Rancher Body

Published in the August 2012 Issue Published online: Aug 08, 2012
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Rugby alum rancherRugby offers high reliability in a utility flatbed design. The corrosion-resistant aluminum design eliminates paint expense and increases body value at trade-in. Aluminum weighs up to 50 percent less than traditional steel, increasing payload capacity, minimizing fuel consumption and improving truck life.

The aluminum Rancher Body features an 1/8-inch thick aluminum tread plate floor, 7-inch-long formed J-channel rails and 1/4-inch aluminum cross sills, 4 3/4 inches tall. The rear apron is also 1/8-inch-thick aluminum tread plate and includes cutouts for stop, tail and turn lights.

The Rancher body bulkhead features cutouts for a brake light and two cargo lamps. All lighting meets FMVSS-108 standards. The unit's rear step bumper offers protection, as well as access to the floor. A tapered bulkhead reduces wind resistance.

Rugby also offers a complete line of aluminum dump bodies in the most utilized sizes and capacities in the industry. The expanded offering means contractors can get the benefits of an aluminum body in the size and capacity that best suits their particular application.

Rugby Manufacturing is a leading designer and manufacturer of Class 3-5 dump bodies, truck and trailer hoists, landscape bodies, platforms and related truck equipment and accessories.