Time for an Upgrade

Whether your favorite truck needs a makeover or a new service rig is in your plans for 2012, check out these options to improve your fleet
Time for an Upgrade
Abernethy Welding & Repair Inc.

Abernethy Welding & Repair Inc.

The International 4300 series truck with 1,100-gallon waste/400-gallon freshwater steel tank from Abernethy Welding & Repair Inc. has a gearbox-driven, Masport HXL75V 230-cfm vacuum pump. Features include dual pumping and water service on both sides of the tank, air-charged 40-psi freshwater system with garden hose connections and hose hooks on both sides of the tank. Other features include 2-inch suction hoses (33 feet long) and hooks on both sides of the tank, Rhino-lined catwalks and tank sides, two aluminum toolboxes (18 by 18 by 36 inches), restroom carrier (holds two regular or one ADA unit), and heavy-duty receiver hitch with 7-wire RV trailer plug. 800/545-0324; www.abernethywelding.com.


Best Enterprises Inc.

The 1,100-gallon waste/400-gallon freshwater service vehicle from Best Enterprises Inc. features a 304 stainless steel tank with PTO warning light in the dash, alerting the driver that the PTO is still on, while sensors shut down the PTO when the secondary begins to fill up. Other features include heated toolboxes and stainless coils that heat water and grease, clutch systems that eliminate the need for hydraulics, inside washdown system and spring-assisted restroom carrier. 800/288-2378;



Cougar Vibration

The DC3200 mobile/truck vibrator from Cougar Vibration, a division of Martin Engineering, eliminates carry back for more payload by cycle and fewer cycles per job. The vibrator helps evenly distribute material when spreading and reduces manual tank cleanout. Features in the sealed unit include high-speed, low-amp electric motors and shielded, oversized, permanently lubricated ball bearings. It is available in 12- (85 amps) and 24-volt (62 amps) models and exerts 3,200 force pounds. Weighing 36 pounds, the unit produces 4,000 vibrations per minute. It is 10 3/8 inches deep, 9 3/4 inches wide and 6 7/8 inches high. 800/262-2106; www.cougarindustries.com.


Imperial Industries Inc.

The 1,600-gallon waste/550-gallon freshwater service vehicle from Imperial Industries Inc. has a 5454 marine-grade aluminum tank with primary shutoff and 20-inch top manway. Features include round waste hose hook, low-profile driver’s side work station (passenger side optional) and corrosion-prevention anodes in the waste and water compartments. Other features include 3- to 2-inch waste intake and 3-inch discharge, 2-inch driver’s side water discharge (passenger side optional), Cox retractable hose reel, 50-feet of hose, upper and lower restroom tie downs, spring-assist restroom carrier with dock edging, two 18- by 30- by 30-inch aluminum toolboxes, Masport HXL4V vacuum pump (160 cfm), and right-angle drive PTO. The three-switch LED control box operates the water pump, work lights and PTO from outside the cab. Water pump options include 12-volt Whale, DC-10 or Cat High Pressure (1,000 psi). Chassis options include International 4300, Ford F-650/F-750 or Hino. 800/558-2945; www.imperialind.com.


Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc.

N-Series low-cab-forward trucks from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. are available with three-person standard cab or seven-passenger crew cab. The 14,500-pound GVW truck has a body payload of 9,276 to 9,408 pounds, 109- to 176-inch wheelbase, and 6.0 Vortex V8 gasoline engine that delivers 297 hp at 4,300 rpm and 373 ft-lbs. of torque at 4,000 rpm coupled to a 6L90-E Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission with double overdrive. 866/441-9638; www.isuzucv.com.



The model LSC1500 service vehicle from Ledwell with variable freshwater system has a PTO-driven, remote 4-way valve, carbon steel or stainless tank, rear work lights, dual restroom carrier, LED side and rear marker lights, hitch receiver, 2-inch hose with ball valve, spring-loaded hose reel with auto rewind and choice of compartments. 888/533-9355; www.ledwell.com.


Mid-State Tank Co. Inc.

The 1,300-gallon waste/450-gallon freshwater, stainless steel tank from Mid-State Tank Co. Inc. has a 20-inch top manway with primary, hose support, storage cabinets and work station on both sides. Other features include restroom carrier, work lights and sight glasses for both compartments. 217/728-8383; www.midstatetank.com


Satellite Industries

Available on Peterbilt, Ford, Hino or Freightliner chassis, the MD1600 service vehicle from Satellite Industries has a 1,100-gallon waste/500-gallon freshwater tank. Features include reinforced stainless steel skirting, two powder-coated storage cabinets with shelves and keyed locks. The tank has a coated freshwater compartment with manway, sight glasses and internal safety baffle. The DOT safety equipment package includes flag and reflector, first-aid kit and fire extinguisher. 800/328-3332; www.satelliteindustries.com.


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