STAHL Unveils First Polymer Composite Service Body

The Razorback features a high impact polypropylene service body mounted on a steel or aluminum sub-frame.

📅   Mon April 06, 2015 - National Edition
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The Razorback’s lightweight, copolymer thermoplastic construction is corrosion and chemical resistant, rust proof and impervious to dents and dings.
The Razorback’s lightweight, copolymer thermoplastic construction is corrosion and chemical resistant, rust proof and impervious to dents and dings.

STAHL, a Scott Fetzer Company, has partnered with United Plastic Fabricating of North Andover, Mass., to offer the Razorback, the first polymer composite service body for the work truck industry. The Razorback features a high impact polypropylene service body mounted on a steel or aluminum sub-frame. It’s available in a variety of line, aerial and service body configurations, including custom configurations.

The Razorback’s lightweight, copolymer thermoplastic construction is corrosion and chemical resistant, rust proof and impervious to dents and dings. Because it’s lighter than conventional steel bodies, it also offers improved fuel economy, less wear on the chassis and the ability to carry larger payloads.

“The Razorback is built for the toughest, most demanding operating conditions and environments,” said Jeff Jerousek, STAHL’s VP of sales and marketing. “However, its automotive painted finish makes it as good looking as it is tough. And, with a limited lifetime warranty on the polypropylene side packs, you can count on the Razorback.

Like other service truck bodies from STAHL, the Razorback has stainless steel hardware including 3-point T-handle door latches for positive latching and maximum security; fully adjustable, concealed automotive hinges for smooth operation and clean exterior lines; integral door retainers on vertically hinged doors and automotive-type continuous-bulb door gaskets for watertight seals.

United Plastic Fabricating (UPF) is the largest producer of built-to-order polymer water tanks for the fire industry. “Razorback is made from the same durable, impact-resistant polypropylene that made UPF’s Poly-Tank the number one water tank in the fire industry,” said Jerousek. “Through this partnership, we’re able to bring UPF’s expertise in polymer composites to service truck bodies.”

For more information, call 800/277-8245 or visit stahltruckbodies.com/Razorback.