Truck Company's Goal: To Build a Better 'Mechanics Truck'

For more than 40 years, Jack Harriman has had a handle on what field mechanics need in a utility truck.

Fri August 05, 2016 - West Edition
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For more than 40 years, Jack Harriman has had a handle on what field mechanics need in a utility truck. His customers have suggested how to build a better “Mechanics Truck.”

“These guys know what they want and need,” said Harriman. After selling these trucks for [more than] 40 years, I think I've reached that level. That's the reason I am now stating that this is 'The Truck That Mechanics Built'.”

Harriman's company, Heavy Duty Mechanics Trucks LLC of Alton, Iowa, offers a selection of trucks for any job, including the 11 ft. (3.3 m) Class 5; 11 ft. Class 6; and 14 ft. (4.3 m) Class 7 mechanics trucks.

The Class 5 body construction features:

• 6,000 to 8,000 lb. (2,722 kg to 3,629 kg) crane rating

• 12-gauge main cabinets

• 10-guage reinforced doors

• three-point locking stainless steel door handles

• eight fully-adjustable galvanized shelves with dividers

• heavy-duty outriggers with power in/out and power up/down operation

• body rated for 45-gal. (170 L) oil reservoir and filter system

The Class 6 body construction features:

• 6,000 to 10,000 lb. (4,536 kg) crane rating

• 10-gauge main cabinets

• 10-gauge reinforced doors

• three point locking stainless steel door handles

• eight fully-adjustable galvanized shelves with dividers

• heavy duty outriggers with power in/out and power up/down operation

• body rated for 50,000 ft. lbs. (67,790 Nm)

• complete wiring harness

• hydraulic system with a 45-gal. oil reservoir and filter system

The Class 7 body construction features:

• 6,000 to 14,000 lb. (6,350 kg) crane rating

• 10-gauge main cabinets

• 10-gauge reinforced doors

• three point locking stainless steel door handles

• eight fully-adjustable galvanized shelves with dividers

• heavy-duty outriggers with power in/out and power up/down operation

• body rated for up to 75,000 ft. lbs. (101,686 Nm) with optional front outriggers

• complete wiring harness

• hydraulic system with a 45 gal. oil reservoir and filter system

All bodies also feature a pressurized compartment system; body mounting kit; a media blasted pre-paint treatment with an epoxy base primer; a poly-urethane intermediate primer; and a match chassis, poly-urethane topcoat system.

For more information, call 844/308-9680 or visit http://heavydutymech.com/.


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