Filtration Solutions for commercial trucks.

Commercial truck filtration is easy to take for granted. Best-working filters keep engine and cab air clean. Allowing both the driver and the diesel powerhouse to breathe deep. While filters become more efficient overtime, they reach a tipping point when they need some truck maintenance. When performing maintenance, it’s very important to replace filters with a brand new one.

A good filtration protect customers’ engines and mobile equipment, from first to last use, through innovative filtration solutions. It keep commercial engines running at peak capacity. With filters, coolants and fuel additives that increase uptime, reduce costs and leave a light footprint on the environment.

TruckMax Parts department offers superb product quality, and the industry’s broadest product line. A comprehensive portfolio of filtration products and technologies. Providing customers a single streamlined source for all their engine and mobile filtration needs.

TruckMax carry filtration for Hino TrucksIsuzu TrucksVolvo TrucksCummins Engines, and Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks. You can find the best selection of filtration for your commercial truck air, cooling, fuel, hydraulic, lube and transmission systems. Along with our other filtration products for any truck make. Finding the Right Filters is Easier than Easy.

Hino Truck filters.

Fleetguard Filters continually develop, refined and improved their products by Cummins research and engineering teams worldwide. Cummins filters produces truck air, cooling, fuel, hydraulic, lube and transmission systems, along with other filtration products.

Fleetguard filters.

Donaldson Engine Filters & Parts. Deliver a full line of aftermarket fuel, lube, coolant and air intake filters for diesel engines, hydraulic and bulk tank filtration. Plus exhaust system components.

Baldwin Filters is a global provider of filtration products and services.

Isuzu FleetValue Filters. As a second line parts supplied only through authorized Isuzu truck dealerships, are designed with the primary focus being: low cost of ownership, safe operation of your trucks, and superior quality. FleetValue Filters are designed and built to ensure your truck runs at its peak performance and stays on the road longer.

Whatever tough challenges you face, with TruckMax filtration you will find efficient and real solution. TruckMax has what it takes to be your one-source filter provider to keep your equipment running and your job on schedule.

For more info on TruckMax filters visit or contact us through our website.

Dur-A-Lift urban forestry units

Dur-A-Lift’s Urban Forestry Unit at TruckMax comes in several sizes, making it the ideal option for those in the tree care industry. Pick between several aerials, featuring max working heights that range from 45 to 59 feet. Pair that with a marine-grade, aluminum chipper box that is available in three sizes; and add in a chassis to complete the package.

Dur-A-Lift Forestry bucket trucks at TruckMax.

AERIAL SPECIFICATIONS

DPM2 SERIES
Added reach & load capacity
Working height up to 59’; side reach to 31’6”
11’9” aluminum chipper box
DTAX2 SERIES
Compact unit with a big reach
Under CDL options
Working height up to 50’; side reach 30’
7’6” & 9’9” aluminum chipper box options

AERIAL STANDARD FEATURES
DPM2
Proportional controls; lower override controls; engine start/stop from basket; basket access from ground; compensated upper boom; insulated models available in category C or D; hydraulic basket leveling; continuous rotation; joystick and lockout controls; 180º basket rotator; 24”x 42” fiberglass basket, 600# capacity
DTAX2
Controls: Proportional controls; lower controls with override located at the turntable; engine start/stop from the basket; individual control levers
Hydraulic System: Rated pressure is 2200 PSI; operating pressure is 2000 PSI; open center hydraulic system; 180º rotating basket
Mechanical System: Telescoping and articulating boom action; offset main boom reduces travel height; shear ball rotation driven; fully enclosed worm gear box; non-continuous rotation; insulated extension boom 46 kV (DTAX2); 24” x 24” basket, 350# capacity; 110V outlet at upper controls (DTAX2S).

AERIAL OPTIONS
DPM2

High electrical resistant controls; outriggers; basket liner for fiberglass baskets; fiberglass main and articulating booms; tool circuits; D.C. backup system; 22” basket elevator; non-insulated versions available (DPM2S); 110 v outlet at basket (non-insulated only).
DTAX2
Single hand joystick upper control; outrigger or torsion bars; 12 volt DC backup; fixed basket position (side or end); basket offered in various sizes and configurations; basket liner 50 kV (DTAX2); main boom fiberglass insert (DTAX2); chassis isolator art boom fiberglass insert (DTAX2); continuous rotation; tool trays of various sizes; basket and control cover; upper and lower hydraulic tool circuits; lower stow/dump control; special paint color.

CHIPPER BODY FEATURES
Single swing rear gate with robust latch; pruning compartment; superior top ventilation; cross box for pole saws; marine grade aluminum; separate compartment for ropes; shovel & ladder compartment; Oval flashers front and rear; option for additional compartments under chipper body.

INSULATED OR NON-INSULATED
The Urban Forestry Package is available in insulated (Cat. C or D) or non-insulated formats. Full pressure controls.
Insulated: DPM2-52DP, DTAX2-45, DTAX2-40
Non-insulated: DPM2S-52DP, DTAX2S-45, DTAX2S-40

Ford F-750 SUper Duty Dur-A-Lift DPM2-52DP 59′ Forestry Bucket Truck.

Aerial: Dur-A-Lift DPM2-52DP
Chassis: Ford F-750
Body: Voth Chipper Body, 11’9″
Additional Specs: Dur-A-Lift DPM2-52DP aerial; insulated, Category D; working height up to 59’, side reach to 31’6”; 24″x30″ fiberglass basket; 11’9” aluminum chipper box from Voth Truck Bodies with crossbox and toolbox compartments; Ford F-750 chassis, diesel, regular cab, 33,000 GVWR; 12’4″ stowed travel height.

Visit or contact us to learn more about our forestry bucket truck inventory. We can build these equipment on a new Ford, Dodge RAM, International, Freightliner, or any other matching commercial truck chassis.

Landscape Trucks built tough

Being in the landscape business comes with many challenges. Since you will be required to travel to your customers with all the tools and equipment needed. You should make sure that you have the right type of truck to assist you with getting everything needed from one location to the next. Yet if you primarily do installations, you could be carrying tons of paving stones, shrubs, and compact equipment, so the towing requirements will vary.

Additionally, the weight of all these items must also match the specs of the truck. It is important to note that the weight that is towed will have a significant bearing on how long the different elements of the truck will last. For instance, the tires, transmission, and engine may give out prematurely if it carries too much weight each time a job is done. Many professionals in this industry will also recommend making sure this estimate is accurate because it will also determine how safe the vehicle is when it is in operation.

Whatever the case, you will need to decide if you need a standard cab size or crew cab. For instance, the standard size cab size seats are meant for at least two to three people, while the crew cab size landscaping trucks are made to fit up to three to four more individuals.

Buying landscape trucks for your business is not always difficult if you have created a customized plan that you can follow. In TruckMax, we have the perfect trained team that will help you with exactly what you need by already knowing what tow weight, fuel efficiency and seating amount you’re looking for.

Now, lets go in depth with our types of landscape trucks, built with selected aluminum, or steel materials. They are built 10-foot up to 16-foot, usually 96-inches wide, and may have canopy or not. Feature that avoids, together with the tarp and its ground level crank, creating garbage dumping while on the road.

Isuzu Truck N-Series with a 14′ aluminum landscape dump body.

Our landscape trucks also feature powerful hoist electric over hydraulic tilters, for a power and fastest 50-degrees dumping; 48-inch sides with wood more important in aluminum bodies, 48-inch rear barn doors, optional side doors, slanted body end, tunnel toolbox and/or side toolboxes, shovel rack, an ICC bumper with receiver hitch and 7-way electric plug and finished with reflective safety tape D.O.T. approved.

We can built our landscape trucks on any new or used chassis from 12,000 lbs GVWR to 19,500 lbs GVWR, form Isuzu Truck, Hino Truck, Fuso Truck, Ford commercial truck, Dodge RAM, etc.

Aluminum and steel landscape dump trucks at TruckMax.

Aluminum Dump Trucks

Aluminum truck bodies are a great choice for most industries. Even if aluminum bodies cost more money upfront than a steel alternative, they prove their value with a handful of benefits. Aluminum is lighter and naturally more resistant to corrosion.

In BABCO Truck Bodies division, our truck body fabrication company, we can custom build and install any landscape truck body. We can fabricate or can arrange to have built each body to your specific needs for the highest level of productivity and efficiency for your vehicle. Babco is the South Florida leader for commercial truck body fabrication.

We use the best quality aluminum and steel, the best design, and the strongest welding for all our commercial truck bodies and each truck is carefully crafted by our factory trained and certified technicians.

Steel Dump Trucks

In TruckMax we specialized in meeting our customers needs and one of our goals is to fulfill and customized our customers bodies. That’s why we start with only the highest-grade materials possible.

Our Steel Bodies are built centered around high quality, durable, dependable steel, with the latest in Commercial Body Design and the best fabricators in the business. Because we buy in bulk, we can provide the most cost-efficient bodies available in the Commercial Trucking Industry.

Steel dump truck bodies are utilized in a variety of industries, from lawn care businesses to construction. They serve businesses in a variety of ways, from hauling more material to whatever you may need in your business. The way their built for durability and resistance for having superior performance comes from light duty to heavy ones.

Contact us or visit any of our conveniently located stores to learn more about our landscape trucks.

The New Power of Hino Trucks USA

Here’s the all new Hino L Series trucks, replacing the previous conventional lineup, now known as the L6 and L7. You’ll immediately see the new exterior design including a bolder front fascia and optional LED headlights.

 Open the door and you’ll be greeted with a re-engineered interior with high-end automotive grade finishes. It was built with commercial use durability and an eye towards increased functionality. A new steering wheel controls, and a large 7” LCD multi-information display. Also, more storage and increased leg room, safer and more comfortable.

 Speaking of safety, the new Hino L Series has integrated an entire suite of new safety systems. This ensure you and your cargo get where they need to be quickly and safely.

 The new L series is maximizing your business’s functionality with new wheelbase options, extended cab and crew cab configurations. No matter what your business needs, there’s a Hino L Series there to help you do more.

Proven Reliability

With nearly 40 years in production, the Cummins B6.7 TM is already the proven champion of medium duty fleet reliability.

 The EPA 2021 B6.7 builds on this legacy of reliability and durability while lowering the total cost of operation. It help to keep trucks on the road longer. New for EPA 2021, the B6.7 features upgrades that allow for extended engine maintenance intervals. Including longer oil drain intervals, more time between fuel filter changes and a completely maintenance free crankcase ventilation filter.

Driveline Components You can Trust.

Proven US made driveline components on a standard 34” frame powered by Cummins. Marry the efficiency, and durability of the Cummins engine to a first class selection of industry proven drivetrain components. Then, attach everything to an ultra clean, solid frame. The result? Great performance from components you know and trust.

Contact us to learn more about this new line of commercial trucks. With the most powerful, trusted and proven components in the US market.

Do you know Isuzu Trucks recommended service intervals?

To keep your Isuzu commercial vehicle running at optimal performance, Isuzu Trucks experts recommend servicing your truck every 8,000 km or 150 engine hours. See the detailed schedule below for more information.  

Request a service appointment today and let our experienced, skilled technicians take care of your Isuzu truck. Whether you need an oil change, fuel filter replaced, or DPF cleaning, we can help with all your service needs. We also recommend a fuel filter maintenance schedule to get optimal fuel usage. 

Getting a Tax Deduction for Buying a commercial vehicle.

You can get a tax benefit from buying a new or “new to you” car or truck for your business by taking a section 179 deduction. This special deduction allows you to deduct a big part of the entire cost of the vehicle in the first year you use it if you are using it primarily for business purposes. 

A section 179 deduction is a special kind of tax deduction that businesses can take to reduce expenses. You can elect to take this deduction on the cost of certain types of business property. including business vehicles, instead of (or in addition to) recovering the cost by depreciating the property.

To qualify for a section 179 deduction for a business vehicle, it must be bought and put into service during the year in which you are applying for the section 179 deduction. Being placed in service means that a business asset is ready and available for specific use in a business or for the production of income.

In addition, the vehicle:

  • Must be eligible property, including vehicles, machinery, furniture, and fixtures. Land and leased property are not eligible.
  • Your company must buy it for business purposes.

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Want to know the details?

The most important qualification for section 179 deduction purposes is business use. You can only take a section 179 deduction for vehicles used more than 50% of the time for business purposes. The deduction is limited to the amount of use and can’t be taken on personal use.

Section 179 deductions work like depreciation. The purpose of depreciation is to spread the expense (and tax deductions) of owning a business asset like a car or truck over the life of that asset.

Normally, depreciation is deducted as an expense to the business over the life of the equipment or vehicle. But a section 179 deduction allows you to take more of the expense of the purchase in the first year.

There are two limits on the amount you can elect to deduction under section 179.

Dollar Limits. The total amount you can take as section 179 deductions for most property (including vehicles) placed in service in a specific year can’t be more than $1 million. In other words, all section 179 deductions for all business property for a year can’t be greater than $1 million. The dollar amount is adjusted each year for inflation. There is also a “phase-out” limit of $2.5 million.

in addition to the general dollar limits, the maximum section 179 expense deduction for sport utility vehicles placed in service in tax years beginning in 2019 is $25,500, based on a specific IRS description of the vehicle type.

Business Income Limit. After you apply the dollar limit, the total cost you can deduct each year – including section 179 deductions – is limited to the taxable income from your business during that year. In other words, you can’t use a section 179 deduction to cause your business to have a loss. If you can’t take all or part of a section 179 deduction in one year, you can carry it over to the next year.

The calculation for this limit is complicated and it’s different for each business. See the instructions for IRS Publication 946 for type of vehicle and further details.

How to Take the Deduction

You or your tax preparer will need to complete IRS Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization. Follow the instructions for Part I.

Key Requirements and Restrictions

  • The vehicle must be new or “new to you,” meaning that you can buy a used vehicle if it is used first during the year you take the deduction.
  • The vehicle may not be used for transporting people or property for hire. 
  • You can’t deduct more than the cost of the vehicle as a business expense.
  • You must put the vehicle “into service” (use it in your business) by December 31 of the tax year. If you don’t use it, you can’t get the deduction. Then prove that the vehicle was used in your business by the end of December, in case of a tax audit.
  • You cannot deduct more than your business net income for the year.

Contact us to learn more about what your chances are by using Section 179 for your business.

Fleet preventive maintenance

Preventive maintenance (PM) is the regular and routine maintenance of commercial vehicle to keep them running, and prevent any costly unplanned downtime from unexpected equipment failure.

A successful maintenance strategy requires planning and scheduling maintenance of equipment before a problem occurs. A good preventive maintenance plan also involves keeping records of past inspections and the servicing of trucks.

Because of the complexity of maintaining a preventive maintenance schedule for a number of trucks, many companies use TruckMax Homestead to perform their required preventive maintenance tasks.

When is Preventive Maintenance Required?

The exact requirement for preventive maintenance will vary depending on the truck make and the operation it is performing. Truck industry uses standards to help determine schedules for maintenance so that commercial vehicles do not run to failure. These guidelines will also cover the type of inspection or maintenance that is needed.

Ideally, by following guidelines set down by manufacturers or standards, a PM schedule should ensure proactive maintenance rather than having to resort to reactive maintenance when something has already begun to fail.

Preventive maintenance keeps your drivers safe, reduces operational cost, and boosts productivity and manages business downtime. Keeping your truck or fleet in good working condition all-year round helps you avoid operational delays and maximize your productivity.

Following this type of predictive maintenance schedule, through tasks such as condition monitoring, requires accurate recording of inspections and servicing against an understanding of the lifespan of a particular piece of trucks. Preventive maintenance can be determined from these records.

At TruckMax Homestead, we provide all type of truck maintenance, including preventive. Our ASE certified technicians diagnose, and repair all makes and models of medium and heavy-duty trucks and yard spotters. So, you can rest assured you are in good hands. Contact one of our service advisors today and schedule your next commercial truck service.

Cable placer trucks, key tools for utility companies.

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Cable Placer vehicles are a specialized type of equipment that enables the efficient construction and ongoing maintenance of overhead networks of cable. Cable placer trucks can be outfitted with varying features and benefits.
Cable Placers can be deployed with the boom extended and a man in the bucket, doing his job of stringing, placing, or pulling cable, even as the vehicle is moving. Every other bucket truck, by all rules and regulations, must stop, put the parking brakes on, and deploy the outriggers (if they have them) before performing its task.

Cable placers are a valuable addition to any fleet of maintenance vehicles. One important distinction about them is that cable placers are built to drive while a technician is in the bucket.

ADVANTAGES
• It’s true that the recommended speed at which the truck can move while on the job is only 2-3 miles per hour. However, the laborious task of installing overhead cables, from one utility pole to another, is much more efficient and less time-consuming when performed from a moving truck. After all, the alternative would be to park in front of each pole, deploy the aerial lift, finish the installation, retract the aerial lift, and then proceed on to the next post.
• The need for broadband access has exploded in the past few years as technology has changed how we live and interact with the world. In fact, this need has overtaken our existing infrastructure in a very short space of time. To keep up with the promise of 5G technology – lightning fast speeds, incredibly low latency, and the capacity to carry a massive number of connections simultaneously – there’s still a lot of groundwork to be done.
• Other than improvement to existing infrastructure, cable placers also play a crucial role during times of natural disasters such as hurricanes, snowstorms, and floods. Being able to repair and restore broken electricity and telecommunication lines is an urgent need for communities. Without efficient cable replacers, rehabilitation efforts would be seriously hampered.

Cable placers are in high demand during, and after, storm season. The currently inconsistent state of electrical grids in the United States and its protectorates proves the need for upgrading existing cable networks. Part of this task will be ongoing improvement of the networks, which, in many cases, requires the use of these trucks. There are more than 100 million miles of overhead data and electrical cable in the United States. As we continue to see, electrical and data infrastructure is fragile, and without it, people suffer. Communications and plenty of critical services, including medical services, first response and manufacturing, are off-line without access to data and communications networks.
Looking to know more about our cable placer trucks? Contact one of our bucket trucks specialists today.

The Stellar hook lift trucks, a truck for every job

The Stellar Slider Series Hook lift is a body handling system. It is mounted on a chassis capable of loading, unloading, and dumping various type of bodies. It works with a wide range of lengths with the use of a hexagonal sliding jib.

Now with hydraulic adjustable hook heights, the Stellar Slider Series will handle 35.63″ (905 mm) to 61.75″ (1568mm) hook height bodies. It allow you to accommodate capacities up to 65,000 pounds (15,422kg).

The Stellar Slider series hooklift is known for its versatile design and ease of operation. All models of the Stellar Slider, feature permanently lubricated, and greaseable bushings used throughout, the Stellar patented dump/load interlock system, and an efficient low flow/high pressure hydraulic system.

Stellar Slider hooklifts provide a full-length dump frame and rollers positioned throughout the loader, instead of saddles with wear pads. All Stellar hooklifts operate using in-cab controls. This allows for precise metering of the manual hydraulic valve while offering a clear and safe view of the operation through the rear window.

  • The Slider will accommodate various length bodies and still attain the maximum rated dump angle.
  • Standard in-cab cable controls which allow for precise feathering.
  • Mechanical rear body tie-down system will match a multitude of different latch configurations.
  • All this makes our roll off trucks, the best fit for your business needs

Contact us to help you get the right truck solution.

Why Dur-A-Lift Bucket Truck?

Dur-A-Lift Inc. bucket trucks gets you exactly where you have to go with all of the tools you need to do the job right. Telescopic articulated bucket trucks, personnel or material handling bucket trucks; insulated or non-insulated bucket trucks; single or double person baskets. Dur-A-Lift provide you with the best bucket truck to suit your needs. In doing this we have become experts at speaking bucket truck.

We offer a wide variety of models for a variety of industries and applications. Check the picture with what we have to offer. Use it as a guide to find the right bucket truck for you. Material handling? Personnel? Telescopic? Articulated? Or both? Insulated? Non-insulated? One person basket? Two person basket? Contact us to get started on your next bucket truck.

Dur-A-Lift specializes in bucket trucks built for the electric utility, telecommunications, signage, lighting, traffic management , cable management and tree care industries.