Utility Trucks, Cabs, Bodies and Auxiliary Equipment
BY means of representative cases this paper shows some of the marked developments in utility fleets in the past 41 years. Among the examples discussed are a horse-powered truck of 1896, one of the first motor trucks used for the purpose in 1910, a number of light modern “mosquito-fleet” units adapted for special applications from light-weight passenger cars, heavier units with five- or seven-man cabs, and highly specialized units for erecting poles and pulling-in underground cables with their trailers and auxiliary equipment. Considerable technical information on the design and construction of these special bodies and their auxiliary equipment is presented. In conclusion the author recommends four general objectives for consideration in rebuilding a fleet.