March 10, 2021
As we’ve done since our inception in 1848, Knapheide continues to evolve, changing with the times to meet the latest demands, trends, and innovations of our ever-changing industry. Part of that continual evolution is finding more efficient ways to create our products. And like many other manufacturers, the use of aluminum as a lightweight alternative to traditional steel products is at the forefront of our efforts to continue providing America’s workforce with the absolute best solutions.
Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions about aluminum truck bodies is that they lack in durability, performance, and longevity. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Among aluminum’s many benefits include a lighter overall vehicle weight, equal or greater durability, and a premium on corrosion resistance.
One of the latest Knapheide bodies to be offered in aluminum is our Landscaper Body, a versatile platform application that allows for ample customization and adaptability.
Designed specifically to meet the needs of landscape contractors across the US, this new Knapheide Landscaper Body is built with the quality and strength of a Knapheide Platform Body, utilizing an assembly process that combines aerospace technology and military-grade aluminum construction.
Class-leading in strength, durability, and longevity, the new Aluminum Landscaper Body is available in 9, 11, and 12 foot lengths and includes a wealth of standard features and options, offering users an extensive lineup of official Knapheide accessories to meet the needs and demands of any jobsite.
FEATURES AND OPTIONS
• Aluminum Construction
• Side Access Door
• Bolt-On Reinforced Bulkhead
• Heavy-duty Cam Locks
• LED Clearance and Marker Lights
• Military-grade Flooring
• Step and Grab Handle
• Swing-out Rear Gates
• 40-inch Tall Side Panels
• Class V Hitch and ICC Bumper
• Cab Protector
• Curbside Storage Packs
• Streetside Storage Packs
• Knapheide Subframe Hoists
Worried about the results of your body’s exposure to the elements? Aluminum bodies are naturally corrosion resistant. Where used, steel fasteners are coated with “EcoGuard” to eliminate the interaction between the steel and aluminum. This assembly method allows us to create products with the highest level of corrosion resistance available.
As Knapheide remains dedicated to adapting to changing times, we’re proud to add another aluminum product into our vast portfolio to continue providing the most versatile and durable upfit solutions in the industry.