When it comes to the subject of Ute vehicles, there are three main types of Ute toolboxes out there, and they are under or overhangs, jacks and tool chests. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Not only are the cheapest tool boxes usually made of cheap metal and plastic, but there are usually very limited options in terms of style and storage capacity. In addition, overhangs and jack racks are often difficult to open and close because the angles are awkward and the framework weakens when used in that manner.
Different kinds of Ute toolbox come in a variety of shapes, sizes, configurations and even with different opening (i.e. one-door, two-door, four-door, eight-door, etc.) and the option between an under box tool box, which sits in or on the Ute’s tray, or a tray tool box, which is a convenient piece of furniture that wraps around the Ute and helps you organize your items while providing extra surfaces for easy access. If you plan to mount a Ute chest in your garage, you’ll need to choose one of these two different styles to go with the Ute chest, so make sure you know the model number and the size of your Ute before making a choice.
Under-tray tool boxes are generally easier to access than tray-style tool boxes, because the Ute’s rear opens inwards and becomes a simple cube for storing things. The downside to this is that the contents of the Ute are now visible, although it is easily covered with packaging tape. Ute tool boxes with one-piece doors are also convenient and very economical, as they are able to fit into any type of Ute. Overall, acute chest will last a long time if it is well maintained, has the appropriate under-tray compartments and is equipped with a sturdy, efficient lid that can be locked or left open for full access to your most important tools.