Thursday, March 31, 2016

Vanair Air N Arc 150 All-In-One Power Unit



The Vanair Air N Arc 150 is a combination air compressor, welder, generator and jump starter that saves you money and space in the back of your work truck. Available from Realworktrucks.com. This video is an excerpt from a longer video on the show Truck-U.

Monday, March 28, 2016

BFX 60LS Crane Body by Brand FX


 For truck chassis with a 60″ Cab to Axle
Description

Lightweight composite design. Comes standard with steel understructure and aluminum treadbright floor. Standard 42″ pack height. Side-pack depths of 15″ depth on single rear wheel or 20″ depth on dual rear wheel. LED lighting package. Airtight, watertight compartments with flow through ventilation. Basic model includes six compartments — two vertical and one horizontal per side.
Available Variations

Lightweight Aluminum Package, Dual or Single Rear Wheel, Transverse Compartment, Gelcoat to match, Paint to match.
Standard Features

  •     Treadbright aluminum floor
  •     Steel understructure
  •     Rock guards
  •     Black plastic gas fill cup
  •     Automotive grade bubble gasket
  •     Bright white gel-coat exterior
  •     Bright white interiors to reflect light
  •     LED exterior lighting package (except back-up lights)
  •     Flow through ventilation system
  •     Light adapter for specified chassis
  •     Non-skid compartment tops
  •     One piece molded doors w/ automotive finish both sides
  •     Recessed door jams
  •     3/16” smooth aluminum bulkhead
  •     3/16” smooth aluminum tail skirt
  •     Steel rear mounting brackets
  •     1/8” steel tread plate floor
  •     Stainless steel rotary latches
  •     Type 304 stainless steel door hinges, and hardware
  •     Vinyl coated stainless steel cable door stops
Find out more at:  http://www.brandfxbody.com/products/service-bodies/

Friday, March 25, 2016

We Own Work: Customers And The Making of the New 2017 Ford F-Series Ford Super Duty



Five F-Series Super Duty customers will witness all-new F-Series Super Duty development, testing and capabilities before anyone else and share their stories through We Own Work video series.



Five Ford Super Duty customers, chosen at random, will participate in the durability testing of the next-generation 2017 Super Duty F-Series pickup truck. First shown at the 2015 State Fair of Texas, the new Ford heavy-duty pickups will have aluminum bodies (exactly like little brother F-150); heavier-duty axles, brakes and driveline components; and they will get better fuel economy.

Ford will take these customers to the factory, the proving grounds and on the road to see exactly how these trucks are pushed, punished and put through their paces. Each of the participants — professionals from business sectors that rely on HD pickups — will have a chance to question engineers and designers as the pickups work their way through each stage of testing and fine-tuning.
Ford is making a video series that follows these construction, forestry, oil, sanitation, private business and manufacturing professionals as they observe the new Super Duty work its way to its debut in late summer or early fall.

The first of the "We Own Work" videos will come out in February, and will introduce the five participants and describe their businesses. Later episodes will focus on the new technology and features in the new Super Duty.

Source:  http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/01/ford-customers-go-behind-the-scenes-on-super-duty-testing.html

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Knapheide - Turnkey Solutions And Vocational Vehicles




Knapheide Commercial Vehicle Services is the leader in providing turnkey vocational vehicles to commercial fleets and fleet management companies. Regardless if you need complex truck bodies or simple van interiors, from vehicle concept to delivery, KCVS provides the total package for fleet and fleet management customers.

Bodies, Equipment, & Accessories

Knapheide has the largest and most comprehensive selection of bodies, equipment and accessories. Knapheide only utilizes the industry's top suppliers of truck and van bodies, van organizational interiors, cranes, compressors, welders, generators, liftgates, ladder and material racks, snow plows, spreaders, mechanics drawers and more. Knapheide acts as the single source provider for all of your commercial vehicle needs.

Alternative Fuels

Knapheide has partnered with the leading alternative fuel system providers and chassis manufacturers in order to offer virtually every alternative fuel solution available to help keep operating costs low. Knapheide has invested in turnkey operations for engineering, installing and servicing propane, compressed natural gas, and hybrid fuel systems.


Read more at: https://www.knapheide.com/solutions/fleet-and-fleet-management-companies

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Waltco WHZ Split-Level Liftgate



Waltco would like to introduce the WHZ Light Duty Cantilever Liftgate. This cargo lift will take your light duty deliveries to the next level with a 1.300 pound lifting capacity. The split level platform increases driver accessibility to the back of the van. The WHZ will also be a part of Waltco's Quick-Lift Program beginning in November.

For more information, contact your local Waltco representative, or call 1-800-211-3074.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Ford Gas-Saving Auto Start-Stop Technology to Be Standard Across Entire 2017 EcoBoost-Equipped F-150 Lineup


  •      Auto Start-Stop to be standard across 100 percent of EcoBoost®-equipped 2017 Ford F-150 lineup, including all-new F-150 Raptor; technology could represent more than 60 percent of truck’s sales
  •     F-150 Auto Start-Stop technology is specially tuned for truck customers, shutting off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop – except when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode
  •     With best-in-class towing, payload and EPA-estimated gas mileage for 2016, F-150 continues to change the game in capability and fuel efficiency
DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 21, 2016 – Ford, America’s truck leader, continues to set the pace of innovation among full-size trucks with the expansion of Auto Start-Stop technology across the entire lineup of EcoBoost®-equipped 2017 F-150 pickups.

The 2016 F-150 with 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine comes standard with Auto Start-Stop. That offering continues for 2017, with the addition of the technology as standard equipment for all 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines including the all-new high-output version for F-150 Raptor.

At the rate EcoBoost is growing, fuel-saving Auto Start-Stop could represent more than 60 percent of the truck lineup – giving F-150 the highest number of Ford nameplates offering standard Auto Start-Stop technology.

“EcoBoost already powers F-150’s best-in-class towing,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Now, with every EcoBoost-equipped F-150 mildly electrified with standard Auto Start-Stop technology, customers’ fuel efficiency is expected to improve as well.”

Specially tuned for truck customers, Auto Start-Stop shuts off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop – except when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode – to give drivers power on demand when they need it most. When the brake is released, the engine restarts quickly.

Auto Start-Stop for F-150 benefits from Ford’s hybrid electric vehicle expertise, helping ensure smooth and refined engine restarts.

Actual fuel savings vary depending on driving patterns. The technology also contributes to a reduction in CO2 emissions due to decreased idle times.

The following Ford vehicles are available with Auto Start-Stop:
  •     Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost
  •     Fusion 1.5-liter EcoBoost
  •     Edge 2.0-liter twin-scroll EcoBoost
  •     2017 Escape 1.5-liter EcoBoost, 2.0-liter twin-scroll EcoBoost
  •     F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost; 2017 F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost, 3.5-liter EcoBoost, high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost
About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 197,000 employees and 67plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com

Sunday, March 13, 2016

2017 Super Duty Frame Stunt




2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty is the toughest Super Duty ever thanks to its all-new high-strength steel frame.To prove this, John Brenkus, host and creator of ESPN Sport Science, hangs more than 60,000 pounds of F-Series trucks – eight F-150s, plus an F-750 Tonka dump truck – from the frame. Check out how the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever built accomplishes this never-been-done-before feat.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Mich. With about 199,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics. For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

It's a Pickup - It's a Dump Truck! - Venco Pickup Hoists

 

 FORD – VP6F

The VP6F Dump Hoist is designed for the Ford Superduty F-Series 1999-2015 models. (2011-2015 GAS ONLY)



In order to comply with the 2015 Ford Super Duty F-Series Incomplete Vehicle Manual FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) 301 Fuel System Integrity, installation of the Venco VP hoist is prohibited on trucks with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or less, because the hoist requires modification to some or all of the following: fuel tank attachment hardware, fuel filler cap, pipe, hose, attachment hardware and/or trailer hitch receiver.

For more details, please consult the Ford Super Duty F-Series Incomplete Vehicle Manual, March 2014, FC34-19A268-AB.

Monday, March 7, 2016

2016 Work Truck Show: Ford Commercial Press Conference



John Ruppert, General Manager of Commercial Vehicle Sales and Marketing at the 
2016 Work Truck Show: Ford Commercial Press Conference

Friday, March 4, 2016

SpaceKap - Fiberglass Transferable Service Bodies



SpaceKap is the innovative result of over 40 years in the service truck industry. SpaceKap's universal slip-in design makes it the perfect fit for plumbers, electricians, contractors, first responders and more.

Saving with SpaceKap
The SpaceKap was built to be transferred from one pickup to another. This unique design allows users to reuse the equipment inside the SpaceKap while keeping their truck or fleet newer and younger.

Your SpaceKap will fit all full size trucks with the same bed length (6.5' or 8')

So whether you are transferring your SpaceKap within your fleet or the time has come to replace your current pickup, you will not be limited to a particular make or model.

Unmatched Versatility
SpaceKap has been engineered to be the most versatile service truck solution on the market. Its universal fit transforms you favorite pickup into the ultimate workshop on wheels.

Maximized Efficiency
Organize and secure your tools and workspace by outfitting your SpaceKap with one of the Quick Ship Packages. This means you spend more time getting things done and less time searching for your tools.



Find out more at: http://www.spacekap.com/

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Interested in the future of alternative fuels? Attend the Green Truck Summit



During the Green Truck Summit, held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show® 2016, industry experts will provide insights and trends, as well as an overview of fuel and technology developments expected in the next few years.

New at the Green Truck Summit in 2016:

    Expanded curriculum uniting Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show concurrent sessions
    Latest developments on Phase Two greenhouse gas regulations
    Presentation on economic benefits of commercial vehicle lightweighting

Learn more.

Join us March 1-3, 2016 at the Indiana Convention Center (Indianapolis, Indiana) for the Green Truck Summit.

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