Fitzgerald Glider Kits
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?
The benefits of a glider kit are endless; starting with the initial purchase by saving you up to 25% off MSRP on a new truck. The added savings of the fuel efficient rebuilt 12.7 Liter Detroit 60 series are very substantial with an average of 6.8 – 7.5 MPG. Less maintenance and downtime + Less maintenance costs + Less cost for fuel = more time and money for you.
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.
Our #1 Priority
Fitzgerald Truck Sales is a family owned and operated business. We treat each individual like a part of the family and take time to consider your needs and concerns. We don’t have pushy salespeople telling you what you want to hear or have fancy gimmicks to pull you in. We don’t have to! We are all working toward one goal, serving you and making your entire purchase experience as comfortable and easy as possible.
We install rebuilt Detroit 12.7 Liter 60 series engines. The Detroit engine includes a 3 Year/300,000 mile structured 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 remanufactured 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.
Our gliders come complete from the factory with remanufactured rear axle’s factory installed. They include a 3 year/300,000 mile warranty provided by the OEM vendor. This warranty is honored nationwide at any OEM authorized dealer.
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.
We require a $2,500 deposit for standard purchases and a $5,000 deposit for special orders. We do not offer in house financing, however, we do work with several finance companies. Please call or email us to request a credit application. Fill out a few short questions and return by fax to 931-901-1237. Please see the Finance section of this website.
All Fitzgerald glider kits will be titled in the state of Tennessee and you will receive a title to transfer to your state.
Trades & Buy Back Policy
We now have 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.
Gliders are shipped from the factory without the 12% FET assessment. FET may or may not be due upon completion. Ruling is 91-27 and can be found under www.irs.gov, see your tax consultant or IRS agent for clarifications.
Safe Harbor Rule – customers completed Glider Kit (purchase price, labor, parts) meets the safe harbor rule definition as provided by the Internal Revenue Service. Potential 12% savings right off the top.