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Checklist for Food Truck Equipment

Let’s head into Day 30, and review a Checklist for Food Truck Equipment

Be honest… you expect your custom food truck builder to build a solution that allows you to execute your business plan and generate ROI. You don’t necessarily understand the engineering back-end of the project, the wind load analysis, or mechanical elements of a food truck, but you know you need a solution that will keep your truck on the road and generating profit. Take a look at a basic checklist for food truck equipment to ensure your food truck is being designed and engineered properly.

Basic Checklist for Food Truck Equipment

APEX has invested in our design and engineer process. Our team of degreed engineers are in-house and working behind the scenes with our production team on bringing such cool custom food trucks and trailers to life. In order to get started on engineering and design basics for your food truck project, consider some of these questions as a checklist for food truck equipment:

As a current food truck owner and operator, you can probably relate to the below list of questions. Our team works with you to ensure your unit is built structurally and mechanically correct.

Things to look for on your custom food truck:

-Does the truck sit lower on one side than the other?

-Will the truck sit lower in the back than it does in the front?Checklist for Food Truck Equipment

-Does the truck “pull” to one side or the other when driving?

-Is there excessive/rapid tire wear?

-Does the engine labor excessively when driving? (Poor fuel mileage may be an indicator)

-Is the suspension “ride” stiff or rigid?

-Take into account water/fuel tanks and equipment weight when full vs. when empty?

-Overkill on certain equipment? Are there any pieces of equipment that you do not use?

-Placement of heavier equipment; side to side and front to back in relationship to the axle.

-Weight distribution may require suspension upgrades.

If you have specific questions on your food truck design, feel free to give APEX a call – 816-853-3360.

Be sure to visit our blog for all of the #31DaysofAPEX features, which include Food Truck Success in 2017, Differences in Food Trucks and Food Trailers, and Custom Food Truck Final Touches with Paint and Graphics. If you're ready to start pricing out your project, check out our quoter tool!

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