Tool boxes for utes: Which one should you buy?

Tool boxes for utes: Which one should you buy?

Tool boxes for utes designed and built by Austates.

So you’ve decided to take your ute game to the next level, and fit it out with a toolbox to make your life easier on the job, but how do you know which one to buy?

At Austates, we sell off the shelf items for all tray back ute models, as well as custom built toolboxes that house trade-specific tools or items. But which toolbox is a fit for your ute, needs and budget?

The main purpose behind fitting your ute with a toolbox is to not only neaten up your tray but to have specific locations for all of your items so that when you’re on the job, you’re saving time. You can quickly find your fittings, pliers or angle grinder, because you know it lives in the bottom left drawer on the driver’s side. How many times have you been on site and felt your stress levels increasing dramatically while you struggle to find something in your tray? Austates’ Ausbox toolboxes negate the need for extra stress by providing safe, stylish and securable toolboxes for all ute and trade types.

What are your off the shelf options?

Tool boxes for utes designed and built by Austates.

The Ausbox toolbox that you decide upon will directly rely on your line of work and the types of tools that you use on a day to day basis. Could all of your tools easily fit in one of our smooth plate aluminium boxes (1120L X 450W X 800H) or will you require a half-length ute canopy with a whopping 1770mm width? Do you prefer aluminium or do you want the rigid strength of steel? All of our off the shelf aluminium tool boxes come powder coated, to ensure they are protected via a durable, thick coating, which will outlast a paint coating. Our steel toolboxes are electrolytically galvanized to ensure they withstand the advancing efforts of rust.

Get the right size

Tool boxes for utes designed and built by Austates.

If you’re still unsure on which toolbox is best for you, we suggest grabbing a tape measure and sitting down with your bigger tools and taking some quick notes on the rough dimensions of tools that you wish to keep safe or out of the elements. This will give you an idea of which Austates toolbox is going to work best for your specific application. Don’t forget that Austates also custom builds boxes and full canopies. If you require something out of the norm, we’re more than happy to get you sorted! We love a challenge, and no job is too big for us and our welders!

Our full range of off the shelf products can be viewed here, or if you’d like to contact us directly to have a chat about pricing or any ideas for your ute that you want to throw around, feel free to phone Austates on (07) 3272 7888.