Alloy tray "V' Steel tray

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 14, 2007 at 20:45
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About to purchase a new Patrol 4.2 ST Ute during Nissans run out sale and have to decide on type of tray, alloy or steel.
Got a steel tray on the old Patrol but starting to rust and needs replacing (tray that is) I realise there is an obvious weight difference, but are there any pitfalls in either to be aware of or is just a matter of personal preference?
Cheers Ray
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Reply By: Member - 120scruiser (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 14, 2007 at 21:30

Thursday, Jun 14, 2007 at 21:30
Other than the weight I think its personal preference.
I would go for steel but it doesn't matter.

Steel is heavier but easier to add to, modify and repair also stronger.
Alloy is lighter but more than likely not as strong.

Either way I don't think it matters.

Just my opinions
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Reply By: goingplatinumcomau - Thursday, Jun 14, 2007 at 22:50

Thursday, Jun 14, 2007 at 22:50
Hi Poppy

I have seen alloy trays get a hard time and they stand up to it just go to yellow pages and let your fingers do the walking and go to a few places and see what they do .
Be carefull of dealers alloy trays as they put there mark up on them.

Just wondering what was the best price you got on the 4.2 liter run out ??

regards John
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Follow Up By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Friday, Jun 15, 2007 at 11:57

Friday, Jun 15, 2007 at 11:57
Hi John
$49,499 with alloy tray, bull bar, spotties, tow bar, tinted windows and all on road costs but that is with an ABN
Cheers Ray
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Reply By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Friday, Jun 15, 2007 at 00:53

Friday, Jun 15, 2007 at 00:53
I have only had alloy trays on my utes and I carry excavator buckets on the back of the ute...... Only had 1 ding but I was not operating the machine to get the buckets on....
I am in the proscess of designing a new tray for my next ute (Toyota cab chassis) it will certainly be an alloy tray as it is lighter and does not rust so as to make the resale heaps better.
My 03 hilux that is sitting out in the backyard looks very new
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Follow Up By: goingplatinumcomau - Friday, Jun 15, 2007 at 19:17

Friday, Jun 15, 2007 at 19:17
Hi Poppy

For the new alloy floor ask them to use the same as say a toyota Dyna or like a Diahatsu Delta there much more solid built and can be used on a ute.

The Reason you see steel trays on utes out west is the Kngaroo shooters can only use steel when selling to the abbators for human consumption.

Regards John
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Reply By: Member - Brian H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 15, 2007 at 06:55

Friday, Jun 15, 2007 at 06:55

I am considering changing from steel to alloy, I already have an alloy tray as my roof over my current steel frame and wooden floor tray, see rig pic's. My reason is to cut down on the overall weight.

That was obtained as a second which believe it or not had a water stain on the floor area, cost $450.00 mine was larger than a normal tray. No sides as I did not need them.

Send a PM and I will track down the company for you they were the manufactures :).

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Reply By: ozwasp - Sunday, Jun 17, 2007 at 02:10

Sunday, Jun 17, 2007 at 02:10
Hi Ray, I'd get a steel tray. I've got a steel tray on my Hilux and had a steel Tray on my Courier before that. I've never had an Alloy but don't think I ever would as they dent too easily - so if you actually use it for carrying items then it'll be dinged up in no time. Cheers, Will.
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