The following features are available only when the exclusive Hackney Drop/Pinch Frame technology is specified. See how much more equipment you can carry on a Hackney vs. any other rescue truck.
The Hackney Classic rescue body is specifically designed to take advantage of the drop/pinch frame technology and is structurally the strongest body available, not to mention all the additional storage capacity and flexibility it affords. All medium and heavy chassis manufactures have certified the application, plus rigorous testing is performed on every modification performed prior to installation of the body (see video) and related engineering information.
A Pro-e Viewpoint
The Pro-E model of the Hackney Classic body mounted on a drop/pinch frame depicts the standard PTO generator setup mounted inside, not beneath, the body. Floor depths are not restricted by frame rails allowing 40” to 42” (depending on selected chassis) from bottom to top. This adds up to 40% more storage capacity in the area below the OEM frame rail height. That translates into a myriad of practical ways to utilize that bonus storage space, some of which are outlined in Tool Boards and Drawers.
A cross-sectional view depicts the “A” frame that straddles the pinch frame and the bottom of the body resting on the drop frame assembly. That’s why the Hackney Classis body compartment floors can support up to 2500 lbs. of direct weight compared to most all other rescue bodies of not more than 1000 lbs., many less. Also shown are the integral roof compartments on the recessed roof models.
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