Royal 8-foot service body

Royal returns to Work Truck Show

March 11, 2020
New Spartan Motors acquisition showcases 8-, 11-foot bodies in first appearance at NTEA’s annual event in nearly 20 years

Royal Truck Body showcased an 8-foot service truck body and an 11-foot severe-duty body during its first trip to The Work Truck Show in nearly 20 years.

Spartan Motors recently acquired Royal Truck Body, adding the California-based manufacturer’s heavy-duty service truck bodies loaded with standard features to its Spartan Chassis and Vehicles business unit.

Built in a myriad of vocation-centric configurations, Royal bodies are constructed of A60 galvannealed steel and feature easy-to-access, secure compartments and spaces built to last and enhance how tradespeople work. Royal bodies fit seamlessly onto new and reconditioned OEM truck chassis, including Ford, GM and Ram, Spartan said. 

“Royal’s product lineup offers tradespeople high-performing, long-lasting truck bodies with more standard features than the competition,” said Steve Guillaume, president of Spartan Specialty Vehicles. “It’s our attention to detail, vocation-centric body offerings, and emphasis on after-sale service and support that position us well for future growth in this space.”

The 8-foot service truck body on display featured heavy-duty, double-walled compartments, ample storage space, stainless steel tailgate guards, a key-coded locking tailgate, and Royal’s Fortress 5-Point Lock System for unmatched jobsite/lot security and protection—all standard options and included in the body’s base price.

The 11-foot severe-duty body is a bolstered version of the 8-foot body. It comes standard with A60 galvannealed steel body construction, a 12-guage diamond plate steel floor and 10-guage cross members. Additionally, it is structurally reinforced—from front to rear—to accommodate the addition of specialized equipment.

The 11-foot body also comes standard with an extended-life, reinforced poly bed liner and a heavy-duty Class III recessed rear bumper to accommodate heavy workloads and ensure performance in extreme conditions. The sever- duty body features taller compartment heights and gas shocks for vertical doors to provide additional cargo space, and easy access for large equipment and tools. All compartment doors include the Royal Fortress 5-Point Lock System for additional security, featuring “one-key” universal compartment and vehicle access as a standard feature. 

Royal Truck Body designs, manufactures and assembles a full line of truck bodies in 8-, 9- and 11-foot lengths for multiple vocations, including:

  • Contractors
  • Mechanics
  • Crane operators
  • Concrete finishers
  • Landscapers

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