Get a tough deck on the back of your ute
With more utility vehicles going onto New Zealand roads than ever before, the challenge is to select the deck that is best suited to the user's requirements. But with so many options available, there is a danger that tradespeople, farmers and others may end up compromising the capability of their work vehicle.
“In the past, the preference by ute owners has been for traditional steel decks because they are perceived to be very strong – and indeed the steel deck we supply is one of the market leaders in this respect,” says John Frear of Best Bars.
“But most people overlook the fact that the latest alloy decks are designed and built strong enough to withstand the tough everyday usage it is likely to be subjected to around construction and other work sites. And due to their light weight they can carry heavier loads.”
Best Bars has designed a range of alloy decks that suit most one-tonne ute models and variants sold by leading vehicle manufacturers in New Zealand, from single cab models, to crew cabs and double cabs.
The alloy decks are tough and thanks to their durable, anodised finish, they won't corrode, so will keep their looks for much longer. But the main advantage is their ability to haul extra loads.