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A tool box, as the name implies, stores your tools neatly in place for convenient access while doing a handy work. As it often comes with your hard working pickup truck, the product matches your vehicle's rugged appeal with its stainless steel or aluminum construction. Establishing strength and durability for every design applications, it could hold tremendous amount of weight to accommodate all sorts of tools even heavy and huge ones. To economize and maximize space, tool boxes have compartments to separate specific types of tools for convenience in organization. Overall, it makes a great valued investment in keeping your precious maintenance and working tools isolated from grimes, dirt, and moisture that commonly induces corrosion. Typically placed or attached at your truck bed or cab, a tool box is actually an aluminum or steel chest. Available in all forms of for sided shapes, its beveled edge is heavily reinforced with large pan-style bolsters. It has a gas spring lids which keeps the cover that keeps the lid up for convenient access. It has aluminum inner sides and stainless steel paddle for long term durability and reliable service. It prevents water or moisture intrusion which may damage and corrode the tools. With tight moisture resistant seal or weather-stripping, its leak proof paddle prevents water from entering through the handle and lids. Concept tool boxes are available for specific pickup applications. With a heavy duty tool box, your valuable tools and equipment will be secured and be kept in an organized manner. The product may also be considered as an additional truck bed storage perfect for fragile and important cargo or equipment. Its strength and rigidity could carry over 1,000 lbs load on top giving you full use of the space it occupies as well as the headboard to tailgate and bed rails. For convenient online tool box shopping, visit our site for we carry wide selections of tool box design applications perfect for your hard working ride. Click on our online catalog and browse the right box that accommodates your tools best.
Maximize Your Cargo Space with a Truck Toolbox
Utility best defines the purpose of a pickup truck; and the open, rear cargo area best describes it. Lumber, steel pipes, food crates, or just about anything that fits on the bed can be easily transported using a pickup. However, it lacks a personal storage compartment unlike a car's trunk space. Well, worry no more. This guide will share things you need to know about a truck toolbox, and how it can add more utility to your pickup.
How much space does a truck toolbox occupy?The answer to that question will depend on the style of toolbox you need. There are various types you can check below if you want to go for either function or accessibility.
- Chest This type of toolbox is placed entirely inside the truck bed, and is functional even with the Tonneau cover.
- Crossover Located close to the rear window, the crossover type is supported by the cargo on both sides. It designed with ether single or multiple lids. The crossover type is not advisable for trucks with Tonneau cover and it may need to be bolted down to the bed.
- Hitch A toolbox supported by a beam, and attached to the back of the vehicle. It doesn't take any space on the cargo area.
- Rear/ Trailer/ Tailgate Located at the rear, this toolbox slides out when the tailgate is opened. It can also function as an extra workspace. This kind of toolbox may need to be bolted on the tailgate.
- Side Placed along the side of the cargo, the Side type can either be on the left, right, or both sides. This is very accessible and easy to reach. It may come with compartments and drawers.
- Sliding The sliding toolbox is secured with a sliding rail system mounted either on the side on the bed. It may also extend farther than the tailgate. This type is good for transfer of different materials with different compartments.
What features does a truck toolbox offer?
Check the truck toolbox for lids, locks, drawers, and compartments. You definitely need to visualize the things that will be placed in it. Otherwise, you'll only give yourself a hard time trying to fit everything in.
How difficult is it to install a truck toolbox?
That will depend on the type of truck toolbox you want because some toolboxes may require drilling; but with the right set of tools, a handyman can easily handle the job.
Increase Storage Capacity in Easy Steps with a Truck Toolbox
Since most pick-up trucks are designed without a closed compartment or a trunk, the best way to go is to install a canopy, a Tonneau cover, or an even easier addition is to have a Truck Toolbox. This will secure your work equipment or personal items. In this portion, you will learn how to install a truck tool box on the bed of your truck in just a few easy steps.
The type of truck tool box used is a crossover toolbox.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Tools you'll need:
- Nuts and washers
- Rubber plugs
- J bolts
- New truck toolbox
Step 1: Park your vehicle on a level surface, and engage the parking brake.
Step 2: Inspect the truck toolbox and look for the list of items included. Check if the items are complete, and in good condition.
Step 3: Fit all the rubber plugs into their designated holes inside the toolbox.
Step 4: Insert one j-bolt upward through the rubber plug, and slide in the washer. Use the wrench to attach the nut afterwards. Do this for all the j-bolts and rubber plugs.
Step 5: Open the lids of your truck toolbox, and check for any constraints.
There you have it, a successful work on a truck toolbox. It should only take you 15-30 minutes to complete. On a side note, we know that your truck deserves a good treatment, that's why we included some car care tips below:
- If your cargo area has no bed cover, use rubber pad protectors on the bottom and on the sides to protect the paint.
- A toolbox made from plastic will wear faster than steel or aluminum; check its condition regularly for leaks, chips and strips.
- If necessary, avoid a toolbox that could lessen or block your rear vision to prevent accidents.