Friday, November 30, 2018

Isuzu with Harbor Highliner Provides for Lots of Storage


This Isuzu chassis. is complete with a Harbor Highliner Body and Rack


The 11' Service Body with closed top lids and upper section is add on. The doors swing up making them particularly useful for certain items. This body is also outfitted with some plastic boxes for storage of small items.

What a great combination if you are looking for lots of storage!

This Highliner is also outfitted with a sturdy square tubing rack extended over the cab.
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See more at http://www.htbi.net/, or give us a call at 1-800-433-9452.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Automation: The unstoppable force

But what will this mean for truck drivers?

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For transportation economist Noël Perry, the debate over the future of autonomous truck technology has already ended.

“It is an unstoppable force, no less unstoppable than the car killing the trolley car,” said Perry, who heads up consulting firm Transport Futures.

The reasoning behind his belief is simple: Automation will increase truck utilization to levels never before thought possible.

Learn more at: https://www.fleetowner.com/autonomous-vehicles/automation-unstoppable-force?NL=FO-06&Issue=FO-06_20181123_FO-06_790&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1_1&utm_rid=CPENT000004488230&utm_campaign=22069&utm_medium=email&elq2=fd41e15a5cea4ba4820df0e0db509ae0

Monday, November 26, 2018

Venco Venturo ET6K Electric Crane


The standard configuration for the ET6K includes a manual extension boom from six to 10 feet and hydraulic elevation from -5 to +75 degrees. The crane’s rating is 6,000 foot-pounds with a maximum lifting capacity of one ton – falling below the OSHA requirement for operator certification – making it exempt from OSHA 1926.1427 operator certification requirements.

The ET6K winch features a high-efficiency, heavy-duty three-stage electric planetary gear drive, 12V permanent magnet motor and dual braking systems, and comes standard with a capacity overload shut-off system, aircraft-quality wire rope, and remote control pendant.

Available options include radio remote control, anti two-block system which meets ANSI B30.5 safety standards, mounting pedestals for platform body applications, outriggers and jacklegs for a variety of truck bodies and an adjustable boom rest with a load block storage hook.

The ET6K is recommended for general service applications on any truck with a GVWR of 8,000 LBS or more.

- See more at: http://venturo.com/product/et6k/

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Tommygate G2 Liftgate on Harbor Combo Body



This is a unique installation of the G2 Tommygate Liftgate. It is very rare to see this installed on a Combo Body. This Harbor Combo Body has a 36" work platform on the rear and this customer of Dow Lewis GMC in Yuba City CA needed a liftgate installed. Kevin made it happen.

See more a http://www.vacavalleytruck.com

See more about Harbor Truck Bodies at http://www.htbi.net

And more about Dow Lewis GMC at http://www.dowlewistrucks.com

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving


Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot. 
-Hausa Proverb

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Advanced Clean Transportation Expo


CONFERENCE April 23-26, 2019 EXPO April 24-25, 2019
Long Beach Convention Center Long Beach, California


Learn more at:  https://www.actexpo.com/



Friday, November 16, 2018

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Tires

 

Buy fuel-efficient tires

Getting the right tire at the right wheel position can improve fuel economy by several percentage points.
About 13% of each gallon of fuel consumed goes solely to overcoming rolling resistance. That can vary by the load on the tire, the tread pattern and of course, inflation pressure.


“The relationship between rolling resistance and fuel consumption is about 8:1,” says Rick Phillips, senior director of sales, commercial and OTR products at Yokohama Tire. “An 8% reduction in tire rolling resistance will result in a 1% savings in fuel consumption.”

Various wheel positions have different impacts on fuel economy.
“On a tractor-trailer combination, the steer tires contribute 15-20% to fuel economy, drive tires 30-40% and trailer tires about 40-50%,” says William Estupinan, vice president of technical service for Giti Tire USA. “The first priority for a fleet interested in saving a significant amount of money is to start moving toward fuel-efficient tires for the trailer axles.”

Learn more at:  https://www.truckinginfo.com/155093/121-ways-to-save-fuel-tires


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Rugged, Durable and Look Great! Rugby Dump Bodies




A great looking Rugby Steel Dump from Rugby, its rugged, durable and looks great! The quality is second to none and that fits well with our own philosophy. The experience in the field backs it up. Our customers love this product. Here is a list of standard features:

1) All our Harbor dump beds come standard with the best hoist for the application, a sub-frame for the hoist, electric double acting pump, body-up light on dash.

2) The Harbor Steel Dump body is made of 10 guage high grade steel with double wall sides and 10 guage high grade steel ends and floor with fully boxed top rail and 6" wide vertical side braces. Corners have radius bends. 1" diameter top and bottom hinge pins. 3" Structural steel crossmembers, 5" structural channel longitudinal. 1/4 cab shield.


3) Stainless steel and aluminum bodies are available as well as drop sides and bi-directional dump direction, side dump and rear dump combination.  

4) The famous industry leading Rugby EZ-LATCH™ Tailgate

5) We sell the 2-3 yard for the 60" CA and 84" CA chassis and the 3-4 yard for the 60" and 84" CA chassis. All steel dumps are available with several options such as 1/2 cab shield and fold-down sides, Shur-Lok™ Easy Off Tarp and much more.

 
Visit our website at www.htbi.net and call Harbor at 800-433-9452

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dangers of driving drowsy

November 2018

Each month, Rental Management highlights a topic that will help equipment and event rental companies conduct effective safety meetings. These topics, developed by the American Rental Association (ARA) and ARA Insurance, are ARA-member-only safety resources available for free at ARArental.org under the “Risk Management” tab.

Every year, 1,550 people are killed and 71,000 are injured in crashes involving drowsy driving. These statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show the dangers of getting behind the wheel while feeling drowsy. To help raise awareness, the National Sleep Foundation has created Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, which is Nov. 4-11.

Drowsy driving dangers, sleep tips and ways to stay alert can be found in ARA’s “Dangers of Driving Drowsy” safety meeting agenda sheet through Work Safe. This agenda — which can be used as a resource during your next safety meeting — also includes a handout with car crash statistics as a result of drowsy driving, warning signs and tips to avoid drowsy driving. Work Safe safety meeting agendas are designed to help you and your staff quickly understand and address important safety issues.

The National Sleep Foundation offers tips to protect yourself from drowsy driving, including:
  • Getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night.
  • Not driving if you’ve been up for more than 24 hours.
  • Drinking caffeine if you feel tired.
  • Stopping if you’re traveling and start to feel drowsy.
Keep you and your staff members safe by focusing on the dangers of drowsy driving this November. Learn more about this safety meeting agenda and other safety topics at ARArental.org/go/WorkSafe.

An official publication of the American Rental Association.
Produced by Rental Management Group. Copyright © 2018 Rental Pulse all rights reserved

Saturday, November 10, 2018

VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Air Compressor - The Real User Experience



See the VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Vehicle Mounted Air compressor performing standard service call tasks. Come along for the ride and watch this real user experience from a first person view. Learn More: http://www.vmacair.com/vr40

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Harbor is an Unusual Company




We confess. Our truck bodies are terrific looking. They have unusually good curb appeal! Why? Because we pay enormous attention to detail. It’s firmly rooted in our DNA to make sure that our paint finishes are and welds are without flaws and show no burn marks…even on our stainless steel lids. The curve of the taper in our rack legs matches the curve in truck roof line (called tumblehome). The wheel panel and body height match the truck frame height so precisely that you can’t look through the wheel well and see light from the other side of the body.  In fact, customers describe Harbor as “Building Beautiful Bodies”.  

But, in some respects, our California curb appeal belies an underlying quality.  In the only quality survey ever in our industry history, Harbor ranked number one (#1) in manufacturing quality and quality processes.* Maybe that’s why Harbor consistently ranks among the top volume commercial “pool” manufacturers for Ford, GM and Ram…and was ranked #1 in several years. Or why Harbor was chosen over all other US manufacturers to export US-made commercial truck bodies to the Toyota Motor Company for use by its Forklift Dealers in Japan. 

About Harbor, some competitors in our industry might claim, “Beauty’s only skin deep” or “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” We prefer, “A Picture Paints a Thousand Words.” That’s why it’s not a Harbor until we say it’s a Harbor…accomplished through blood, sweat and sheet metal.

* based on a GMC study performed by an independent automotive engineering firm.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

40 Gallon In-Bed Auxiliary Fuel Tank System - TRAX 3

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Finally, an almost universal auxiliary fuel tank. Our 40-gallon in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system is designed to be compatible with almost any diesel truck, including half-ton pickups, trucks with utility beds, RamBox equipped trucks, or those with a factory installed 5th wheel prep package or other 5th wheel hitch. The patented fuel tank design has a recessed cover box where the sending unit, rollover valve, and fuel filter come preassembled. You'll be pleased that its low height means it can fit under most standard tonneau bed covers.

This auxiliary system is computer-controlled by our patented TRAX 3™ operating system with exclusive AutoTrans® technology. All TRAX 3™ systems include an LCD that shows fuel levels in both the main and auxiliary tanks. Computer-controlled automatic fuel transfers mean worry-free operation, and much safer and more reliable operations than gravity fed systems. Built from ReliaSteel®, high-yield U.S. aluminized steel; and powder coated black, Transfer Flow tank systems offer superior corrosion resistance and strength.

View our TRAX 3™ User's Guide for more information.

NOTE: Product dimensions include 1 1/2" in width for the mounting brackets and 3" in height for the filler neck.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

SpitzLift Cranes - Many Applications


SPTIZLIFT SPECS:
  •     Meets ASME and OSHA standards
  •     Components manufactured according to ISO compliance
  •     Made in USA
  •     Load capacity: 650 - 900 lbs.
  •     Crane weight: 36- 45 lbs.
  •     Lifting speed 22 ft. per/minute
  •     2” strap is UV resistant and abrasion resistant

SAFETY FEATURES OF ELECTRIC CRANES:

  •     Safety release auxiliary handle
  •     Circuit breaker system for overload protection
  •     Dynamic and disc brake dual load control system
 

Learn more about SpitzLift: ABOUT US
SpitzLift Product Catalog

Friday, November 2, 2018

Harbor Plumber - HVAC Van Package


Plumbing Heating and Ventilation service technicians need to carry bottles of Nitro, CO2 or Brazing torch gases to pressure test systems, purge a system, blow out coils, or solder or repair lines. The Electrical/Telecom package is designed to satisfy your need with a 3-tank holder mounted off the rear shelf  panel, four (4) drawer packs, and a lockable storage compartment for valuable components. How about adding a drop-down rack for your different size ladders that help you get to that system? Keep your tanks at 40 cu.ft. or less if you have to carry them up the ladder!

Standard Features:
(2) Shelving Units on the Driver's Side with Drop In Dividers on the Second Shelf from the Top
(1) Shelving Unit on the Passenger's Side with Drop In Dividers on the Second Shelf from the Top
(2) 2-Drawer Pack on the Driver's Side
(2) 3-Drawer Pack on the Passenger's Side
(1) Hanger Hooks
(1) Drop Down Door, creating a lockable compartment on the Driver's Side
(1) Tank Holder for (3) 30 lb. tanks
(1) Partition


Learn more at: http://htbi.net/