Reading Launches Lighter Weight Aluminum Classic Service Van
July 3, 2013 - Products
Reading Truck Body
Reading Truck Body announces the next-generation Classic Service Van, manufactured in Reading, Penn. Reading Truck Body collaborated with its distributors and key fleet accounts to meet the need for a light weight, corrosion resistant aluminum service body. The CSV57 and CSV75 are over 50% lighter than comparable steel bodies.
The new CSV features welded design construction and utilizes aluminum alloy and extrusions throughout, including the load space floor. It is 210 pounds lighter than previous generations, allowing for greater payload capacity, improved fuel efficiency and less wear and tear on the chassis.
This new aluminum construction will pass through Reading’s exclusive E-Coat and powder coat process.
The CSV continues to exhibit many unique Reading features such as a seamless wheelhouse panel, shuttle panel pass through, flush mount floor to threshold channel, Reading’s patented hidden hinge technology with recessed and concealed hardware, LED lighting and a standard ten year limited warranty.
The CSV will have optional security systems available - the master locking system or the exclusive Reading Latch-Matic system. The body was designed with a universal understructure for GM and Ford cutaway chassis applications, which streamlines the manufacturing process, allows for shorter lead times and drives simplified inventory levels for the distributor.
The next generation Aluminum CSV57 & CSV75 will be available with many optional value-added packages for specialized vocational markets.