Platform & Dump Trucks
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Platform and dump trucks are specialty vehicles that act as a true workhorse. When your business is looking to invest in any of these vehicle types, you need to know that you are investing in a truck that can handle the rigors of the job at hand. Not only that, but you also want to drive away with a truck that is equipped to meet the specific needs of your job site. At Summit Bodyworks, we offer decades of industry experience paired with an intentional focus on superior customer service.
When you turn to our team for a customized truck build, you can rest assured that we will provide you with quality workmanship backed by industry-leading warranties. We offer platform builds that are customized for your specific use.
Our team consists of highly knowledgeable and talented designers and engineers. We can create a custom platform based on the specific application for use. We offer platform trucks designed to be versatile, allowing for easy accessibility in any shipping scenario.
Every truck body we build is focused on utilitarian designs for long-term use. Our focus is on providing a durable and safe build that can handle any load you need to haul. Every single one of our custom platform and dump trucks is handcrafted with specialized fabrications, ensuring strength and sturdiness.
From dump body options to forklift mounts to company customizations, such as branding and logos, we can equip your team with the ultimate truck body for your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are common uses for platform trucks?
Platform trucks are utilized for a variety of tasks. In fact, as a category of trucks, platform and dump trucks are one of the most versatile options on the market. They can be customized to feature lifts, dumping mechanisms, flat platforms, and more.
The following are all common industries that utilize these work trucks:
- Road construction
- Lumber transportation
- Parks and recreation departments
- Roofing companies
- Oil and gas
These are only a few of the many industries that turn to platform trucks for their needs. A platform truck can be customized to meet the needs of almost any business. These trucks feature large cargo space and are best suited for hauling goods that are somewhat weather resistant. A variety of chassis can be utilized in the build, ensuring the right hauling capability can be chosen for the specific task at hand.
What floor options are available?
Different business operations will call for different flooring options on a platform or dump truck. For this reason, these trucks can be custom built with a variety of flooring options. A few of these options include:
- Steel: This flooring option offers unbeatable strength and excellent corrosion protection.
- Treadplate aluminum: With a raised pattern, this option is slip-resistant while also offering corrosion resistance.
- Apitong hardwood: A unique but popular hardwood type from South East Asia, apitong is a high-density wood that is ideal for trailer use as it holds up to weathering without shrinking.
- Treated pine: This is a common choice for flooring, offering resistance against rot and decay.
Choosing the right flooring type will depend on application needs, budget, and additional customization options.
What are the benefits of choosing a dump feature for a platform truck?
Platform trucks can be customized in a variety of ways. One customization is the addition of a dump feature. This feature can make it much easier to unload items than on a standard platform truck.
Dump additions come in a myriad of styles. Even a simple flat platform can feature a hydraulic lift that allows items to be dumped off the back of the truck bed. In other cases, adding a dump might work best if the truck bed is also built up with walls.
Additionally, dump mechanisms can include special access points on the truck bed. A side dump truck might feature one wall that opens up to allow materials to be gently dumped out of the bed. For many industries, such as construction, adding a dump feature makes work easier and more efficient.
What customization can be done for the cab of the truck?
Platform and dump trucks often feature custom body designs. However, the customization doesn’t have to stop there. Many businesses also invest in customizing the cab of the truck.
For the cab, customization options are nearly limitless. The following are all additional features that can help make the cab of a platform truck comfortable while offering benefits to the daily workflow:
- Additional seating: extended cabs make it easier to transport large numbers of workers from job site to job site.
- Back up cameras: safety is imperative on any job site and back up cameras make it easier for drivers to operate the truck safely.
- Large back windows: another way to ensure drivers have better visibility is to customize the cab with a back window for safety.
These are just a few of the cab upgrades that can be made to any platform truck.
What are the benefits of a custom build for a platform truck?
As is true with any work truck, having a platform or dump truck built ensures that the vehicle will meet the specific needs of your business. There are numerous benefits to customization. To begin with, having a truck custom built allows ultimate control of the design. Have a specific floor plan in mind? Need a specialized lift installed? Customization allows you to build these items in from the start.
Additionally, a custom build can be designed to handle the rigors of the job it will be performing. For long-distance hauling, the right body can be fitted to the ideal chassis for putting on large amounts of miles. Conversely, for shorter trips where cargo space is the focus, a different chassis might be chosen for its power.
In the end, custom builds are ideal for ensuring that the truck a business invests in will be perfectly fit for the company’s needs.
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