FORT WAYNE, IN – 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.”
Headquartered in Pietarsaari, Finland, Hilltip is a leading manufacturer of road maintenance equipment in Europe. With equipment designed and built in an area that averages at least six months of snowfall every year, Hilltip is known for its extreme durability and advanced technologies. With the acquisition of Industrial Metal Products (Industrial Truck Beds) in 2022, Hilltip now has a manufacturing, sales and service location in Fort Wayne, Ind. to better cater to the North American market. For more information, contact Hilltip Corp. at 260-447-7900 or visit the website at www.hilltipna.com.