Our First Mack MD6 Hits the Streets
Featured Franchise: Jay Clymer
📸: Photos courtesy of Jay Clymer & LDV
This month’s Tool Truck Monthly is special for both Snap-on Tools franchise owner, Jay Clymer and for us at LDV. The new 22ft. custom tool truck shown here is our first build on the Mack MD6 chassis and one killer custom for Jay.
Jay has been a Snap-on franchise owner for over three years and owns two routes in the Wichita, Kansas area. Currently, he collects from a couple hundred customers each week.
When it came time for a new tool truck, Jay called upon LDV Sales Specialist, Paul Giese to help create the awesome new Mack.
“I knew I wanted to be different with this truck,” Snap-on Tools franchise owner, Jay Clymer told us. “Paul (Giese) and I talked about it and the decision was made to build the truck on the Mack chassis.”
Jay admitted he wanted the truck to be a combination of good looks and additional store space for his customers. The finished truck is a great balance of both.
When it comes time for service and maintenance, Jay mentioned he has customers at a Mack dealership on the route. Should he have any service or warranty repair needs, they can assist.
So what features does Jay like best with the new truck?
Some of his must-haves include the desk area with broken tool chute, nearly endless product display space and overstock storage being some of his favorites. Everything coordinates nicely with the ColorCore shelving and the black slatwall.
“The truck just looks mean! I’m glad I added the drop visor, the lighted lower bumper valance and the stacks. But also, I am a bigger guy. Getting in and out of the Mack cab is easy and the seats are really comfortable,” he said.
The photos highlight a lot of the great features in the truck but here are some more:
- Two toolbox openings: 86″ and 76″
- Dual Socket Centers: One for SAE and the other for Metric
- VersaTrack tie downs in the floor: He can haul a box in the aisle when needed
- Red and black ceiling lace
- Black powder coated Socket Displays
- Air Tool Ladder Display
“Paul (Giese) was very responsive and incorporated all of my ideas into the truck design,” Jay said. “He is a real asset to LDV’s sales team. He made the entire process easy.”
SO WHAT DO HIS CUSTOMERS THINK?
The measure of a successful truck build is how the customers respond to it. How is the shopping experience? Do they dig the additional space? Can they find what they are looking for easily? Jay told us his customers absolutely love the new store.
We aren’t surprised. The finished store is incredible.
Congrats to Jay Clymer on his new truck!