demands less power from the engine, while at the same time delivering more airflow. This results in less fuel consumption and more productivity on the job. www.atlascopco.us

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Reading Service and Crane Bodies

Reading Truck Body recently unveiled its newly redesigned Aluminum Classic II service body and a brand-new Master Mechanic crane body. Both the Aluminum Classic II and Master Mechanic MM120 and MM220 are built to meet the rugged day-to-day demands customers and fleets experience.

The revamped Aluminum Classic II features a fully redesigned understructure that is rated for up to 19,500 pounds GVWR, more than any other aluminum service body Reading has ever offered. The new body also includes several new industry-leading features and options, like 50-inch raised compartments; CABLOC by Masterack lock-open, lock-close drawers; and key fob integration with the OEM chassis.

Not to be overshadowed is the brand-new Master Mechanic crane body. From the oil field to the construction site, the lightweight MM120 and MM220 crane body equips Class 3-4 chassis with up to 4,000 pounds of lifting power. www.readingbody.com

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Pettibone Traverse Telehandler

Pettibone has introduced the Traverse T1246X telehandler, the third Traverse model to join its next-generation X-Series lineup. Traverse is the only telehandler product line on the market with a traversing boom carriage with capability to move loads by traveling horizontally. This exclusive feature allows operators to safely place loads at full lift height without having to coordinate multiple boom functions.

The T1246X has a specified lift height of 46 feet, 6 inches, which exactly matches its landing height. By contrast, traditional fixed boom pivots typically have a true landing height that is several feet less than the advertised lift height, as users must account for withdrawing the forks out of the load with enough rearward travel for the fork tips to clear the landing zone.

The traversing boom of the T1246X provides up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer, allowing for a maximum forward reach of 35 feet, 10 inches. The telehandler is powered by a 117-horsepower Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine that helps it achieve a maximum load capacity of 12,000 pounds. The engine is mounted on a side pod for easy service access while allowing excellent curbside visibility and ground clearance of 19 inches. www.gopettibone.com

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Spicer Electrified eS9000r e-Axle

Dana Inc. recently announced the start of production of its Spicer Electrified eS9000r e-Axle for Class 4 and 5 commercial fleet applications. The e-Axle will be available for ordering by vehicle manufacturers in the third quarter of 2020. Dana is the first to market with this e-Axle classification in North America and is the only supplier with the in-house capability to manufacture all components of the system, including the gears, axle, motor and inverter.

Designed for medium-duty truck and bus applications, the e-S9000r is based on the proven and widely specified Spicer S110, S111 and S130 rear drive axle platforms, and is engineered as a fully integrated e-Axle, including a gearbox and motor. The eS9000r is easily incorporated into most existing chassis, reducing driveline complexity while allowing batteries to be located between the frame rails to simplify truck body positioning. The eS9000r axle also incorporates Dana’s patent-pending electronically controlled parking pawl system. www.dana.com

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Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Engine Oil

Hot Shot’s Secret has expanded the company’s Green Diamond Fleet Full Synthetic Group III/Group IV engine oil line by rolling out a new 10W-30 blend. Specially formulated for use in diesel-powered vehicles that experience extreme temperatures, heavy loads, stop-and-go operations or high airborne particulates, Green Diamond Fleet is ideal for all diesel-powered light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, construction and industrial equipment, drilling rigs and stationary engines. As a severe-duty diesel oil, it is a replacement for any CF-4, CJ-4, CI-4 or CI-4 Plus specification oil.

Manufactured strictly from Group III and Group IV base oils, it is infused with Hot Shot’s Secret FR3 Nano Technology and a fully formulated CK-4 additive package. This 100% synthetic diesel oil effectively cleans, lubricates and maintains engines and turbos for long-lasting protection, improved performance and fuel economy, and longer oil drain intervals. Additional benefits include improved cold starting, reduced soot, noise and vibration. www.hotshotsecret.com

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BEACON-4-LIFE

The BEACON-4-LIFE is a safe alternative to the traditional strike flare. It was created by a first responder to provide advanced warning of an emergency scene or work zone using safe, eco-friendly, state-of-the-art LED lighting technology. The tool offers more than 100 hours of battery life and 17 different flashing patterns to help keep personnel safe. https://beacon-4-life.com

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Dakota Canopy Body

Dakota Bodies has announced the release of their new utility body for cab chassis and vans. It was developed with multiple applications in mind, including utilities, HVAC/plumbing, telecommunications, electrical and other similar trades.

The enclosed utility body was designed to make the technician’s job easier. The storage compartments provide optimal organizational space and easy access to tools and equipment. It is a mobile workshop that will not only keep your equipment and tools safe but will also keep them protected from damaging weather. The lightweight, aluminum construction option will provide you with dependable durability as well as more payload capacity when compared to steel utility bodies. It will soon be available for numerous cab chassis and van makes and models. www.dakotabodies.com

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