From Pick-Up
To More Functional Work Truck
Contractors now have the option to transform their pickup trucks into an ultimate work truck with an A.R.E. deluxe commercial unit (DCU) and a Kargo Master Pro II Series universal truck rack installed together. The DCU offers a place to store tools and other valuable equipment, while the Kargo Master rack allows large items such as lumber, drywall or ladders to be easily transported. The rack has a 1,700-lb capacity. A.R.E.; 800/649-4273; and Kargo Master; 800/343-7486;


Skid Steers
New Pilot Control Systems
The new B-Series skid steer loaders include five models. Operating capacities range from 1,350 lb to 2,250 lb and engine power from 45-net hp to 81-net hp. The B-Series skid steer loaders are equipped with new pilot control systems. Depending on preference or application, the operator can choose from foot and hand mechanical controls or hand-operated hydraulic pilot controls. The all-new operator cab is available in open canopy or enclosed cab configurations. Volvo Construction Equipment North America; 828/650-2043;


Truck Boxes
Low Profile
Weather Guard’s low-profile aluminum truck boxes, models 121 and 131, provide contractors with more visibility through the rear window. Available in four SKUs and designed to fit most full and compact pickups, the low-profile saddle boxes suspend across the side rails of a pickup truck, with plenty of room underneath. The boxes come in full size and compact, and either Clear or Black Armor-Tuf powder coat finish. Knaack Manufacturing Co; 800/456-7865;


Trailerable Boom Lifts
Four-Wheel Drive, 35% Gradeability
Manufacturer introduces two new Scanlift XS Series trailerable boom lifts that can be easily transported by a one-ton or larger truck and trailer. Model XS 240 has a 79-ft working height, 506-lb platform capacity and weighs 10,600 lb. It also includes proportional hydraulic controls and automatic self-leveling outriggers. The XS 190 model is equipped with a 61-ft platform height, full hydraulic controls and has most of the same features as the larger model. Specialty Equipment Co.; 800/328-3728;


4x4 Pickup
For the Image Truck Market
The new MXT 4x4 pickup truck is a sleek and dominant truck geared for the image truck market, a growing niche of truck owners who want to make a statement, the manufacturer says. The MXT features 300 hp with 530 lb-ft torque. It also has 16,000 lb of towing capacity and has the ability to tow three leading model pickups behind it. The MXT is built on commercial truck platforms, with luxurious interior options like leather seats. International Truck and Engine Corp.; 888/448-7825;