How To Choose The Best Ute Service Body 

Choosing a ute service body is not as easy at it sounds. There are so many designs and materials to choose from. And when you are faced with so many options, it can get confusing.

It is important to know what you want, what will work for your business needs and where to purchase it from. Here are some important tips to help you choose the best ute service body for you and your business. 

What Does Your Service Body Need?

1). Decide which style of canopy you need. Before you head out to purchase one, figure out which style, material, and design will fit your needs. Do you need a tool module, a partial or a full canopy?

2). Figure out the external accessories you need. There are many modular external accessories that you can choose to maximise the space, functionality and efficiency of your canopy. Some external accessories include:

  • Tow bars
  • Roof racks
  • Gas bottle restraints
  • Commercial roof bars
  • Ladder slides
  • Undertray boxes
  • Undertray roller drawers

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3). Figure out which internal accessories you need. There is a wide range of modular internal accessories that you can choose so you can plan a fit-out that will address all your needs. Some internal accessories include:

  • Rubber matting
  • Storage for parts
  • Storage and shelving kits
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Roof shelves
  • Mesh dividers
  • Load restraint track kits
  • Drawer units

4). Consider the electrical accessories you need. Choosing the right electrical accessories is key when configuring the design that best suits your needs.

Choose reliable electrical accessories that will improve and elevate the practicality and function of your ute canopy. Some electrical accessories may include:

  • 12-240 inverters
  • Work lights
  • Dual battery systems
  • Safety cameras
  • Emergency lighting
  • Light lock and go kits
  • Other civil compliance

5). Choose a canopy that is made of lightweight but durable materials as a heavy canopy adds weight to your ute. The weight of the canopy and the extra load from the equipment, tools, and parts you will put in it will only add more pressure to the ute.

Heavy loads can cause damage to the vehicle over time and will increase fuel requirements. It can also affect the ute’s efficiency over time.

6). Consider a custom-made canopy. Custom-fitting a canopy for your specific business requirements is the best option. All the storage and layout needs will be designed according to your specific requirements. 

7). Buy your ute canopy from a reliable and well-known manufacturer or dealer. Buying from a legit seller assures quality craftsmanship and service.

Ask friends who have purchased one or people with businesses similar to yours who have bought a canopy. Always do your due diligence before buying. 

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Must-have Features:

Whether you are buying a canopy for business or for camping and travel, there are key features that you can’t miss. These features will ensure your safety and will make life easier for you.

  • Durability – a canopy is supposed to be a long-term investment. Make sure that the material you choose is durable enough to survive regular wear and tear, harsh weather conditions, heavy loads, and other factors.
  • Security – you add a canopy to your ute to store and secure your items and things. Choose one that has practical features that will protect important belongings from theft, weather, etc.
  • Storage – the main reason you add a canopy of for space and storage. Plan the layout or choose one that gives you optimum space and good flow. Small spaces need a good floor plan and smart placement of storage boxes and drawers.
  • Practicality – there are many new innovative canopies today that will maximise the use of space including dual-function features, folding and pop-up technology, and many more.
  • Fuel efficiency – one installs a ute canopy for convenience and to save time and money from multiple trips. If the ute is too heavy and increases the fuel requirements of the vehicle, this can actually be counterproductive.

A ute service body needs to be sturdy enough for industrial and commercial work. It should allow you to deliver your services without any glitches and delays. Do not rush when purchasing one. Talk to your mechanic or any experts so you can get the best bang from your buck. 

At MFI Service bodies, we have a team of experts who are ready to help you find the best solution to your business needs. MFI Service Bodies ergonomic designs promote productivity and lean principles to meet and exceed safety standards.

MFI create precise computer models of all our builds prior to construction, allowing our customers to fine-tune their unique builds to meet and exceed their expectations.

Please call us today at MFI Service Bodies on 1300 634 669 or please fill out our enquiry form.