DuraClass, a leading designer and manufacturer of Class 3–8 dump bodies and hoists, showcased the DuraClass HPT-316 dump body at the Work Truck Show, March 14–17. “DuraClass is focused on providing premium products for the Class 3–8 dump body market that meet the needs of contractors in the municipal, landscape and construction markets,” said Steve McDonough, general manager, DuraClass.

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The 5 to 14 cu. yd. (3.8 to 10.7 cu m) capacity DuraClass Sidewinder dump body operates as a standard dump body and provides a solution for spreading material during the winter months. The body sidewall is shaped into a continuous top rail, side and running board configuration, eliminating the outside seam weld below the top rail, preventing moisture and freeze problems, according to the manufacturer.

DuraClass HPT “tub” body line has been redesigned to meet all heavy duty dump body needs. The HPT-B1 features a closed fender design, and comes in 14- to 18-ft. (4.3 to 5.5 m) lengths in either carbon steel or stainless steel. The HPT-B1 has capacity ranges from 10- to 20-cu.

DuraClass recently introduced the HPT-B2 as part of its newly improved HPT “Tub” body line. The line has been redesigned to meet all heavy duty dump body needs. The HPT-B2 features an open fender design, which decreases the possible areas for rust and decreases the overall body weight.

The DuraClass HPT-316 heavy-duty dump body provides hauling contractors durability, strength and high payload capacity. The HPT-316 design includes deep flanged longmembers, which eliminates the need for crossmembers. As a result, the HPT-316 is easier to keep clean in harsh environments.

DuraClass recently announced the hire of Ray Collins as plant manager of its manufacturing facility in Tishomingo, Miss. Collins has spent the past 32 years in the automotive industry, with an extensive background in materials planning, customer service, logistics, production and plant management.

DuraClass Sidewinder dump bodies operate as standard dump bodies in all seasons and provide a solution for spreading material during the winter months. Two models are available for an ideal fit to any application. The 5 to 14 cu. yd. (3.8 to 10.7 cu m) capacity Sidewinder dump body is able to spread sand or salt up to 25 ft.

DuraClass introduced the Sidewinder Jr. dump body for standard dump use, as well as winter snow and ice control. The 3 to 4 cu. yd. (2.3 to 3 cu m) Sidewinder Jr. is designed for medium duty truck applications and complements the larger 5 to 14 cu. yd.

The DuraClass Alumax heavy duty aluminum dump body offers high strength and low body weight for long life and maximum payloads. Typically up to 50 percent lighter than traditional steel, the decreased body weight of aluminum bodies increases payload capacity, minimizes fuel consumption and can improve truck life, according to the manufacturer.

DuraClass Aluminum HPT dump bodies provide contractors a hard working, versatile dump body with a lightweight, durable, corrosion resistant aluminum construction. Full aluminum design offers corrosion resistance, eliminating paint expense and increasing body value at trade-in.