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Build Spotlight – Insight Electrical Technology

An efficient fit out will lead to less downtime and increased productivity.  This fit out, which includes our new cable roll holder, will certainly make the work day more productive for these electricians.

Vehicle

Mitsubishi Triton

Cabin

Single Cab

Bull Canopy

Bull Trade Tuff Canopy – 3 door

Build Inclusions

  • Trade Tuff Canopy with Bi-fold doors on both Driver and Passenger Side
  • Double Bay Shelving Unit mounted above and alongside Rola Case system
  • Drivers side shelving system consists of 8 shelves complete with rubber grommets to hold them in place when on corrugated / bumpy roads
  • Shelves are fully adjustable / removable and hold various plastic tubs if required (Bull can supply)
  • Additional shelving unit fitted to the front of the canopy
  • Cable roll holder (ideal for Electricians) fitted
  • Both shelving units fully interchangeable
  • Rubber mat
  • Central locking integrated with the vehicle remote
  • Reverse sensors
  • Roof rack with conduit carrier
  • Rear slide out drawer also added

To contact one of our team for help on designing your custom internal build specification, click here.

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The making of a monster…canopy that is!

While we build canopies every day of the week, building a canopy for a F Truck certainly isn’t the everyday.

With their current set up not meeting their needs, our clients approached us wanting all the features that a standard Bull Canopy provides, but just on a much bigger scale, and we were up to the challenge.

The solution was a 2 door Metro Range Canopy, with provision for two external wheel holders, built onto a tray measuring 2000mm wide x 2400 mm long.

After a lot of planning, in both our Queensland and Western Australia offices, production started and once we saw the finished tray, we could all really start to envisage the finished size of this canopy.

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The tray though, was just the foundation for what was to come.  While Tony, one of our skilled builders, isn’t the tallest in the workshop, he certainly started to look shorter during the build process.  The completed canopy measured in at 2000 mm wide  x 2450 mm long.

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Once the build was complete, it was onto paint for the next step in the process.  The canopy certainly filled the paint booth and needed enough to paint four standard canopies!  That’s more paint than it takes to paint the interior surfaces in an average lounge and dining room!

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While the scale of this build is larger than normal, the standard build features remain the same.

  • Built from 3mm aluminium
  • Fitted to chassis
  • LED tail lights and LED number plate light
  • Rope rails, mud guards and mud flaps
  • Internal seals and gutter system – guaranteed to be both water proof and dust proof
  • Unistrut channel internal and external, enables easy install and removal of options and other parts.
  • Door open safety alarms.
  • Full length side doors.
  • Universal mount system – canopy is Interchangeable on any standard size cab chassis.

Once the canopy was built, it was onto the custom designed internal fitout, which consisted of

    • 3 x 1500mm long x 607mm wide x 350mm high drawer units, some with internal partitions, fitted side by side
    • Internal lights
    • Fire extinguisher
    • High level shelf
    • Fridge Slide
    • Tie down points
    • Repositioning of existing secondary battery system and solar panels

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We think you’ll agree, the end result is something pretty awesome.

To the canopy owners we wish you many safe travels for the roads ahead.  We look forward to seeing pictures of your adventures.

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Is Your Vehicle Overweight??

Vehicle weight is an important consideration for all our clients and is essential to the safe operation of any vehicle.  Heavy fines, as well as the loss of demerit points, have been handed out to drivers of vehicles that are overloaded.

At Bull Motor Bodies, we’ve engineered our canopies with vehicle weight in mind.  By using high grade, 3mm aluminium we have been able to produce a superior canopy that is very strong and durable, but remains lightweight.

Removing a standard style side tray and replacing with a Bull Canopy can add as little as 50kg to your overall vehicle weight.  In fact, a bull canopy is comparative to the weight of a styleside tray and fiberglass canopy.

To help you work out if your vehicle is at danger of being overweight, we’ve put together some definitions that may help you.

Gross Vehicle Mass, is the maximum your vehicle can weigh when fully loaded and is specified by the vehicle manufacturer.  The GVM for your vehicle can usually be found on the on the information panel generally found in the front driver’s door opening.

Tare Mass is the total weight of an empty vehicle with standard equipment, all necessary operating consumables such as motor oil, transmission oil, coolant, air conditioning refrigerant and only 10 litres of fuel in the tank.

Kerb Mass is the same as Tare Mass, but with a full tank of fuel and without any accessories fitted, such as canopies, bull bars, etc.  i.e. your vehicle parked on the kerb with a full tank, ready to go.

Occupants are persons travelling in the vehicle and are rated, including luggage, at 136kg per person.

Occupants weight (kg) is 136kg multiplied by the maximum allowable occupants.

Payload is the maximum weight in cargo, occupants and fuel the vehicle is registered to carry as specified by the manufacturer.  When calculating payload the maximum amount of occupants must be included, i.e. for a dual cab vehicle occupants are 5 (sometimes rated as 4) so an additional 680kgs needs to be added to the payload calculator.

To calculate your Payload capacity simply deduct the Kerb Mass of your vehicle from the GVM and you are left with the weight of what can be loaded into the vehicle.

If the weight of what will be loaded into the vehicle is more than the Payload Capacity, your vehicle will be overweight and you will need to consider reducing your payload or purchasing a GVM upgrade.

Find out more about Bull canopies here.