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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Jones Body Company has launched a Canadian dealer network and will begin marketing a new til...


The Jones Body Company tilt and load body allows for the quick and easy loading of heavy equipment.
The Jones Body Company tilt and load body allows for the quick and easy loading of heavy equipment.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Jones Body Company has launched a Canadian dealer network and will begin marketing a new tilt bed body for heavy equipment hauling.

The tilt bed body, known as the crouching truck, was developed in New Zealand and offers several enhancements such as a reduced weight, low profile and less severe tilt angle compared to existing options, the company says. It is designed for Class 6 and 7 straight trucks as an alternative to Class 8 tractor-trailers.

Jones Body Companys Model 611 is designed for loads of less than 5,216 kgs using a Class 6 chassis while the Model 718 can haul up to 8,255 kgs on a Class 7 chassis. The bed is operated by remote control so one person can control the body while driving a vehicle onto the bed.

Dealers include: Creditstone Motors, Concord, Ont.; Hino Truck Center, Toronto, Ont.; Centre du Camion UTR, Montreal, Que.; Laval Hino, Montreal, Que.; and Hino Central, Edmonton, Alta.

We are excited to be able to offer the JBC body in Canada, said Derek Kaufman, president of Jones Body Company. These dealerships offer first class service to their customers and we are honoured that they have agreed to carry our product line.

A more detailed look at the new body will be available in the September issues of Truck News and Truck West. You can also visit the companys Web site at www.jonesbody.com for info.


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