The HTS Ultra-Rack is compatible with the
industries most popular commercial aluminum hand trucks and many tubular
steel hand truck designs. Please call our customer
service center to learn more
about deck platforms and hand truck accessories that may conflict with the
HTS Ultra-Rack. Hand trucks equipped with deck plates can not be
front mounted HTS-10T Ultra-Rack units. Federal and State DOT safety and visibility regulations prohibit
blocking the driver's view. Most hand trucks attached
to front mounted
HTS-10T Ultra-Rack units will rise above the vehicle grill and
hood line. The driver must be able to see
safely through and around the hand truck frame, so
as not to
obstruct road visibility.
& P Manufacturing/Liberator/Challenger
Wyse Industrial Carts
New Age Industrial
Morse Metal Products
Gleason/Milwaukee/Dayton Hand Trucks
RWM Caster Company
Dutro Ta Yeou
Daisy Qingdao Gaotain/Hank Trucks
Akro-Mils Clarke Yewe Yih Enterprises
The HTS Ultra-Rack quickly secures standard and convertible
or platform (cart conversion) hand truck
models; such as Wesco Cobra, B&P Liberator,
Lockwood, Harper and Spartan models.
beverage hand truck in HTS-10T Tilt Mount Ultra-Rack.
How much time and labor
does it take to install the HTS Ultra-Rack?
is easy to install and
all attachment fasteners, templates and hardware are
included. The wiring harness is safe, easy and quick to install!
The HTS electrical
system plugs directly into
your vehicle’s fuse box, no wire taps, cutting or splicing required.
Trucks with Multiplex wiring systems may require a female
connection. The HTS installation time normally requires (1.5 - 2) hours
to complete wiring installation and unit assembly
procedures. First time installations may take longer,
review manual Please carefully read the entire HTS manual
before starting installation.
The installation time will vary depending on the body design
of the route
vehicle, the HTS unit model, mounting location
and familiarity with our quick and easy HTS Ultra-Rack installation manual.
The electrical system is extremely durable and very
reliable. The system is very similar to the trunk release
switches found in most automobiles and works off the ignition
of the vehicle. The HTS is engineered and
designed to withstand extreme weather and road conditions such as:
temperature, rain, ice, snow, wind, road dirt,
vibration and wear contact. The HTS Ultra-Rack is durable, strong and
virtually maintenance free.
truck chassis models must be properly identified when ordering to
include the proper spacers and stainless steel fasteners with the HTS
adapter plate installation kit.
DuraStar, WorkStar and TranStar chassis models require the: AP-01 standard adapter
Navistar – DuraStar Non-CDL
low profile chassis or with low profile tires requires the:
APH-03 high position adapter plate
Navistar – CityStar cab-over chassis requires the:
position adapter plate
4700 Series or older (late model chassis) requires no HTS
adapter plate (HTS shim kit provided)
M2 chassis models (all business class models) require the:
AP-01 standard adapter plate
Freightliner M2 chassis (business class) with recessed axle
(low bumper) requires the:
position adapter plate
T300 - T600 tractor chassis models require the: AP-02
Kenworth adapter plate (mounts behind the front bumper)
conventional models 325 - 330 - 335 chassis models require
the: AP-01 standard adapter plate
cab-over 210 - 220 chassis models require the: APH-04 high
position adapter plate
Acterra class 5-8 chassis models require the: AP-01 standard
cab-over chassis models require the: APH-04 high position
Bullet chassis models requires the: AP-01 standard adapter
truck chassis F250 F350 models require the: AP-01 standard
Chevy pick-up truck chassis (Chevrolet Silverado and
models require the: AP-01 standard adapter plate
cab-over (late model chassis) requires no HTS adapter plate
Mack cab-over chassis Freedom XL XXL models require the:
APH-04 high position adapter plate (Freedom L is not
conventional chassis (Freedom model) requires the: AP-01
standard adapter plate
GMC Top Kick
chassis (C Series model) and GMC Top Kick tractor requires
the: AP-01 standard adapter plate
GMC cab-over chassis (T Series model) requires the:
position adapter plate
GMC cab-over chassis (W Series model) requires the:
APH-03 high position
GMC 3500 cab-over chassis model requires the:
position adapter plate
truck chassis Sierra 2500HD 3500HD models require the: AP-01
standard adapter plate
conventional chassis models 145-165-185
-238-258ALP-258LP-268-268A-338-338CT require the: APH-03
cab-over chassis N series model requires the: APH-03 high
position adapter plate
Isuzu Truck cab-over chassis F series model requires the:
APH-04 high position adapter plate
cab-over chassis models 1400 1800 1800CS 1800HD 2000 2300
2300DH 2300LP 2600 3300 require the: APH-04
high position adapter plate
Volvo cab-over chassis FE and FL models require the:
high position adapter plate
ATO Standard fuse Add-A-Circuit
ATM Mini fuse Add-A-Circuit
HTS common ground eyelet
HTS Systems Add-A-Circuit plug-in power
connection on International Navistar 4300 Series
HTS Ultra-Rack 20ft. Homerun
HTS Ultra-Rack 30ft. Micro-cable extension
The new HTS-KRA Keyless Remote Access kit
allows the route driver to quickly unlock and release their hand
truck with just a button.
The new HTS-KRA remote saves route time, fuel
and prevents worker injury by reducing climbing and lifting at
every delivery location.
HTS Ultra-Rack 40ft. Micro-cable extension
new HTS-KRA remote installs easily in just minutes.
The HTS-KRA clips to a belt loop for quick
and easy access.
Will the HTS
Ultra-Rack fit my route vehicles?
Yes... the HTS is designed to fit most route delivery
vehicles. We offer three (3) different
HTS Ultra-Rack models, each unit is designed for a different
vehicle mounting location or
body. The HTS Systems' frames are identical, with the
exception of the mounting
(bumper/body mounts) components, reflectors and hardware.
How do I install the Hand
Truck Sentry on my route vehicle?
Just double click on one of the Installation Download
Instructions on the PDF links below,
download your HTS installation manual and print it
out. Read and follow the HTS
installation steps and you're ready for the road. If
your delivery truck is a Ryder or Penske
please contact your local facility. Ryder and Penske can
installations and service. Many of our
customers use Penske or Ryder leased fleet vehicles.
HTS T-Series HTS-10T
Tilt Mount is designed for the front of most truck models.
The HTS Tilt Mount has the ability to tilt forward and
pivot 45° or 90° off the front vehicle
bumper to clear the hood or cab-over body when accessing the
Release the tilt latches and tilt unit 45° or tilt and lift
to lower unit to 90° degrees.
HTS Ultra-Rack Installations and Assembly
Instructions Download PDF Links below:
User's computer must have the free Adobe 9.1 Reader program
installed to download, open
file and view the HTS Ultra-Rack installation instructions
and owner manuals.
Simply tilt the
HTS-10T unit forward to access the vehicle engine compartment for
routine maintenance safely and quickly on all
Cab-over model trucks.
Images courtesy of Gibbons Ford Dickson City, PA. and
Ford Motor Company - Ford Transit
HTS-20SFT Ultra-Rack units swing open beyond 90°
and to 180°
to allow full open door access.
No matter how or
where you store a hand truck inside a cargo van, it takes up
valuable cargo space, damages product, requires physical
effort and can cause work related injuries.
Ford Transit parcel delivery van equipped with HTS Systems' cargo van equipment hand truck carrier rack. HTS-20SFT Ultra-Rack hand truck carrier rack equipped on
Ford Transit mini van.
HTS unit quickly plugs directly into the vehicle fuse panel, using an accessory fuse port between 5-25 amps. HTS-20SFT Ultra-Rack installation kit designed for the Ford Transit mini cargo van.
Ford Transit Connect HTS-20SFT Ultra-Rack simply pull the travel pin upward to release and swing out HTS-20S
frame. Pull out hold pin to go beyond
and to 180°
degrees open position.
Ford Transit Connect mini cargo van cab
interior dash board HTS Systems' IDEC LED switch. Darryl Johns of New York demonstrates the
HTS-20SFT unit 180 degrees full door position.
Systems' HTS-30D Direct Mount Ultra-Rack unit securing B&P
Manufacturing Liberator aluminum platform or (convertible) hand
truck installed on
Verrastro Beverage by Keystone Refinishing.
very easy to install.... and a superior method to offer my
beverage fleet customers"
Kevin May - Owner - Keystone Refinishing
& SANDBLASTING -
HTS S-Series HTS-20S
Swing Mount is designed
for rear of full size commercial vans and smaller Sprinter
vans. The HTS Swing Mount design is similar to an
exterior wheel chair or scooter carrier and swings out from the van to access and open the secondary left side door.
HTS Ultra-Rack is bolted securely to the delivery truck the
rigidity of the vehicle's bumper and frame is transferred to
the installed unit,
making the Hand Truck Sentry System very strong!"
Carl Boettcher - National Accounts Manager -
HTS-20S Ultra-Rack unit is designed for all Sprinter vans and all full
size Ford E150 E250 and E350 commercial delivery vans.
the commercial van market for companies that deliver parcels and documents,
paper and janitorial products, food vending and medical supplies, there is no
method to safely transport a hand truck, without tossing it
into the vehicle. Current methods take-up valuable cargo space, damage
products and require greater physical
effort to stow the hand truck. Our HTS-20S Swing Mount is
designed for the rear of most delivery vans will solve nearly every issue
associated with smaller delivery
vehicles-hand truck operations, saving our
customers time and money!
What types of materials and components go into the HTS
After (4) four years on the road, 5-6 days per week and
thousands of cycles later, our first installation units
still look and operate like new! The HTS Ultra-Rack is built
and made to last!
highest quality components and materials are used to
construct our HTS Systems products. The frame and components
constructed from super strong, high impact, light-weight
Nylon 66 glass-filled polymer. This new Nylon 66 polymer is
extremely strong and a very light weight material.
endure extreme temperatures without becoming soft in hot
environments or brittle in cold weather. The polymer frame
components are also reinforced with fiber
particles to increase rigidity. All HTS parts components
have been designed with state-of-the-art CAD engineering
programs and advanced chemical engineered
materials. The super tough, glass
nylon #66 polymer used to manufacture the HTS has been
tested and designed for many different applications for the
industry. We have selected some of the most advanced and
strongest polymers in the world. The HTS was designed to
perform in all environments and weather and built
The electrical components
are the most advanced
electronic hardware assemblies ever used for an automotive
application. The HTS inductive proximity sensor
switch was designed specifically
for HTS Systems and comes with a lifetime warranty!
The HTS Ultra-Rack is manufactured
from advanced light-weight high impact nylon polymers.
The HTS-10T is strong enough to support the vehicle weight
of a medium size SUV without damage!
behind the HTS Ultra Rack rear cover plate? Take a look
Remove the cover panel and you'll find seven
internal components. The first electrical component (left to
right) is the heavy duty solenoid used to activate the main
The electrical wiring harness and
yellow Y-Splitter are shown and the metal linkage wire that
connects the solenoid to the latch lever is visible. The
main Trimark double
rotor latch and the inductive
proximity sensor are centered within the component housing.
The nylon oval linkage connector and the manual override key
cam are shown
right side of the component housing floor. All of the HTS
electrical and mechanical components are all weather parts
and designed for automotive applications.
designing the HTS Ultra-Rack our engineers didn't re-invent
the wheel. They selected from the most rugged and reliable
truck components in the automotive industry!
Where do I mount the HTS
LED dash release switch? Mount it under the dash board,
inside the dash panel or center console or other interior
HTS LED dash release switch
mounts under the vehicle dash board.
HTS LED dash release switch also installs inside the dash
panel. HTS LED dash release switch can mount to
HTS Ultra-Rack has performed over the road in ambient
temperature ranges of -15°F to
101°F for more than a year! This
HTS-10T Tilt Mount
unit pictured above and below was placed into
refrigerated environment for deep freeze and ice testing
at -10°F or 23.3°C for 6 days of
adverse cold weather testing.
The HTS Ultra-Rack performed
extremely well in dry cold tests and layered ice testing! These
winter climate conditions
found on customer route delivery vehicles.
Conditions may vary,
depending on adverse weather environments and sub-zero temperatures. In
Winter climates we recommend cleaning road dirt by lubricating unit with
silicone spray and applying silicone grease in HTS Push-Bar rails every
months to prevent sticking.
The HTS units are assembled
with stainless steel fasteners and super tough high impact polymers that
will not rust or
corrode like conventional
steel brackets or metal hand truck retaining frames.
Images courtesy of T. Verrastro Beverage Distributors - Hazelton, PA and
Hessco Beverage Bodies - Kulpsville, PA / 12°F - Jan. 2007 LT Verrastro Coors Distributing
- Scranton, PA. 03-2007
The Hand Truck Sentry System operates well in heat, rain, sleet, snow
and cold weather temperature environments where salt and dirt conditions
typical on the rear or front of route delivery vehicles during the
Winter season. This HTS-30D Direct Mount in 12°F
clean with rain water or
soap water solution.
are the shipping box dimensions, the size and weight of the Hand Truck
Sentry corrugated shipping carton when shipped?
The HTS-10T and HTS-30D
shipping carton is 35" X 24" X 7" inches and weighs approximately 23lbs. or 35lbs. when an
HTS adapter plate kit is also enclosed.
The HTS-20S carton is 44" X 26"
X 10" and weights approximately 55lbs.The HTS-20S Swing Mount is shipped
in two pieces or two separate shipping cartons.
The HTS-40DT Trailer Direct
Mount carton is 35" X 24" X 7" and weights approximately 43 lbs. The
shipping cartons comply with a parcel carriers and freight haulers
corrugated wall certifications.
The package total weight complies with UPS Ground and FedEx Ground
deliveries. Most standard HTS adapter plate kits can be shipped
the same shipping container and the adapter kit
with fasteners and hardware is an additional (10 lbs.) ten
pounds to shipment. Please consult your HTS Systems
for additional shipping
information. HTS Systems and fleet customers are permitted
to use their own freight shipping accounts.
HTS-10T shipping cartons are 35" X 24" X 7" inches
- weigh 25-35 lbs.
HTS-10T Tilt Mount and HTS-30D Direct Mount Ultra-Rack
shipping cartons shown above and ready for parcel delivery.
UPS Ground shipments commonly delivery
within 6-7 business days - shipping costs $35-$45 each.
HTS-10T Tilt Mount Ultra-Rack units shipping to Penske in
Phoenix and Tempe Arizona.
The HTS-20S Swing Mount Ultra-Rack is shipped in
two separate cartons. The photos above show both the HTS-20S
upper assembly and lower (vehicle attachment frame)
HTS-10T Tilt Mount Ultra-Rack units ready for
shipping at JCM Manufacturing. 5-2012 HTS
Systems pallet load order of 20 Hand Truck Sentry System
units for our fleet customers in Indiana.
The HTS Ultra-Rack units are compatible with most
popular commercial aluminum hand trucks. 06-12
Two pallet order of HTS-10T Hand Truck Sentry System units
ready for shipping. 06-2012
Images courtesy of
rhino's energy drink - Austria /Atlas Distributors, Inc. Image courtesy of Penske Truck Corp. -
Shillington, PA. /Canada Dry-Royal Crown Cola and
Freightliner - Portland, OR.
Penske Truck - Freightliner
M2 Business Class Beverage Truck in Winter snow and ice storm.
Temp. 9° 12-07
GMC Truck C7500 Series dash
interior with HTS-10T / Ultra-Rack dash release switch.
rhino's energy The HTS Ultra-Rack release
switch and LED
indicator light can be installed under or inside the dash
area. Navistar 4300 DuraStar interior dash shown with HTS Ultra-Rack release-
can my company benefit from using the Hand Truck Sentry
Where do we start!! There are so many individual and combined benefits from our HTS products, it is much easier to list them. The savings and benefits are
and week after week it will continue to increase and protect your company’s bottom line!
Faster Route Deliveries
Highway Safety Driver Safety
Reduce DOT Fines
Prevent Vehicle Damage
Labor Savings Insurance Savings
Increase Cargo Space
Reduce Fall Injuries
Reduce Back Injuries
Hand Truck Replacement Cost
No Retrieving/Back Tracking Reduce
Claims Damage Theft Prevention and Loss
On Time Deliveries
Reduce Workers Compensation
Reduce Product Damage
Reduce Door Wear
Reduce Climbing and Digging
Prevent Hand Injuries
No Padlocks and Chains
No Rubber Straps or Cords
Reduce Liability Issues
Comply with DOT Safety Laws
time to discover
what the Beer, Soft Drink, Freight and Battery industry have known
for years! Having your hand truck readily available on
the vehicle offers many
ergonomic, productivity and safety advantages, as it
provides a powerful list of payback benefits.
Now you can do it
safely and you're guaranteed to save
route time, reduce lifting, climbing, reduce falls,
increase cargo space and prevent worker compensation
can't stress enough; that if you're using rubber straps,
bungee cords, cables, chains or any type of flexible
tie-down method to secure your hand trucks aboard the
exterior of your delivery trucks; PLEASE
We have seen the highway accidents,
the property damage and the physical injuries.
Your own insurance
can also verify and document our findings. It takes more
time and it involves more lifting, reaching and climbing, if
you don't have an HTS Ultra-Rack. If you don't,
by all means,
your hand truck within
the cargo area.
(as required by DOT safety regulations)
Regarding Safety & Ergonomics, In the Delivery Vehicle,
internet web site, public statement from Magline, Inc.
manufacturer of Magliner hand
and prevent damage to your
hand truck, always
sure to fasten it securely inside
your vehicle with a strap or other device." If you're storing the hand truck inside the vehicle,
couldn't agree more! It's a safety hazard
and a DOT safety violation if you don't
comply. Your driver could be cited and fined for not
securing their hand truck! Many delivery companies are
unaware of these vital
Department of Transportation (inside storage) safety
true the exterior of the delivery vehicle is a superior
location, a more ergonomic method for storing
transporting your hand truck; if
you do it safely!
Make it a safer place out
there for everyone, by ordering your new Hand Truck Sentry
information is provided by you to help us process your
What type of delivery vehicle are you installing your
HTS unit on?
Beverage Body (side-loader), Box Van, Parcel Van, Armored Car, etc.
Vehicle (chassis) manufacturer, body manufacturer, model and year.
2. Where would you like to install your new HTS unit on your vehicle?
Front of vehicle installations use (Tilt Mount) HTS-10T Rear of vehicle
installations use (Direct Mount) HTS-30D or (Swing Mount)
3. What type of fuses or electrical fuse box does your vehicle use?
Is your new truck
designed with a Multiplex wiring system?
ATO-Standard fuses or the (newer) ATM-Mini fuses
fuse and ATM-Mini fuse
What is the length of your vehicle body? (Rear Mounts only)
Some rear installations may require a Micro-cable extension harness.
Vehicles with 10-12
Vans, Sprinter Vans or larger
commercial vans usually require a 20’ ft. 30’ft. or 40’ft. Micro-cable.
Front mount HTS installations do not require an extension harness.
Is the mounting surface area of the vehicle bumper vertically straight
Some vehicle bumpers (front and rear) are designed with contours or
openings stamped into the
front surface area of the bumper.
This may require an HTS adapter
plate or our free HTS shim kit to
properly mount the HTS unit.
If you do require an HTS Ultra-Rack metal adapter plate, are you
bolting or welding?
Simply match the adapter plate (metal alloy) to the vehicle bumper
alloy. Select the steel plate for steel bumpers or the aluminum plate
for aluminum bumpers. Both HTS bumper adapter plates come
pre-punched, air vented and ready to bolt or weld.
The HTS Adapter
Plate mounts to the front of most truck bumpers
Stainless Steel fasteners and HTS custom spacer kit.
The HTS standard adapter plate
is designed for most truck chassis frames.
The adapter plate kit includes stainless
steel fasteners and spacers.
The HTS high position adapter is designed for
low chassis frames and trucks
with low profile tires. Many cab-over trucks
also use the high position plate.
HTS-30D-MB rear mount adapter
plate for Mickey Beverage Bodies. Requires no welding or slot.
HTS Kenworth T300 adapter plate is installed behind the bumper
HTS-10T Tilt Mount (front install) DHL Yellow
HTS-30D Direct Mount
The HTS is designed to transport most commercial hand trucks.
The HTS-10TF adapter plate shown above is
designed for the front of Ford F150 F250
F350 pickup trucks used for commercial deliveries.
The HTS-10TF adapter plate is
designed for Ford F Series pickup trucks 2009-2011.
The HTS-30DM adapter plate shown on left is designed
for the rear of Mickey Beverage Bodies and bolts directly
to the rear bumper area. The HTS-30DM is a high
position adapter plate that allows the HTS-30D Direct Mount Ultra-Racks
to be installed higher than the rear bumper
and without the need of cutting a slot into the bumper
for the hand truck load plate.
HTS-30DM is a bolt on, powder-coated steel, high position adapter plate
for Mickey Beverage Bodies. All HTS adapter plate kits include 1/2"
stainless steel fasteners.
Mickey side-loader beverage body with HTS-30DMB rear mount
high position adapter plate.
HTS-APS Standard Adapter Plate with HTS bumper mounts -
International Navistar bumper. HTS-IAB-V Insert Adapter Bar
- Volvo Truck application - For fiberglass or plastic bumper designs.
HTS-APF180 adapter frame kit for Mitsubishi Fuso Canter F180
F160 F125 chassis. HTS-20S-TD Taylor-Dunn
sub-assembly mounting brackets for Taylor-Dunn electric delivery
HTS-30DTF-2 semi tractor HTS Ultra-Racks ready for McLane
McLane Distribution Services Ryder System Freightliner Cascadia day cab
tractors with HTS-30DTF-2.
HTS-30DTF tractor mounting frame for installing to
chassis C channel; designed for most semi tractors. Two (2)
HTS-30D Ultra-Rack units mounted to HTS-30DTF, installed behind tractor
HTS-30DTF Ultra-Rack tractor chassis frame with two HTS-30D
Ultra-Racks. Willow Run Foods Ryder Freightliner
Columbia tractor with HTS Systems' new HTS-30DTF Ultra-Rack frames.
(vertical deck mount) bracket is designed for 18"-20" rear deck bodies.
HTS-30D unit attaches to the HTS-VDM bracket. For deck platforms with
center or side step bumpers.
HOLD THE COLD!
FUEL SAVINGS $$$ WHEN NOT TRANSPORTING A HAND TRUCK WITHIN
REFRIGERATED TRUCK BODIES
return trip back to the truck before departing can be the most important
measure when trying to retain temperature! The route driver would
normally be engaged with having his
in by the customer, rotating and stocking their inventory within the
freezer or cooler, signing bills or receiving payment. This time can
average 10-15 minutes. It’s ample time
electronic thermostat controls or refrigeration systems to recover their
safe operating temperature and properly shut down. When route drivers
exit the building they need to reload
truck aboard the vehicle. Opening their freezer door, pulls the cold air
outward and closing the door pushes the warmer air inward. This action
causes major temperature loss!
companies informed us that if the ambient temperature is 75-80° degrees
or above, this would cause the reefer system thermostat to recover for
approximately 5-8 minutes.
Eliminating a 5-8 minute cycle time X 20 stops per day would save a
minimum of 100 minutes of reefer time per day. Refrigeration
manufacturers informed us that most refrigerated systems
use a gallon of
diesel fuel per hour. A fuel savings of 1.5 gallons per day X $4.25 per
gallon. A savings of $6 dollars per day or $30 dollars per week or $120
per month, per delivery vehicle!
The new HTS-20S-TD Swing Mount frame is designed
exclusively for the rear of Taylor-Dunn electric delivery vehicles.
Chevron's Taylor-Dunn model B-248 48V GT electric mail vehicles.
HTS-20S-TD Ultra-Rack can transport
the Senior or Junior convertible platform hand trucks. Access the rear
cargo doors quickly, without having to unhook and remove the hand truck.
HTS-20S-TD Ultra-Racks for the
Taylor-Dunn B248 and
HTS-20SFT Swing Mount Ultra-Racks designed for the Ford Transit Connect
commercial mini cargo vans. 07-13
HTS Systems' HTS-20S-TD Ultra-Rack
equipped on Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing
Company ET-150-74 Electruck. HTS-20S-TD is
compatible with the B-248 GT and ET-150-74 chassis TD models.
Please have your vehicle information, shipping address and credit card
readily available when placing your HTS order by phone.
to an HTS distributor in your local
area, if one is available. Please make all
credit card or check payments to the
and not HTS Systems. For all
direct sales, areas without a local HTS distributor, please write all
checks or money
HTS Systems Lock N Roll, LLC. and mail to our address on our web contact
credit card transactions process
personal and company checks will delay shipping and receiving.
We appreciate your patience and thank
you again for your HTS
Ultra-Rack Hand Truck Sentry System order.