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Reading Truck Group Launches All New RM-45 Crane Body

Reading, PA (May 11, 2021) – Reading Truck Group, a premier truck equipment manufacturer and distributor, unveiled an all-new crane body to its product lineup. The new RM-45 reflects more than a year of development between Reading’s engineering and design expertise with input from customers and those working in the field. The result is the all new RM-45, built and designed to deliver unsurpassed lifting capability, enhanced safety and lighting, and ease of accessory installations. All systems on the body have been thoroughly re-engineered and reimagined to deliver the most capable, best-performing Reading crane body ever.

“We’re excited to debut our newest, and our best performing crane body.” said Alan Farash, President & COO, Reading Truck Group. “This truck represents a whole new level of safety and productivity.”

One of the most notable enhancements to this crane body is the addition of the torsion box understructure, which provides the strength and resistance needed to enable a powerful 45,000 foot-pound lift at full 100% capacity rating throughout the lifting zone. Built from galvannealed steel to resist corrosion, the RM-45 features a seamless wheelhouse panel, a redesigned workbench bumper with built in grip steps, and quick mount brackets for easy accessory installation. Headache rack and rear compartment mounted work lights and strobes provide additional lighting and enhances safety for the operator.

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Established in 1955, Reading Truck Group is an award-winning, innovative manufacturer of truck bodies and equipment. The Reading Truck Group consists of Reading Truck Body, the manufacturing arm of the business, and Reading Truck Equipment, the company-owned distribution and installation business. For 66 years, Reading has grown into one of the leading and largest truck equipment manufacturers in the United States. Based in Reading, PA, all products are proudly made in the United States using premium materials and advanced manufacturing techniques that ensure longevity and durability in the harshest of job sites. Find out more at

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