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How to choose the right tool box for your UTE

How to choose the right tool box for your UTE

There are a lot of tool boxes that can be fitted in your UTE (utility vehicle) on the market these days, and it can be tough to decide which one is right for you. Here are some tips to help you choose the right tool box for your vehicle.

Consider the size of your UTE tray (pickup truck bed). You'll want to make sure that the tool box you choose is the right size for your vehicle. Otherwise, it could end up taking up too much space or not fitting properly.

Think about what you'll be using the tool box for. If you're only going to be using it for occasional trips to the hardware store, then a small tool box might be all you need. But if you're planning on using it for more serious projects, then you'll need a larger tool box in your UTE that can accommodate more tools.

UTE Canopy

This article was written by an Australian writer, so if you are in Australia, you probably are familiar with the terms UTE, canopy, and other terminology in this article. However, if you are not in Australia, you might scratch your head when you read some of these terms. So we believe it is important to explain the terminology used in this article and what we are talking about.

A UTE canopy is a type of vehicle accessory that can be attached to the back of a pickup truck (utility vehicle). It's essentially an aluminum roof that provides protection from weather elements, and it can come in a variety of different styles and sizes. Some canopies are designed to be used as a tool carrier for tradies (tradesmen), while others are meant for recreational use, such as camping or fishing. No matter what you plan to use your canopy for, there's sure to be one that's right for you.

Aluminum Canopy

As mentioned before, UTE canopies are made of aluminum. We suggest to stay away from any utility vehicle canopy made of a different material. As this accessory will be exposed to weather, it has to be rust-proof. Also, it has to be light enough, as you don't want to increase the vehicle fuel consumption because it is carrying a heavy canopy. Good canopies are made of aluminum and that is it.

Why use a canopy

An UTE (pickup truck) canopy can provide a number of benefits for those who own an UTE. First, it can provide shelter from the sun and rain, which can be very helpful during the summer months or in rainy climates. Second, it can protect the vehicle tray from damage, which can be important if you transport heavy or expensive items in your truck bed. Finally, a canopy can also provide some privacy for your truck when you're parked in public areas.

How to improve the UTE canopy

An UTE canopy itself will provide protection to the UTE tray from the weather elements. However, there are different way to improve the usage of a UTE canopy by adding a canopy tool box. These can cover the whole vehicle tray space or just part of it. The idea is to create different compartments for the canopy, so you can carry tools, equipment, fishing or camping gear, or whatever you need to transport in your vehicle.

Who should use a canopy tool box

Canopy tool boxes can be used by anyone who owns a UTE (utility vehicle). This type of tool box is perfect for tradies (tradesmen), as it can be used to store tools and equipment. But they can also be used by recreational users, such as campers or fishermen, to store their gear. So no matter what you plan to use your UTE for, a canopy tool box can be a great option.

Half canopy tool box

You don't need to convert the whole UTE tray into a canopy tool box. You can just use part of it. In that case, it is a half-canopy tool box. This is particularly good for people who don't carry a large number of tools and equipment in their vehicles.

Under Tray Tool Boxes

If you don't want to compromise the space in your UTE tray and still want to have a way to transport gear in your vehicle safely and protected from weather conditions, you can add an under tray tool box in your vehicle.

Obviously, the capacity is relatively reduced compared to a full or even half-size canopy tool box, but if you don't carry many tools, this might be just what you need. On the other hand, if you carry too many tools and equipment that a full-size canopy tool box isn't enough, you can add under-tray tool boxes to add more storage capacity in your vehicle.

Full-size canopy tool box

This type of canopy tool box takes up the whole space available in your UTE. Because not vehicle measures the same, most full-size canopy tool boxes are custom-made. This is a great way to get the canopy tool box to maximize its capacity.

Full-size canopy tool boxes are generally used by tradies, who work on different sizes and need a large number of tools to get the job done.

It's not only about space. Full-size canopy tool boxes will come with drawers, shelves, and different compartments to store different sizes of equipment. So you can carry the gear in an organized way, making sure it's not going to be damaged in transit.

UTE Tool Boxes for Sale

At TecnoTools we are always honest with our customers and readers. We are not specialized in UTE tool boxes. However, we do supply standard UTE canopy tool boxes to the Australian market.

While we cannot offer custom-made canopy tool boxes, we have a comprehensive range of half-size canopy tool box, under tray tool boxes and generator tool boxes to suit tradies, campers, and DIY hobbyists.

All the specs and dimensions of our UTE tool boxes are clearly detailed on our website. However, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us by phone, email, or online chatting. We are here to help.

Final Words

An UTE out of the factory doesn't utilize all its potential. An UTE canopy, especially if it is fitted with a canopy tool box can add great value to your vehicle. Do your research and find out the features that are relevant to you. Take into consideration the material of construction and the quality of the canopy tool box.

Don't get convinced the custom-made tool boxes are the best option, as even though they will fit your vehicle perfectly, they are very expensive compared to standard made canopy tool boxes.

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