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Gerling and Associates

138 Stelzer Ct.

Sunbury, OH 43074

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FOOD TRUCKS

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See a Gerling Food Truck in Action!

The Gerling lineup of custom food service facilities is "Best in Class" and include:

Full kitchen systems installed

Full propane systems

Extended environmental control options

The very best in storage for fast deployment

Eye catching options that can include, full length awning systems, entertainment monitor systems, a fantastic all-around exterior look!

Gerling has built its reputation, over the course of 30+ years, by being able to customize to each client’s needs.  That’s why we refer to our offerings as “classes,” rather than model numbers.  You know your business better than anyone else on the planet, and we build to suit.

Food Trucks



A straight truck, typically a step van, but sometimes a cargo chassis, provides the convenience of true “pull up and set up” operations, without sacrificing mobility.  Being able to drive to the event and crawl in the back, without the routing of hitching and unhitching and rehitching is highly attractive to many. 

 

As all Gerling Straight Food Trucks are nominally built with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of #26,000 or less, this also provides the convenience of being able to have any properly insured driver pilot the vehicle.  It’s the same regulations that govern being able to rent and drive a 26’ moving van with an ordinary license

  

Accessibility

Cargo and Equipment

The importance of being able to load and off-load inventory cannot be understated.  Each day the operator is bringing on board food and supplies, and is removing them daily (typically).  There must also be access for equipment to be loaded on and off.  Equipment fails, or is replaced by updated gear.  Typical setups are dual rear doors, where the end user must figure out how to step up, or dual rear doors with an associated ramp.  Also prevalent are a single large access door, hinged along the entire bottom, which pulls down via cable assist (garage door pulleys), and forms a ramp when open to the ground.  Icebreaker hardware is used for closure.

 

Utilities For Utility

 All Gerling Food Truck power and propane systems are built for adaptability to any location, with redundancy and durability built in.  Easy to navigate, and always built for the contingencies that no one expects; in other words, for the restaurant business.  Keep the power on, and keep cooking.

 

Any and all plumbing is readily accessible, and easy to service.  Kitchen water clogs; it’s inevitable, but being able to address the issue on the spot is the key to  staying up and running.

 

Chef Friendly Finish

No matter the application, our aim has always been to make you forget you’re actually in a mobile unit.  Our Food Truck interiors are what one would expect in a typical brick and mortar restaurant kitchen, let alone a truck or trailer.  Default material is stainless steel, but depending upon your needs, many other finishes are available for the walls and ceiling.  When you sit with us for design, we have an entire library of materials from which to choose.

 

Flooring is always non-slip and easily cleaned and non-permeable; more time serving, and less time cleaning.  We are careful to provide padding where needed, and interior ergonomics that are conducive to getting the job done.

 

Keeping The Heat Where It Belongs

All Gerling mobiles are insulated to the highest standards.  Sure, most operations take place during the warmer months, which is why we offer our exclusive Temp-Cote exterior roof treatment standard, but in a Gerling work environment, we insulate to an R-34 standard, which means that you’ll operate year-round in comfort.  Cooking and chilling should involve the food, not your employees. Air Conditioning is standard, but should you not require it, we give you that economical option as well. 

 

Safety, Always First

Fire protection and mitigation are a concern in any kitchen, and mobile units are no exception.  We provide the appropriately rated extinguishers and take every measure to prevent and mitigate this risk, including fire-retardant materials and ease of emergency egress.  Of course, different jurisdictions have different requirements, and we will build to satisfy those when we work hand-in-hand during design.

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Food Trailers



Food Truck operators choose trailers for several reasons.  The first may be for mobility.  At times, even just a few feet or even inches of overall length can make a difference as to where the vehicle can be set up.  Also, the articulating nature of a trailer can help greatly in getting into tight spots.

 

Event types are also a primary reason for selecting a trailer.  An operator that primarily services festivals needs to have as small a footprint as possible, yet the trailer will remain parked for several days.  This also provides for the ability to drive the towing vehicle away for restocking, crew transport, etc.

 

If your business already has an existing tow vehicle, this certainly aids in the initial cost. 

 

Overall length is typically from 16’-22’, dependent upon your requirements, standard 96” exterior width unless otherwise requested. Height must be carefully considered, and inclusive of hood fan, and will be custom designed to accommodate any restrictions.

 

Gerling possesses and utilizes proprietary Weight & Balance software that will ensure trailer loading will not be excessive, nor be out of balance. 

 

The exterior of the vehicle is a mobile billboard for your business. Gerling’s handcrafted bodies are constructed from single sheets of aluminum, providing a seamless canvas for your corporate image.

 

Attachment point is typically ball-point or Pintel hook, depending upon the tow vehicle to be used, and the gross loaded weight of trailer. ( 5th wheel custom trailers are also available). 

Rear-fold down ramp/door for equipment removal/installation, as well as stocking.

 

Go The Distance

(And The Longest Yard)

The experience Gerling has in manufacturing vehicles that are built for durability is unparalleled.  Every Gerling body is built to travel hundreds of thousands of miles, but more importantly, built to handle the rigors of the final destination.  Whether you are wedging into a tight location for a day of sales, or simply getting fuel, curbs will be hopped, and corners will be rubbed.  We know that it may not be the most experienced road warrior piloting your baby, so we build for these mishaps.  The Gerling “Rub Rail” is an industry exclusive, and is just one of the features that will keep you running and profitable.

 

Accessibility

Cargo and Equipment

The importance of being able to load and off-load inventory cannot be understated.  Each day the operator is bringing on board food and supplies, and is removing them daily (typically).  There must also be access for equipment to be loaded on and off.  Equipment fails, or is replaced by updated gear.  Typical setups are dual rear doors, where the end user must figure out how to step up, or dual rear doors with an associated ramp.  Also prevalent are a single large access door, hinged along the entire bottom, which pulls down via cable assist (garage door pulleys), and forms a ramp when open to the ground.  Icebreaker hardware is used for closure.

 

 

 

 

 

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