Most utes roll straight out of the factory ready to go. Equipped with big tyres, a tray or well body and other features which make it more practical for tougher terrains and worksites.
But it isn’t until you take it on-site or off-roading that you realise you’re missing some crucial components.
First of all, there’s no secure storage to put all your tools in. Secondly, there’s no front end protection. There’s also nowhere to safely secure a ladder.
Other than being able to load up the ute with all your work essentials and materials, it doesn’t seem very practical, not at the moment anyway.
However, there are some tricks of the trade to help you get more out of your work ute.
Here are 3 must-have accessories to upgrade your work ute from a grocery-carrier to an off-road worksite beast.
1. Transport materials easier with a Steel Ute Tray
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting a brand new ute for work. Mint paint job, immaculate well body and shiny new rims which are yet to be scratched.
Now take a moment to imagine your first time taking it on-site and the first thing you have to do is load it up with power tools, bricks, timber and other rough materials. You either load up it slow as hell so you don’t damage the well body — probably still get damaged — or you invest in a heavy duty steel tray.
Tough worksites demand endurance, durability and the strength and hardness to withstand tools, supplies and materials getting tossed in the back.
Steel ute trays have been designed to withstand worksite abuse and are perfect for not only transporting rough materials and carrying all your work tools, but also camping and off-roading gear on the weekends.
They are also highly customisable and can be painted in any base colour or a metallic finish to match the existing colour of your rig.
Tradies and people who work in the construction industry usually require additional space for work supplies and tools.
One of the largest benefits of having a steel ute tray is being able to customise them and installing a trundle tray/drawer.
Trundle trays improve workflow by enabling you to organise your work tools and items more efficiently. You can separate various types of tools and supplies into different drawers, meaning you’ll always be able to find what you need in the right place.
This saves you precious time, especially when you’re on site and need to find a specific tool without rummaging through a mess of tools.
They are also an excellent addition for off-roading and organise camping equipment on the weekends.
3. Protect your equipment with a Canopy
Canopies offer an additional layer of protection and security for your work vehicle, as well as camping equipment when off-roading, camping or touring.
They are available in a range of materials including steel, composite construction and soft top and are completely customisable. Choose from a matching colour to how you’d like to access your tray such as having fixed, sliding or lift-up windows.
If your job requires frequent access to your ute tray, lift-up windows are generally preferred for easier access.
Canopies provide protection for your tools and equipment from the elements with a locking system, ensuring they are kept dry, safe and clean when traveling on-site and to remote areas.
They are also fairly versatile and allow you to strap things down on top such as kayaks and other large objects.
Keep up with the demands of your lifestyle
When it comes to getting the most out of your work ute, Perth 4WD Centre is here to help you meet the demands of your lifestyle.
We provide reconditioned and brand new customised steel drop-side ute trays with trundle drawers, painted & installed for a wide variety of 4×4 makes and models including, Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Toyota LandCruiser, Nissan Navara and most other utes.
For strength and toughness, endurance and durability you can rely on Perth 4WD Centre’s heavy-duty steel ute trays.