Stellar® TMAX™ 1-13 Mechanic Truck Recognized for Excellence as a Construction Equipment Top 100 New Product of 2023


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 Construction Equipment Top 100 New Product of 2023. This prestigious accolade, awarded by Construction Equipment magazine, serves as a testament to the innovative excellence of the TMAX 1-13 and Stellar’s unwavering commitment to advancing the field of mechanic trucks.

Construction Equipment Editorial Director Rod Sutton emphasized the significance of this award, stating, “Our Top 100 New Products of 2023 award program was conceived to call special attention to the most significant new products announced each year. These awards serve to emphasize innovations, highlighting manufacturers who are investing in research and development. Their investments pay off for equipment users in the form of greater productivity, efficiency and safety. They also ensure a competitive marketplace.”

The highly versatile TMAX 1-13 Mechanic Truck has earned this recognition for its outstanding design, which is finely tuned to meet the unique demands of today’s construction professionals, offering a range of features and capabilities designed to enhance productivity and safety on the jobsite.

“Through close collaboration with our customers, we created a truck that is tailored to customers’ individual needs,” said Tim Davison, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Stellar. “The TMAX 1-13 not only offers expanded storage capacity but also accommodates a range of chassis options. This adaptable vehicle effectively addresses the distinct demands of the construction industry, and we are thrilled to receive positive feedback from our customers.”

The Stellar TMAX 1-13 Aluminum Mechanic Truck represents the newest entry in the TMAX Aluminum Mechanic Truck Series. Designed to meet the varied needs of customers, the 13′ aluminum body provides extra compartment storage and is specifically tailored for a 108″ cab-to-axle chassis with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) ranging from 22,000 to 22,900 lbs, which includes well-known chassis models such as the Ford F600 and Chevrolet 6500.

Much like other TMAX 1 models, the TMAX 1-13 Aluminum Mechanic Truck is well suited for service cranes with a lifting capacity of up to 53,100 ft-lbs, such as the Stellar 86 Series Service Crane. The TMAX Series features the Stellar Torq-Isolator torsion box understructure and service crane compartment, skillfully redirecting the crane’s lifting forces into the stabilizers and chassis frame. This design reduces the risk of excessive strain on the storage compartments and doors.

Key attributes of the TMAX Aluminum Mechanic Truck bodies include extrusion compartment tops with integrated accessory mounting rails. These rails streamline the process of installing and repositioning accessories, eliminating the need to drill holes into the compartment tops. Furthermore, Stellar Aluminum Mechanic Truck bodies are recognized for their reduced weight in contrast to their steel counterparts. This feature not only increases payload capacity for operators but also delivers enhanced corrosion resistance.

Receiving the Construction Equipment Top 100 New Product of 2023 award is a recognition of Stellar’s commitment to delivering innovative and practical solutions to the construction industry. This accolade affirms that the TMAX 1-13 Mechanic Truck stands at the forefront of new product development and reinforces Stellar’s dedication to providing superior equipment that contributes to the success of customers in the construction industry.

The Construction Equipment honor adds to the list of cutting-edge Stellar products recognized by industry media outlets in recent years. The list includes:

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