FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Glider Kit?
A rolling glider kit is a new cab and chassis with rear axles and without an engine, transmission or accessorial parts. The standard truck we keep in stock and order is basic owner-operator and fleet specifications and can be modified.
What are the benefits?
A Glider Kit by Fitzgerald Glider Kits offers both owner operators and fleets of all sizes many benefits. The first benefit when comparing a Glider to a new/emissions truck is the cost. Purchasing a Glider Kit from us can save you up to 25% off MSRP of a new/emissions truck! By having one of our pre emission engines under the hood the value continues to show as you have a vehicle that yields less downtime, less maintenance costs and is capable of better fuel economy.
Why Buy From Us?
For over 20 years, Fitzgerald Truck Sales has been the largest glider kit dealer in the country. We have refined our production of gliders into a steady enterprise, which earned us the name of “The Glider Kit Specialist”. Our hard work has advanced us to build gliders with unbeatable performance and reliability. We constantly test new technology and products to ensure that our trucks are the ultimate choice that is unsurpassed by any competition. We offer several different types of modifications available for our trucks to accommodate you. Some modifications we offer include shortening the frame or wheelbase, custom paint options, changing tires, adding accessories or chrome, and much more.
We install rebuilt Detroit 12.7 Liter 60 series engines. The Detroit engine includes a 3 Year/300,000 mile structured warranty, we also offer several upgrades to our standard warranty. The warranties are provided by Fitzgerald Glider Kits and are honored nationwide by our vendors. Fitzgerald’s understands the importance of keeping your truck up and running and make every effort to work with your repair facility to get you back on the road. We also have our own repair facility on-site that can perform warranty repairs as well as general service repairs.
We install re-manufactured transmissions from Eaton Fuller. They include a 3YR/unlimited mileage warranty provided by Eaton Fuller. This warranty is honored nationwide at any authorized Eaton Fuller dealer.
All our gilders have factory installed rears and are covered by the manufactures warranty.
Peterbilt has a 5 year 750k mile warranty, Kenworth has a 3 year 750k mile warranty, Freightliner has a 3 year 300k warranty.
Cab & Chassis
The cab, front suspension, lights, and accessories include a 1 year / 100,000 mile nationwide warranty provided by chassis manufacture & and accepted at authorized OEM dealer. *Read warranty documents for complete and accurate account of exact parts and components included in warranty package.
When ordering a Fitzgerald Glider Kit a deposit is required on all orders, in most cases the deposit is put towards the down payment or returned to the customer. We work with many major lenders enabling us to get you the best possible finance options - we do not offer in house financing. Please call or email us to request a credit application or you can download one under the Financing tab on our website.
All Fitzgerald glider kits will be titled in the state of Tennessee and you will receive a title to transfer to your state.
We have now made getting a Fitzgerald Glider Kit even easier. We will accept most trade-ins. This is a great option for owner/operators as well as Fleets. You can keep your current truck on the road and working while we build your new truck, keeping your down time to a bare minimum.