Stellar® TMAX™ 1-13 Aluminum Mechanic Truck Wins Green Industry Pros 2023 Editor’s Choice Award


Garner, Iowa – Stellar Industries, a 100% employee-owned and operated manufacturer of high-quality mechanic trucks, cranes, tire service trucks, hooklift, roll-off & container trucks, utility & telecom trailers and service truck & van accessories is proud to announce that Green Industry Pros, the nationally recognized magazine serving landscape professionals, has named the Stellar TMAX 1-13 Aluminum Mechanic Truck a 2023 Editor’s Choice Award winner.

The 2023 Green Industry Pros Editor’s Choice Awards represent the landscape industry’s best products gaining interest from end users and landscape professionals alike. The awarded products, exhibiting innovation and utility, were chosen based on submitted nominations and audience engagement during a 12-month period on, and narrowed down by the editorial team and advisory board.

“We worked directly with our customers to develop a truck that met their unique needs,” said Tim Davison, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Stellar. “The 13-ft mechanic truck not only allows for added storage, but it also allows for a variety of different chassis. This is a truck that really meets the unique needs of any industry, and we are thrilled to hear landscape contractors are happy with it.”

The Stellar TMAX 1-13 Aluminum Mechanic Truck is the latest body in the TMAX Aluminum Mechanic Truck Series. Meeting the unique needs of customers, the new 13-ft aluminum body offers additional compartment storage and is intended for a 108″ cab-to-axle chassis with 22,000 to 22,900 lbs gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), such as the Ford F600 or Chevrolet 6500.

Similar to other TMAX 1 models, the TMAX 1-13 Aluminum Mechanic Truck is ideal for service cranes up to 53,100 ft-lbs, like the Stellar 86 Series Service Crane. The TMAX Series features the service crane-carrying reliability of the Stellar Torq-Isolator torsion box understructure and service crane compartment. This feature isolates the service crane’s lifting forces into the stabilizers and chassis frame, rather than into the storage compartment, avoiding unnecessary twists to the truck’s body and doors.

TMAX Aluminum Mechanic Truck bodies feature aluminum extrusion compartment tops with two built-in accessory mounting rails. These mounting rails eliminate the need to drill holes in the compartment tops, allowing for easier and faster mounting and relocating of accessories. In addition to ease of installation, Stellar Aluminum Mechanic Truck bodies have an overall reduced weight in comparison to their steel counterparts, allowing for more payload for the operator and are also more corrosion resistant.

“We’re thrilled to showcase the winners of the 2023 Editor’s Choice Awards,” Green Industry Pros Editor Sarah Webb said. “Despite facing several hurdles the past few years, the green industry is going strong, and this year’s winning products include innovative features that help contractors contend with those challenges, become more efficient and boost their bottom lines.”

Green Industry Pros magazine is a leading voice that keeps landscape contractors and equipment dealers on top of the latest products, trends, technologies and business strategies that help with growth, productivity and profitability for their operations.

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

For more information on the TMAX 1-13 Aluminum Mechanic Truck, contact us or find a distributor. For more products for green industry pros, visit our Landscape & Tree Care page.