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5 Pest Control Truck Customizations to Improve the Way You Work

November 14, 2019

How can pest control technicians complete more service calls in a day, making them more efficient and productive for their companies? With strong competition continually pushing prices down, it is critical that pest control companies reduce costs per service call. Reducing time at a job site allows companies to service more customers daily, reducing their costs over their competitors.

In addition, from crawling into tight spaces and balancing on roofs to encountering pests that sting and handling toxic chemicals, pest control technicians need to be ready for anything. And since they are constantly on the go, their work vehicle needs to be outfitted with all the tools and equipment they need for quick and easy access. Organizing and securely storing this equipment is critical in order to prevent dangerous chemical spills and work injuries from loading and unloading heavy tools.

Give your pest control vehicles an upgrade with Extendobed’s Pesticide Unit, a slideout bed extender made expressly for pest control technicians and the on-the-job challenges they face each day. Read on to find out five ways Extendobed’s Pesticide Unit can help your technicians save time, increase efficiency, and prevent injury while on the job site.

HOSE REELS

Our Extendobed Pesticide Unit includes space for one or more hose reels that can be bolted into the unit, and easily accessed by sliding out the extended bed. When you’re done, simply crank the hose reel to roll up the hose, slide the extension back in the truck, and you’re ready for your next service call. No heavy lifting, no messy or damaged equipment, and no backbreaking climbs in and out of the truck bed. Extendobed units save you and your company service time and work injury costs.

Include one, two, or more hose reels on the Extendobed Pesticide Unit. The great thing about our products is that they can be customized to fit your needs!

LADDER RACK

Hold ladders firmly in place — and at a place where you can easily access them — on your truck, and without bungee cords or ropes. The Extendobed Pesticide Unit comes equipped with a ladder rack that keeps ladders secure while driving, and easy to grab and go while on the job. The unit slides out of the truck bed with ease, and the ladder can be accessed without crawling into the truck bed or unloading it from the truck’s roof.

Saving time unloading and loading ladders from your work truck for each service call adds up! It could mean fitting in one, two, or even more service calls that day — a number that becomes even more significant when considering your monthly and yearly service goals.

CHEMICAL TANKS

Safely store and haul toxic chemicals in our Pesticide Unit with built-in chemical tanks. These tanks will keep chemicals safe from spills during transport and ensure that they are easily accessible when needed on the job site.

Properly securing potentially hazardous chemicals becomes even more vital when accidents occur. Our Extendobed Pesticide Unit includes space designed for chemical tanks to be bolted into the unit, which itself is made from heavy-duty steel, for added protection and secure storage that will prevent chemicals from spilling or flying out of the vehicle during an accident.

Even when having to brake suddenly or driving on bumpy roads, you can trust our Pesticide Unit to keep chemicals and equipment secure.

LOCKING CHEMICAL DRAWER

Control access to toxic chemicals with the Pesticide Unit’s locking chemical drawer. This locking drawer ensures that only pest technicians, and others who are certified to handle these chemicals, can gain access to chemicals while on the job site. Homeowners, children, and others on site will be protected from the dangers of chemical exposure, accidental or otherwise. This feature also helps protect technicians and the pest control company from lawsuits and liability.

PRESSURE REGULATION

Keep sprayers properly calibrated by installing a pressure regulator on your Pesticide Unit. This feature will let you control the flow of the pesticide spray, adjusting it to fit the application. Not only does it control pressure and keeps sprayers — and technicians — working efficiently, but the pressure regulator also protects pumps, seals, and other sprayer parts from damage caused by excess pressure, saving time on the job site as well as maintenance costs for parts.

With an over 100% bed extension that brings the entire bed out past the taillights, Extendobed’s Pesticide Unit makes it easy to find what you need when you need it, and without spending extra time (or breaking your back) loading and unloading equipment. From hoses and ladders to chemicals, everything has its own storage space for easy access and safe transport. And since the unit also improves safety while reducing time on the job, it allows more service calls per technician daily.

To learn how a custom Extendobed solution can meet your specific needs, email us at: websales@extendobed.com.

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Organization and Planning Actually Save Lives

April 11, 2019

Firefighting crews are some of the most well-organized, tightly controlled teams in the world. Having a plan, the right tools, a team that backs each other up, and reliable equipment are all essential aspects of an effective firefighting team. The final piece is efficient communication, which is where command centers come in.

A mobile command center brings the power of a brick and mortar command location right to the front lines, where crews can take control of dangerous incidents. Therefore, a mobile command center can help meet the challenges of emergency response more efficiently — here’s how.

COMMAND CENTERS CREATE AND MAINTAIN ACCOUNTABILITY

Commanders are responsible for the lives of their firefighters in addition to control of incidents, so organization is a top priority. Thus, having the necessary tools on-hand and easily accessible helps to respond to changing conditions. Custom command centers allow commanders to control the entire incident site from one location.

Extendobed’s mobile command centers usually consist of:

  • file drawers,
  • bookcase enclosures,
  • map boards,
  • removable magnetic command easels,
  • pencil trays,
  • fold-down work tables,
  • and slideout mounting walls for equipment such as self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) tanks.

We’ve been building these types of products for the fire service. We know how to build them to withstand the intense rigors required for this industry.

ACCESS CAN MEAN LIFE OR DEATH

An organized custom mobile command center can be the difference between life and death. Taking extra time to find equipment or extract it from a messy vehicle could easily mean rescuers don’t reach victims in time to save their lives.

Every critical incident is unique, which is part of what makes firefighting a dangerous occupation. Wildfires behave differently depending on what grasses, trees, and other plants are burning — and depending on the constantly shifting weather conditions. Homes are built from various materials, and some homes contain more explosive hazards than others; thus fire will behave differently for each structure. Extraction tools and firefighter gear differ from incident to incident, so quick and reliable access to gear and tools is critical.

FIRE, FATALITIES, AND SUCCESS STORIES

Fighting fires and responding to other dangerous incidents will always involve risk. However, firefighters can take a variety of precautions, from improved equipment to well-planned executable strategies, to reduce danger and keep crews and the public safer.

Back in 2004, the “Everyone Goes Home” Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives were developed to better protect and prepare firefighting crews. In 2004, 107 firefighters lost their lives in the line of duty. In 2017, according to FEMA, the number was down to 86. Because of the implementation of Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, the number of lives lost has reduced, and the continued advancements in equipment, planning, and accountability strategies has increased.

EXAMPLE IMPLEMENTATIONS

In Clinton, Michigan, the Clinton Township Fire Department’s custom Extendobed solution allows access to equipment, coolers, air tanks, and other tools from every angle. Easy access means not wasting seconds running around the vehicle or having to park in a specific orientation. Access from all angles also improves efficiency during organization, stocking, cleaning, and repacking.

Another of our customers benefits from a custom Extendobed that helps perform fire pump testing and maintenance. Their 2,000-pound capacity slideout unit, built into their Ford F-250 Service Body truck, makes it easier to access hoses, pipes, and other equipment.

It’s clear from feedback we get from real firefighting crews that good organization for equipment and supplies is a real and continuing issue. We provide custom solutions that support firefighters, from the command center all the way to the fire line.

To read more from happy customers, check out our Facebook page. To get started on your own custom solutions, email us at: websales@extendobed.com.

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Organize your space!

July 12, 2017

Need some organized space in your truck bed without a sliding unit? We’ve got the solution! Extendobed® can customize the perfect stationary unit for your needs. This unit was built to fit over the wheel-well, while containing compartments and plenty of drawer space.

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Customer Shout Out!

June 27, 2017

Thanks Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office for sending us photos of your newly installed Extendobed!! This steel frame and deck unit has a full extension lock and 1,000 lbs capacity. The upper platform includes an aluminum box with lid, a mesh backsplash, and a mesh containment cage.

“The deputy that is driving [the new Tahoe] loves the way the vehicle and slide out worked out. The black coating came out great and was a nice added touch.”

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Simple But Functional Unit!

March 30, 2017

This custom Extendobed truck bed slideout has a full-extension frame and deck, stacked above a full-extension locking drawer. 

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Custom Unit

October 12, 2016

Recently installed! Heavy-duty custom unit with lots of storage and compartmentalization. Drawers can be accessed through the canopy without sliding the unit out. This Extendobed is geared towards utility, fleet, and construction companies.

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