About Us

Summit Truck Bodies designs and manufactures high quality, custom service & lube bodies and other specialized equipment and accessories for the field service industry. Using state-of-the-art design and manufacturing processes, each one of our bodies is built to customers’ exact specifications ensuring complete satisfaction with usability and longevity.  Summit Truck Bodies utilizes a proven body mount system ensuring body rigidity, strength, and safety.  Several of our customers transfer their Summit body from chassis to chassis because of both their durability and strength. A truck body is a vital tool for your business.  The last thing you need to worry about is your service or lube body letting you down.  Rest assured, your Summit will not let you down!  When you buy a Summit you’ve reached the peak!

Summit Advantage

Purchasing a Summit means buying factory direct. Our highly trained salesmen located throughout North America assist you in designing the perfect truck to meet your needs.  Our salesman will take you through our pre-build process and provide 3-D approval drawings and dimensional sign-off drawings before orders are sent into production.  This ensures your truck is built exactly the way you expect.
Looking for lease or loan options? Our in-house finance division offers a full range of lease and loan options to fit your business needs tailored to the needs of our industry.
We understand your truck body is a vital tool for your business. The last thing you need to worry about is your service or lube body letting you down.  Rest assured, your Summit customer support team is always ready to assist you and will not let you down!   Our ability to custom design to meet your specs, commitment to quality manufacturing, continuous innovation of safety technology, and our knowledgeable sales team & customer support is what creates the “Summit Advantage”.

  • Custom Design
  • Quality Manufacturing
  • Safety Technology
  • Direct Sales
  • In-house Financing
  • Nationwide Service

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Factory

Summit Truck Bodies 132,000 square foot production facility is centrally located in Wathena, Kansas, making it convenient and cost-effective to ship anywhere in North America. Our core belief in being vertically integrated helps us meet the demands for custom builds by manufacturing the highest quality product while maintaining short lead times and providing the best on-going support and service in the industry. This has helped us earn a reputation for superior flexibility and on-time delivery. Each day the same craftsmen weld, paint, assemble, and test every Summit body ensuring quality routine work is done at all times. We work to achieve the same goals, consistency, and long-lasting quality. We do it better than anyone else.

DESIGN

We begin with our in-house design process using computer-aided 3D design software and FEA (finite element analysis) to ensure strength and reliability. Once designs are customer approved they are sent to the production floor.

FABRICATION

Next is the fabrication process when operators load pre-programmed computer-aided fiber laser cutting machines with raw steel and aluminum. Once parts are cut, precision bends are made using press brakes for manufacturing proficiency.

WELDING

On to the welding bay where highly trained welders and robotic welding stations incorporate speed and accuracy in the manufacturing process. All welds are inspected by quality assurance personnel.

PAINT & CHASSIS PREP

Painters take everybody through a three-step paint process consists of a phosphate wash, PPG epoxy primer, and PPG Delfleet topcoat. The protective coating is also applied. Meanwhile, our chassis prep team equips the cab and chassis as needed before the body is mounted.

FINAL ASSEMBLY

Moving on to final assembly our specialized service & lube body technicians mount the body to chassis, assemble and install cranes, electrical and hydraulic components, and other accessories. QA inspectors ensure the quality and workmanship you expect and deserve in every Summit body.

FINAL DETAIL & GRAPHICS

Before leaving the factory our detailers thoroughly clean each truck top to bottom and install safety decals. At this time our graphics company will install custom-designed fleet graphics.

Our Team

Summit Truck Bodies Company Photo
Summit Truck Bodies company photo taken fall 2019