Summit Truck Bodies' 132,000 square foot production facility in Wathena, Kansas, makes shipping anywhere in North America convenient and cost-effective. Being vertically integrated helps us meet the demand for custom builds by providing the highest quality products and the industry's best ongoing customer support. Each day the same craftsmen weld, paint, assemble and test each body to achieve the goal of consistent, long-lasting quality.
custom work truck bodies
Summit Truck Bodies engineers and manufactures custom service and lube truck bodies to meet the demands of field service work.
No matter what environment you work in, we can provide you with a robust and durable solution that you can rely on to get the job done efficiently and safely.
We’ll custom design and build a mechanics truck or lube maintenance truck to your specifications using premium materials and quality manufacturing. On top of that, we manufacture truck cranes, lube equipment, tool drawer packs, and bolt bins. After all this, we extend superior after-the-sale support to ensure your Summit truck is working hard for you.
What we do
Service & Lube Truck Bodies
Custom Designed Solutions
The Summit Advantage
Your buying process begins by selecting a Summit body style and a chassis. Chassis options include Freightliner, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Dodge, and Ford. Secondly, your salesman will take you through a pre-approval design process to ensure you know what you’re getting. Next, we send your truck to production, using state-of-the-art equipment and quality processes to build bodies to your spec. As a result, our service truck bodies perform in rugged and remote work environments for years to come.
Your truck body is a vital tool for your business. That’s why we make it easy for you to reach our factory-based customer support team 24/7. They are ready and waiting to assist you with parts and technical support.
Up Next | Safety
We all know that protecting people is a big priority. Therefore, we’ve made it our goal to improve the safety of our custom work truck bodies. We developed and continue to improve our Advanced Safety Electronics (ASE) control system to do just that. Since the beginning, ASE features have taken the guesswork out of safe crane use and reduced job site hazards. Further, our user-friendly control system improves efficiency, and we can incorporate telematics data into your fleet management solution.
Up Next | High Quality at Every Level
High Quality at Every Level
To sum it up, we build quality custom work truck bodies while keeping safety in mind. Altogether, our experienced sales team, financing, and superior customer support deliver the Summit Advantage.
Custom Design: We design service and lube trucks to fit your needs.
Quality Manufacturing: We’re committed to quality in the materials used and the manufacturing process to build your truck.
Safety Technology: Our innovative crane control operation system helps keep you safe.
Direct Sales: Regional sales reps work directly with the factory throughout your buying process.
Summit Financing: We offer industry-specific finance options to help you gain that competitive advantage.
Nationwide Service: Service when and where you need it.
Up Next | The Summit Advantage
Our Capabilities & Process
The design process begins when you have made a purchase agreement. We use computer-aided 3D design software, adding the options and accessories you specify as part of your approval package. Once you approve the design, we create a work order and send your truck to the production floor.
Next is the fabrication process; operators load pre-programmed computer-aided fiber laser cutting machines with raw steel and aluminum. Then, we make precision bends using press brakes for manufacturing proficiency.
In the welding phase, highly trained welders and robotic welding stations incorporate speed and accuracy in the manufacturing process. We inspect each weld before moving on to paint prep.
Our paint prep staff will prepare the body for paint and protective coatings. Painters then take each body through the Delfleet three-step paint process, consisting of a phosphate wash, PPG epoxy primer, and PPG Delfleet topcoat. Line-X and rubberized underbody coating are now applied.
Meanwhile, our chassis prep team equips the chassis and cab. A technician installs the PTO and electrical and makes suspension modifications.
Moving on to final assembly, our specialized service & lube body technicians mount the bodies to the chassis with our body mount system providing rigor and strength. They assemble and install cranes, electrical and hydraulic components, lube systems, and other accessories. Quality control personnel ensures products meet quality standards and customer specs.
Before leaving the factory, our detailers thoroughly clean each truck from top to bottom and install safety decals. At this time, Yellow Frog Graphics will install custom-designed decals and wraps.
Why We Do It
Our mission is to supply high-quality, innovative, and comprehensive service truck solutions that exceed customer expectations. We strive to deliver a superior customer experience, develop and maintain successful partnerships, and meet needs through our unique customer-focused buying process, high-quality manufacturing, and exceptional after-sales support.
Culture & Values
We are a growing company committed to building and sustaining a culture that reflects the values of hard work, innovation, integrity, quality, and service. We also instill core values from the Code of the West into what we do. You can see it in the dedication of our employees, quality of work, and value of our brand.
We will overcome the challenges of field service work with premium safety and efficiency-driven products. We will thrive by empowering our people, improving processes, providing resources, and fostering positive shared values.
We love what we do and put in the effort to go the extra mile. We strive to be the best and will get there with focus, determination, and hard work.
We believe that innovation is anything that creates value for the customer and the business. We are continually searching for new ways to solve problems. Whether it’s through product development or process improvement, we are always moving forward.
Quality is not an accident. Our commitment to quality is in the principles that govern our actions and are proven in the outcome. We can take pride, stand behind our products and services, and ensure our company and employee growth.
We act with integrity and choose to do the right thing for each other and our customers. We speak the truth, assume the best intentions, and follow through with our word.
We have a service mindset; we value serving our customers and desire to help and support each other.
Code of the West
Live each day with courage.
Take pride in your work.
Always finish what you started.
Do what has to be done.
Be tough but fair.
When you make a promise, keep it.
Ride for the brand.
Talk less and say more.
Remember that some things aren’t for sale.
Know where to draw the line.
Let’s Work Together
Now that you’ve learned more about us, we are interested in hearing from you. We are here to help you get the service truck you need. Contact your Regional Sales rep to get started.