Truck bodies manufactured by BrandFX for use by electric utility service fleets are some of the most durable and lightweight in the industry. Built from lightweight composite materials, BrandFX utility truck bodies commonly last decades of regular use by fleets and contractors in the utility industry. Fleets that maintain electric power infrastructure require durable insulated equipment. BrandFX does offer UltimateFX truck bodies, which are manufactured entirely from non-conductive advanced composite materials. BrandFX truck bodies and workpods offer a lightweight advantage, which creates many benefits to utility fleet operations, including greater payloads and significant fuel cost reductions.
Truck bodies manufactured by BrandFX are durable enough to last decades doing the heaviest jobs in electric utility distribution. It is common for BrandFX truck bodies to be remounted onto three, or more, chassis. Some of the heaviest applications for work trucks in the electric utility industry include the actual distribution line work, disaster recovery work, and the rugged tasks associated with vegetation management & line clearing. BrandFX truck bodies are built using composite materials that are as rugged as steel and as light as aluminum, but can not corrode, rust, dent or oxidize. Being an electric utility distribution lineman is hazardous work, so it is very important for fleets to provide the safest possible equipment. BrandFX truck bodies are a safe and durable truck body option for insulated electric utility bucket trucks and diggers.
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Truck bodies enable linemen to perform their work, and they spend a lot of time on the road. Electric utility distribution linemen are responsible for hundreds of thousands of miles of cable that connect consumers and businesses to consistent and reliable electric power. Linemen have some of the hardest jobs in the country, and spend their time maintaining, upgrading and replacing the distribution lines that provide electricity to individual buildings or homes. Through a process of ongoing inspection, linemen replace electrical components, which proactively prevents power outages.
Electric power main into a home or business in what is commonly known as an electric service line. Whether it is a municipal utility, a private utility company, or a co-op, a service provider is normally responsible for maintaining and operating the power lines and related infrastructure up to the point where it meets the home or business.
When massive outages and disasters occur, it is common to see linemen converging on that location to replace or repair the damaged infrastructure system. Linemen spend a lot of time building or replacing infrastructure. Hurricanes, floods, fires and violent storms require the repair and replacement of electric power. Electricity is absolutely essential to modern living, and the strenuous work of restoring it includes tasks like setting utility poles, placing new hardware on those utility poles, and then stringing, setting and crimping cable connections. With the use of other utility equipment, crews of linemen work pumping utility vaults, tamping, digging, and driving ground rods. Truck bodies for the electric utility industry are needed to provide efficient use of clean, safe and dry space and for valuable tools and equipment.
Tools used by linemen when building and maintaining electrical power distribution systems include hydraulic pumps, hydraulic compression tools, such as cable cutters, impact wrenches and pole pullers. Stringing blocks, lashers and attachments are necessary for new line construction. Linemen keep plenty of their own tools and equipment in their vehicles, with kits and systems that are particular to their normal set of tasks.
Designed for truck chassis with an 84″ CA, the 84T is standard with 8 compartments—three vertical and one horizontal per side.
Designed for truck chassis with a 93″ CA, the 93T comes standard with 10 compartments—four vertical and one horizontal per side.
Designed for truck chassis with a 102″ CA, the 102T comes standard with 10 compartments—four vertical and one horizontal per side.
Designed for truck chassis with a 108″ CA, the 108T comes standard with 10 compartments—four vertical and one horizontal per side.
Designed for truck chassis with a 120″ CA, the 120T comes standard with 10 compartments—four vertical and one horizontal per side.
Designed for tandem-axle truck chassis, the BrandFX Tandem Series is available in any number of compartment configurations customized to meet your requirements.
Ideal for dual rear wheel truck chassis with a 56” CA
Ideal for dual rear wheel truck chassis with a 60” CA