IMT expands DSC12 line of mechanics trucks
Garner, Iowa-based Iowa Mold Tooling (IMT), has expanded the DSC12 mechanics truck body line, a compact addition to the Dominator family of mechanics trucks, to include an option for any 10,500 gross vehicle weight (GVW) chassis. The DSC12 now can be built on any 10,500 GVW chassis, while the previously announced Sprinter chassis version will become the DSC12S.
The DSC12 and DSC12S offer improved fuel economy and can maneuver in tight, urban environments, according to the company. “The IMT DSC12 line fills a niche for customers who don’t require a full-sized mechanics truck but still need the service and capabilities they offer,” said IMT President Steve Fairbanks. “There is a growing demand for these new chassis today.”
At 1,700 pounds, the DSC12 is the most compact of all the trucks in the Dominator series. The DSC12 body can be mounted on either a Dodge or Ford 10,500 GVW chassis and features an integrated crane structure capable of handling a telescopic crane up to 12,000 foot-pounds. The unit can be equipped with an IMT 3203i electric telescopic crane, which has 3,200 pounds of maximum lift capacity and a maximum 15 feet of horizontal reach. Other features include easy tools and parts access, a floor structure that reduces body weight, three-point door latches that require less force to operate, and single-hand operation on the tailgate.
The DSC12S is mounted on a Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter chassis. Both the DSC12 and DSC12S packages consume less fuel than a full-sized mechanics body mounted on a traditional Class 4 chassis. The increased fuel economy means the smaller trucks also produce fewer emissions, according to the company.