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The new generation of aluminum flatbeds

Aluminum flatbeds aren’t really new, but in the past few years manufacturing techniques have improved to the point where today’s aluminum flatbeds are incredibly strong. While they will probably never equal steel for brute strength, they are becoming a popular choice for all but the most demanding work. They are also the most popular choice for replacing old rusted out beds.

The greatest advantages to aluminum flatbeds are twofold: they never rust and they save you a LOT of money on fuel. That’s a big consideration for companies that put lots of miles on their vehicles.

To see the new generation of tough, aluminum flatbeds, check out this Knapheide video.

In addition to carrying aluminum flatbeds for larger jobs (such as Knapheide’s gooseneck flatbed) Messer also carries flatbeds for smaller trucks, too. The new Snopro Sportdeck models from Alcom, made right here in Winslow, Maine, have quickly become customer favorites.

The team at Messer is ready to help you replace that rusted out flatbed with a tough, new, maintenance free aluminum model. Give us a call or stop by and we’ll walk you through the options.