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A Guide to Knapheide Trucks

A Guide to Knapheide Trucks
February 10, 2023 TheHoth

If you’re considering investing in a new or improved work truck for your fleet, we highly recommend Knapheide work truck bodies, parts, and accessories. Knapheide products are built to last and designed to maximize safety, utility, productivity, and efficiency. 

Knapheide Spotlight: Industry-Leading Work Truck Bodies

Why do we stand behind Knapheide? Knapheide has been in the work truck business for more than 170 years and is a brand trusted by large fleets and small businesses alike. They are currently one of the most popular manufacturers of truck bodies and truck beds in North America. Knapheide offers an incredibly wide range of standard work truck bodies as well as custom options to meet the needs of almost any industry or trade. In the sections below, we’ll highlight some of their most popular truck bodies to help you determine which is best for your fleet. 

Popular Knapheide Service Body Truck Styles 

All Knapheide service bodies are fully tested and supported with a six-year, unlimited mileage warranty, so you can feel confident in your investment. They also come in a wide variety of sizes, from half tons to class eight. Here’s a rundown of the most popular service body truck styles from Knapheide: 

Steel Service Bodies: Knapheide steel service body trucks are some of the most popular utility truck bodies on the market. They feature rugged galvanneal steel construction and plenty of external storage. They also come equipped with adjustable compartment shelving so that you can customize the setup to suit your needs.

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Aluminum Service Bodies: Aluminum service bodies are less dense and more lightweight than steel ones, which means greater hauling capacity and improved maneuverability. Although more lightweight materials often means a more light-duty truck, Knapheide aluminum bodies are made with military-grade aluminum, include structural adhesives to maximize strength and longevity, and have been tested in the harshest environments. 

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Combo Bodies: If you can’t decide between a service body and a platform body, then a combo body might be the truck body for you. With the storage of a utility bed truck and the capabilities of a flatbed truck, Knapheide’s combo bodies deliver the best of both worlds. With multiple configurations, including DRW in 10’ and 12’ lengths, 40” tall side packs with flip tops, and 46” and 60” tall side packs (no flip tops), this truck can meet the needs of almost any industry or line of work.

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Crane Bodies: If you need help with heavy lifting on a regular basis, a crane body from Knapheide will take the weight off your shoulders. Depending on your lifting and hauling needs, they make crane bodies to meet the needs of light-duty trucks, extremely heavy-duty trucks, and everything in between. These crane bodies are carefully constructed and reinforced with heavy crane applications and rigorously tested to ensure they can withstand the torsional forces of lifting operations.

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Industry-Specific Knapheide Truck Bodies 

If you’re looking for a work truck body that’s a bit more industry-specific but don’t want to go the fully-custom route, Knapheide has plenty of options. Here are a few of the more popular Knapheide truck bodies designed for specific trades: 

  • KUV Bodies 
  • Dump Bodies
  • Saw Bodies 
  • Fuel Lube Bodies 
  • Forestry Bodies
  • Mechanics Trucks
  • Water Trucks 
  • Landscaper Bodies
  • Contractor Bodies 
  • Concrete Bodies 

Customize Your Work Truck with Knapheide Parts & Accessories 

In addition, to complete service bodies, Knapheide manufactures all the truck parts and accessories you need to customize your fleet and take your productivity to the next level. Here are some of the most popular work truck add-ons to consider: 

  • Steel Toolboxes 
  • Utility Racks 
  • Overcab Material Racks
  • Overhead Ladder Racks 
  • Side Mount Ladder Racks 
  • Pull Out Trays
  • Tie Downs 
  • Crane Reinforcement Kits 
  • E-Tracks
  • Grab Handles 
  • LED Compartment Lighting 
  • Master Locking Systems 
  • Cab Guards
  • Power Locks 
  • Aluminum and Steel Drawers 
  • Pull-Out Shelves
  • Steps 

These are just a few of the countless truck parts and accessories available. Our Truck Customization department here at Pacific Truck Colors can walk you through unlimited configurations of Knapheide bodies, beds, parts, and accessories. We’ll help you come up with a setup that meets all the specific needs of your industry and business. 

Knapheide & Pacific Truck Colors 

Pacific Truck Colors is a proud vendor of Knapheide, a truck body manufacturer that produces top-of-the-line products. Knapheide and Pacific Truck Colors have worked together for many years to deliver top-quality products and installations for truck bodies, truck beds, and other truck equipment and accessories. Whether you’re ready to invest in a brand new service truck or just some truck customization services to get more out of your fleet, PTC has all the Knapheide products and installation experience you need!