Meet the Lighter, Stronger KUV

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Meet the Lighter, Stronger KUV

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The Knapheide Manufacturing Company has implemented numerous product enhancements to the popular KUV enclosed utility body. The most notable enhancements reduce overall body weight yet increase strength.

By combining a new, corrugated 14-gauge galvanneal steel floor with an ABS thermoformed cab partition, Knapheide was able to remove 650 pounds (depending on the model) from the overall body weight, which can be directly transferred to legal applicable payload. Simply put, the end user can carry more equipment to the job. Utilizing the ABS thermoformed cab partition virtually eliminates rattling and noise associated with a metal partition.

"For decades, the KUV has been a highly functional and dependable work vehicle for electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, contractors and more,” said Tony Marshall, product manager at Knapheide. “These product updates mean additional value and functionality for these vocational applications."

A complete press release and walk-around video are at


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