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Utility & Service Bodies

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A broad variety of tasks and projects can be undertaken with the help of a vehicle equipped with a Utility Body or Service Body. These types of bodies, most commonly characterised by multiple tool compartments spanning from cab to tail, on one or both sides of the vehicle, can be further customized or refashioned to meet the needs of the individual, or crew. Utility/Service bodies can be outfitted with Welders, Compact Power Generators, Cranes, Valve Maintenance Systems, Air Compressors, Hose Reels, Hydraulic Power Units, Hydro Excavation Equipment, Hydraulic Liftgates, and so on; additionally, they can be open bodies, like normal trucks, or they can be closed cabins with footholds for easy entry.

BRAND|FX - EVERLAST TRUCK BODIES

Founded in 1984, BrandFX Body Company has grown to become the world’s largest producer of advanced composite service bodies, line bodies, inserts, toppers and covers. With the full support of a team of industry experts, they focus on designing and producing premium lightweight and durable composite truck bodies that deliver the highest life cycle value available on the market.

BrandFX truck bodies have been proven to deliver more than 20 years of reliable service, while also maintaining their quality finish and appearance. That’s why for over 30 years, companies both large and small have counted on the long-lasting dependability of BrandFX products.

 

The BrandFX line of innovative composite products have paved the way for significant industry improvements in service body design and performance. Today, they are continually committed to working closely with their customers and meeting the market’s demand for higher life cycle value service bodies that perform under pressure. With over three decades of industry experience, their experts have the vast network of facilities and resources to produce innovative, highly durable truck bodies that redefine what it means to get the job done right.

BrandFX, believes in American-made quality and all BrandFX service bodies are manufactured within the United States. To ensure the consistent quality of their truck bodies, they utilize some of the most advanced manufacturing and quality control processes in the industry. Their operations include nearly one million square feet of manufacturing space, with manufacturing facilities strategically located across the U.S.—supporting the efforts of more than 450 employees nationwide.

Warner

For over 75 years Warner Bodies has been the industry leader in building the toughest, most versatile utility bodies in the United States. Warner Bodies utilizes the latest, state-of-the-art technologies to go beyond the cookie-cutter approach to manufacturing. It is the pride of true craftsmen that adds the fit, finish, the quality and value—making Warner Bodies the best service bodies in America. 

We know that keeping your trucks and equipment organized on and between job sites is essential to your day-to-day productivity as well as the bottom line. That is why Warner offers multiple styles, with the widest selection of features and options available anywhere. Whether you need only one, or 101, we can custom build any of our service bodies to meet your specific requirements, and we back all of our service bodies with an exclusive five-year warranty. Warner Bodies builds them tough, to keep you working.

RKI - Rawson Koenig Industries

Standard features of an RKI Service Body include:

  • Body 14 gauge Galvanneal Steel
  • All hinges and pins are stainless steel, ensuring extensive durability
  • Fully-undercoated for water and debris resistance
  • Optional master locking system
  • All doors have heavy duty restraints 
  • 12 gauge treadplate floors
  • 14 gauge outer-panel doors with 18 gauge inner panels
  • Optional LED lighting systems
  • Easy one-hand opening 14 gauge tailgate
  • Fully stainless steel paddle latches
  • Riveted hinges
  • and a lifetime warranty!

In addition to manufacturing high-quality service bodies, RKI also offers a full line of accessories to complement them, such as Light Guards/Holes/Kits, Fold-out Shelves, and Slide-Out Drawer Systems. They know that proper service body accessories mean maximum performance, so their engineers spend extra time designing the best accessory products to help you get your job done right.

Altec

Altec is a great provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets. Since 1929, Altec has been a company committed to excellence. Their products are the industry leaders and consistently raise the bar through innovative product design, integrated safety features, and continued dedication to total customer satisfaction.

Altec promotes an environment built on teamwork where knowledge is shared and innovative solutions are the result. The expertise of their Team is as critical to their success as the effectiveness of their products and solutions. At Altec, you can personally excel while making a difference to the company, their customers and communities.

Palfinger

The all galvannealed steel Omaha Standard Palfinger Service Body reflects more than 80 years of exceptional truck body building. This know-how combined with superior materials, advanced design and manufacturing processes, and an epoxy electrocoat primer result in the best service body on the road today. That’s why they offer the longest limited warranty in the business— six years on door hinges, door latches, trays, rust through, and three years on all other body components.

Standard Features:

  • Full-length rust resistant stainless steel door hinges. Internal bolt on attachment gives optimum security and ease of replacement vs. competitor’s riveted/welded on door hinges. Heavier 1⁄4” diameter stainless steel hinge pin vs. competitor’s 1⁄8” diameter pin 100% larger.
  • Bonding compartment door panels together with structural automotive epoxy adhesive results in the strongest, most rigid doors of any service body on the market. No welds mean less chance of rusting.
  • Adjustable bolted on large diameter striker pins combined with automotive rotary door latches provide positive door closure.
  • Exclusive vertical “legs” of intermediate cross members rest on truck frame to provide maximum body support in critical wheel well area.
  • 7-gauge full-width formed channel crossmembers. Front cross member reinforced with 7ga. plates at body mounting points. Cross members are bolted to side compartments to give maximum support. Entire body underside has automotive type undercoating.
  • Standard stainless steel paddle latches.
  • Blind bolt stud mounting results in greater security and ease of replacement. Optional stylized automotive rotary paddle latches match truck door handles and are available for a slight upcharge.
  • Full perimeter weatherproof automotive bulb type neoprene door seals. Double spring door retainers on full-sized vertical doors to hold doors in positive open or closed position.
  • Entire body exterior made from 14-ga A-60 two sided galvannealed zinc coated steel.
  • Interior light guards provide light protection and routing for wire harness. Light guards are bracket mounted and easily removable for light maintenance. Competitors’ light guards are welded to body making it difficult to install/service the lights.
  • Complete electrocoat prime paint coverage. Because they are e-coated before the doors are installed, Omaha service bodies get total paint coverage, including behind the door hinges. This means superior rust protection in a critical areas.

Dakota

At Dakota Bodies Design Engineering is an important service in the process of manufacturing quality and effective bodies for every market. Whether you have a complete spec in mind or need input on design and capabilities the design team at Dakota is there to help; combining state of the art software with decades of experience. There is little that will be missed when it comes to the functionality of a Dakota Body. If you find yourself wondering if it can be done, ask. Their design team will be able to answer the questions or inform you of other available options to make sure you receive the most functional body for your application.

In manufacturing, the equipment you have is as important as the people running it and at Dakota Bodies that is no different. With state of the art fabrication equipment, products are set up for a quick and successful trip through our shop. This provides faster turnarounds of all bodies, boxes and accessories. The streamlined hard working environment around Dakota is second to none and provides the quality expected from their customer base every time.

Stahl

Challenger Stahl truck service bodies are rugged, dependable mobile workstations. These service bodies offer multiple compartments and large, open cargo space to provide generous storage and hauling room for all your work truck equipment. The storage compartments of Challenger ST service bodies come standard with material trays and can be further configured with optional drawer packages, hooks and additional trays to keep your work truck organized, so you can quickly locate tools and improve your efficiency. To protect your assets from theft and the elements, these service bodies also offer convenient keyed-alike locks, double-panel steel doors with fully concealed bolt-on hinges and weather-tight seals.

Challenger Stahl service bodies are the classic choice of fleet managers and independent contractors alike for their tough galvanneal steel construction, convenient storage and access, and extended years of service.

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