Valve Maintenance Truck Package

Knapheide Custom Service Body with Integrated Wachs Valve Maintenance Skid (SB Service Body VMS)

Wachs has partnered with Knapheide to create the most efficient and complete valve maintenance truck, equipped with maximum storage and delivering unparalled power and versatility.

To begin, order your cab chassis fleet vehicle from GM, Ford or Ram with a minimum rating of 19,500 GVRW, and a cab to axle length of 84 inches. When specifying your vehicle, a 220 amp alternator is the minimum requirement to operate the custom service body's included power invertor. To run the invertor to its full capacity, a high capacity or dual alternator arrangement should be considered. Upfitter switches and a reverse camera are also vehicle requirements.

Drop ship your truck to Knapheide in Quincy, IL, upon delivery of your vehicle Knapheide will upfit the custom service body onto your cab and chassis. They will then install Wachs Valve Maintenance Skid for Service Bodies (Standard SB VMS) to the custom service body, complete with all mechanical, fluid and electrical connections, ready for pickup. Wachs Utility Products has no involvement with the truck chassis cab itself, beyond truck ordering recommendations and specifications.

Choose from the options that best fit your needs. Wachs Standard SB VMS combined with Knapheide's customized service body, professionally upfitted by Knapheide, creates the industry's most advanced valve maintenance truck. You specify and order your truck cab and chassis, have it delivered to Knapheide and we do the rest. Note the service body and upfitting, as well as the Standard SB VMS (skid system) is unique to each truck brand and engine type.

Custom Service Body Features:

  • Underbody Storage for TM-7 (integrated into service body deck, maximizing free deck space) with Rollup Service Door (TM-7 #17-405-01 & upfitting #77-813-01 sold separately).
  • Underbody Storage at rear for 45 lb Breaker (#08-000-10 and tools sold separately), located between frame rails.
  • 110v Electric, 20 Amp Continuous (90 Amp Peak) Low Frequency Inverter with (2) Auxiliary Batteries & Electric Cord Reel - 50ft.
  • Two Drawer Tool Box.
  • Grip Strut Rear Bumper with Pintle Hook Recess, Class V Receiver (Rated @ 12,000 lb trailer weight & 2,400 lb tongue) and Cable Steps.
  • LED Warning Strobe Lights (front/rear).
  • LED lighting in all cabinets and full width Cab Guard
  • Rear facing LED Work Lights (2) & Grab Handle.
  • Key/Shovel Storage Box (132in L x 10in H x 20in D) above full height cabinets with Reinforced and Covered front (32").
  • Extended Cargo Floor to Edge of Body Curb Side (vertical compartments deleted above floor level), all Spray Lined.
  • Rear Storage Compartment for Paint Spray Cans & Wire Brush.

Service Body Features:

Wachs Service Body, which is built and upfitted by Knapheide to the chassis cab, can be optioned with a wide range of valve exercising machines, vacuum systems with powered spoils tanks, hot water systems and more. See the Standard SB VMS product pages for additional information, or contact the Wachs representative nearest you.

Wachs part numbers for the Service Body and upfitting vary by the truck manufacturer and engine option selected:

77-810-01 GM Diesel

77-811-01 Ford Diesel

77-811-02 Ford Gas

77-812-01 Ram Diesel

77-812-02 Ram Gas


Bid Spec Datasheet Maintenance Manual