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When stage four restrictions came into effect around the start of August, AA Diesel Truck Bodies was deemed to be an essential business, providing ongoing support to the transport industry. To comply with Victorian Government regulations, stop the spread of COVID-19, and keep everyone safe, we implemented a series of strict safety and cleaning procedures to ensure the safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and the general public.
In August, we delivered several truck tray bodies to our clients. One of our favourites was converting a Volvo prime mover to a beavertail tray truck. This was definitely a highly customised project, and involved adding a full suite of additional features.
Truck Body Design
Before building each truck tray, we take time to consult with our clients, making sure their new tray is designed for their unique requirements, and built for the types of jobs they do on a regular basis.
Wheelbase Extension / Chassis Stretch
We first performed a wheelbase extension according to the Volvo manufacturer instructions, using a genuine Volvo chassis rail. We then adjusted the tail shafts, checked all the driveline angles and extended all of the intricate electronics and pneumatic lines. This was followed by professional in-house painting to match the existing chassis colour, and inspection by our in-house engineer who happily issued a VASS certificate of compliance.
We then installed a huge 7.5 meter beavertail tray, with a heavy duty chequer plate floor, hydraulic pumps, and tie down rails. The tray featured a heavy duty 125mm RHS sub-frame, cross bearers spaced 350mm apart to avoid bowing and 100mm PFC coaming rail. It was also pre-cambered to avoid any potential sagging in future and are built using high quality materials made in-house, right here at AA Diesel Truck Bodies.
On top of this, we also added a range of special features and optional extras. This included removable rear support posts, lockable toolboxes, a water and handwash station, deck spotlights which were fitted to the front headboard, and a few other small cosmetic items.
Check out the photos for the finished product.