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Reading Truck Group launches new mid-duty Master Mechanic series crane body

Launch paired with debut of Reading’s “Driving What’s Next” live webinar series on August 19

READING, PA. (July 21, 2020)Reading Truck Group, a premier truck equipment manufacturer, announced the addition of the new Master Mechanic 20-Series (MM 20-Series) to its crane body lineup. Designed to equip class 3–5 chassis with up to 4,000 pounds of lifting power, the MM 20-Series rounds out Reading’s lineup of crane bodies with a mid-duty option designed for a wider range of jobs. Reading will feature the new MM 20-Series in the first installment of its brand new “Driving What’s Next” webinar series on August 19.

“This is a new beginning for Reading on two fronts,” said Alan Farash, President & COO, Reading Truck Group. “We’re debuting a webinar series that uses technology to bring live learning to our partners no matter where they are during the era of social distancing, and we’re also expanding our crane body lineup to include a mid-duty option, which is a new choice for our customers.”

Distributors, fleet managers, dealers, media and anyone interested in Reading trucks are invited to visit the sign-up page to register for this one-hour webinar on August 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM (ET). Attendees will have the chance to take part in a virtual product “walk-around” and engage directly with Reading’s product experts.

Reading’s experts will cover the noteworthy features of the MM 20-series, which is built from A60 galvannealed steel and comes in both 9-foot (MM120) and 11-foot (MM220) body lengths. The all-new crane body is backed by Reading’s industry-leading five-year warranty and includes Masterack’s CABLOC drawer units, which use an innovative lock-in, lock-out feature designed to keep gear safe while the drawers are in use or when the vehicle is in motion.

In addition, Reading introduced two new crane and compressor packages for the MM 20-Series. These new ordering options will put these truck bodies in the hands of customers faster and provide a complete upfit solution that’s available straight from the factory.

“Our new Master Mechanic crane body is another example of Reading’s commitment to building innovative and hard-working truck bodies that meet the demands of our customers.” Farash added.

The MM 20-Series is available for purchase today through any of Reading’s nationwide distribution partners. Visit for additional product details.

Register for the “Driving What’s Next” webinar today at

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Established in 1955, Reading Truck Group is an award-winning and 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 65 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