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UTE ACCESSORIES SPECIALIST BEAUT UTES HAS begun distributing a new in-vehicle storage system that is waterproof and can carry a one-tonne load.
Designed and made in the USA, Decked is a truck cargo bed storage system which raises the surface of the vehicle’s deck to create secure space underneath. It creates extra waterproof storage space for things like tools. The storage space keeps tools and equipment out of the way while at the same time, protecting them from severe weather. The newly-raised deck space can still be used as a normal truck bed and has a one-tonne load capacity.
Decked has been marketed in America for several years, but hasn’t been available for mid-size utes like the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux.
The mid-sized ute market is growing in America and the Ranger is going in there to challenge the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.
When Decked units designed to fit mid-sized utes became available, Beaut Utes took the opportunity to introduce the product to New Zealand.
Beaut Utes says Decked differs from other drawer systems because it is fully-waterproof and doesn’t need a cargo space canopy or hard lid to keep equipment out of the rain.
It’s other main difference is that up to one tonne cargo can be carried on top of it. Beaut Utes says Decked will carry the weight of a quad bike with ease.
It says Decked weighs less than 100kg, so it has minimal impact on payload.
Decked has two massive, secure, and weatherproof full cargo bed-length drawers for organising and storing.
Each drawer has a 90kg load threshold, and they have been designed to slide in and out effortlessly even when they’re loaded to full capacity.
The drawers roll on four over-sized, sealed-bearing wheels riding in dedicated channels.
Each drawer can be customized to accommodate customers’ needs by adding trays and dividers. Other extras include locks to secure expensive tools and other essentials.
There are also Core Trax 1000 tie-downs to secure bulky loads to the deck, and multiple trays and dividers for full customisation.
Beaut Utes will have Decked available from mid-february.
Us-developed Decked storage system contains two drawers and is fully waterproof.
Up to one tonne of cargo can be loaded on to the Decked storage system.