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On April 1, 1966, Pat Godwin came home from work and told his wife, Judy, that he had delivered his last case of soft drinks as a route salesman for Pepsi Cola. Judy yelled, “April Fools!” Pat said, “It may be April fools Day, but I will not be going back.” They had two toddlers in diapers at that time, and realizing he had quit a good, steady job, Judy cried for weeks. Judy had a job as a cashier at a local grocery store, and when she left for work each day, Pat would unplug the electric stove and plug in his welder that was situated in a detached garage. The business grew to what it is today, the nation’s largest and most successful family owned and operated truck equipment manufacturer, with nearly half a million square feet under roof.

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184U SERIES BODY

  • This body is available in lengths of 8′ to 11′ in 1′ increments. Inside width from side to side is 84″. 
  • One piece sides with no welded seams. 10 gauge A607 grade-50 high tensile steel with boxed top rail and fully welded boxed rear corner post. 6″ side board gussets with full length rub rails, and box-type sidebraces. 
  • Full length 45 degree deflector panels are an integral part of the sides. 
  • Floor is 10 gauge -two piece high tensile steel floor with 2″ floor to side radius. A607 grade-50 steel. 
  • Front wall is 10 gauge high tensile A607 grade 50 steel. Full width integral inverted V-type horizontal bracing.
  • Tailgate is a3-Panel fully boxed 10 gauge high tensile A607 grade 50 steel with boxed horizontal reinforcements and sloping lower deflector. Tailgate is 6″ higher than side.
  • Tailgate hardware is heavy duty. Standard upper hardware is offset cast steel hinge. Lower hook is cast steel, and engages tailgate pin from top. Banjo eye keeps tailgate chain in position you select. 
  • FMVSS 108 lights are standard, recessed for protection, rubber mounted and shock proof.
  • Understructure is completely jig built with 3″ structural channel crossmembers on 12″ centers and 5″structural channel longitudinal. Crossmembers are gusseted and welded to longitudinals. 
  • Popular options include 36″ cab shield, 8 gauge sides, 3/16″ one piece floor, fold down 13″ sides, 18″ sides, quick release upper hardware, other options available.
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Drop pin upper hardware for double-acting tailgate.

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Drop-down side walls (with other options).

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Quick-release upper hardware.

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Typical dump using a Godwin conversion hoist.

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Lengthy 24″ cab shield.

300U/T SERIES BODY

  • This body is available in lengths of 9′ and 10′. Inside width from side to side is 84″. 
  • One piece sides with no welded seams. 10-gauge A607 grade-50 high tensile steel with boxed top rail and fully welded boxed rear corner post. 6″ side board gussets with full length rub rails, and box-type side braces.
  • Full length 45 degree deflector panels are an integral part of the sides.
  • Floors are 10 gauge -two piece high tensile steel floor with 2″ radius corners.
  • Front wall is 10 gauge high tensile A607 grade 50 steel. Full width integral inverted V-type horizontal bracing.
  • Tailgate is 3-panel fully boxed 10 gauge high tensile A607 grade 50 steel with boxed horizontal reinforcements and sloping lower deflector. Tailgate is 6″ higher than side.
  • Tailgate hardware is heavy duty: Upper is offset cast steel hinge. Lower hook is cast steel: engages tailgate pin from top. Banjo eye keeps tailgate chain in position you select. 
  • Federal 108 lights are standard, recessed for protection, rubber mounted and shock proof.
  • Understructure is completely jig built with 4″ structural channel crossmembers on 12″ centers and 6″ structural channel longitudinal. Crossmembers are gusseted and welded to longitudinals. 
  • Options include an air tailgate latch, 36″ cab shield, 8 gauge sides, 3/16″ one piece floor, 6 panel tailgate, Center coal door, Grip strut walkrod, Horizontal bracing, Asphalt chute, and even front corner posts. Additional options available.
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Standard upper tailgate hardware with grease fittings.

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Standard lower tailgate latching hardware.

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6-panel tailgate and additional LED lighting.

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Bolt-on asphalt lip.

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Fixed three-step access ladder.

500U/T SERIES BODY

  • The Godwin 500U/T series body is available in lengths form 12′ to 20′ in 1′ increments. Side heights from 36″ to 54″ are available in 6″ increments. 
  • One piece sides with no welded seams. 10-gauge A607 grade-50 high tensile steel with boxed top rail and fully welded boxed rear corner post. 8″ side board gussets with full length rub rails, and box-type side braces.
  • Full length 45 degree deflector panels are an integral part of the sides.
  • Floors are 3/16″ -one piece high tensile steel floor with 2″ radius corners. “no seams” A607 grade-50 steel.
  • Front wall is 10 gauge high tensile A607 grade 50 steel. Full width integral inverted V-type horizontal bracing.
  • Tailgate is a 9-panel fully boxed 10 gauge high tensile A607 grade 50 steel with boxed horizontal reinforcements and sloping lower deflector. Tailgate is 8″ higher than side.
  • Tailgate hardware is heavy duty. Upper is offset cast steel hinge. Lower hook is cast steel: engages tailgate pin from top. Banjo eye keeps tailgate chain in position you select.
  • Federal 108 lights are standard, recessed for protection, rubber mounted and shock proof. 
  • Understructure is completely jig built with 4″ structural channel crossmembers on 12″ centers and 7″ structural channel longitudinal. Crossmembers are gusseted and welded to longitudinals.
  • Popular options include an Air tailgate latch, 36″ cab shield, 8 gauge sides, 1/4″ floor, sloping tailgate, air latch barn door tailgate, stoker doors, asphalt lip, other options available.
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Upper tailgate hardware with grease fittings.

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Typical hydraulic actuated tarping system.

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Traditional stacked understructure.

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Air release double-acting barn door tailgate.

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Retractable hide-a-step ladder.

600U/T SERIES BODY

  • The Godwin 600U/T series body is available in lengths form 14′ to 20′ in 6″ increments. Side heights from 42″ to 60″ are available in 6″ increments.
  • Floor is 3/16″ AR450 one-piece floor with 12″ radius to sides. 
  • One piece 10-gauge 50K minimum yield with fully boxed top rails, material shedding lower rails, full depth rear posts, ladders and grab handles both side and front, continuous weld.
  • Understructure is a crossmemberless design with 3/16″ formed trapezoid longitudinal members with rubber cushion in formed track.
  • Front wall is 10 gauge 50K minimum yield steel with horizontal formed inverted “V” reinforcements. 
  • Tailgate is 3-panel 10 gauge 50K minimum yield steel with full perimeter bracing and two intermediate horizontal braces continuous weld. 
  • Tailgate hardware is heavy-duty. Cast steel upward acting top hardware with air operated adjustable cast steel overshot lower hardware and spreader chains. Banjo eyes near bottom of gate control opening you select. 
  • FMVSS 108 required lights and reflectors. L.E.D. lights are recessed and rubber grommet mounted.
  • Popular options include a 1/4″ AR450 floor in lieu of 3/16″, 1/4″ AR450 sides, 3/16″ 50K minimum yield steel sides, front and gate, 3/16″ AR450 sides and gate, air high lift or two-way barn door tailgate, cab protector, multiple tarping systems, other options available.
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Formed trapezoidal western-style understructure.

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12″ floor-to-wall radius.

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Cab protector (with options).

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High-lift tailgate and 12″ radius floor.

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9-panel tailgate with barn door hardware.

This is only a small overview of what Godwin has to offer. For full details and a full selection, visit Godwin’s website.