Stock truck boxes can be functional, but they tend to offer a limited amount of gear storage space. With custom built aluminium storage, you can have plenty of room for materials and tools. Aside from that, you will be able to retain the use of your truck bed floor.
It is important that you protect your tools when you are travelling. When you have customised aluminium storage for your truck, you will enjoy a good level of security for the tools, equipment and materials you need to transport. You can have storage space that is specifically built to cater to your needs and requirements.
Custom Aluminium Storage Items to Choose from
- Tool Boxes
If you have a customised tool box, you will be able to efficiently carry and organise all of your gear. Your aluminium tool box can be mounted in a way that allows you to maximise your truck space. It can provide secure storage from the harsh elements, potential thieves and weather conditions.
- UTE Canopy
The time might come when work would require you to bring so many materials and equipment that are too many for your tool box to handle. In this case, it would be a wise choice to consider mounting a truck canopy. UTE canopies are efficient in increasing your storage capacity and the security of your truck bed. Essentially, you will be transforming your entire truck bed into a single, effectively organised storage compartment.
- Service Body
One of the most efficient ways to optimise your light-duty UTE is to install a service body. With a service body, you will be able to significantly increase the capacity of your street side compartments and bed storage compartments. You will be able to conveniently grab necessary tools right from the street, greatly improving your job site productivity.
- Flat Deck
Depending on the type of work you do, a truck flat deck might be exactly what you’d need. There’s a limit on the size of the items you want to carry when you have a pickup bed. On the other hand, with a customised flat deck, you can carry larger items and safely transport them as long as you securely strap them down. You will be able to conveniently move equipment like garden tractors on your flat deck.
- Welding Deck
If you are a professional welder who frequently takes their work on the road, you can greatly benefit from a customised welding deck. You can use your own personal way of setting up your equipment and tools. With a custom-built welding deck, you will be able to achieve just that.
Why Use Aluminium for your Truck Storage
At KP Fabrication & Welding, we use aluminium in custom designing and building storage accessories for trucks and there are many good reasons why. For one, this material that abundantly and naturally occurs in nature. It almost never runs out because about 8% of the earth’s crust is composed of aluminium in various forms of minerals.
Aside from that, this material is recyclable. This means that it can be refurbished and reused for different applications countless times. Compared to other materials, aluminium does not lose its unique properties over the course of time. You can rest easy knowing that your custom aluminium storage will remain sturdy for a long time.
The chemical, physical and mechanical composition of aluminium is quite similar to that of copper, lead, brass, zinc or titanium. Like these materials, aluminium can be cast, melted, formed and machined. It is a suitable alternative to steel as it can be fabricated using the same equipment and methods.
Aluminium is also distinctly strong. Despite being lightweight, it still offers reliable durability and strength. This is the reason why aluminium is ideal for building ladders, ramps, gangways and storage boxes, among others. Weighing about a fraction of steel, this is considered to be a very light metal. As such, aluminium accessories reduce energy consumption and dead weight for vehicles. At the same time, it allows you to increase your truck’s load capacity.
Custom aluminium storage allows trucks to efficiently transport heavy materials regularly. The strength of this material can be used in different applications. Its allow composition can be modified to mimic that of other metals. It can take extra reinforcement for optimum strength, making it suitable for equipment and applications that require strong metals.
Another great quality of aluminium is its resistance to corrosion. Its naturally occurring oxide coating protects it from the elements. This protective layer can be enhanced through various surface treatments, including painting, anodising or lacquering.
Maximise the Benefits of Using Custom Aluminium Storage
Here at KP Fabrication & Welding, we custom build our tool boxes to be airtight and watertight. This means that the items you store inside them will remain protected from the elements. You can also expect them to last for a long time because they are designed and have been tested to withstand the harsh weather conditions of Australia.
The other advantage of customising your truck storage is how you can configure it according to your needs. For instance, you can request more shelving or storage bins for your small tools. In this way, you can efficiently organise your items and conveniently access them when you need them.
So, whether you need custom-built aluminium tool boxes, UTE canopies or other truck storage solution, do not hesitate to give KP Fabrication & Welding a call.
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