Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BAKFlip Hard Folding Tonneau Covers Demonstration

Charly Henley, Sales Manager for BAK Industries, discusses the advantages and features of the BAKFlip series of hard folding tonneau covers. More information:

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ford's Next Generation SuperDuty Goes Aluminum Too

We've known this was coming for a while but Ford made it official when Raj Nair, Ford's head of product development, announced to a group of current and potential investors that the next-generation Super Duty will also be adopting an aluminum body — just like the new F-150.

The Detroit News reported the announcement while automotive journalists are test-driving the 2015 F-150 in Texas.

Ford has not announced when the next Super Duty will debut, but given the fact our spy photographer have caught quite a few Super Dutys testing this past June, August and September, we're guessing the next truck could debut as a 2016 or 2017 model. Our spies even saw one burn to the ground.

Since all Super Dutys (which account for about half of all F-Series sales at a healthy profit margin) are currently produced at only one site — the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville — modifying it presents a problem. To prepare for the 2015 F-150, Ford shut down one plant for modification while still producing the half-ton at its other F-150 plant. Ford can't do that with the Super Dutys.

When the Kentucky plant is shut down for the eight to 10 weeks (and that might be an optimistic amount of time) to refit for the new Super Dutys, it will deliver a huge hit to Ford's bottom line. You can bet Chevrolet, GMC and Ram will be ready to take advantage of the changeover by offering special deals on heavy-duty models during Ford's plant shutdown. However, it wouldn't surprise us if Ford had some type of backup plan to produce Super Dutys somewhere else. image by Evan Sears; spy photo by Kent Sundling


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Knapheide Service Body Product Training Video

This new video features the most up to date standard offerings found on Knapheide Service Bodies..   The videos feature a comprehensive overview of the features and end user benefits found on Service Bodies and KUV's.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Scelzi Flatbed Offers Lots of Options

We spotted this Scelzi Flatbed mounted on a Ford F350. It appears to be a steel bed with a 7/8" aluminum floor, side pockets and a  California Dock Bumper with Receiver Hitch. Notice the nice added detail of the full width expanded metal window opening and the the rounded top corners on the Headboard!

Standard Features
  •     Choice of 50-50 or One-Window Headboard
  •     1/2" Rope Hooks on each Cross Member
  •     Tail Plate with California Dock Bumper
  •     OEM Taillights, Seal Beam Clearance Light
  •     Stainless Steel Gas Bezel
  •     Tapered A.J. Bear Style Stake Pockets
  •     Choice of color Black or White
Optional Features Can be manufactured with any of the following:
  •     1-1/8" Hardwood or 7/8" Aluminum Floors - 16" Crossmember
  •     12 Gauge Diamond Plate or 10 Gauge Smooth Steelover 1/8" Plywood
  •     3/16" Solid Diamond Plate Bed
  •     3/16" Smooth Steel Available
Available for Scelzi and Western Flatbeds
  •     Underbody Tool Box
  •     Available in 24", 30", 36", 40", 48" and 60" long;
  •     18" high - 18" deep.
  •     Top Mounted Tool Box - Close Top
  •     Available in 72", 96" and 108" long;
  •     18" high - 18" deep.
  •     Top Mounted Tool Box - Open Top
  •     Available in 48", 72", 96" and 108" long;
  •     18" high - 18" deep.
Side Racks
  •     A.J. Bear style tapered polished stainless steel stakes with slats.
  •     Available in 12", 15", 18", 24", 36", 42", 48" heights.
  •     Other combinations of painted steel stakes or plywood, steel or aluminum siding can be ordered.
Optional Tie Down Rail

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CURTMFG: SEMA 2014 New Products - Gooseneck Hitches

CURT offers up 30 new applications for our gooseneck line. That almost covers every truck on the road today! Look no further for durability, superior craftsmanship and dependability when it comes to heavy duty towing. Bring IT with CURT!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Into the Arctic | 2015 F-150 Truck | You Test: Episode #4

See what happens when the new 2015 F-150 tows at maximum payload over the Dempster Highway – a rough, desloate, 900-mile stretch of gravel road that goes through the Arctic Circle.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Knapheide Service Body with Rack-It Forklift Loadable Super HD Rack

Spotted in Clearwater, Florida 


This Ford SuperCab model was sold from several in-stock units at Walker Ford in Clearwater, FL. Walker Ford stocks a wide variety of commercial work trucks with just about any body configuration for any trade; service bodies, flat beds, contractor bodies, landscapers, dumps, haulers, and vans.

Knapheide Service Body:
The Knapheide Service Body is built with rugged steel construction and external storage for your tools and equipment, the Standard Service Body is a key component in your day to day productivity.  The external compartments offer protection from the outside elements and allow the technician to access their equipment without having to climb into the truck bed.  Staying organized both on and between job sites is important, that's why Knapheide's Standard Service Bodies come with ample compartment storage space complete with shelving.  Our double panel door construction combined with stainless steel rotary latches keeps your equipment and your tools secure and provides peace of mind.  Knapheide's Standard Service Bodies are tested and true and come with a six year warranty.

Rack-It Forklift Loadable Super HD Rack: 
Rack-it builds these racks for commercial truck applications like Service Bodies, Utility Bodies, Flatbed, Contractor Bodies and more. The forklift loadable rack is configured to accommodate loading materials on the top of the rack by the use of a forklift. The load can be placed on the top crossbars and then the forks can be slid back out without impeding or damaging the rack. The load can be supported from the rear of the rack all the way to the front of the cab roof. These Super HD racks are designed for long-term heavy duty use in commercial applications.

Notice the heft of this rack, it's very sturdy construction - mounted to clear the top compartment cover when it's opened. The center and rear bar crossbars are removable and the rear bar will swing out! This will accommodate loading tall objects into the bed area. Notice the tie downs welded to the vertical posts.

Call Richard Van Peer at Walker Ford at 866-933-1338 for your commercial truck needs. They have 100's of commercial trucks in stock!Email Richard at Find out more at

To find out more about racks for your work truck, you may call Rack-It truck racks at 866-933-1338.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

2015 Ford Transit Medium Roof with Sortimo Package

Rod Bergquist gives us a short tour of the new Ford 2015 Transit van. This one is the medium height and long wheelbase and also has a Sortimo package inside to show off some great storage solutions. See more at

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Scelzi Combo Body On Ford F450 4x4 Chassis

John Turic gives us a short tour of a Scelzi Enterprises 12' Combo Body mounted on a Ford F450 4x4 chassis. This is such a great body for so many uses where a work platform on the rear can be of benefit. See more at

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Great Opportunity On Dedicated CNG F650 Super Cab Mechanic's Body

New Demo 2012 Ford F650 Chassis Cab with V10 and dedicated CNG option.

Body: CASECO Master Mechanic Series, Model MM266. 133" Body Length, Fully Integrated Substructure and Side Pack Assembly, 24" Workbench Bumper, Exterior LED Work Lights, Interior LED Work Lights, Split 10-Drawer Unit on Driver's Side, GRACO Filter, Lubricator, Regulator Assembly, Stellar Model 10621 Hydraulic Telescopic Crane, 60,000 ft./lb., 10,000 lb. Maximum Lift, 21' Hydraulic Reach, Stellar SRS40P Rotary Screw Hydraulic Air Compressor with 22 Gallon Air Tank, Manual In/Out, Hydraulic Up/Down Outriggers, CASECO CNG Cross Box, 2-21x80 CNG Tanks (58 GGE), Impco CNG Conversion. 

This is a new demo unit Mechanic's Body that was mounted on our own F650 chassis and shown at a few shows around the country. It was trucked to each event, not driven. It was converted to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The CNG unit is a QVM approved IMPCO kit, Dedicated CNG, 58 GGE (Gallons of Gas Equivalent), with Type 4 Lincoln composite tanks.

This unit is now is ready for sale. Because of the fact it was used as a demonstrator, we have secured extremely discounted pricing and can offer this unit at a very special one-time price. It comes with a full factory warranty and the IMPCO CNG kit has a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.

If you're interested in a dedicated CNG Mechanic's Truck, please call Joe Hughes at 253-709-0001 or you can email him at, or contact Don Beezley at Northside Ford Truck Sales in Portland OR at 503-282-7777, ext 180 or you can email him at This unit is offered for sale by Northside Ford Truck Sales, Portland, OR.

Monday, December 1, 2014