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Field-Based Engineers Can Transform the New Generation Toyota Hilux into Mobile Workshop and Stores with New Truckman Utility Top

Truckman Utility Hilux Mk8Truckman, the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of hardtops and 4x4 accessories, has expanded its Utility hardtop range with new British-built models for the new generation Toyota Hilux Double Cab and Extra Cab.

Designed and built in the West Midlands, the Utility hardtop converts the Hilux truck bed into a mobile workshop and stores ideal for field-based engineers undertaking off-highway activities in sectors such as gas, electricity, water, track side and telecommunications.

Creating a large-capacity space for the fitting of intelligent racking, which is accessible through a secure rear door and gull-wing side doors, technicians can transport equipment and tools and then operate in off-road locations.

With no requirement to remove the ladder rack / bulkhead window guard on the Hilux Active model, the Utility hardtop has significant roof strength with the ability to carry equipment with a static weight of 100kg, which provides further carrying capacity when fitted with roof bars.

To allow vehicle converters to install additional lights, alarms and other electrical systems, the Utility hardtop has a built-in electrical conduit. It is also simple to maintain, with its gel white, high-gloss finish and wash-clean interior. If required, the tops can be colour coded painted to the vehicle colour.

Building on Truckman’s pedigree for producing highly-practical, secure and robust hardtops, the Utility hardtop has become the accessory of choice for industries operating in off-road difficult conditions away from a workshop environment.

Mike Wheeler, Executive Chairman at Truckman, said: “With an ever-increasing need in the utility sectors to deliver quick-response maintenance and repairs, the Utility Top has proven to be an ideal solution for fleet managers and field-based engineers. The ability to not only transport kit and equipment to remote locations, but operate a mobile workshop and stores has become a real advantage to industry.

“The new models for the Mk8 Double Cab and Extra Cab Hilux are the latest in a line of innovative, British-designed and built Truckman hardtops, which have revolutionised the way pick-up trucks are utilised in a wide-cross section of industries.

“We have invested in consistently developing new design and production capabilities to ensure the hardtops we produce meet and exceed the challenges of tough working environments, which is reflected in the robust and secure Truckman Utility hardtop.”

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