Chassis Cab Bodies & Configurations
What is a chassis cab? It’s essentially a heavy-duty pickup with no truck bed. The cab is similar to a regular pickup truck’s, while the bed is replaced with a trailing chassis that’s compatible with cab chassis bodies like a crane upfit, service body, or dump body. The cab is extremely versatile and can be expanded with additional seating rows. With so many options, you may be wondering, “Which chassis cab body should I use?” Read on to learn more about what you can do with a chassis cab!
Cab Chassis Trucks with Dump Bodies
Cab chassis trucks with dump bodies are smaller than super dump trucks and semi-trailer bottom dump trucks. This can be an advantage, however. Smaller dump trucks are easier to maneuver around Northern Chicago than their larger counterparts. Examples of cab chassis trucks that can be configured with dump bodies include Ford Super Duty models like the Ford F-550 and Ford F-650. Dump trucks are used in a wide variety of applications, from transporting landscaping materials to hauling away garbage.
Cab Chassis Trucks with Service/Utility Bodies
Service bodies, or service beds, come in various shapes and sizes and can be manufactured from materials like lightweight and corrosion resistant aluminum. One of the major benefits of service bodies is the freedom to use a portion of the truck’s bed space, along with several handy compartments. Ideal for all sorts of applications, such as electrical, forestry, and construction, service beds are a great option if you need a mobile workstation.
Cab Chassis Trucks with Crane Bodies
Crane bodies are compatible with everything from Class III Ram 3500 trucks to Class VI Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. Depending on your needs, you can opt for a crane body with a rating of anywhere from 3,200 pounds to 12,000 pounds. Whether you’re repositioning heavy machinery and equipment or building materials, a cab chassis with a crane body gives you greater maneuverability around the job site, as well as seemingly endless customization options inside the cabin.
Learn More About Cab Chassis Bodies at Lynch Truck Center!
Do you have more questions about the different cab chassis bodies? Interested in taking a closer look at chassis cab trucks from Chevy, Ford, or RAM? Contact us at Lynch Truck Center, or visit us near Milwaukee and Racine. We’re your reliable source for high-quality new and used chassis cabs, as well as a wide selection of truck parts and expert service.