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New hardtop converts Hilux into mobile workshop

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 Utility hardtop can carry equipment with a static weight of 100kg.

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.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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