Put functionality into every corner of your pickup
Quick Bed Unload
The Loadhandler uses a heavy-gauge poly fabric rolled onto a steel bar the length of the tailgate to easily unload cargo from the bed. A handle on the end of the roller bar brings forward the fabric and unloads the cargo as it is cranked. Fits full-size pickup beds and trailers. Price: $169.99. Contact: Loadhandler Products; (800) 580-0791; www.loadhandler.com.
Feed on the Go
Ranchers who drive a flatbed pickup will find the Tarter cube feeder ideal for portable feeding. The 4" motorized auger can be adjusted from the cab with a rope pull. A stand for regular bed mounting is available. Price: 1,200-lb., $1,457; 1,800-lb., $1,731. Contact: Tarter Farm and Ranch; (800) 733-4283; www.tarterfarmandranch.com.
Computer in the Cab
Turn your work truck into an office with a laptop stand from Jotto Desk. It offers an easy way to use your laptop computer while in the field or pasture. The adjustable two-piece stand connects under the passenger seat without drilling. The arm easily swings for driver or passenger use. Price: $340. Contact: Diversified Products; (866) 698-8103; www.jottodesk.net.
Keep It Separate
ProGrip’s Quick Lock Cargo Bar #900912 uses an adjustable 44" to 72" frame with a hand pump that extends the length 1" to 2" with each pump. This design allows you to extend the bar to the desired length of the pickup bed, then "pump" to the desired tightness for secure hold. The bar is ideal for preventing cargo from sliding around in the back of your truck or trailer. It comes fully assembled and ready to use. The handles can fold up when not in use. Price: $37.99 at many retailers. Contact: ProGrip; www.usaprogrip.com.
Store It Here
The Du-Ha Underseat Cargo Management system fits under your backseat to keep seating clear and organize your gear. Made of polyethylene, the removable cargo dividers allow a variety of configurations. Some models also act as a legal gun case. Made in the U.S.; lifetime warranty. Price: $188.96 to $277.95. Contact: Dee Zee Inc.; (800) 779-2102; www.deezee.com.
Got Your Back
Power Vision Towing Mirrors’ six-way power mirrors extend up to 5", giving you a tip-to-tip rear view of your truck and trailer. Mirrors attach to any late model truck or SUV. Heated mirrors and turn signals are optional. The mirrors are serviceable and fold for fitting into close quarters or upon impact. Made in the U.S. Price: $465 to $665. Contact: Power Vision LLC; (866) 901-2957; www.powervisionmirrors.com.
- January 2012