We entered the markets of truck bodies made up of aluminium since years after playing a major role in the business industry of recreational trailers made up of aluminium. Before our entrance in the markets, steel was dominantly ruling the markets of recreational trailers. Not to forget the time, when aluminium was used in the trailers even less than 10% in 1995. Today, more than 40 % of recreational trailers are made up of aluminium. After the study, it became clear that aluminium prices were brought lower to steel and the steel counterparts were not equally superior to the aluminium service body. If you have selected aluminium service body and still unaware of its advantages, then note down the advantages discussed ahead.
The best solution can be attained if the vehicle tends to be light weight by using the material and technology as stated by the Ford Motor Company. In an article in Forbes.com, it was showed that Ford company opted for aluminium truck body against steel in the Ford -150 signature. This curtailed the weight of trucks by 700 pounds. Aluminium. Org further laid stress on the point that when aluminium is utilised in the automative body structures, it can cut down the weight up to 50% in contrast to the conventional structures of mild steel.
In addition, aluminium gives better payload. This means that the company fleet will have lesser driving miles. As the aluminium bodies of DuraMag are lighter up to 40% than steel, so the companies will be able to transport more cargo in lesser trips. As few trucks will be required then less drivers, which will further lead to lower maintenance of vehicles of companies.
Gas can be saved on larger scale when the truck bodies are lighter. The cost can be saved as leaser fuel will be needed that will be seen in terms of furl costs savings. Aluminium is also environmental friendly in comparison to the steel because lesser emissions of greenhouse gases.
Steel bodies are harder to maintain than aluminium service body. It is merely because aluminium service body is much easier to cut down. Make a point that the steel truck beds and bodies are required to scrape down the old existing paint before welding can be started in them.
Resale value of the aluminium is higher. Steel bodies can last for one company truck’s span. The Aluminum body doesn’t deteriorate and it can be moved in form of second truck when the starting trucks wear out. At the time of sale, when you have aluminium on the bodies, prices will rise up and and in case if you use steel, the corrosion on it might reduce your price.