Truck Boxes feature low profile design for visibility.

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Intended for professional contractors, WEATHER GUARD® Aluminum Truck Boxes suspend across side rails of full and compact pickup trucks, leaving room underneath. They feature single cover design for access to all tools and are completely weather sealed on all 4 sides. Offered with Clear or Black Armor-Tuf powder coat finish, boxes include Extreme Protection Lock(TM) that incorporates retracting lock for added tamper resistance.

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New Weather Guard® Low-Profile Aluminum Truck Boxes


Crystal Lake, IL - February 2006 - Knaack Manufacturing Company is introducing its new WEATHER GUARD® Low-Profile Aluminum Truck Boxes (Model Nos. 121 and 131) that provide contractors with more visibility through the rear window especially for newer pickup truck designs that feature higher bed rails. The low-profile truck boxes have been specifically designed for extra strength and durability to meet the needs of professional contractors.

Available in four SKUs and designed to fit most full and compact pickups, the low-profile saddle boxes suspend across the side rails of a pickup truck, allowing plenty of room underneath. They also feature a single cover style designed to provide easier access to all tools and accessories. The low-profile truck boxes come in a choice of full size and compact, and either Clear or Black Armor-Tuf powder coat finish to maintain a new appearance for years.

"Our new WEATHER GUARD low-profile truck boxes are a response to the industry for a lower-profile box that will accommodate the newer pickup truck designs, yet is strong enough to meet the needs of the professional contractor," said Mike Sover, senior product manager at Knaack Manufacturing. "Our low-profile truck boxes are the strongest and most durable of their type in the industry."

The company added strength to the low-profile truck boxes by providing additional corner support channels, as well as a radius design on the sides panels.

The new low-profile truck boxes also have the same features as the entire line of the newly redesigned WEATHER GUARD aluminum truck boxes, including the Extreme Protection Lock(TM), which incorporates a retracting lock that adds tamper resistance and an internal torque ring that eliminates many common keyhole break-ins. The retracting button also allows professionals to visually determine locked status from a distance.

With a full 90-degree angle cover opening, the amount of clearance is minimized, while bed space is maximized. This is especially useful when mounting the box in conjunction with a ladder rack. Underneath the lids, the boxes are completely weather sealed on all four sides for superior weather protection. A wide flange mounting bracket assures crimp-free/drill-free installations.

Similar to automobile hatchbacks, the new latch design provides a smooth "one touch" opening, a feature that will be appreciated by anyone trying to open their box while carrying a handful of tools.

Additional features include a level holder for easy and safe storage of 48" levels and a durable steel tray that provides additional space for smaller tools. The tray can lock into either side of the box during transport or slide out of the way to provide easy access to tools and supplies. A new 12-volt electrical access grommet comes standard on the box for easy electrical accessory up-fits.

The low-profile aluminum truck boxes come with a three-year warranty. Visit or call 1-800-456-7865 to find the nearest distributor.

In addition to its new WEATHER GUARD Truck Boxes, Knaack Manufacturing makes and markets a complete line of WEATHER GUARD truck and van equipment, including drawer units, shelving and cabinets, and racks for full size and compact pickups, vans and utility vehicles, as well as KNAACK jobsite storage equipment, including storage chests, work stations, rolling work benches and hand tool boxes.

For more information, please contact: Knaack Manufacturing Company, 420 E. Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Toll Free Phone: 800.456.7865. Toll Free Fax: 800.334.2981. Web: E-mail:

Please send inquiries to Brad Fagala, Knaack, 420 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

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