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Knapheide's KUV Body Sheds 650 Pounds

May 24, 2016

Screenshot via Knapheide.
Screenshot via Knapheide.

Knapheide has reduced the weight of its KUV enclosed utility body for chassis cab vans by 650 pounds, the upfitter has announced.

The updated KUV combines a new, corrugated 14-gauge galvanneal steel floor with an ABS thermoformed cab partition. Utilizing the ABS partition nearly eliminates the rattling and road noise associated with a metal cab partition, according to the company. The move also increases payload capability.

Knapheide offers KUV versions that can fit chassis cab version of the Ford E-Series, General Motors G-Series, Ford Transit, and Ram ProMaster.

The prior version of the KUV offered for the Transit weighed between 1,930 and 2,337 pounds depending on the model, according to a Knapheide spec sheet.

"For decades, the KUV has been a highly functional and dependable work vehicle for electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, contractors, and more," said Tony Marshall, product manager at Knapheide. "These product updates mean additional value and functionality for these vocational applications."

The updated KUV is now available through the company's North American distribution network. View a walk-around video detailing the new KUV here.

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