We Specialise In Steel Ute Trays

Steel ute trays are tougher and last longer, and we weld them on to your ute or truck, ensuring strength and longevity.

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We Specialise In Steel Ute Trays

Ute Trays & Accessories

Whatever your needs, we can manufacture and fit underbody toolboxes and drawers to your custom specifications.

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Ute Trays & Accessories

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Does it actually exist?

It is certainly something that Dubbo City Welding Works has put a lot of hard work into proving that it CAN be achieved. A tradesman's work vehicle has to be many things over the span of its life... Aside from the obvious, as a means of transport from one site to another, the work "truck" has to provide comfort, security, and great performance. It must also be tough, look great, and have suitable load-carrying capacity and affordability right from the start.

It must function as an equipment and tools storage facility, a portable workshop/workbench, and be able to remove or retrieve heavy loads with ease and safety. Simply put, some days the work ute becomes a "Tradies Best Mate".

On top of all that, it has to be user-friendly and provide ease of use and functionality with a primary focus at all times on safety. On the weekends, the work truck often turns into a family vehicle, either towing the boat or van, carrying all the camping equipment, or actually becoming a bed in the bush for fishing weekends away.

There are many options to make your work ute or truck into a fabulous, tough, and integral part of your life. Why not give Neil a call to discuss what you require from your work ute.

Specification on UTE Steel Tray

At Dubbo City Welding Works, we understand that the backbone of a tradesman's vehicle is its steel ute tray. Our trays are not just any trays; they are custom-designed to meet the rigorous demands of your daily work. Each tray is crafted from high-quality steel, ensuring durability and longevity. The strength of our steel trays comes from meticulous welding, which binds them securely to your ute or truck. This process guarantees that your tray will withstand the toughest conditions and heavy loads without faltering.

Our steel ute trays are designed with functionality in mind. They feature a non-slip surface and are built to accommodate a range of accessories and tools. Whether you need under-tray drawers, ladder racks or tie-down points, our trays can be customised to suit your specific needs. We prioritise safety and ease of use, ensuring that every tray provides the perfect balance between robustness and user-friendliness.

Types of UTE Steel Tray we offer

Dubbo City Welding Works offers a diverse range of steel ute trays to cater to various needs and preferences. Whether you own a Toyota Landcruiser, Nissan Patrol, Mazda BT50 or any other vehicle, we have a tray that will fit perfectly. Our range includes:

  • Standard Steel Trays: Ideal for those who need a reliable and sturdy platform for their everyday work. These trays are designed to provide a balance between weight and durability, making them perfect for general use.
  • Custom-Designed Trays: For those who require specific features or dimensions, our custom-designed trays are the perfect solution. We work closely with you to understand your needs and deliver a tray that meets all your requirements.
  • Heavy-Duty Trays: Built for the toughest jobs and heaviest loads, our heavy-duty trays are the choice for professionals who need the utmost strength and durability.

Each type of tray we offer comes with a range of customisation options. From toolboxes and drawers to canopy fittings and water tanks, we ensure that your steel ute tray is equipped to handle whatever your workday throws at it.

Caring And Maintenance Of UTE Trays And Toolboxes To Prolong Its Lifespan

Ensuring the longevity of your custom steel ute tray and toolbox begins with regular care and maintenance. At Dubbo City Welding Works, we understand that your ute tray is more than just a vehicle accessory; it’s an investment in your trade and transport needs. By adopting a proactive approach to maintenance, you can significantly extend the lifespan of your steel ute tray, preserving its functionality and appearance.

Regular Inspection And Immediate Attention To Damage

Frequent inspections are key to identifying any signs of wear, corrosion or damage. Pay special attention to welding joints, corners and any areas of high stress. Early detection of issues allows for timely repairs, preventing minor damages from escalating into costly problems. Custom steel ute tray manufacturers, including our team at Dubbo City Welding Works, advocate for immediate attention to any structural damage to maintain the integrity of your ute tray.

Cleaning And Protective Measures

Routine cleaning maintains the aesthetic appeal of your steel ute tray and wards off rust and corrosion. Utilise a mild detergent and water for general cleaning, ensuring you rinse thoroughly to remove any soap residue. For enhanced protection, apply a high-quality, automotive-grade wax or sealant to steel surfaces. This extra layer adds shine and repels water and dirt, offering defence against the elements.

Ideal Cleaning Tools For Caring and Maintenance

Selecting the right cleaning tools is as crucial as the cleaning process itself. Avoid abrasive brushes or scourers that can scratch the steel surface. Instead, use soft cloths or sponges and a gentle brush for tougher dirt. High-pressure washers can be effective for removing dirt and grime. Use them cautiously to avoid damaging protective coatings or sealants.

Specialty Products for Tough Stains

For stubborn stains or build-up, specialty cleaning products designed for steel can be employed. Ensure these products are suitable for automotive paints and finishes to avoid unintentional damage. Test the product on a small, inconspicuous area before applying it to more significant sections.

Emphasis on Gentle Care

The emphasis on gentle care must be balanced. Harsh chemicals and abrasive tools can do more harm than good, compromising the steel’s integrity and appearance. Always follow the recommendations of steel ute tray manufacturers for specific care instructions and approved products.

At Dubbo City Welding Works, our commitment to quality extends beyond the manufacturing process. We provide detailed guidance on maintaining your custom steel ute tray, ensuring it serves you efficiently for years. Whether you’re a professional tradesperson or a weekend adventurer, proper care and maintenance of your ute tray and toolbox can significantly impact their longevity and performance.


What makes our steel ute trays stand out in terms of durability and strength?

At Dubbo City Welding Works, we pride ourselves on the toughness and longevity of our steel ute trays. Our trays are crafted from high-quality steel, ensuring superior strength and durability. We meticulously weld each tray onto your ute or truck, guaranteeing a robust and reliable build. This makes our steel trays ideal for enduring the demands of both rugged job sites and challenging terrains.

How do our trays cater to the diverse needs of a tradesman's vehicle?

Understanding the multifaceted role of a tradesman's vehicle, we design our trays to be highly versatile. They serve not just as transport but as secure storage for tools and a mobile workshop and facilitate easy and safe handling of heavy loads. Our aim is to create a 'Tradies Best Mate' – a vehicle that is comfortable, secure, high-performing and adaptable for both work and family use.

Are there customisation options available for our steel ute trays and service bodies?

Yes, we offer a wide range of customisation options. Whether it's selecting toolboxes, canopies, roller drawers, rubber matsbuilders racks or adding tippers and cranes, we can tailor your steel ute tray or service body to suit your specific trade and lifestyle needs. Our goal is to ensure your vehicle is not just a tool but a tailored solution for your work and life.

How does UTE care vary with different seasons?

Seasonal changes demand different care strategies for your ute tray. In the summer, protecting your tray from prolonged sun exposure is important to prevent paint fading and metal warping. A protective cover or parking in the shade can mitigate these risks. During the winter, salt used on roads can accelerate rust formation. Regular cleaning to remove salt residue and applying rust protection treatments can help maintain your tray’s condition. Ensuring proper drainage in your ute tray and toolboxes in wet seasons will prevent water accumulation and subsequent rusting.

How does maintaining my UTE tray prolong my vehicle’s overall value?

Maintaining your ute tray in top condition not only enhances the appearance of your vehicle but also contributes to its resale value. A well-cared-for ute tray and toolbox indicate responsible ownership, making your vehicle more attractive to potential buyers. Regular maintenance prevents rust and other damage that can be costly to repair, ensuring your ute remains a valuable asset.

What are the best practices for long-term UTE tray and toolbox maintenance?

For long-term maintenance, regular inspections and cleaning are key. Use appropriate cleaning tools and solutions to avoid damaging the steel surface. Protect your ute tray from harsh environmental conditions with covers or by parking in sheltered areas. Apply protective coatings periodically to fend off rust and corrosion. Finally, address any signs of wear or damage immediately to prevent further deterioration