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Since 1902

About Hercules

Why Buy Hercules




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Hercules Truck & Van Body Manufacturers Provide Durability, Value, Flexibility, Safety, & Temperature Management for Your Truck and/or Fleet.


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Why Buy Hercules...

Following are just some of the many reasons to buy Hercules:

Front Radius: Extruded Aluminum (.12") 8" front radius completely encompassing sidewalls and roof sheet. Radius is miter cut and welded for water tightness and added strength. It is 60% more aerodynamic and stronger than conventional roof cap designs with no possibility of leakage.

Side Posts: Galvanized steel "Z" posts (insulated bodies) or "hat" posts (dry freight bodies) for increased durability, strength and attachment.

Shell: Hercules utilizes the same watertight construction in our dry freight bodies as in our insulated shells.

Side Doors: Extruded Aluminum Jamb with thermal breaks on insulated bodies for a more durable door jam.

Insulation: CFC free polyurethane, foamed in place. High pressure system allows foam to migrate from cavity to cavity having NO voids during wall construction. Facilitates a better cell structure and improved insulating factor. Our design and body building technique results in maximum temperature retention.

Floor: Hardwood floor stringers are used on insulated bodies rather than pine floor stringers which are more durable in fork truck and pallet applications and longer lasting. Aluminum floor sections interlock, a design feature that receives less stress and fewer potential leaks.

Crossbars: Galvanized steel 4" C bars w/continuous end clips and gussets welded to the back of each crossbar. Promotes transverse stability and prevents rocking/racking and floor deterioration.

Barlocks: Heavy duty hot dipped galvanized steel anti-rack bar locks as standard.

Weight: Hercules believes in building a strong body with focus on weight savings particularly with our insulated bodies. Compared to some of our competitors, Hercules' bodies have proven to be up to 2000+ pounds lighter on similar specs.

Environmental Awareness: Hercules Manufacturing Company strives to address customer needs and challenges. It takes pride in researching then using products that minimize harm to the environment and public health/safety. Our insulated line of products & used in our internal operations reflect this commitment. The use of the polyurethane foam system (Ecomate) is one example of such a commitment.

Ecomate® is an environmentally friendly blowing agent with no global warming potential (GWP), no ozone depletion potential (ODP) and no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), so it does not contribute to smog production. It is approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to replace HCFCs and HFCs in all foam blowing end uses under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP 2020) program. It is also RoHS and WEEE compliant.

Design: Hercules custom body focus assures our customers a unique design tailored to their individual needs.

Sales Staff: At Hercules, we are proud to say that what REALLY differentiates us from our competition is the level of customer service provided through our sales staff, both before and after the sale. - When it comes to customer service, there is no competition to Hercules.

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