A newly designed Mickey Truck Bodies rear-load body drew an “overwhelming response” from Interstate Batteries distributors at the ITEC conference in June in Long Beach CA.
The four-bay rear loader, with a gross vehicle weight rating of 19,500 pounds, was mounted on a Dodge 5500.
“The new body was designed and built for conventional light-duty chassis such as the Dodge 5500, Ford F550 and Chevrolet C6500,” said Dane Meyer, Mickey’s western regional manager. “It features a front S-floor bay forward of the rear axle for stowing larger batteries in an easy-to-access lower compartment.”
The unit’s extended junk bay and “drivability” also captured the attention of the conference contingent.
“This body was specifically designed to meet the day-to-day requirements for delivering the best battery in the business,” Meyer said.
Mickey’s redesigned 14- and 26-foot van bodies also impressed Interstate route managers and distributors, the company said. The 14-footer features two roll-up doors on each side of the body, heavy duty black synthetic scuff flooring and removable battery racks for carrying new batteries and returns.
“The battery rack can be loaded from the side and easily off loaded with a forklift at the end of day,” says Dane. “Distributors really liked the versatility of the van body for both large and small customer deliveries.”