Stake Trucks

Customize a stake truck to meet your team’s needs. At Summit Bodyworks, we offer decades of industry experience backed by outstanding customer service.

From moving landscaping equipment around town to delivering road work materials to a job site across the state, stake trucks are utilized for a vast array of hauling services. For this reason, customizing the body of a stake truck to meet the specific needs of the team utilizing it is a must. At Summit Bodyworks, we have over three decades of industry experience customizing truck bodies. Every single vehicle we design is built to offer long-lasting durability and ultimate safety.

When it comes to customizing a stake truck, the goal should be to make your job more efficient and easy. From custom rack configurations to removable stakes for flexibility in hauling options, our team of engineers and designers will work with you to ensure the build fits your needs.

Customized at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, we back all our builds with industry-leading warranties. We want you to know that you can count on our team to pay careful attention to every detail of your build. Talk to us today about your business’ specific needs.

  • Platform customized for easy loading/unloading

    As we assist you in the customization of your stake truck, we will pay special attention to the platform build and layout. Our goal is to create a system that offers easy loading and unloading while ensuring cargo is protected.

  • Removable stakes for ongoing custom use

    Beyond just the initial customization of your stake truck, we will also offer you the option of removable stakes. This add-on allows you to continually fashion the platform of your truck to meet the needs of the job at hand.

  • Durability and trusted craftsmanship

    A custom stake truck is only as good as the craftsmanship behind it. We design every single one of our custom builds with careful attention to detail and custom designs. The end result is a durable, reliable, and safe build.

  • Variety of rack configurations

    Stake trucks are utilized across a vast array of industries and carry a variety of goods. From roofing supplies, construction materials, lawn care equipment, piping, and lumber, these trucks are designed to haul it all. We offer a variety of rack configurations to meet any load needs.

  • In-house design team for ultimate customization

    One of the unique services we offer at Summit Bodyworks is in-house designs. Our specialty designers have decades of experience working with clients on custom builds. Partnering with our engineering team, these designers will ensure that every detail you want is achieved.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a stake truck used for?

A stake truck can be utilized for a variety of tasks. This truck type is essentially a flatbed truck with sockets built-in on the edges of the bed. These sockets allow stakes to be placed all around the edges of the truck bed. The end result is a type of fence or partial wall around the bed.

Due to their ability to haul a variety of cargo types, these trucks are used by all of the following industries:

  • Agriculture and farming
  • Oil and gas
  • Construction 
  • Landscaping
  • Logging
  • Road construction
  • Government (e.g. parks and recreation)

Depending on the industry use, a stake truck can be customized to offer specific features and benefits. In many cases, these trucks will feature removable stakes, allowing for ongoing customization.

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What are the benefits of a stake truck?

Stake trucks are a versatile style of flatbed truck that provide an array of benefits. Due to their ability to haul almost any type of weather-resistant good, they are relied upon heavily across industries. A few of the benefits of stake trucks include the following:

  • Versatility: With removable stakes, these trucks can be customized as needed to ensure the right space for almost any type of cargo.
  • Durability: A stake truck is designed to handle the rigors of heavy-duty work. They utilize durable materials to ensure their longevity.
  • Cargo protection: While a stake truck is designed to carry items that can handle exposure to the elements, the stakes create a sort of fenced box around cargo. This helps keep items secure during hauling. These stakes can act as anchor points when tying down cargo.
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What options are available for keeping cargo secure?

One of the benefits of stake trucks and one of the reasons they are utilized for so many purposes is due to the ability to keep cargo secure. This is imperative for safety reasons and for compliance purposes. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a variety of regulations around hauling certain items such as piping, coils, heavy machinery, and more. It is imperative for any business to meet these regulations when transporting goods.

To keep cargo secure on a stake truck, the stakes themselves will help act as an anchoring point for goods. These stakes build a fenced box around cargo, helping keep things in place. Additional tie downs and tarps can then be utilized to ensure the items are protected and will not move around during transportation.

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What type of floor is used for a stake truck?

Multiple types of flooring can be utilized in a stake truck. Similar to any flatbed truck, the flooring utilized often comes down to preference. When having a stake truck custom-built, the options for flooring are fairly broad. 

Common flooring includes treated pine, diamond plate aluminum, Apitong hardwood, and steel. Each of these flooring types has its own set of benefits, however, any flooring that is utilized in a stake truck bed should be focused on durability. When choosing a flooring type, the right material will depend a lot on the type of goods that will be hauled. Steel is an excellent choice for heavy-duty applications, due to its superior durability. Additionally, safety concerns should be addressed when choosing flooring. For example, diamond plate aluminum is a popular choice because of its slip-resistant pattern.

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What type of chassis is used for a stake truck?

Stake trucks come equipped with almost any chassis type imaginable. When custom building a stake truck, the right chassis can be chosen based on the needs of the business. For example, in some cases, a small chassis will suffice as the truck will usually be operated by only one driver. However, in other situations, an extended cab might be needed to allow for a whole work crew to ride along. A great example of this would be in the road construction industry where large work crews need to be transported from job site to job site.

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