Picking a Platform Body That Meets Your Needs

PlatformBody_small.jpgNo matter which Future Line Platform Body you select, you just can’t go wrong. All of our platform bodies are light weight, corrosion resistant, and designed to last. Our platform bodies are also made from aluminum offering 12% fuel savings and a durable exterior. There are different options when it comes to size, bulkhead, and side assembly, so we’ll break it down for you! Read on to learn about your options and find out which platform body is right for your needs.

Which Size is Right for you?

Heavy Duty

For those heavy duty commercial and agricultural uses, you’re going to need a heavy duty platform body. Ranging from 9’4” X 96” to 24’ X 96”, we have a variety of platform dimensions to suit your needs. Future Line’s all aluminum heavy duty platform bodies include the following features:

  • 4" extruded cross member on 12" center
  • Extruded aluminum flooring (optional)
  • .160 extruded side rails
  • Outside stake pockets on 24" centers

Standard Duty

For less demanding applications, the standard duty platform body will suit you just right. Ranging from 8’6” X 80” to 24’ X 96”, our standard duty platforms also come in a variety of sizes. Future Line’s all aluminum standard duty platform bodies include the following features:

  • 4" extruded cross member on 16" center
  • Extruded aluminum flooring (optional)
  • .160 extruded side rails, with stake pockets on 24" centers

Choose Your Bulkhead

It is important to choose a bulkhead that fits your platform body properly and serves your needs. The bulkhead will place a barrier between you and your cargo in the case of any shifting. At Future Line Manufacturing, our bulkheads come in 4 designs.

Bolt on Bulkhead

Our Bolt on Bulkhead offers a punch window for visibility. Sizes include 36” X 96”, 40” X 96” and 48” X 96”; 52” X 96”. Additional features include:

  • Skin welded to .160 Extruded Hat Sections
  • 1/8” Aluminum Skin Sheet with Corrugation for added Strength

Bolt on Tapered Bulkhead

The Bolt on Tapered Bulkhead offers the same features as the regular Bolt on Bulkhead only it is tapered to the cab for reduced wind resistance. Sizes include 36” X 96” and 40” X 96”.

Weld on Bulkhead

The weld on bulkhead has corner posts that are gusseted to side rails for added strength as well as full access design that allows material to be loaded flush with the front of the platform. Sizes include 40” X 96”, 48” X 96” and 52” X 96”. Additional features include:

  • 1/8” Aluminum Skin Sheet
  • Inner Stakes are .160 Extruded Channel

Weld on Tapered Bulkhead

The Weld on Tapered Bulkhead offers the same features as the regular Weld on Bulkhead only it is tapered to the cab for reduced wind resistance. Sizes include 38” X 96” and 48” X 96”.

Side Assembly Options

Depending on your desired application, there are several different side assembly options to choose from.

Drop In Sides

For easy side access, our 6 ½” Extruded Aluminum Drop in Sides welded to .160 hat sections are a great option.

Solid Sides

40” Formed Sides welded to .160 extruded hat sections with two piece cargo doors offer security.

Stake Racks

If your job requires you to haul tall loads but you need removable sides, our aluminum stake racks are available in 28” and 40” tall sizes are the right choice for you. Racks include all hardware and locking mechanisms. A complete rack set consists of sides and rear.

Contractor Sides

For that easy side access with quick release, our 12” formed contractor sides are the way to go. With these sides and a double acting tailgate, you will be sure to get the job done faster using one body that does it all. This option pairs nicely with a hoist kit to utilize the sides and tailgate.

We have tool boxes available in a variety of materials from stainless steel to diamond bright aluminum. At Future Line Manufacturing we want you to get the best deal for your application. To get started on your custom platform body, call Future Line today.

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