Here's a couple shots to show the difference between the tapered-leg rack and the straight-leg rack. In this case, these are forklift loadable racks mounted on single rear wheel 9' Harbor Service Bodies with standard Stainless Steel Open Top Lids.
Some people need the widest space possible to carry more material, or larger items and for them, the straight-leg rack is the way to go. The only issue is you need to pay attention getting in and out of the cab for tall people. This rack makes an excellent use of the width of the body to give maximum size capacity.
The tapered-leg rack is mounted in the same place on the body, but tapers in to give it a sleeker appearance and the rack section does not hang over the door on the cab, so it may be easier to get in and out. Many also think it looks cleaner and flows more with the lines of the truck.
The good news is everyone has a choice. There is no difference is cost, just design.
Let Harbor help you get the exact body and rack combination you need for your business. Call Harbor at 800-433-9452, and visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/.