Aluminum Vs steel body

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Wisentaner, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Wisentaner

    Wisentaner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Looking at installing an aluminum landscape body on a new truck. I have always had steel ones and am steering towards aluminum to eliminate repainting. Could any one let me know how the durability of the two compair.
  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    Whats the truck? Whats the use? Big benefit is saving weight.
  3. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,435

    I'd stick with steel on the bulkhead and the sides, its stronger. Then do Aluminum tailgate or ramp with steel supports.

    Uber sexy stainless steel, also expensive as hell.

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