Highway Products has introduced an aluminum flatbed body for pickup trucks that is 50% lighter than steel for increased payload and fuel economy.
The Leopard design Strongback bed is made with rugged marine grade aluminum and features structural T6 extruded “C” channel side rails, 1/8 in. diamond plate decking, 4 in. long sills and cross members on 12 in. centers, 3 in. aluminum channel head board and rear tail apron; and rope hooks every 24 in. for easy tie-down.
The beds also come with an optional 30,000 lbs combo fifth wheel/gooseneck ball hitch; directional light boxes on headboard; load lights; and concealed hinged cover for hitch area. A Class 5 receiver hitch; 7-pin trailer plug; electric brake controller; full-length lighted running boards; removable side and back rails; 2x4 stake pockets; mud flaps; air-ride suspension systems; lumber racks; fuel tanks; winches; LED lights; on-deck and underbody tool boxes are also features.
The beds are available for GMC, Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Freightliner, International or other brand trucks.