Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sunday, March 29, 2020

CTECH at The Work Truck Show 2020 | SuperCut


Missed out on all the fun at The Work Truck Show? Don't worry; take a good look around the CTech booth and beyond with this supercut! We had our brand new Shelving Drawers and MotionLatch™ 'Full-Bank' lock on full display as well as a variety of Tool Drawers showcased in other areas of the show.

Friday, March 27, 2020

NTEA Work Truck Show 2020 Booth Highlights


The Buyers Products booth is always a hot spot at the Work Truck Show hosted by the NTEA, and this year the team went all out to make it the best it's ever been. With a mind blowing amount of bold new videos and displays, it was a must-see stop for any show-goer walking the floor.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth. We hope you had a great experience and were inspired by the exciting new equipment we have in the works.

In case you missed it, here's a rundown of the biggest announcements from the 2020 Work Truck show:

• New SnowDogg® XPII Next Generation Expanding Wing Snow Plow (
https://bit.ly/2WjB8bx)
• RapidLink™ Attachment System on all SnowDogg pickup truck snow plows (
https://youtu.be/LHJj2KIiOLU)
• New SnowDogg Super J Municipal Snow Plows (
https://bit.ly/2W9A1e8)
• Newly redesigned crossover truck tool boxes (
https://bit.ly/38IER4D)
• New expanded line of landscape trailer racks and accessories (
https://bit.ly/38Kt9GV)
• New line of WideOpen™ Step Boxes for Class 8 trucks (
https://bit.ly/33jT2Mz)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

F150 Factory Tour | How Ford Builds An F-150 Every 53 Seconds - The Haul


Justin's At Ford's F150 plant to see how the best truck on earth is built from start to finish. Ford's massive F150 plant is able to crank out an F150 every 53 seconds which helps satisfy the huge demand for the best selling truck on earth.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020

All-Electric F-150 Prototype: Tows 1M+ Pounds | F-150 | Ford


We’ve confirmed we are bringing an all-electric F-150 to market. Now, we’re showing you the capability you asked for by having it tow more than 1 million pounds.* This is Built Ford Tough.

*The F-150 battery-electric prototype is towing far beyond any production truck’s published capacity in a one-time short event demonstration. Never tow beyond a vehicle’s towing capacities. Always consult the Owner’s Manual.

Learn more about the All-Electric Ford F-150 Prototype here:
https://ford.to/32L24kS

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Ranger Design Fold Away Shelving


Ranger Design’s Fold-Away foldable van shelving system is:
- Lightweight & Strong
- Silent & Rattle-Free
- Safe & Simple to Install
Find out more here:
https://rangerdesign.com/products/?ca...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Knapheide Combo Body at the 2020 Work Truck Show


Featuring the all-new Combo Body at The Work Truck Show from Knapheide is the perfect combination of our popular Service Body and Platform Body. #ComboBody #WorkTrucks2020 #Knapheide #NEVERSETTLE

Sunday, March 15, 2020

FORD MARKS 35 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE LEADERSHIP; FORD E-SERIES, FORD F-650 AND F-750 UPGRADED WITH NEW OPTIONS



  • Ford marks 35 years of commercial vehicle leadership by adding more customer-driven options, including gaseous fuel prep package for vehicles powered by its new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine
  • Fleet and commercial customers can now order all-new 2021 Ford F-600 Super Duty chassis cab – available Summer 2020
  • Fresh off their best sales in more than 20 years, Ford F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks get more versatile than ever with an available air compressor that lets customers combine the cost savings of a gasoline powertrain with the stopping power of air brakes
  • New flex fuel capability for Ford E-Series offers fleets an affordable option for meeting alternative fuel requirements
INDIANAPOLIS, March 3, 2020 – Ford marks 35 years as the country’s best-selling line of commercial vehicles* by adding even more customer-driven options to its F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks and E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis.
“We are just as passionate about the success of our customers’ businesses as they are,” said Mark Buzzell, Ford director of fleet, lease and remarketing operations. “So, we have devoted decades to developing deep insights into their wants and needs. This focus has led us to create a winning portfolio of commercial vehicles that our customers love and rely on every day.”
One of Ford’s latest innovations, the all-new F-600 Super Duty chassis cab is now available to order. Ford F-600 delivers the capability of a Class 6 truck in a familiar Class 5 package, giving a new choice to fleets and vocational customers who need additional payload or want to mount heavier upfits without moving into a bigger truck. It will be available for delivery Summer 2020.
For customers who prefer alternative fuels, Ford is offering a gaseous fuel prep package for its new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine in current model year Super Duty F-450, F-550 and F-600 chassis cab, Medium Duty, E-Series and F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles. The package includes upgraded valvetrain components to withstand higher operating temperatures and lower lubricity of gaseous fuels so the vehicle can be converted by a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier to run on CNG or propane.

Air power offered for Medium DutyFord sold more of its biggest work trucks last year than it has since 1997. Sales of F-650 and F-750 are up 37 percent year-over-year, with total volume of 16,510 trucks for 2019. Building on this momentum, Ford further enhances the versatility of its Medium Duty trucks for model year 2022 with a new option for the available 7.3-liter gas engine.
For the first time, an integrated air compressor will be available for the 7.3-liter engine. The compressor can be used to power air brakes, air suspension and other accessories like air horns or air ride seats. Currently, air brakes are only available on diesel-powered trucks.
Ford is the only manufacturer offering a choice of gasoline or diesel engine for Class 6-7 conventional cab trucks – its 7.3-liter gas V8 or updated 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8.
Ford Medium Duty trucks with the 7.3-liter gas engine can cost up to $9,245*** less than those with the 6.7-liter diesel. They are recommended for applications with lighter duty cycles, annual mileage and torque requirements. Adding the air compressor to the 7.3-liter engine lets customers combine the cost savings of a gasoline powertrain with the stopping power of air brakes.
“We expect this new offering to be popular in several vocational segments including propane delivery, municipalities, utilities and tree service,” explains Nathan Oscarson, Ford commercial truck brand manager. “Many customers have told us they’d like to take advantage of the cost savings provided by a gas truck, but they also want the peace of mind provided by air brakes.”
Ford E-Series gets more flexible, but passengers don’t have toFleets looking for an affordable solution to meeting alternative fuel goals will see new choices with 2022 E-Series cutaways and stripped chassis as Ford adds available flex fuel capability for the 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine in both premium and economy calibrations. E-Series with flex fuel capability can run on gasoline or blends of up to 85 percent ethanol, or E85. Ford expects this to be a popular option for state and federal fleets.
Also new for E-Series cutaway next year is a scalloped engine access cover that provides additional legroom, in response to customer requests primarily from the recreational vehicle industry. E-Series is the most popular platform for Class C motorhomes, with 58 percent market share**.
Production of 2022 Ford F-650, F-750 and E-Series begins in January at Ohio Assembly Plant.
*Based on IHS Markit calendar year 1985-2019 TIPNet Registrations excluding registrations to individuals. TIP Registrations prior to 2010 do not include all GVW 1 and 2 vehicles.
**According to calendar year 2019 data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a market analysis company specializing in the RV, marine and manufactured housing industries.
***Based on 2021 F-650 gas versus diesel in CVT, base truck MSRP difference, with no options or add on. 7.3-liter V8 gas engine: $59,810 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel: $69,055

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

BOLT Receiver Lock


If you drive a truck, haul gear or pull a trailer, then the BOLT Receiver lock is for you. The BOLT receiver lock opens with your vehicle ignition key. Simply insert your key, turn it once and your key is memorized.

Other features:
-Fits class 3,4 & 5 hitches
-Stainless Steel pin for durability
-Auto return spring longs automatically when key is removed
-Weatherproof
-Stainless steel lock shutter keeps out dirt and moisture
-Limited lifetime warranty

Monday, March 9, 2020

WeldMaster Truck Body - For the Jack of All Trades!


The urban welder is a jack of all trades. A little of this, and a little of that. And, of course, his or her work always includes some welding. Harbor created a jack of all trades truck just for her or him.  A service body with a welders edge!
  • 63-inch raised and vented front compartment with bottle brackets and rings inside to hold standard sized oxygen and acetylene tanks
  • Stainless Steel self-opening pop-top lids w/ body length compartment bins & 4" dividers
  • Push Button locking system with red band locking indicator
  • Modern gas shocks on each side opening door to keep them open during loading and unloading
  • 8" deep recessed bumper for sure footing when entering bed
  • Armless and self supporting tailgate work table
  • Adjustable, but lockable, shelving system
  • Weather shield system around locks, doors, and hingles, preventing leaks and securing the tools of your trade. Neoprene door seals, water-proof gaskets, self-sealing stainless steel rivets, and silky smooth three-point door latches with Teflon glides.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Venturo Van Cranes - An Industry First!



The newest addition to the product lines include the all-new Venturo VC1000 Van Crane for the Ford Transit model.  This crane is revolutionary in the industry for its maximum weight capacity of 1,000 LBS and reach of 6 FT for the work van market.  The crane utilizes a unique dual floor and ceiling mounted telescopic mast that integrates with the van structure itself to ensure maximum structural integrity.

The telescopic mast will allow it to fit within the Transit Mid & High Roof models.  The crane also features two unique rotation control features for the primary and secondary booms which utilize two hand levers that operate multi-positional locks.  This key feature adds an additional safeguard for the operators as the load is being loaded and unloaded.  The Venturo VC1000  allows safe and productive material handling without the need for a forklift or a heavy, expensive liftgate.

Compact footprint for interior cargo area
The VC1000 allows van owners the cargo space while including a lifting application in their work van.  With very little space utilized by the crane, you can still still install shelving units and other van accessories.

Rotation Load Stops
To safely operate and swing loads in/out of the van, the VC1000 includes (2) rotation stops that keep the load from swinging loosely and damaging the van or causing injury.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

2020 Ford Transit rolls out to dealers with new crew van, all-wheel-drive & standard safety tech features


Ford announced today that its 2020 Ford Transit is now available to dealers with plenty of updates including a new crew van, new power sliding door, new seat fabrics, all-wheel drive, 10-speed transmission, standard collision mitigation features and new exterior colors.

Along with cargo van, passenger van, chassis cab and cutaway, a new crew van, which can carry five people in two rows and features side curtain airbags, joins the lineup. Tailored for owners who need to move larger crews plus gear to a job site, the crew van is an enhancement to the 2020 Ford Transit family based on customer feedback.

Exterior updates are subtle but functionally driven. A new power sliding door is available for cargo van and passenger van, while premium high-intensity discharge headlamps with signature LED surround are available.

Three grilles will adorn van, chassis cab and cutaway configurations – a three-bar design with black or chrome bars and an open mesh design for maximum cooling. Vans equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine get a larger grille for maximum cooling. A new interior features durable new fabrics on the seating surfaces, plus myriad cupholders and compartments for storing gear and gadgets.

Grab handles are improved, vents are updated to better direct heated and cooled air, and overall ergonomics are enhanced. Optional swivel front seats are available for the first time in response to recreational vehicle customer requests. The center stack can be optioned two ways – either with a standard 4-inch full-color multifunction display or 8-inch slim-line touch screen display, each with the latest in SYNC 3 plus Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

A 4.2-inch productivity screen in the cluster provides vehicle information and phone call status. SYNC AppLink allows customers to control select apps on the touch screen without plugging in their Android or iOS device. FordPass Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and connectivity for up to 10 devices is standard, along with USB outlets in every row of the passenger van. New Ford Telematics and Ford Data Services, which puts an array of tools at the disposal of fleet managers, is now available.

For the first time, Transit offers an intelligent all-wheel-drive system that’s always on and does not raise the load floor or seat height, making this van configuration as easy to enter and exit as the standard rear-wheel drive model. New and improved powertrains are designed to meet a wide range of customer needs. These include an all-new standard 3.5-liter port fuel direct injection V6 and the proven 3.5-liter EcoBoost gas engine that now features Auto Start-Stop.

Both gas engines can be ordered with dual 250-amp alternators to provide additional power for upfit equipment and are paired with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission. New standard driver-assist features include Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning, Post-Collision Braking, LaneKeeping System and auto high-beam headlamps. Additional available features include Adaptive Cruise Control, front and rear split-view camera, adjustable speed limiting and Enhanced Active Park Assist to simplify maneuvering into parallel or reverse perpendicular parking spots.

Available new wheels include a 16-inch heavy duty silver design with black hubcaps, a 16-inch heavy-duty silver steel wheel design, 16- inch forged aluminum wheels and 16-inch heavy-duty forged aluminum wheels. New colors include Agate Black, Diffused Silver and Kapoor Red.

SOURCE: Working Trucks Staff | December 3, 2019

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

SpitzLift at the WWETT Show


SpitzLift demonstrating lifting a Spartan Tool sewer machine at a trade show for the plumbing industry.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

BEST-IN-CLASS 1,400-POUND FRONT PLOW RATING MAKES 2020 FORD SUPER DUTY THE ULTIMATE SNOW MACHINE


  • Available Snow Plow Prep Package on the new 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty delivers best-in-class gas 1,400-pound maximum snow plow rating which includes mounting hardware
  • Other Super Duty features help fend off the weather such as an available windshield wiper de-icer, heated steering wheel and heated front and rear seats
  • Truck owners can outmuscle the elements with best-in-class diesel power and torque from Super Duty’s available third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8 and best-in-class gas horsepower and torque from all-new available 7.3-liter V8

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 10, 2020 – The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty will tackle winter’s worst weather with the heaviest snow plow rating in the segment. With the available Snow Plow Prep Package, Super Duty features a maximum 1,400-pound snow plow rating accounting for mounting hardware, which is best-in-class for gasoline-powered trucks in the segment1, and maximum 1,290 pounds which is also best-in-class for the diesel segment2.

“Super Duty is a real workhorse in the snow removal industry,” said Mike Pruitt, Ford F-Series Super Duty chief engineer. “With our new Snow Plow Prep Package, we’re really delivering for folks who clear the way after a big storm. Being able to safely hook up bigger plows means roads, driveways and parking lots are cleared quickly and drivers can move on to the next job.”

The new Snow Plow Prep Package, available for 4x4 pickups, includes heavy-duty springs specific to each configuration and an up-rated alternator to deal with heavy electrical loads.

According to a study conducted by the Snow and Ice Management Association® and Wolfworx/Singer Consulting, clearing the white stuff is an $18 billion industry in the United States, one growing at a rate of about 3 percent annually. It’s comprised of more than 22,000 commercial contractors and more than 75,000 sole proprietors. 2019 SIMA survey data indicates F-Series is the overwhelming choice, with nearly 50 percent of market share in an industry that values reliability, service network and, of course, rated plow weight.

Owners will also appreciate other new features such as a windshield wiper de-icer, which pre-heats the windshield under the wipers to keep blades free of ice, as well as available heated steering wheel and heated front and rear seats. Optional white or amber LED strobe lights on XL, XLT or Lariat series trucks take a step out of the upfitting process. Deep Snow/Sand drive mode is available on models equipped with the all-new 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift® automatic transmission. The special drive mode changes throttle mapping and traction control settings to allow for added control and greater confidence in snowy or slick conditions.

Plow operators can rely on the quality and craftsmanship of a high-strength steel boxed frame and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body that provide a sturdy backbone. Customers have a choice of engines, including a standard 6.2-liter gas V8, an available all-new 7.3-liter gas V8 with best-in-class1 430 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque and an available third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8 with best-in-class2 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb.-ft. of torque.

Ford F-Series Super Duty is proudly built at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio. Trucks are shipping to dealers now.

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1 Available max weight on F250/F350 SRW, gas engines, 4x4, Regular Cab/Crew Cab, SuperCab short box only. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR.

2 Available diesel max weight on F250/F350 SRW, 4x4, 6.7L, Regular Cab. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR.