Tough jobs require the toughest equipment, and since trucks are rolling advertisements, it’s natural to want the toughest and the best looking. We’ve tracked down some of the best brands in the industry to suit your business’ needs. From lifts to bodies to trailers, check out this month’s UpFix picks for the construction industry.
From general contractor projects to landscaping and waste hauling, Galbreath’s Work Truck Series Cable Hoists are designed to transport loaded containers and equipment up to 20k lbs and 18-ft long. Purpose-built for versatility, Galbreath’s Work Truck Series Cable Hoists are made to last. Say goodbye to welding onto the chassis frame with these light-duty hoists featuring bolt-on-design for easy installation. Galbreath hoists feature a wireless remote and electric operating system, which allows users to load and unload containers while monitoring low clearance and hard-to-get-to areas for safer and easier maneuverability.
If your job is more than run-of-the-mill construction and you need something to accommodate multiple projects, perhaps your truck needs a multi-function body. Knapheide combines practicality and versatility of its ever-popular Service Body (front) and Platform Body (rear) to give the industry the Combo Body. It’s an ideal solution for the needs of virtually any line of work nationwide. Multiple configurations of the Combo Body allow you to get the most practical upfit to meet your needs. Available configurations include DRW in 10-ft and 12-ft lengths, 40-inch tall side packs with flip tops, and 46-inch and 60-inch tall side packs (no flip tops).
SUMMIT TRUCK BODIES
Summit Truck Bodies’ ability to tailor service and lube trucks to industry needs, quality manufacturing, innovative safety technology, and superior after-the-sale service makes it an easy choice for contractors. McNally-Nimergood, which serves the Midwest’s construction industry, went to Summit knowing they wanted a quality truck body, fit and finish, and custom features. Summit and McNally worked together throughout the design and manufacturing process to ensure they received the needs required to face their company challenges. In the end, Summit delivered a work-ready service truck built to increase jobsite performance and safety. Pictured is the Summit 10 Series: 14-ft body, 24-inch bumper, 10629 crane. Red paint, graphics, and chrome deleted to match branding.
Air hammers, rock drills, and tampers can be the heaviest items at the jobsite. Loading and unloading them onto the vehicle is strenuous and often leads to injuries. Let the BOSS® Titan EZ-Lift eliminate loading woes by doing all the work. The Titan EZ-Lift stows tools safely in a standard utility body 50-inch cabinet between jobsites. The Titan EZ-Lift can hold up to three air tools and will raise and lower them from the vehicle to the ground as needed. The unit is a fully self-contained, all-electric drive system with built-in safety features to prevent accidental or rapid movement while using 60% less amperage then the hydraulic equivalent.
Felling’s FT-16 IT-I is a drop deck tilt trailer with a 5-ft stationary deck and an 18-ft tilt deck. The trailer is equipped with a removable attachment rack mounted on the front stationary deck sitting inside the stake pockets on the trailer’s exterior and bolted in place. The rack is an ideal pairing with the IT-I tilt trailer, providing ample room to transport a skid steer on the 18-ft tilt deck, multiple attachments, and various jobsite tools like shovels and brooms on the rack. The ability to transport all of these jobsite tools in one trip safely and efficiently saves the operator and their crew time and miles.