IMT Enhances Dominator IV, Adds 8025 Telescopic Crane

Wed February 28, 2007 - National Edition
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Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT) has made some new enhancements to the Dominator IV mechanics truck to give operators more comfort and mobility around the vehicle.

IMT also has announced a new telescopic crane — the 8025 — designed to accompany the redesigned truck body. The new Dominator IV mechanics truck can accommodate an 80,000 ft./lb. crane.

The new 8025 crane offers more lifting capacity than any other IMT telescopic crane. It complements the Dominator IV unit, which is the largest IMT mechanics truck and is designed to perform field maintenance on heavy-duty equipment.

Some of the enhancements to the Dominator IV mechanics truck include:

• Improved tools and parts access

• Inverted A-frame floor structure that reduces the weight of the body and allows the truck to haul more payload

• Three-point door latches that require less force to open and close the door

• Single-hand operation on the tailgate

• The addition of rain eaves over the compartment doors

• A shelf hanger bracket system for quicker adjustment of the shelf layout

• A workbench bumper that offers 24 in. (61 cm) of work surface with increased storage capacity, and an overhang at the rear for clamping

• Improved visibility of rear LED tailights

• Sidepacks designed for greater storage

IMT originally made these enhancements on three of its other Dominator mechanics trucks — the Dominator DSC20, Dominator I and Dominator II units — and now IMT has incorporated these same features into the Dominator IV truck.

“The operator is almost always the person who knows best what makes a mechanics truck easier to use,” said Tim Worman, product manager of commercial vehicles for IMT. “Customer input was critical to the enhancements we made to our other Dominator mechanics trucks, and we’ve now taken that same insight and applied it to the Dominator IV unit.”

The enhancements to the Dominator IV truck started with greater accessibility to tools — without losing any storage — by providing front vertical compartments with new single doors. IMT also incorporated two new features: a single-handle latch on the tailgate with a three-point mechanism that reduces the amount of force required to open and close the door, and an enhanced shelf hanger bracket system that enables quick adjustments of compartment shelves.

This truck is ideal for heavy equipment applications, and operators can perform equipment maintenance in the field such as replacing or repairing hydraulic cylinders, track components, scraper blades, buckets, hydraulic pumps, engines and transmissions, just to name a few.

The new Dominator IV truck also comes with a lot of flexibility so customers can specify which crane best fits their needs.

The IMT telescopic cranes that will fit on the Dominator IV body are the 5525 (55,000 ft./lb.), 6025 (60,000 ft./lb.), 6625 (66,000 ft./lb.), 7025 (70,000 ft./lb.) and the new 8025 (80,000 ft./lb.). Customers also may choose between the 19-ft. (5.8 m) body, which is designed for a tandem rear axle chassis, or the 14-ft. (4.3 m) body, which is designed for a single rear axle chassis.