Saturday, July 30, 2016

Knapheide Heavy-Hauler Junior Platform Bodies

BIG PLATFORM FEATURES 
IN AN ECONOMICAL FLATBED

Knapheide's Heavy-Hauler Junior Platform Body is equipped with external rub rails, integrated tie down points and stake pockets, along with a heavy-duty bulkhead and robust flooring options. Add steel stake sides to a Heavy-Hauler Junior Platform Body to transition into a dedicated Stake Body, or choose a hoist for dumping applications. The Heavy-Hauler Junior Platform Body is designed to be multi-faceted in order to suite a wide variety of vocations. The Heavy-Hauler Junior offers all the features you need to tackle tough jobs without breaking your budget.

Find out more at:  https://www.knapheide.com/platform-bodies/heavy-hauler-junior-p11

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Harbor 12' Contractor Body Demo - Harbor Truck Bodies



Warren Mason with Harbor Truck Bodies gives us a demonstration of the versitile Harbor Contractor body. See more at http://www.htbi.net

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Chevrolet Presents Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition to All-Star Game MVP Eric Hosmer

 

SAN DIEGO – The 2016 Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, Eric Hosmer, chose a Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition during the MVP award ceremony presented by Chevrolet at Petco Park in San Diego on Tuesday night.

Chevrolet, America’s most awarded car company, gave Hosmer who went 2-for-3 in the contest with a home run, two runs batted in and a run scored, his choice between the 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro SS Convertible and a Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition.

This is Hosmer’s first All-Star MVP award and the first for a Kansas City Royal since Bo Jackson in 1989. 

“Hosmer’s spectacular on-field performance tonight demonstrates to all baseball fans and especially our kids that hard work, determination and teamwork is what wins, and that is why Chevrolet is proud to present the MVP award,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet has been the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball® since 2005 and through its

Chevrolet Youth Baseball program has helped raise more than $28 million to aid hometown teams over the last 10 years. Nearly 5.2 million young people in communities across the country have benefitted from the program, and more than 1,500 Chevrolet dealers are involved.

Additionally, through Chevrolet Youth Baseball, more than 90,000 equipment kits have been donated to teams around the country, nearly 11,000 parks have been renovated and more than 111,000 children received complimentary instruction on baseball fundamentals.

“At Chevrolet, we appreciate the power of play and the positive effect that it has on our kids,” said Sweeney. “That positive effect on our kids and ultimately on our communities is why it is so important to us and our Chevrolet dealers to support baseball at every level.”
During the afternoon’s Red Carpet Parade, Hosmer, along with his All-Star Game teammates from both the American and National Leagues, signed a 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro hood that will be auctioned in the coming days on MLB.com. The proceeds of that auction will support the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation.

The Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition that Hosmer chose begins as a black Z71 Colorado Diesel and adds an all-black front end with body-colored grille, bumper, badging, black 17-inch wheels and aggressive Goodyear DuraTrac® tires that add a rugged, off-road appearance.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Pest Control Truck Cap Changes the Game


[Note: Though this is shown on a GMC Canyon, it is available on our Chevrolet Colorado]

Mike Soich of Knapheide Manufacturing shows off a new Knapheide and SnugTop collaboration that brings Knapheide's KnapKap truck topper program from steel only to choices of steel, aluminum and fiberglass, and all can be ordered directly through Knapheide. 

In this case, Mike is showing off a Pest Control turn-key package that includes hose reel, tank, pump, lockable chemical storage, easy rear access with back up camera, HD 500 lb. capacity rack by Prime Design with hydraulic drop down assist. This one also sports the new Sortimo HD drawer unit with two drawers to show them off. 

This is the Ultra Cab Hight Utility model with several options packaged for the Pest Control industry. See more of the standard and optional features of this new product from Knapheide and their partnership with SnugTop at http://www.knapheide.com

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Stories From the Road - Christy Webber



Watch Christy Webber and Jason Sloat explain how tough trucks and expert customer service from General Motors Fleet help Christy Webber Landscapes maintain parks, stadiums and public buildings across Chicago.

Monday, July 18, 2016

SLP supercharger available for 2014-2016 GM trucks

 

Street Legal Performance (SLP) announced that it now has supercharger systems available for 2014-2016 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014-2016 GMC Sierra with 5.3 and 6.2-liter engines.
The SLP Supercharger System for 2014-16 GM trucks powered by a 6.2-liter V8 boosts performance of the direct injected high-compression platform to 590 horsepower.

“That’s an additional 170 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 130 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 rpm, resulting in a tire-shredding 41 percent horsepower and 28 percent torque increase over stock,” SLP reports.

For 2014-16 GM trucks equipped with 5.3-liter V8, the SLP supercharger provides an additional 165 rear-wheel horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 167 lb-ft of torque at 3,200 rpm, with an end result of 520 horsepower and 550 lb-ft or torque. That equates to a 46 percent gain in horsepower and a 44 percent boost in torque over stock.

SLP’s supercharger systems for 2014-16 Chevrolet and GMC trucks are developed in-house by talented SLP engineers utilizing OEM CAD data to optimize available space for the best possible fitment and maximum performance.

Chevy Supercharger under hoodThe SLP 1900 supercharger system is part of the TVS (Twin Vortices Series) line of superchargers, utilizing Eaton’s TVS technology rotating assembly to deliver more power and better fuel economy in a smaller package. This is the same technology that has been used and proven for years in OEM high-performance applications such as the Cadillac CTS-V and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

The positive displacement supercharger features twin four-lobe rotors twisted 160-degrees. By comparison, the original Eaton supercharger rotating assembly featured three lobes twisted 60-degrees.

“The added benefits of this design include vastly cooler discharge temps than competitive twin screw designs, higher volumetric capacity, higher operating speeds, a smoother, more efficient flow of air into the engine, and improved noise and vibration characteristics,” SLP states.

“Instant throttle response and increased power through the engine’s entire power band is to be expected after installing the SLP 1900 TVS supercharger, giving it an instant advantage over the turbocharged competition.”

- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/slp-supercharger-available-for-2014-2016-gm-trucks/#sthash.JtTFfUdR.dpuf