Hilltip Introduces Interchangeable Winter Maintenance Bed
Industrial Truck Beds by Hilltip has introduced an Interchangeable Winter Maintenance Bed designed for use with interchangeable-style truck bodies. Compatible with all major brands of cable-hoist truck body systems, the new bed offers numerous performance advantages for winter maintenance professionals, in addition to the increased efficiency of using an interchangeable system.
A key feature of the Winter Maintenance Bed is a rear cutout to better fit and protect a salt spreader chute. This specialized design allows the spreader to be mounted farther forward on the truck, resulting in improved weight distribution and shorter overall length. De-icing sprayers also fit well on the Winter Maintenance Bed for added versatility.
During the offseason, hinged stand-up legs allow the bed to be dismounted with the spreader still installed. The legs are fully boxed and painted for superior durability. If a spreader is not permanently installed, the bed can be dismounted without the legs using the included roll-off kit.
The Winter Maintenance Bed comes with integrated, 360-degree rope rings for strapping down a spreader or any other equipment. It does not have a bulkhead, helping to provide maximum visibility. Removeable, adjustable board pockets are optional to help maximize versatility.
Available in 11- to 16.5-foot lengths and 82- to 102-inch widths, the Winter Maintenance Bed can be ordered with steel or 304 stainless-steel deck construction. A36 structural-steel channel cross members provide maximum strength.
“Hilltip’s recent acquisition of Industrial Truck Beds has created some synergies between the two companies, and the new Winter Maintenance Bed is a perfect example of what we can do together,” said Craig Sandmann, North American Sales/Operations for Hilltip. “Our expertise in winter maintenance, combined with Industrial Truck Beds’ experience in truck bodies has allowed us to develop a superior interchangeable bed for winter applications.”