NZ4WD Magazine 2019

NZ4WD Magazine 2019

Sleek, robust, loadrated ‘Hard Lids’

Sleek, robust, loadrated ‘Hard Lids’ are fast becoming the preferred traycovering/ securing option for utility owners, with Hamiltonbased manufacturer MAC Ute Accessories one of the key players.

With their clean lines, industry-leading, black powder-coated four mm chequer plate aluminium construction and distinctive MAC UTES-branded, anti-theft handles, the company’s Hard Lids are certainly not hard to spot; particularly now that they are becoming so popular.

The company offers a range of tough, lockable, weatherproof, load-rated (from 100 to 300kgs) Hard Lids from the MAC100 built specifically for Volkswagen’s distinctive sailplaneequipped Amarok Aventura (and soon to be available for the Z71 Colorado), to the MAC230F and MAC230FR (the latter for utes fitted with factory sports bars) and the key player in their range – the MAC300.

There’s a MAC Hard Lid for the vast majority of current Double Cab ute models, from 2015 and newer Toyota Hiluxes, Mitsubishi Tritons and Nissan Navaras, 2012 and newer Ford Rangers and Mazda BT50s, 2014 and newer Holden Colorados, 2016 and newer Isuzu D-Maxes, to the Foton Tunland and new Mercedes- Benz X-Class; they even cater for the latest plussize US models like the RAM1500 and 2500 and Chevrolet Silverados.

Which one id for you?

Working out which one is for you could hardly be easier, either.

The MAC100 and MAC230F/FR hard lids have completely flat surfaces on which you can work, or carry loads of up to 100kgs (the MAC100), 150kg (either MAC230F or 230FR model), or 300kg (the MAC300).

The MAC300 is the ‘Big Daddy’ of the current line-up, and though completely flat like the others, it has a load rating of 300kgs and is super tough making it the highest load rated Lid available in the NZ market, and comes complete with integrated side rails with four tie-down points running along each side. This is a patent pending feature of this lid which makes it a stand out in the Ute lid market.

Closer inspection of any MAC Utes Hard Lid also reveals a host of other clever details; like the silky smooth, lid edges which are hand-sanded pre powder coat so there is no need for any glue-on trim pieces, the no-drill, quick-release stainless steel sub frame and clamping system, single central handle for easy locking/unlocking of the lid plus comprehensive range of accessories.

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