Indianapolis, IN — Stellar, a 100% employee-owned and operated manufacturer of high-quality mechanic trucks and cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, trailers, and service truck and van accessories, is excited to launch the latest body in its TMAX™ Aluminum Mechanic Truck Series, the TMAX 1-13, at Work Truck Week 2023. The new 13-ft aluminum body offers additional compartment storage and is intended for a 108″ cab-to-axle chassis with 22,000- to 22,900-lbs gross vehicle weight rating, such as the Ford F600 or Chevrolet 6500.
“This new offering in our TMAX 1 Aluminum Mechanic Truck product line provides customers another excellent equipment option to fit their unique jobsite demands,” says Adam Oppermann, Product Manager at Stellar. “As the needs of our customers evolve, we strive to make smart advancements in our products to ensure we can continue to be the preferred choice for mechanic trucks.”
Similar to other TMAX 1 models, the TMAX 1-13 Aluminum Mechanic Truck is ideal for cranes up to 53,100 ft-lbs, like the Stellar® 86 Series Telescopic Service Crane. The TMAX Series features the crane carrying reliability of the Stellar Torq-Isolator torsion box understructure and crane compartment. This feature isolates the crane’s lifting forces into the stabilizers and chassis frame, rather than into the storage compartment, avoiding unnecessary twists to the truck’s body and doors.
TMAX Aluminum Mechanic Truck bodies feature aluminum extrusion compartment tops with two built-in accessory mounting rails. These mounting rails eliminate the need to drill holes in the compartment tops, allowing for easier and faster mounting and relocating of accessories. In addition to ease of installation, aluminum truck bodies have an overall reduced weight in comparison to their steel counterparts, allowing for more payload for the operator.