Project Build: SURVEYOR 1
A.R.E. ToolMaster / Surveyor Truck Vault Install
Surveyor 1 benefits from locking cargo management system custom-built for the professional land surveyor
by Bruce W. Smith
Having a strong four-wheel-drive truck to handle the demands of daily work in sometimes demanding environments surveyors face is high priority.
So is having a secure and organized means of cargo management.
Professional surveying equipment is sophisticated, expensive and delicate. It needs to be treated with care and protected like a professional photographer does camera equipment.
There’s also a lot
of it; tripods and bipods, theodolites to transits, GPS equipment to levels, surveying poles to planimeters.
At the same time there’re shovels, stakes, sledge hammers, brush axes, twine, roll flagging, grade rods, stakes, mag nails, safety vests, boots, and a number of other tools and gear that don’t require any special care.
Each tool has its purpose and each has a place within the surveyor’s truck.
With all that in mind, we wanted Surveyor 1 to have a cargo management system in place so the winner could unlock the bed cap and have everything they needed right at their fingertips.
Safely stored, well organized and secure.
Weldon Banks, the manager of Topper World in Gulfport, MS, did the installation.
The end result is a professional work station with a pair of locking side storage compartments in the A.R.E. ToolMaster cap.
Open the locked tailgate/Lift hatch and there’s a pair of bed-length, 70-inch long, 20-inch wide, 10-inch deep carpeted and locking slide-out drawers in the custom-made insert.
Underneath the slide-outs are a variety of bed-length, carpeted cubbies to keep those items that don’t need to be under BOLT lock-and-key that’s matched to the ram’s ignition key.
It’s the perfect fit for a land surveyor.–Pro
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