Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: Dovetail Landscaper? What The Heck Is That?

Craig McKenzie of Paradise Fleet and Commercial answers what a Dovetail Landscaper is and how valuable it can be for those huge jobs where there are multiple machines and crew needed at the same time which saves time and money. This particular unit was manufactured by Martin's Truck Body and is mounted on a Crew Cab Low Cab Forward chassis which allows for excellent maneuverability around the city because of the short wheelbase and yet allowing longer truck bodies giving the best of both. This truck could easily replace multiple trucks saving even more.

See an example of this type of truck body here

See many other landscape bodies here. See more of our ready-to-go-to-work truck inventory at

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Kibbetech's Duramax L5P Pre-Runner Gets Banks'd

When Kibbetech Offroad's customer wanted more power for their 2018 Duramax L5P, Ryan Kibbe called Banks. Here's how he added 98hp/125lb-ft to the 6.6L diesel chase truck.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

DECKED Presents | Jason Aldean Asks, "Are you man enough?"

Are You Man (Woman) Enough to be a DECKED Guy (Gal)?
DECKED's main man, Jason Aldean, asks, "Are you man enough to be a DECKED guy?" Durable, rugged, and tougher than the hide on the back of an alligator, DECKED is the toolbox your truck has always needed. Watch this hilarious film now! For more info on DECKED visit

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday, 5-22-19: Crew Cab Contractor Is Super Functional Work Truck

JD Diaz gives us a tour of a Contractor Body which is a very popular truck in our inventory for a lot of reasons. This particular unit is a 10' Royal Contractor Body mounted on our 3500HD Crew Cab chassis and is available in gas or diesel. The Crew Cab is perfect when you need to get more people to and from the job site.

We carry a large selection of Contractor Bodies in stock because so many different types of contractors love the flexibility and functionality of this type of commercial truck. You can also get this in a 12' model on a regular cab chassis which is very popular. It is also available in longer lengths which would be more popular on our Low Cab Forward models which can have longer bodies and still maintain excellent maneuverability.

See an example of this unit here.

See wide selection of all of our Contractor Bodies here.

See more of our current ready-to-go-to-work inventory at

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Commercial Truck Ready-To-Work Inventory? ABSOLUTELY!

Here's a quick flyover showing 2 of our 4 Commercial Inventory Storage Lots here at Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac. We've got over 400 Commercial vehicles either in stock or inbound from our suppliers. We Bring the Dealership to you!

Friday, May 17, 2019

New Chevrolet Medium Duty Trucks Easy To Service

Easy to Service: the Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty 4500, 500 and 6500 features a lightweight, front-hinged “clamshell” hood, combined with a 50-degree wheel cut, allows easy “walk up” access to under-hood components.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday, 5-15-19: Supreme SRW Plumber Style Body

Ramiro Perez gives us a walkaround with general and specific information on the enclosed service body that we call a plumber body, although it is popular with so many more contractors and other service providers besides plumbers. This body is available on numerous different types of truck chassis and is very popular on the cutaway chassis as Ramiro is giving a tour on. The unit shown here is a single rear wheel model and so is very easy to maneuver in traffic and tighter places. This unit is made and designed by Supreme Corp. We carry quite a number of plumber style bodies in stock from Knapheide, Harbor, Supreme and others.

An example of this unit can be found here.

See more than 45 of our in-stock plumber body inventory here.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Welder and Crane Bodies Explained

Crane Bodies is any type of body that also has a crane attached to it. Most commonly, these are service bodies, but they can also be flatbeds. Sometimes they are called Mechanics Trucks, and sometimes they are also called Welder Bodies.

A Welder Body is much more difficult to pin down since welders are creative people and like to create their own unique truck bodies that serve their needs. Many of these designs have been copied by body companies and called welder bodies. Typically a welder body is a service body with one or two raised compartments to house their gas bottles. Sometimes they have a cutaway compartment area to house an electric welding machine. Sometimes the welder will also have a crane to make easier repairs out in the field, so the crane body and the welder body are put together here.

We will show some examples of these bodies below, but keep in mind that we can customize them to suit most needs. When it comes to crane bodies, capacity is everything, so they have a wide range of capacities. The 3,000-3,500 lb. crane is probably the most popular size and that will typically go on a 3500HD.

The other thing to keep in mind about cranes is that they are most like your own arm relative to your body. So the first two questions are:

1. How much is the maximum weight you will want to lift?

2. How far away from the body did you need to go? 

So, just like your arm, you can pick up heavy things close to you, but if your arm is extended, you can only pick up a fraction of that amount. The crane is exactly the same way. So, for example, with a 3,000 lb. crane, it will pick up 3,000 lbs. right next to the body, but at the maximum extension of the boom, it can only pick up about 500 lbs. Just think of your arm and it will make the most sense.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Knapheide Customer Story: Bret the Diesel Mechanic

From working in the field to on-location service calls, the PGND Gooseneck Body offers the versatility of secure storage, hauling and towing capabilities to make sure you have everything you need when you need it.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Knapheide E-Coat Process

An overview of Knapheide's automotive-quality, electrodeposition prime paint and finishing system.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday, 5-8-19: Chevrolet Express Van with Adrian Steel Bin Package

Ramiro Perez with Paradise Fleet gives a thorough walk-around on the Chevrolet Express Cargo Van. He goes through the available engines and transmission options and shows off one of the interior work packages that can help store tools and equipment securely and help keep all those many things that are needed for work in the field easy to find and neatly stored. Paradise Fleet carries a huge number of Chevy Cargo Vans ready to go to work immediately.

Give Ramiro or another team member a call at 951-252-2980. You can also check out our other commercial inventory at

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Spotlight | Chevrolet

When it comes to choice and capability, the All-New Silverado has you covered. Eight different trim levels and the most functional bed in its class with available features like built-in LED cargo area lighting and a 120-volt outlet.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

All-New 2019 Chevy Blazer - Speaks for Itself: Chevy Commercial | Chevrolet

No description necessary—its design speaks for itself. See the 2019 Chevy Blazer for yourself at your local Chevy dealer today. Learn more about Blazer here: Find more Blazer videos here:

Friday, May 3, 2019

2020 CHEVROLET SILVERADO HEAVY DUTY – Features, Design, Factory

Watch now the strongest and most capable Chevy Silverado HD ever! Customers can choose between two new powertrains. The standard engine is a new 6.6L V-8 gas with direct injection making 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. That’s an 11 percent increase in horsepower and a 22 percent increase in peak torque, respectively, resulting in 18 percent more towing capability. Then there’s the legendary Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V-8 engine making 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque coupled with an all-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. In addition, every component between the transmission and the wheels has been upgraded to enable an available 52-percent increase in max towing capability — now up to 35,500 pounds on Regular Cab, two-wheel drive, DRW, diesel models.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday 5-1-19: Paradise Is Landscape Dump Headquarters!

The photos here are just an example of the landscape dump trucks we have in stock ready to move material and create income for landscapers all over the Southland. From regular cab and crew cab 3500HD units to the regular cab and crew cab Low Cab Forward units, we have you covered. Whether you need gas or diesel, we've got you covered. Whether you need a 10' bed to a 16' bed, we've got you covered. Need to carry a crew to job sites? Need superior maneuverability? We've got you covered. Check out our immediate selection of great landscape dump bodies in stock here.

We have hundreds of work trucks in stock now and ready to go to work today!

Call us at 951-252-2980 and let us help you find the best truck and the best deal for your operation.