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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Why I abandoned my toy hauler...

Why I abandoned my toy hauler for the truck deck.  

First off, use the tabs across the screen above this paragraph to find products, prices, options and troubleshooting. Thanks.

The story: Although motorcycle traveling is great fun, weather and distance can leave you arriving at your destination tired and drained. The SuperDeck III, installed on a suitable pickup truck, allows you to travel to your motorcycle destination in comfort.  Although motorcycle traveling is great fun, weather and distance can leave you arriving at your destination tired and drained.  With the bike on the deck you arrive relaxed and ready to engage in your desired activities.

In comparison to a toy hauler, the SuperDeck III has several advantages.   First, and significant, is the cost of a fully contained toy hauler vs the cost of the SuperDeck III and a less expensive camper equivalent to the toy hauler.   Unless your bike needs protection from the elements, the cost of the “garage” section in a conventional toy hauler is unnecessary.  Towing and maneuvering an 18’ camper is much simpler than dealing with a 30+’ toy hauler.

Secondly, most toy haulers use the bike storage area for a second purpose when the bike is not in
place… this is usually space for the kitchen table or additional bunk space.   This space simply isn’t available when the bike(s) are loaded.   Not to mention that a certain amount of gas, oil and grime are there in your living quarters in the toy hauler.

In terms of convenience, the SuperDeck III scores big again! If you are just taking your bike out to a one-day event, you do
don’t need the entire camper or a trailer.  Just park the bike on the SuperDeck II and press the UP button.  Head to the event without having to maneuver/unhook or deal with a trailing storage system.  There’s plenty of storage under the deck for your duffel, cooler and tools.

How about safety?  Other than a hydraulic hitch mounted bike carrier, almost any toy hauler or trailer* is going to have a ramp to deal with.   It was one thing to ride my Bultaco trials bike up a 2x6 into the truck bed, but that was 40 years ago with a #190 bike.   Any ramp offers opportunity for error, particularly in snow or rain.  The SuperDeck III is at ground level where it is simple for one person to push or ride a bike into position against the bulkhead and put down the kick stand while the bike is being strapped down.   Pushing a #500 bike up any ramp is usually more than a single individual can safely manage.   Just check the videos on YouTube for any number of “motorcycle ramp loading fails.

  • note:  the Razor brand  trailer has a drop deck.

The other convenient feature of the SuperDeck III is that it has many alternate uses!   From hauling ATV’s, engine blocks, bales of hay or your mom’s sofa, the SuperDeck III puts any load, up to #2,500, into your truck at the touch of a button!

In summary, the Superdeck III covers all the bases.  Safety, comfort, convenience and utility at a fraction of the cost of a toy hauler.  And you can still have access to your truck hitch to tow your camper or more toys!

For details on the AmeriDeck SuperDeck III visit our website www.AmeriDeckMidwest.com

For details contact me directly at 717-620-9676

Jeff Kurtz
Click HERE to download a brochure<<<

The Powerdeck™, formerly known as the Superdeck™ III, is a simple design that can haul heavy equipment, bulk materials, and recreation vehicles.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019


As of October 2017, all decks and lifts are now being ZINK coated by power-coating prior to the black powder coat!

Here are a few photos with dimensions for the deck and where it sits on the truck.  The actual dimensions of the flat decks are:

Short-bed:   78" open area from the wall of the deck bulkhead to where the 6" ramp begins. 
Long-bed:    96" open area

Both decks are 58" wide.  The standard bulkhead is 29 5/8" tall.

 At its tallest position the lift arm reaches 63" above the bed of the truck.

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18" deck extension installed on 8' deck.
The photo below shows an 8' deck with the 18" extension added.  The extension mounts in the landing wheel receivers and the wheels are then moved back to the receivers in the extension.

Either size deck is $4,380 FOB factory in PA.

Can-AM SuperDeck!  102" long, Rear width over 62", Uses standard 8' SuperDeck lift arm.  $4,770.

or Can-Am Extension for 8' SuperDeck-III:  $650.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Getting to Bike Week

We have had several calls from people wanting decks to haul their bikes to Daytona for bikeweek in March. Things need to happen in the next two weeks if that is on your agenda.

 Here's typical time-table for having a deck in your truck and ready to haul your equipment: Day 1: Talk to us and decide which deck model and what options you want. The only optional equipment to consider are the extensions or the wireless remote. Day 2: We prepare a quote and email it to you. This will include quote on freight which is good for ten (10) days. You sign and return the quote to let us know that we have the right equipment listed. Day 3: You mail (takes 4-7 days) or do a bank transfer (24 hours) in the amount of the quote and we notify the factory to make the shipment. Days 4-6 (if bank transfer): The factory palletizes your equipment and schedules an over-the-road shipper. Shipments are two days to the midwest and 3-5 days to the south or west. Mindful, we can't control weather delays or traffic.

When the deck arrives at your place you can make the installation within just a few hours. Decks must be delivered to a business address where there is someone with a fork lift, or equivalent, available to unload the palletized load from the shipper.

That puts the entire process at 8 - 10 days. We will do everything in our power to expedite things, but timetables, such as above, are based on our experience from many years of delivering decks.

 Thanks for your patience,
 Jeff Kurtz 717-620-9676 http://www.AmeriDeckMidwest.com

Friday, January 11, 2019

1000 uses! (FAQ)

We get lots of questions for special uses of the AmeriDeck products, including the SuperDeck III and the ChoreMaster dump body.  Here are just a few:

Question: " Can I put an 8' deck on a short-bed truck?"     Of course!  T
here is a pair of small brackets to be added to secure the deck to the hoist to be positioned at the 6'6" deck rollers.  Mindful, This combination will stick out about 28" from the rear of your truck and can add weight further back over your rear wheels.  This can affect your steering.

The solution for this particular user was to use a 6'6" deck with the 12" extension.  that provided enough length for their slightly longer than normal motorcycle.  See this related note: Fitting a longer bike <<<


Question:   "I bought a truck that came with a ChoreMaster box but no lift arm.  Can that be purchased separately?"   Of course!  Each component of the system can be purchased separately.  The Lift Arm (hoist) is $2,795 by itself.    We have several customers who bought the SuperDeck III and then added an extra ChoreMaster dump body.

We have a custom truck company in California who buys lift arms and them fabricates custom wider/longer/aluminum decks for their custom truck designs.


Question:  "Can I pick up a deck at the factory to save on freight?"   Of course!  Bring sturdy ratchet
straps and the warehouse will load your deck for you.  We even have an installer about 30 minutes from the factory in Western PA.  You will have to pay PA state sales tax but there can be a significant savings.

Also:  We have storage locations where we ship multiple decks at one time.  This lets us split the total freight price between 3 or 4 decks.  Current locations are Chicago, Denver, Reno, & San Diego.

On a related note:  If we receive two orders from one area we can arrange to combine the loads to save of freight for each customer.  Tell your friends!


Friday, December 14, 2018

NYPD SuperDeck Fleet!

CONGRATULATONS to the NY Police Department on their purchase of an additional truck mounted AmeriDeck SuperDeck III!   The new unit is not in the above photos, as it is still in the fab-shop being installed.  Photos next week, we hope!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Request Literature

AmerideckMidwest is the midwest (everywhere East of Denver, CO) sales office for AmeriDeck Products We are a distributor for the Amerideck products, primarily the SuperDeck III (aka PowerDeck) hydraulic lift deck for pickup trucks.

We can help with troubleshooting and installation issues.  Even aftermarket and DIY ideas.

If you are looking for motorcycle towing and transporting equipment, AmeriDeckMidwest offers the AmeriDeck SuperDeck III in both 6'6" and 8' designs.

To request brochures use this page: 

Jeff Kurtz
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Owner Jeff Kurtz
Carterville, IL 62918
Email: Jeff@kurtzinpa.com

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Advantages for financing through  Quick Spark and using Section 179 tax deduction!

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