The Knapheide Manufacturing Company

Service Bodies
Service Body
Knapheide Service Body
  • Rugged 14-gauge two-sided A-40 galvanneal steel body shell.
  • Complete immersion in electrodeposition gray epoxy prime paint.
  • Knapheide's exclusive "return flange" floor design provides support for side compartments, adds floor strength and eliminates rust-prone exposed seam between floor and side compartments. Double shell, 20-gauge two-sided A-40 galvanneal steel hat section reinforced doors for durability and long life.
  • Exclusive thick automotive bulb-type neoprene door seals protect compartment contents from weather.
  • Exclusive all stainless steel continuous hinges.
  • Paddle-activated, rotary style latches.
  • Double spring over center door closures on all vertical doors.
  • Exclusive "Quick Mount" installation permits quick, safe mounting of body and bumper, allows easy transfer from chassis to chassis (meets FMVSS301 requirements)
  • Rubber coated tailgate chains.
  • Interior light guards.
  • 250-lb capacity adjustable divider shelves.
KSS Stylized Service Body
  • Contoured Automotive Styling
  • Triple Contact Door Seals
  • Wrap Around Tail Lights
  • K-Coat Rust Guard
  • Complete Undercoating
  • Removable Pickup-style Tailgate
  • Automotive-style Door Latches
  • Concealed Door Hinges
  • 40” High Standard and Flip-top Models Available
Commercial Van Interiors
KUV (Knapheide Utility Vehicle)
  • Cab to Body Access: The exclusive QuietRide™ sliding cab access door can be secured opened or closed.
  • Spacious Cargo Area:Clear interior dimensions of 4 ½’ tall, 4 ½’ wide, and 10’ long.
  • Cargo Area Lighting: 2 interior dome lights switch on from inside the rear cargo doors so you can see clearly
  • Conduit/PVC Storage: Two chutes to corral and transport long, thin materials up to 10’ long.
  • Rear vertical compartment: Contains an adjustable shelf warranted to hold up to 250 lbs.
  • Horizontal compartment: Contains an adjustable shelf warranted to hold up to250 lbs (passenger side only).
  • Front vertical compartments: Each contains 2 adjustable shelves warranted to holdup to 250 lbs each.
  • Vertical Compartment Door Control: Double spring-loaded, over-center retainers to keep the door where you want it.
  • Cargo Area Accessibility: A grab handle for easy entry to cargo area can be found at the right rear.
  • Advertising space: Use graphics to promote your company and services wherever you drive!
  • Sharp Vehicle Appearance: Stainless steel latches & aluminum fuel fill (not pictured) add to the polished facade
  • Rust protection: Automotive quality, 12-step immersion process that electrically charges paint and bonds it to the body.
  • Pry-Proof Hinges: Stainless steel piano-style hinges make it nearly impossible to force open compartments.
  • Weather-proof Protection: Automotive Door Seals on compartments protect your tools and parts from the elements.
  • Master Locking System: Locks down all side compartments in one move. Independent locks keep you doubly secure. (Optionalkeyless entry system available!)
  • Cargo Security: KnapTight™ double panel rear cargo doors lock and seal into the body’s frame have nitrogen gas struts, slam latches, and 9”x30” glass windows with guards.
  • Knapheide has been building quality bodies and expertly servicing customers since 1848.
  • Warranty: 6 Year Limited Warranty
Dump Bodies & Hoists
Knapheide Dump Body
Tool Boxes
Knapheide Roughneck Toolboxes
  • Stainless Steel "Paddle-Activated" Rotary Latch easily slams closed and stays closed.
  • Continuous door seal protects against water, dirt and dust.
  • 14 GA., two-sided A40 Galvanneal roll formed construction for strength and durability.
  • Exclusive all stainless steel corrosion resistant continuous hinge, adds strength and pry-proof security.
  • Multiple coats of a gray epoxy primer, chemically linked then oven cured. Primer thickness will be 1.5 to 2.0 mils for superior corrosion resistance.
  • Automotive grade, high gloss top coat. Above body - White; Underbody - Black.
  • Extra heavy duty door chains are factory installed.
  • Doors of 20 Ga. double wall construction for strength without excess weight.
  • Hat section reinforcement provides rigid doors that keep their shape.
Platforms, Stake Bodies & Grain Bodies
80 Series Platforms (Westerner)
Platform Bodies
Choose from Value-Master, Value-Master-X or Pacesetter-X platforms. Choose one of Knapheide's factory engineered side packages. Consider 28" or 40" high steel or wood stake racks, solid sides from 28" to 52" high, conventional or dropside contractor sides. Choose one of Knapheide's new heavy duty, automotive finish quality bulkheads, ideal for use with stake racks, or alone with a platform. Choose a time-proven Knaphoist underbody subframe or conventional conversion hoist. All Value-master-X and Pacesetter-X platforms have been engineered to be compatible with the Knaphoist, providing extra low mounting height and maximum stability under load. Capacities to 50 tons are available.
Snow and Ice Control Products
Snow and Ice Removal Products
Cranes & Crane Bodies
Crane Body
Line Bodies
Custom Body
Designed to meet your specific needs.
Bucket Truck
Line Body with Arial lift
Digger Derick
Digger Derick Body
Lawn Maintenance & Landscaper Bodies
Landscaper Body
Landscaper Body
Overall body is 11' long and 96 series with 40" interior height Tool storage cabinet (18" wide, 47-3/4" high, and 78" deep) with eight tool holders and lockable door on curbside Pull-out tool bin (14"wide, 10" high, and 72" long) punched metal bin with handle and lock. Bin extends 50" out on curbside Personal cabinet (18"wide, 16-1/4" deep and 47-3/4" high) with three hooks and lockable door on street side Cargo area has interior space of 9'6" long, 90-3/8" wide, and 40" high (9.7 cubic yards) Side Access door on curb side has 50" wide clear opening for pallets, balled trees, shrubs, bagged mat'l. etc. Rear Cargo doors (21" high) are punched, center locking and hinged for full 270° opening to body sides Double acting tailgate (19-1/2" high) allows for multiple drop-down positions and bottom spreading positions Center metering gate (17" wide) provides for metering aggregates into wheel barrows Hoist Model KH-1512SF-EE electric with pendent control (11.0 ton capacity GM & Dodge/8.0 ton capacity Ford) Construction features include 14 ga. sides, 10. ga. H.S. smooth steel floor, cross members on 12" centers, tubular reinforced rear corners, and skirted rear Includes clearence lights, automotive wire harness, ICC bumper, flaps E-coated with Knapheide's exclusive 12 stage electrodeposition dipping process Finish painted color of choice (single stage enamel, some colors may require base coat/clear coat upcharge) Body fully undercoated
Knap Kap & Accessories
Knap Kap & Accessories
  • Adjustable gas cylinder door struts for easy and safe operation.
  • Bulkhead window for safety and visibility.
  • Rugged galvanneal steel body shell providing strength and corrosion resistance.
  • Complete immersion in electrodeposition gray epoxy prime paint.
  • Center shelf support, optional bracket for mounting modular shelf packages.
  • The interior is painted a mid-gloss, mar resistant, light gray finish which reflects light, making contents easier to find.
  • Durable double panel galvanneal door, 20" high x 72" long for easy outside access.
  • Center high mounted safety lamp (CHMSL) meets FMVSS light codes.
  • Side and rear doors are sealed with continuous automotive bulb type seal that protects the kap interior against the elements.
  • Double spring over center door retainers supplied with vertical doors providing positive open and closed positions.
  • 4-1/2" T-handle twist lock with 3 point contact for positive closure and door security.
  • Full height, double opening vertical rear doors giving 49-1/2" clear door opening, provides flat floor storage for 48" wide materials. (Additional rear door choices are available)
  • Exclusive all stainless steel continuous hinges.