Stellar® TMAX™ 1-13 Aluminum Mechanic Truck Earns Prestigious 2023 Editor’s Choice Award from Rental Magazine


Garner, Iowa — Stellar Industries, a 100% employee-owned and -operated manufacturer of high-quality mechanic trucks, cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, trailers and service truck and van accessories, is proud to announce that the Stellar TMAX 1-13 Aluminum Mechanic Truck has been recognized as a recipient of a 2023 Rental Magazine Editor’s Choice Award. The prestigious award, presented by Rental Magazine, acknowledges outstanding products designed to enhance the efficiency of rental companies and their customers within the past year.

Rental Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Awards highlight the most cutting-edge and innovative products released in the rental industry between August 2022 and August 2023. These products play a crucial role in making rental companies and their customers more efficient, ultimately boosting their bottom lines.

The Stellar TMAX 1-13 Mechanic Truck has gained this accolade due to its exceptional design, catering to the specific needs of various industries. Tim Davison, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Stellar, noted, “We worked closely with our customers to create a truck tailored to their distinct needs. The 13′ mechanic truck not only provides enhanced storage capacity but also accommodates various chassis options. This versatile truck effectively caters to the specific demands of any industry, and we are thrilled to receive positive feedback from our customers.”

The Stellar TMAX 1-13 Aluminum Mechanic Truck is the latest addition to the TMAX Aluminum Mechanic Truck Series. Designed to address the diverse requirements of customers, the 13′ aluminum body offers additional compartment storage and is intended for a 108″ cab-to-axle chassis with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 22,000 to 22,900 lbs, including popular chassis models like the Ford F600 and Chevrolet 6500.

Similar to other TMAX 1 models, the TMAX 1-13 Aluminum Mechanic Truck is ideal for service cranes with a lifting capacity of up to 53,100 ft-lbs, like the Stellar 86 Series Service Crane. The TMAX Series incorporates the Stellar Torq-Isolator torsion box understructure and service crane compartment, which effectively channels the crane’s lifting forces into the stabilizers and chassis frame, preventing undue stress on the storage compartments and doors.

Sideview of a Stellar 8630 service crane

Key features of the TMAX Aluminum Mechanic Truck bodies include extrusion compartment tops with built-in accessory mounting rails. These rails simplify accessory installation and relocation, eliminating the need to drill holes in the compartment tops. Additionally, Stellar Aluminum Mechanic Truck bodies are known for their reduced weight in comparison to their steel counterparts, providing operators with increased payload capacity while offering superior corrosion resistance.

“We’re thrilled to showcase the winners of the 2023 Editor’s Choice Awards,” said Sarah Webb, Editor of Rental Magazine. “While the industry is no stranger to supply chain and labor challenges, rental companies continue to grapple with these issues, making it essential for this award to shine a spotlight on the latest and most advanced products in the rental sector.”

Rental Magazine is a premier publication catering to a diverse spectrum of rental companies, spanning from construction and general tools to business management software, power equipment, aerial lift machinery and beyond. Its mission is to provide equipment rental owners and managers with the essential insights and knowledge necessary to efficiently operate and thrive in the competitive rental industry.

The Rental Magazine honor adds to the list of innovative Stellar products recognized by industry media outlets in recent years. The list includes:

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