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Commercial Vehicle Upfitter | Bonnell Industries, Inc. Truck & Road Equipment

Joe Cotton Ford Commercial Vehicle Center in Chicagoland

 

Bonnell Industries, Inc. Truck & Road Equipment 

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On October 15,1960, Jesse Bonnell founded J. L. Bonnell’s Welding Service. During the first two years of operation, he operated out of his home in Dixon as a portable welding service. In 1962, Jesse rented a building from where he began manufacturing the forerunner to our current road maintainers. Side plate snowplow hitches were added as a manufactured product in 1963. The company soon outgrew that facility and moved to a larger site in 1964. The present 4-1/2 acre location was purchased in 1972, and an 8,700-sq. ft. shop as well as a 1,400-sq. ft. office was completed in November of that year. A warehouse was constructed in 1973, the same year that the company name was changed to J. L Bonnell & Sons Welding. The Bonnell Industries, Inc. name was adopted in 1979.

When Jesse retired in 1984, Bob Bonnell purchased the company from his father. Bonnell became a full-time truck equipment distributor in 1985. 1987 brought the addition of 2,300-sq. ft. to the original warehouse. In 1997, the original office building was demolished to make way for new corporate offices and a product showroom. At the same time, an additional product warehouse was built on the property. In October of 2009, Joe Bonnell purchased the company from his father, Bob Bonnell. Now in the third generation of operation, the company continues to grow and thrive. Following the business principles laid out by his father and grandfather, Joe has a great vision for growth.

Today, Bonnell Industries is one of the leading truck equipment distributors in Northern Illinois. Through their nationwide distributor network, they are also a major supplier of snowplows and spreaders for municipalities throughout the country. Their current establishment includes 61,000-sq. ft. of floor space.

They take great pride in the quality of products and services they offer to their customers. The dedication and loyalty of their employees is a major factor in our past success and will ultimately pave the way for continued growth and expansion in the future.


Bonnell Service Bodies

Knapheide Service Body at Joe Cotton Ford



Standard Features

 Features 14-gauge, two-sided A-40 galvanneal steel shell

 Exclusive “Return Flange” floor design provides support

C   Interior light guards protect recessed lighting and wiring

D   Continuous stainless steel hinges are  pry-proof and corrosion-resistant

 Adjustable security ring strikers provide a weather-tight seal

 Includes 250-lb. capacity adjustable divider shelves

G   Double-spring over- center door retainer eliminates involuntary door swing

 Double-shell, 20-gauge, two-sided A-40 galvanneal steel compartment doors

I    Automotive-quality, rotary-style latches make opening and closing easy

 Neoprene door seals protect compartments  from the weather

K  Upgraded surface mount lighting ystem features LED S/T/T and B/U, 

LED strobe option* with (8) selectable patterns, and built-in reflectivity for 

additional safety** 

           *Additional wire harness required for strobe lights       

           **Covered under 3-year limited warranty

STANDARD SHELVING

All Knapheide Service Bodies upfitted through Regional Truck Equipment come with the following standard shelving units:

•Two adjustable divider shelves and dividers, in the street and curb side front vertical compartments (1st and 2nd vertical 132” bodies only)

•One adjustable divider shelf and dividers in the street and curb side full height rear vertical compartments

•One adjustable divider shelf and dividers in the curb side horizontal compartment 

Bonnell Crane Bodies at Joe Cotton Ford

Bonnell Crane and Plow


Standard Features

 A. Crane - Stellar offers a wide selection of cranes for each individuals needs. Contact a bonnell industries salesman to get more information on Stellar Cranes

B.  Landing gear for stability

C.  Work platform

D.  Storage

E.  15 foot of Reach - Hydraulic 1st stage extension. Manual 2nd stage extension  

F.  Planetary Drive Winch System - The winch is equipped with a 1.8 HP permanent magnet electric motor with a 261:1 planetary gear reduction system. This ensures that your winch will never quit lifting before it reaches the full rated capacity

G.  Double Boom Design - The double boom design makes it nearly twice as strong as the nearest competitor

Bonnell Light Duty Dump Body

 

Knapheide Ford Dump Upfit at Joe Cotton Ford Standard Features:

 

 Sides and tailgate feature self-cleaning sloped top rails and lower rails

 Sides are constructed of 12-gauge high tensile steel

 2x6 side board pockets on the sides at the front and rear allow for increased load capacity

D   Versatile, double acting tailgate accommodates both drop-down, pick-up style and spreader applications

E   Quick release, one-handed lever for easy drop-down action on the tailgate

F   Toe saver brackets located on both sides of the end rail for operator safety

 Rear corner posts equipped with a hook on each side for an optional tarp

H   Cab protector constructed of 10-gauge high tensile steel with a punched window for visibility

 

Bonnell Forestry Bodies at Joe Cotton Ford



Bonnell Forestry Body at Joe Cotton Ford


 Standard Features:

 

  Undercoat - Bodies are undercoated with Knapheides water based undercoat for additional corrosion resistance

  Tailgate - 24" tall, 14 gauge galvanneal steel double-panel tailgate swings open 270 degrees and latches securely in the open position on the curb side for operator safety

  Punched Vents - Punched vents in upper side panels for air circulation during chipping operations

D   Smooth Side Panels - Industry exclusive 14 gauge galvanneal smooth side panels easily accept company graphics for a rolling billboard

E   E-Coat Immersion - Forestry Bodies are fully immersed in Knapheides electrodeposition prime paint system for superior corrosion resistance

 

 

 

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Bonnell Industries, Inc. is located in Dixon, Il

(800) 851-9664 

www.bonnell.com

Bonnell Industries is a family-owned, hometown business, specializing in truck equipment, snow removal, and road maintenance, in Dixon, Illinois and has been that way since 1960. This page is just a sampling of some of the upfits Bonnell does. Today, Bonnell Industries is one of the leading truck equipment distributors in Northern Illinois.  


Some information found on this page is provided by Knapheide Manufacturing Co.

217-222-7131

www.knapheide.com

 


Here are just a few of the vendors Bonnell uses for their upfits.

Switch-N-Go Upfitter StellarTommy Gate

Western Plows    Weather GuardSupreme

BONNELL USES KNAPHEIDE COMMERCIAL TRUCK BODIES - CHECKOUT THESE  BROCHURES - CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

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2020 Ford Super Duty PickUps

 

2020 Ford Super Duty PickUps 

 

You don’t stay ahead of the pack by standing still. That’s why Ford Super Duty®  for 2020 features the all-new available 7.3L OHV gas V8 and more muscular next generation of the available Power Stroke®  V8 Turbo Diesel V8. Top-rated Super Duty gas and diesel power ratings combine with rugged frame and chassis engineering to achieve best-in-class numbers in every category of hauling and towing capability.*
*475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque on available 6.7LPower Stroke diesel engine. 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torqueon available 7.3L V8 gas engine. Class is Full-Sized Pickupsover 8,500 lbs. GVWR.

2020 Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab at Joe Cotton Ford Your Local Commercial Vehicle Center

F-350 - F550 Super Duty Chassis Cabs

 

The 2020 Ford Super Duty® Chassis Cab is more productive and versatile than ever, featuring an all-new available 7.3-liter V8 engine as well as a new 10-speed transmission. It now also features exciting available technologies including Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping Alert, new updates to Ford Telematics and Ford Data Services, and SYNC® 3.

2020 Ford Transit at Joe Cotton Ford Your Local Commercial Vehicle Center

 

2020 Ford Transit



The 2020 Ford Transit is redesigned and ready to work. From the 10-speed automatic transmission and new engine choices to smart technology that helps drive confidence, the new Transit was built with your productivity, comfort and bottom line in mind. New for 2020, available all-wheel drive (AWD). AWD balances torque between the front and rear wheels to enhance handling and maximize traction, typically before wheelslip may occur.



 

 

2020 Ford Transit Chassis Cab at Joe Cotton Ford Your Local Commercial Vehicle Center

2020 Ford Transit Chassis Cab

A new and expanded line of responsive gas engines. Newly available intelligent all-wheel drive. Plus advances in driver-assist technology that provide an experience of driving confidence. Ford Transit Cutaway and Chassis Cab for 2020. 2020 Ford Transit Cutaway and Chassis Cab offer more than new engine and transmission choices to power your business. You now also have the enhanced handling and traction capabilities of available Intelligent AWD on select wheelbases and GVWRs.


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2020 Ford Transit Connect at Joe Cotton Ford Your Local Commercial Vehicle Center

 2020 Ford Transit Connect  

Carry cargo with a max payload rating up to 1,570 lbs.* Need to haul something? The short-wheelbase model has an impressive maximum tow rating of 2,000 lbs. with the available Trailer Tow Package.** So, when you’re looking for a vehicle with the capability to help you get the big jobs done and keep your business moving forward, take a look at the 2020 Transit Connect Cargo Van – it’s Built Ford Tough® .

*When properly equipped.

**Payload and towing are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

2020 Ford E-Series at Joe Cotton Ford Your Local Commercial Vehicle Center

 2021 Ford E-Series   Cutaway

Ford E-Series Class 3–4 Cutaway vans cover a broad range of business and recreational applications. The lineup begins with the E-350 single-rear-wheel model, followed by the E-350 and E-450 versions with dual rear wheels and higher GVWRs for heavy-duty applications. E-Series Cutaways feature a comfortable cab built on a rugged full frame.

 

 

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Commercial Vehicle Center Hours

630 384 6585

Testimonials

Google - 5 Stars

6-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My son just bought his first car today! This was the best dealership experience I have ever had! Danny Greico is absolutely positively AMAZING! He was with us from start to finish! I would definitely recommend buying a car from him! The whole staff at Joe Cotton Ford was incredible, with all that is going on in today's world it was so nice to feel so normal and so much love! Words can't even express how grateful and blessed we are thank you Danny Greico! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

DealerRater - 5 Stars

Serg
5-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Professional, Prompt, Integrity Brought my car in for new tires and a brake fluid flush. Work was done on time, at the quoted price and then returned my car washed. Nice touch Joe Cotton Ford!

Google - 5 Stars

2-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Definitely 5 stars. They made the process of buying a new car easy. They took time helping us choose the car that fit our needs and budget! Rich, Danny, Rick and Mike were the best and huge thank you!! We would highly recommend Joe Cotton Ford!

Google - 5 Stars

1-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience from beginning to end. On their Website, I saw one of their Internet specials advertised, so I went in, set up a test drive, asked my questions, set up financing, and -- only around 3 hours after I'd walked in -- drove away with my new car. The purchase went quickly and efficiently.

DealerRater - 5 Stars

1-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everyone at Joe Cotton is the greatest! Always friendly and willing to help with anything. Roman is the best!!! Mike Diehl also is one of the best! Would not buy anywhere except Joe Cotton. Recommend them to anyone asking!

Facebook - 5 Stars

1-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I went in for my 6 month check up as required for my maintenance package. Quite some time passed and I remembered that I needed new wiper blades. I went back and asked if that could be added and my service guy just smiled and added it. It was all covered in my plan. I'm bad at getting names but I have had nothing but great experiences in the dealership and service department. Highly recommend them. Not everyone is perfect, nor does everyone have a good day everyday. I have read the bad reviews and am thankful I have not had the same experiences. Keep up the good work and get these reviews up! 5 star for this household!

Google - 5 Stars

12-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have been servicing my 07 Navigator L at Cotton since I bought it new. Great service still going strong. Wouldn't take it anywhere else! Service manager Davy Malloy is one of the main reasons that I still service my Ford and Lincoln vehicles at Cotton. Great attention to detail.

Dealer Rater - 5 Stars

12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good service and excellent customer service, I am so happy with my new car, thanks for your good service they are very friendly. Thank you!!

Google - 5 Stars

12-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent customer service. Variety of options. Genuine effort to reach our budget. Special heart for non-profits that give back to the community. Efficient on every level. Personable care from multiple staff.

Dealer Rater - 5 Stars

11-26-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Really like Jason our salesman. No pressure trying to sell us something we didn't want and found our Edge we love it and no problems with it. Like the free 2 yrs service for oil changes. We got 3 and only have 13,000 and its 2 years old. We even went to one of there summer open houses free food etc and won 5 free oil changes!!Well buy our next car or truck there for sure! Fair price great service

Google - 5 Stars

11-26-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Dealer Rater - 5 Stars

11-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

A great experience. The sales team is well versed and very helpful. I will be purchasing all of my vehicles from Joe cotton in the future and would recommend them to anyone looking for a new vehicle.

Facebook - 5 Stars

11-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Multiple successful visits to their service and parts departments. Great and friendly customer service and fair pricing on every visit. Thank you!

Google - 5 Stars

11-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always helpful, and good selection of new and used cars

Facebook - 5 Stars

11-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thank you for your Honesty. Joe Cotton service will be saving me a ton of money for correctly diagnosing an issue that another dealer said was a complete engine

Google - 5 Stars

11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great people they tread u right make u feel like home

Dealer Rater - 5 Stars

10-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Golden Rule Service - Second and third generation dealership. Quality and Service as you want it. Comfortable waiting with amenities. New and used vehicles to select, with staff who will search for the right vehicle if not found here."

CarGurus - 5 Stars

10-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Great - on top of things -Stan was very informative of the car I was interested in"

Cars.com - 5 Stars

10-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Fast, quick and never met nicer people to deal with. I don't believe I will go anywhere else."

Dealer Rater - 5 Stars

10-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Best sales and service at Joe Cotton Ford. Best Ford dealership to buy a new or used car. Best price and best service. Employees are all great."

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If you're looking for a work truck or work van that works as hard as you do, you want a Built Ford Tough Commercial Vehicle. From Ford vans to passenger wagons to pickups and cutaways, we have a tough and rugged vehicle that can meet  your needs. We are you local Chicagoland Ford Commercial Vehicle Center. We are proud to work with these industry leaders in the truck and van upfit business: Knapheide, Bay Bridge, Monroe, Auto Truck, Inlad, Regional, Supreme, and R.A. Adams to name a few.

 

We are conveniently located on Route 64 (North Ave straight out of Chicago), minutes from Interstate 355 and Route 59, between Glendale Hts and St Charles in Carol Stream. Featuring Ford Super Duty, F150, Dump Trucks, E-Series Cutaway, Transit, Transit Cutaway, Transit Crew, Flatbeds and Transit Connect, come in and see why our Joe Cotton Ford Family has been serving the Chicagoland area for over 45 years.

 

In an era of dealer groups and corporate owned dealerships, Joe Cotton Ford is proud to be a second and third generation family owned and operated Ford Dealer. We are proud of our community service, and the hassle-free easy buying experience that we offer to our small and large business customers. We know your time is very important and limited, so we respect your busy schedules and your budgets in our streamlined process at our dealership. Joe Cotton Ford strives to save you time and money. That’s why we offer several new vehicle comparison pages to assist you with your research. Our honesty and integrity are two of the main reasons our customers have chosen us for all of their automotive needs since 1974. Joe Cotton Ford has been voted one of the best places to buy and service a vehicle by readers of the Daily Herald for 6 years running. Your satisfaction is always our top priority, and you have our word on it!


Commercial Vehicle Center

Fleet Manager Jennifer Mensching
Jennifer Mensching
Fleet Manager
Employee Since: 2002

630-682-9200 Ext. 6586

Hello, my name is Jennifer Mensching and I am the fleet manager at Joe Cotton Ford in Carol Stream. I have been working at Joe Cotton Ford for 18 years. I started as their cashier and service appointment setter. Over the years, I have learned about the company and vehicles to work my way into sales. I have been selling vehicles to companies in our fleet department for the last 11 years. I have a vast knowledge of the Ford vehicle line up from Fusions up to the F750's. I have developed several relationships with upfitter companies which have a versatile range of products to fit any vehicle. Whether it is a simple shelving unit all the way up to a full body upfit, we have you covered. Regardless of whether you need 1 or 50 vehicles, from a compact car to a truck or van, I am here to get your company's transportation needs set up and on the road to keep your company moving forward and your vehicles working for you. I am here to assist you with your needs. Feel free to call or email me at anytime.
Commercial Account Manager Autumn Conn
Autumn Conn
Commercial Account Manager
Employee Since: 2008

630-682-9200 Ext. 6587

Hi, I am Autumn Conn a Commercial Account Manager at Joe Cotton Ford. As a third generation Cotton, I grew up at Joe Cotton Ford. I started as a cashier at the dealership and filled in where ever I was needed. It was not until after graduating from the University of Alabama that I came back to the dealership and found my true niche, Commercial Vehicles. I love spec'ing out trucks and helping businesses find the perfect vehicle for their budget and will get the job done. Please reach out to me if you are looking to add or change some things in your fleet of vehicles. The Work Truck industry is always changing and while your vehicles may still get the job done, there may be new ways to increase efficiency and longevity of your vehicles that I can assist you with. Taking after my mother Pam Cotton Conn, I love volunteering in the community. You can catch me at local sporting events, many association golf outings, and charity events. Please feel free to reach out to me at anytime, even if you just want to chat on the golf course.

I am here to assist you with your needs. Feel free to call or email me at anytime.