5 Things You Should Know About Service Bodies

Service bodies are a big help when it comes to organising tools, delivery items and so much more. When you need substantial storage space on your vehicle, services bodies are the answer.

A service body allows you to compartmentalise, sort, secure, store, and delivery bulk loads in just a few trips. It can protect your goods, tools, equipment, and other important items while you save time and fuel.

Whether for business or leisure, service bodies help you function efficiently and be mobile at the same time.

Here are Five Important Things You Should Know About Service Bodies:

1). Design

Service bodies are designed for maximum storage. Different usages call for different layouts. The design of service bodies can be customised according to what you will use it for, how often you need to use it, and how heavy the load is.

The type of material used for assembling the service body will depend on these considerations. You must be clear on what you want and how you want it so your dealer or manufacturer can design it according to your specifications.

2). Function

Service bodies should help make your job easier. Service bodies are tools to help you stay mobile and save you time.

It should provide enough storage for all the tools, equipment, and various other items you need to fulfil a job order, complete a task, or get to your main destination quickly. 

3). Convenience

Your service body must be able to give you enough space and storage for all the things you need. Convenience is the key to complete a task or get to a destination fast enough without having to go back on repeat trips. This way, you can save time, money, and energy.

4). Quality

Service bodies must be built to last. They should be able to endure the wear and tear of daily use. Being on the road, especially if experience bumps and potholes regularly, can damage your service body and cause extra stress on your vehicle too.

Heavy loads and rough items can also cause damage. Rust is also a common problem. Make sure you choose a service body that can take on heavy loads and is resistant to abrasions and other damage.

5). Workmanship

The quality of the service body depends on the quality of the workmanship. It should be high-quality and build to last. It must be sturdy, robust, and strong enough to take on heavy loads.

Common Service Bodies and Usage:

  • Service or Utility Body – Mostly used by plumbing, electrical, mechanical, mobile equipment service, HVAC, and general construction companies.
  • Flatbed Body – recommended for landscape, pest control, mechanical distribution, plumbing, etc.
  • Dry Van Body – recommended for HVAC, equipment and furniture delivery, package, landscape, plumbing, etc.
  • Dump Bed Body – mostly used by heavy construction companies, landscape and demolition businesses.
  • Refrigerated Body – for food and beverage.

Main Considerations When Selecting a Service Body:

  • Vehicle Application – What are you using the vehicle for? How heavy is the load? What type of goods or items are you hauling? All these questions and more will help decide what type of service body is a good match for your business.
  • Body Type and Dimensions – how big is the space you need? Do you need extra protection from theft or the weather? Are there any temperature requirements? 
  • Budget – Although the application is important, your budget will also determine the type of service body you can afford and the quality of the unit you can get. You must set a reasonable budget for a service body that will address all your business requirements.
  • Tools and Equipment – mounted equipment plus other tools and machines that you need to have in your vehicle at all times for convenience and completing work. This is an important factor and consideration when it comes to the layout, style, and even budget. 

Focus on the details of the design, the materials used, and the quality of the workmanship when getting a service body. Service bodies can make your business operations faster and more efficient.

Make sure you choose the right one so that you can maximise your time and minimise your labour.

MFI Service Bodies can fully customise and build the design around your needs and specifications. Just let us know what you need, and we will deliver exactly what you need. Check our range of service bodies and let us know what you think. 

Please call us today at MFI Service Bodies on 1300 634 669 or please fill out our enquiry form.