Should I buy mesh with my next roof rack?

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Image of steel mesh floor on a Tradesman Roof Rack with title text Should I include mesh?

Our customers often approach us confused whether they should purchase a mesh floor or not with their next roof rack. Mesh has unique advantages over a standard crossbar setup. We often get questions and concerns from our customers – here are a few answered by the team at Tradesman: 1. Will mesh add unnecessary weight to my roof rack and … Read More

Do you really need a roof rack?

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As the next generation of off roaders come through, we’ve noticed that the traditional second-hand Toyota’s and Nissan’s are being swapped for brand new vehicles. Dual Cabs and SUV’s are far more common than they have ever been, begging the question of how we carry the massive amounts of gear we bring along on our off-road adventures. Even with the … Read More

Mounting to the rails or the roof? Let Tradesman help you decide!

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Mounting? – the rails or the roof , a quick guide from Tradesman Roof Racks

With an ever-increasing set of ways to mount a roof rack to a vehicle’s roof – it often can be very confusing! We commonly get the question – I have a set of factory rails – can I mount my rack to that? The short answer, yes you can! First of all, let’s cover some cars that we commonly install … Read More

Aluminium or steel? Advice for your next fabricated roof rack.

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Alloy vs Steel showing welder at work

The aluminium or steel debate has existed in the roof rack industry since the beginning. Hardcore weekend warriors swear by steel’s strength and reliability and the touring community point to the reduced weight and long-term rust resistance of aluminium. With the market for roof racks ever-increasing, we can give you a few pointers to help you decide on your next … Read More

Tradesman supporting families on the road…

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The Allen family all ready to go.

The nine strong Allen family has recently sold their house in Pakenham, Victoria to undertake a family adventure travelling around the globe. In father Damian’s words “We are going to travel the globe until we no longer can!” Tradesman supplied two 2.8 metre roof racks from our premium Oval Steel range. Each of the roof racks carry two roof top … Read More

Kev and Em update…

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Here is a message from our friends travelling the globe on how they are finding their Tradesman Oval Alloy roof rack fitted to their GQ patrol… “After a year overlanding in South America, and dealing with some seriously rough roads constantly throwing us around, we were glad to have a roof rack that was strong, lightweight and had enough storage … Read More

Tradesman 40 Series gets a birthday present

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Tradesman's LandCruiser 40 Series in the Victorian high country.

After many years of loyal service traveling the country for photo shoots and numerous shows, the faithful Toyota 40 Series was in desperate need of some extra horsepower. After much deliberation the engine of choice was a GM 6500 Optimizer V8 diesel with a Garrett Turbo on a custom manifold to suit the 40 series. Replacing a 2H turbo with … Read More

Tradesman sponsors Tim Bates 4WD Adventures

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Tim Bates Nissan Patrol with Tradesman Oval Steel roof rack

Tradesman Roof Racks is pleased to sponsor Tim Bates 4WD Adventures as he takes groups off the highways to enjoy the Australian bush. Tim is sharing his knowledge with novice and experienced off-roaders in trips organised to challenge all participants. His Nissan Patrol has a Tradesman Oval Steel roof rack installed to carry tools, equipment, spares and supplies. Check out … Read More

Kev and Emma complete South America

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The view over Machu Picchu was beautiful and clear.

Having been away for 300 days and driven over 20,000 kilometres, Kevin and Emma are now well into their travel adventure and about to leave South America. Their Nissan Patrol has survived well with extra security added to windows and the replacement of the windscreen but some awesome roads travelled. Their Tradesman Oval Alloy roof rack has endured the roughest … Read More