Truckman has launched a new Utility hardtop that converts the latest-generation Hilux Double Cab and Extra Cab into a mobile workshop and stores.
The new hardtop is aimed at field-based engineers undertaking off-highway activities in sectors such as gas, electricity, water, track side and telecommunications and means technicians can transport equipment and tools and then operate in off-road locations.
The hardtop creates a large-capacity space for the fitting of intelligent racking, which is accessible through a secure rear door and gull-wing side doors.
With no requirement to remove the ladder rack / bulkhead window guard on the Hilux Active model, the Utility hardtop offers the ability to carry equipment with a static weight of 100kg, which provides further carrying capacity when fitted with roof bars.
The hardtop also features a built-in electrical conduit to enable vehicle converters to install additional lights, alarms and other electrical systems.
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.”