A Touch of Improvement: New Twist Latches
It’s something you touch tens of thousands of times throughout the life of your truck body. Every day you lay hands on a component that, quite honestly, holds all of your important tools and equipment safe inside compartments. However, when it comes to product improvements, the latch is a part that oftentimes gets overlooked.
In 2014, we bucked the trend by introducing our new rotary latch to the market, and now we’re doing it again with the release of our all-new, redesigned twist latch. Striving to put the customer first, we took customer feedback and a desire for continuous improvement and turned it into a refined, automotive quality twist latch that will come standard on many of our Mechanics Trucks and Crane Bodies.
In addition to superior strength and durability, smoother operation, enhanced aesthetics and improved ergonomics, the new latches’ modular design provides a solution for those looking to retrofit their current truck body. Previously, a switch from a rotary latch to a twist latch required a complete door replacement. Now, Standard Service Bodies, EC Series Service Bodies, Line Bodies, KUVs and KUVccs with rotary latches can be retrofitted with far less labor.
Constructed with a solid steel mechanism, chrome T-handle and DuPont All-weather poly resin housing, premium looks and rugged performance highlight the new latch. Born from our 3 Cs: Customer First, Collaboration and Continuous Improvement, our new twist latch is a prime example of our desire to Never Settle.