Industrial Truck Beds by Hilltip has introduced an Interchangeable Winter Maintenance Bed designed for use with interchangeable-style truck bodies. Compatible with major brands of cable-hoist truck body systems, the new bed offers performance for winter maintenance professionals.
A functional feature of the Winter Maintenance Bed is a rear cutout to fit and protect a salt spreader chute. This specialized design allows the spreader to be mounted farther forward on the truck, resulting in weight distribution and shorter overall length. De-icing sprayers also fit on the Winter Maintenance Bed for 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 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 with visibility. Removeable, adjustable board pockets are optional.
Available in 11- to 16.5-ft. lengths and 82- to 102-in. widths, the Winter Maintenance Bed can be ordered with steel or 304 stainless steel deck construction. A36 structural steel channel cross members provide reliable 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 and 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.”