SwitchNGo: WHERE VALUE & INNOVATION MEET
Deist Industries, Inc., located in Meadville, PA, is committed to providing quality American-made equipment at reasonable pricing. As a part of that commitment, Switch-N-Go® hoist systems and interchangeable truck bodies was founded. Our unique and patented system was designed, developed and fabricated completely in-house.
In 2002, the Switch-N-Go® division was launched with a product designed for the Class 4-7 truck chassis market. This unique detachable truck body system was introduced to the medium duty work truck market and sold through a dealer network.
Nearly 20 years later, our dealer network has expanded to over 100 Authorized Dealers throughout the continental United States with a continuously growing product line. Our electric and hydraulic hoist systems are designed for class 4-7 chassis cabs and can be installed on a variety of domestic and import vehicles. We offer a range of work truck bodies including, dump, chipper, and equipment bodies, as well as storage/security containers, drop box dumpsters, and work-ready subframes.
Over the past year, there have been a lot of new and exciting innovations within Switch-N-Go®. We recently renovated a 60,000sq ft. facility in Saegertown, PA, equipping it with new state of art fabrication and welding equipment to improve our manufacturing processes. We installed an entirely new two-line powder paint system to improve the finish quality of our product while increasing the throughput of our production. We are now in the second phase of our facility start-up and have begun to implement lean manufacturing concepts in our assembly and fabrication areas, as well as adopted a new quality program in each of the process areas.
Recent product innovations continue with the announcement of some new products at the 2019 NTEA Work Truck Show: Versa™ Bumper, an improved Gooseneck Adapter design, and Hydraulic Valve. The Versa™ Bumper is easy to install, allows for greater towing possibilities, and comes equipped with a plug-n-play harness and LED STTR lights. Allowing you even more greater towing versatility, our Gooseneck Adapter has a 30,000 gross trailer weight rating and a 5,000-tongue weight rating. Our Hydraulic Valve offers two additional Power-Beyond ports and a reduction in pressure drop compared to the previous model allowing the hydraulic hoist to continue working hard, all day long.
Shortly after the 2019 Work Truck Show, we released our WorkReady Subframe, offering another way to increase versatility with a one-step upfit as compared to building a specific truck for a specific use. The Subframe is engineered to increase vehicle payload and operator visibility compared to inserting a spreader into a dump body. The WorkReady Subframe gives a variety of industries the ability to utilize the Switch-N-Go® system for infinite possibilities.
Switch-N-Go® has recently partnered with FINN® Corporation to offer subframes compatible with select FINN® hydroseeder models. Our exclusive partnership allows businesses that utilize FINN® products to seamlessly integrate Switch-N-Go® into their fleet. With a simple bolt-on design, the FINN® Subframe eliminates the need for custom fabrication and also allows current FINN® users to convert to a detachable unit. Upfit a truck chassis with a Switch-N-Go® system and interchange from a dump body to a Hydroseeder in just three minutes.
At the 2020 NTEA show, we provided visitors with a look at our new generation hoist design. This new design will include many of the features that our Authorized Dealers have asked us to incorporate over the last two years.
We also announced our Wireless Control Retrofit Kit. The Switch-N-Go® Wireless Controller Retrofit kit will allow you to retrofit your current electric or hydraulic hoist system into a wireless control that can be used inside or outside of the cab. The Switch-N-Go® hand-held Wireless Controller lets you remotely control your hoist system, both from inside and outside of the cab. Designed to work in the harshest weather conditions, the waterproof controller is ready for any job, in the palm of your hand. The Wireless Controller & Receiver are configured with an overload and reverse polarity protection to prevent multiple functions from being operating simultaneously. With simple, one-page wiring and hardware instructions included, you’ll be ready to switch over your system to a wireless controller.
While the nation came to a standstill during the COVID-19 crisis, our teams adjusted to working remote and continued collaborating to bring value and innovation to the industry. During this pause in our production we have continued to work on new design concepts to target products to expand our reach to end users across a broad spectrum of businesses.
Our mission is to bring value and innovation to the work truck industry. Our customer service, sales, marketing, engineering, and operations teams are dedicated to fulfilling this mission in the upcoming years.