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Ox Bodies boosts payload capacity with lighter steel dump body
Jason Cannon | February 15, 2017
The New TrailMaker Dump Body by Ox Bodies

The TrailMaker is available in 14- to 20-foot body lengths and offers capacities ranging from 7.3 to 33 cubic yards.
Photo: Ox Bodies Inc.

Ox Bodies, Inc., has introduced a lightweight dump body the company says is up to 35 percent lighter than its standard dump bodies.

Constructed of carbon steel, the TrailMaker body was designed to transport sand, dirt, asphalt and small construction aggregates and offers a reduced weight, giving operators a greater payload capacity while retaining the inherent strength of steel.

A number of options are available with the new dump bodies.
Photo: Ox Bodies Inc.

“The TrailMaker is field tested for durability and designed to meet the needs of operators looking for improved payload capabilities,” said Ox Bodies’ sales and marketing manager, Jim Bray. “In addition, due to its lightweight design, operators may also realize improved fuel efficiency.”

Aside from the durability offered by its carbon steel construction, a key feature of the TrailMaker is a dump floor free of weld seams. That helps ensure payloads — particularly asphalt — are completely discharged, eliminating the need for operators to shovel trapped material.

The TrailMaker is available in 14- to 20-foot body lengths and offers capacities ranging from 7.3 to 33 cubic yards.

The TrailMaker is also available with a wide range of options, including an air high lift tailgate that provides the flexibility needed to dump various load sizes; retractable mud flaps; a tailgate coal chute, which allows efficient metering of materials; and cab shields ranging from 12 to 42 inches that provide added protection for the cab when hauling heavier loads.

Additional design and configuration options for the TrailMaker dump body include side-mounted hydraulic tanks with sight glass, steel or Tread Brite aluminum gravel guards, as well as recessed and rubber-grommeted LED lighting to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108.

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