Ladder Rack Pictures
There are several types of ladder racks in the industry today. When you look at your options for a ladder rack, you can pick a truck rack, van rack or even a trailer or box truck rack to carry all of your equipment that is too big for the bed of your truck. Painters and Contractors may need a full length truck rack while flooring installers hauling carpet may only need a standard pickup truck rack to get their job done right.
Picking out the appropriate ladder truck rack depends 100% on what you intend to use it for. If you are only hauling 1 ladder and barely use it, a weekend rack or half rack might be all you need. If you are carrying a crew of painters to a job with 4 + Ladders, then a full length might be what you need to support your equipment. When deciding on a ladder rack for your vehicle you should look at a few features to make sure you are getting a good piece of equipment. It should not raise the overall height of you vehicle very much, should not weight your vehicle down, and should be made of a rust proof material to prevent weathering. Aluminum truck racks are your best choice due to their low weight and inability to rust. Aluminum racks take powder coat paint easily and can be customized to meet your needs very easily.
Your Truck Ladder rack should have features that suit your industry. For instance, if you are carrying carpet a few hundred miles to a customer you wouldn’t want them rolling side to side on your rack. All you need are a few tie down cleats and ratchet straps mounted to the rails and you are good to go. If you need to support more weight, then a few extra crossbars to your ladder rack may do the trick.
By John A Keller
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