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A new financial year means a new set of challenges to tackle and that was the case in July for AA Diesel, with plenty of new and exciting projects to deliver for our busy customers. One of these jobs was the installation of a custom truck tray for one of our most well-known customers onto this pristine UD truck.

The client was very specific in his requirements for the truck tray, needing to be purpose built for the transportation of charcoal with removable gates necessary for quick loading and delivery. We love working with customers who know exactly what they want and on this one we delivered, building out the custom truck tray the client wanted along with some special features to help their drivers get the job done!


Learning about each truck’s daily operations is always a key step in our process and having a client with a clear vision for what they want makes things even easier. After meeting with the customer we got to work, planning our installation for this UD Croner truck that needed to feature:

  • A 6.5mt long truck tray with three removable gates per side
  • One heavy-duty removable rear gate
  • Three under-tray tool boxes all with stainless steel lids

We were also tasked with installing a couple of special features with a 15L hand wash station requested and jumbo LED rear tail lights to be added for extra visibility. Custom features like this are our speciality and we enjoyed designing them to give the project that special touch!

building the tipping tray

As with all of our truck trays this installation included a heavy duty 125mm RHS subframe, cross bearers spaced 350mm apart to avoid bowing, a 100mm PFC coaming rail, and are pre-cambered to avoid sagging. This gives each of our clients piece of mind, knowing that our custom builds are constructed to last.

After laying down the base we got to work on the removable gates, a key part of this installation to help deliveries get done efficiently. Each side has three removable sections allowing for quick access to any material on the tray. It also features a heavy duty rear gate to prevent any transportation issues on the route.

Underneath the tray you’ll also spot three custom built tool boxes, giving workers plenty of space to store what they need to get the job done. Sitting flush and discreetly underneath the tray, these really compliment the pearl white UD Croner and give the truck that extra shine.

This UD truck now has the capacity and features required to help deliveries be made efficiently and we loved helping our client achieve this vision for this custom truck tray. Built to last, custom features and shiny as a pearl; isn’t she a beauty!

We can’t wait to jump into some more exciting jobs in August with plenty of exciting projects coming up and we’d love to hear from you if there’s a job you need done. From custom truck trays to wheelbase extensions and more, if you have something in mind for your truck please give us a call today.


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