Reducing vehicle weight is a constant goal.
Fuel efficiency, suspension and tire life and payload capacity can all be increased when a vehicle sheds some pounds.
To that end, American Eagle Accessories Group recently introduced a heavy-duty aluminum drawer system to its Aluminum Series product line.
“Our customers are trying to find any way they can to lighten up their work trucks and increase their payload,” says Jeff Newell, sales manager for American Eagle Accessories Group. “Reducing the weight of their truck accessories, such as the drawer systems, is one way we can help them achieve that goal. “
American Eagle’s new aluminum series heavy-duty drawer systems are designed to provide strong mobile storage while providing weight savings up to 41 percent compared to steel counterparts.
Drawers feature 500-pound capacity rated slides that are designed for rigorous work and heavy tools and other parts and equipment.
Each drawer is constructed of lightweight aluminum to offer weight savings and corrosion resistance. Non-slip draw liners add additional protection for tools and aids in drawer organization.
The heavy-duty aluminum drawer systems also offer other standard features found on all American Eagle drawers. Features include individual locking drawers that use a single-handed T-Handle, powder coated drawer fronts and removable drawers to assist in installation as well as convenience on the job. The drawer also come with dividers, a telescoping top shelf, a built-in 2-1/2 inch riser and concealed latching hardware for durability and security.
All American Eagle drawer systems are engineered and custom-made to fit the user’s work truck specifications. A drawer system measurement guide is available online to assist with proper up-fitting and ordering.
“The demands of the marketplace have driven this development for American Eagle,” says Newell. “We have taken all the well known features of our heavy-duty steel line of drawers and put them into these aluminum systems, and now we have a virtually indestructible, yet lightweight system that will meet these demands.”