At this year’s NBWA convention in Las Vegas, Hackney displayed a low profile, 4-bay side load body mounted on a Ford Transit cab and chassis.
“It’s roughly the same size as a cargo van, transports more product, and the side doors provide quick and convenient access,” says Dale Kuntz, one of Hackney’s sales managers who demonstrated the body. “SideKick offers a great deal of flexibility at an affordable entry price. A lot of interest for hotshot type routes, congested delivery areas, special events, or sales trucks allowing the salesman to carry more product.”
The SideKick offers many of the same features as Hackney’s larger beverage units, including all-aluminum construction, adjustable bay shelving, bottom rail power step, and rear mounted hand truck. Compatible with the Ford Transit 9,950 and 10,360 GVW cab and chassis in either gas or diesel versions, the SideKick can provide over 4,000 lbs. of payload, the company added.
“The low profile design of the SideKick locates product lower to the ground and can be forklift loaded for pallets,” Hackney said. “Side door access provides quick retrieval of product and additional convenience when having to maneuver through alleys or extremely congested areas.”
The SideKick will be produced in Hackney’s Kansas and North Carolina facilities and is available for immediate sale. Visit www.hackneybeverage.com for additional information.