Stake Body vs Platform Body

Picking Between a Platform Body or a Stake Body Truck

Many companies find that they have odd shaped loads to haul. Platform body trucks and stake body trucks are great options for those companies that need to transport odd-shaped equipment, tall loads, and even loose loads. But what is the real difference between a platform body and stake body commercial truck, and when is it better to choose one over the other? Below we hope to be able to answer this question for you and help you select the right vehicle to meet your needs.


Platform Body

A platform body is on a commercial truck and is exactly as it sounds. So what it is actually:

  • It is a platform bed on the back of the truck instead of a traditional body on the truck
  • It is a great option for commercial trucks when a crane needs to be used to lower products
  • Platform body can be used with commercial trucks when equipment onto the back of the truck needs to be unloaded using a crane, that can then be strapped down and secured for transport

The big benefit of a platform body is ideal for use when a job requires being able to carry bulk equipment that would not fit into a box truck.
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Stake Body

A stake body for a commercial vehicle is basically a platform body that has sides around the platform. Traditionally, a stake body truck is a platform body that has sockets around the edge of the platform where the side rails can then be put into place and installed.

  • It helps to help keep cargo safe and secure during transport
  • Sides of a stake body on a truck resemble metal fencing (used to keep property secure, which is where it gets its name)
  • Stake body trucks generally can haul between 1800 and 4000 pounds depending on the size of the truck

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Specials & Financing

At Sutton Ford Commercial & Fleet, we take great pride in being able to help our commercial customers meet their payload goals. One way we help make this possible is by offering our customers financing when they purchase their commercial truck from us. Our Finance Center offers you a number of options to get hands on your desired vehicle:

  • Secure an auto loan regardless of your
    • Good credit history
    • Bad credit
    • No credit at all
  • Lease your preferred Platform or Stake body at very convenient terms
  • Get pre-approved online on our website before you reach our showroom

To see other current specials, have a look at our online inventory, or speak with a member of our sales team.
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Sutton Ford Commercial & Fleet
Sutton Ford Commercial & Fleet
21315 Central Avenue
Matteson, IL, 60443 US
(866) 690-1719
Sutton Ford Commercial & Fleet 41.501849, -87.751531.