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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Holiday shipping


If you want your deck in time to deliver toys on Christmas Day, then we must receive your order and
payment by Monday December 19th.  We have units in stock for every model.  Shipping will then be on hold until January 3rd.

Orders with deposits will be filled in the order received.  If we sell out of a particular model in early January they will be fabricated about January 19th and shipped the following week.

Happy Holidays!    Jeff


Monday, December 5, 2016

Broken Bell Towing Video

Our compliments to Broken Bell Towing in St Louis, MO on their use of the SuperDeck III in their motorcycle specific towing services!




Click HERE to download a brochure<<<

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Aftermarket modifications


NB Products Choremaster with StakesAmeriDeck offers the basic decks and the Choremaster, but customers can get creative to modify their equipment for their own needs.  In our literature you will see quite a few adaptations that the factory had done in the past.  Unfortunately if they didn't sell well we couldn't keep them in the product line.   

In the days to come I'll look for a few photos of what our customers have done and add them here.




Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wider loads?

Wider loads?  Modify your truck walls first. Found on the internet... modified truck walls allow cargo to hang over the side of the deck or extensions added to make the deck surface wider.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CAD Video

Our engineers provided this video to help you visualize how the AmeriDeck SuperDeck III and ChoreMaster dump bed operate.  Hope this helps your understanding!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Testimonial from RV'er

“Why reinvent the wheel?”

“In my quest for a way to transport our two full-size Harleys on extended summ
er trips, I found the AmeriDeck system. This type of hydraulic loading system was something I had been researching for some time. I had even began conversations with a local welding shop to fabricate such a system for my pickup – but why reinvent the wheel?”
“With our AmeriDeck, SuperDeck III we can haul our Harleys in our 6.5 foot short bed pickup. Then, we can pull our truck behind our motor home. Now, when we set off for a five week long trip we have our bikes and we have enclosed transportation, too. We love the AmeriDeck system, it has plenty of power to load our bikes and it works beautifully. We have been asked about the system so many times that we now keep brochures handy.”
Tom Potter
Satisfied AmeriDeck Customer
The AmeriDeck Hydraulic loading system is the smart solution to increase the versatility and utilization of your pickup. This one-of-a-kind system makes it possible for a full-size pickup to load heavy equipment and cargo from the ground and onto the truck bed with simple push-button operation. Four deck styles are available, including a dump bed variation.

HD Testimonial!



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Adapter for Can-Am Spyder on 8' deck!

The factory has just completed tooling up for a special deck extension which will mimic the Can-Am Spyder deck.  We have very little detail, other than it extends the 8' deck and moves the "landing wheels" out 4" wider for easier loading of the 60 +/-" Can Am's.

Priced at $502, this will make a great addition to the 8' deck.  You can add the extension when you wish but not have the extra length sticking out behind your truck until you need it for a specific job.

Photos, dimensions and more detail as soon as they are released from engineering.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

For Towing Companies

Why do towing companies prefer the AmeriDeck SuperDeck III?

Major roadside assistance companies (which must remain un-named
) are realizing the liability if trying to transport motorcycles in rollback trucks and are directing their motorcycle towing calls to motorcycle specific towing companies.

Check your contracts with roadside assistance companies and make sure they know that you are equipped with the AmeriDeck SuperDeck III products.  Insist that they recognize you as a safer transporter with less potential for injuries, damaged motorcycles and customer complaints.



For obvious reasons we cannot say which MAJOR roadside companies we have learned this from, but you can probably find that information with a couple calls to your towing association or roadside assistance service reps.

Make that call today... and if you don't have an AmeriDeck
you need to give us a call so we can get your set up promptly.

Google "motorcycle towing companies" in your metro and see how many are displaying AmeriDeck equipment on their home page.

No trailer required.   One person operation.  No more dropped bikes.

AmeriDeck Midwest is the only dealer in the country with units in stock on the east and west coast.

What Towing companies are using AmeriDeck superdeck?

Round Rock video <<<
Motorcycle Transporter, Ortonville, MI
Tow-A-Bike video <<<
Know Tow video <<<
2-Wheel Towing video <<<
Illusion Motorcycle Tow video <<<
Motorcycle Rescue video <<<
Confer Motorcycle Towing video <<<
Broken Bell Towing, St Louis, MO
Feldkamp Towing, Urbana, IL

Call any time to learn how the AmeriDeck SuperDeck products can increase your towing business income within a month!   Jeff 717-620-9676

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Which Truck for you?

So you are looking to haul two bikes?  Maybe tow a trailer also??

Be certain to take a look at some numbers about your vehicle.

What are you looking to haul?   Let's say it's an AmeriDeck SuperDeck III (#850) plus two Harley Davidson's (2016 Road Kine = #814)  That's #2,478 before you add luggage and a mother-in-law... or trailer.

Here's an article from AutoTrader that talks about Pickup Payloads <<<

Take a look at the F250 or Chevy 2500 HD and then compare the load carrying and towing
capabilities to the same brands in half-ton trucks.   Half ton is #1,000.  If you are serious about carrying significant cargo, or towing living quarters and bikes, then you need to evaluate things carefully.

Here are some definitions:

GVRW = fully loaded vehicle with fuel, passengers and cargo.  This is the capacity of the truck.

Curb Weight (CW) = The empty seight of the truck.  In the case of my 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Diesel truck, #6693.

GVRW - CW - #9,200 - #6,693 = #3,507 - Well over the requirement for deck and two bikes.

Weighing Terms

Take your loaded truck and trailer to a scale and use these numbers to find out if you are towing more than your truck can handle. To determine the safe towing capacity for your loaded truck, take the GCWR and subtract the curb weight and the weight of everything in your truck, including passengers and cargo. To determine safe payload capacity, take the GVWR and subtract the curb weight of the truck. Because curb weight only considers base options of a truck model, stay below these capacity estimates to be on the safe side
  • Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR): The maximum weight of a truck, including the truck itself, cargo, passengers, fuel, trailer and trailer cargo.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): The maximum weight of vehicle, including passengers, cargo and tongue weight.
The above info is from HowStuffWorks.com

The next-to-last-thing we want to do is scare you off from buying an AmeriDeck for hauling your motorcycles... but the LAST thing we want to do is to see you in an undersized truck and endangering yourself and your vehicle.

Call us any time to discuss details!   

Jeff  717-620-9676

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Installation made easy!

Here are a number of links to help you get your SuperDeck III or ChoreMaster installed quickly, with all the details the factory can provide.

 
 
 
 
 
Depending on the options you ordered, there may be slight differences, but all of our decks are basically the same in terms of mounting.

If you ever have any questions about how the decks go together, please don't hesitate to call.  I take calls nights and weekend to help you out.

Jeff

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Financing available!

We now can offer financing for our commercial accounts. Can be used for new or used equipment. $10,000 minimum which can include combinations of purchases. Application is a snap with Crest Capital!

 

Cost /Budget:
Email:

In Partnership with
Crest Capital Equipment Financing


For smaller amounts look to Quick Spark!    We don't do it ourselves, but some of our clients have been successful with Quick  Spark https://quickspark.com/

They work with commercial accounts and I understand they are very competitive.
Give me a call if I can do anything to help.

More about Quick Spark:



Cash Flow is King

Friday, February 19, 2016

Things to see here.

This page goes on for miles...  keep scolling down to see articles, photos and videos.  See the tabs along the top bar for models, specifications, applications and more.

Our demo unit is in Illinois this week.   Call to see how close we are to you.

Need to talk soon?    717-620-9676


  • Upcoming events:  
  •      GS Giant March Moto Madness March 31 - April 3rd  Tellico Plains, TN
  •      SpyderFest - Can-Am Rally, April 27 - 30 Springtfield, MO
  •      Maggie Valley Spring Rally - May 27 - 29th - Maggie Valley NC
  •      Americade - June 7th - 11th, Lake George, NY. 
  •      BMW MOA Rally, Hamburg, NY
Call any time to discuss putting a SuperDeck III into your truck or trailer!  717-620-9676

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Fitting a Tricycle

The AmeriDeck Superdecks come in several sizes.  Given some options, almost any bike/atv/quad should fit on one or our decks.   Here's what we need to know:

Year, Make and model of your truck>  ________________  
Short bed or long bed? :  __________    

To be certain, measure the length of your truck bed from the bulkhead beind the cab to the end of the flat surface of the bed (L).  :  __________  This will be about 78" on a short-bed truck and 96" on a long bed truck.  Not usually significant, but should be checked, the Bed Height (BH):  _____________

Bike Measurements:

Measure the wheel-base (WB), just for reference info: Axel to axel:  ______________
Measure from the front of the wheel (as if it were up against a wall) to the rear axel (DL).
This tells us how long the surface of the deck needs to be.:  ______________



If your bike has something hanging over the front of the front wheel, like the Can-Am Spyder trunk, you will want to block the wheel back from the bulkhead, or load your bike facing the rear.  This may require that you remove the windshield for wind-damage purposes.  This can allow a shorter deck to handle your bike.  This also is seen in some quads and side-by-sides.

Take two measurements of the wheel width...   Measure between the wheels (BW): _____
and from outside to outside of the wheels (WW):____________

Given this information we can select the proper deck for your needs.

Often the SDIII-Spyder deck is the most convenient for tricycles.  It is longer by 6" than the 8' deck and has the landing wheels spaced wider to accomodate the tricycle stance.

The 18" externsion will fit the short-bed or long-bed decks.