Aluminum service body provides strength and corrosion resistance
The TMAX 30K Aluminum service body is the latest evolutionary design in the TMAX Series and combines the proven crane carrying reliability of the Stellar Torq-Isolator torsion box with its long-standing success in aluminum service bodies for superb corrosion resistance. This body is designed to serve municipal markets, contractors, rental houses, light equipment dealers and others needing a service crane that lifts 5,000 pounds or less. The TMAX 30K Aluminum body weighs over 1,300-pounds less than its heavy-duty steel counterpart, the TMAX 1, allowing for maximum payload opportunities.
The TMAX 30K Aluminum is designed to accept a 30,000 foot-pound rated service crane or smaller (The Stellar 5521 crane or smaller). It features the Stellar Torq-Isolator torsion box understructure and crane compartment which isolates the cranes lifting forces into the stabilizers and chassis frame, not into the storage compartments. The body side compartments are constructed of 1/8" high strength aluminum floors and walls, with double-panel aluminum doors featuring a bonded internal hat channel for ultimate strength while still reducing overall weight.
The body also features the industry's first aluminum extrusion compartment top. The extruded top is formed of high strength aluminum and features two built-in accessory mounting rails that eliminate the need to drill holes in the compartment tops to mount equipment. The advent of the built-in accessory mounting rails makes mounting and relocating accessories a breeze. It also greatly reduces the chance of water intrusion into the compartments. The extruded top also incorporates wire harness channels inside the compartments for easy installation and to keep wires out of the way.
The TMAX 30K Aluminum continues to use the stainless steel billet style hinges, 3-point stainless steel compression latches, and double spring over center door closures found in all TMAX Series of service bodies. Each body is completely undercoated for additional protection from corrosion. All Stellar bodies are painted with a two-part polyurethane enamel paint for added protection and visual appeal.
"Based on market and customer demand, coupled with our earlier success with the TMAX Aluminum Series bodies, Stellar has continued the aluminum line into this market segment to provide a lighter weight service body to handle smaller cranes on smaller chassis," says Tim Davison, Product Manager. "There is continued demand for service trucks on smaller, less expensive chassis that are equipped with a crane that can lift up to 5000-pounds. The Stellar TMAX 30K Aluminum is designed to meet customer expectations of weight reduction and corrosion resistance, while maintaining productivity and top shelf features."