There are any number of situations in which a person might find themselves in need of a way to transport a variety of tools and equipment on a regular basis. This is particularly true for people who work in fields such as electrical contracting, plumbing installation and repairs, various forms of construction, farming, and commercial or residential painting. Utility vehicles provide such a method with the added benefit of being easily customized.
These vehicles are actually modified trucks that are designed to make it more efficient and easier for people too carry the necessary equipment they need for jobs that require mobility. There is a huge variety of accessories that can be added to them in order to customize their functionality. A person need add only those that items that they will find beneficial to their particular purpose.
The entire customizing process begins with the tray, also known as the cargo space. On a utility vehicle, it replaces the traditional pickup bed with a flat surface that sits above the wheels instead of between them. This maximizes the area on which one may add additional accessories, or transport materials.
Quite often, a person may choose to add siding and a tailgate to their tray, which can be dropped down for easier access. The raised elevation provides a more ergonomic way of putting items onto and off of the truck because an individual need not do excessive lifting to get equipment out. It also allows for one to customize the underside with additional storage space, if so desired.
Tool boxes are practically a must on any utility vehicle. They come in so many different styles and sizes that there is something to suit most any need an individual might have for this sort of accessory. Typically, these items are installed directly onto the tray, up against the cab of the truck, for ease of access, stability during transport, and security against theft.
As not every business has the same requirements for their equipment, there are a lot of variations on tool box styles. Lids may be designed to lift from the front or from the sides, and there could be multiple tiers of drawers. Some models even provide small cabinet spaces for power tools or mid-sized item.
Another way to add storage to the tray is to install drawers on the underside of it. This is possible due to the fact that it is lifted above the wheel wells, leaving the area normally occupied by the truck bed available for these accessories. They are perfect for storing tools, wiring, fittings, and other smaller items, providing easy access when necessary, and security through either hinge or built in locks when not in use.
Ute ladder racks are innovative accessories that provide yet another level of storage area on the truck. These items are bolted directly onto the tray and allow for longer equipment or materials to be carried over the cab and cargo space. They are available and multiple heights to accommodate various types of professional requirements.