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New Way To Protect Pickup Boxes
After a farmer had an irrigation pump just about punch through the cab due to an emergency stop, he figured he needed more protection in the box. His solution was a combination of a rubber floor and hard plastic side plates.
"He looked around and didn't see anything that would work," says Bryndon O'Hara, general manager, DualLiner. "Spray-in systems looked good, but wouldn't give the protection he wanted. And drop-in liners tend to fit too loose."
DualLiner's zero-skid rubber floor keeps objects from sliding. The snap-together hard plastic panels for the sides, front and back protect the rest of the truck bed. Because the liner fits so tightly, it doesn't interfere with shells, campers, covers or fifth wheel hitches.
Installation typically takes just 20 minutes. O'Hara says GM trucks do require a few drilled holes.
The rubber bed pad fastens into channels on the side plates, which keeps the wind from getting under the pad and flipping it up. It also gives the box a more finished look. The pad can be popped out in 30 seconds for a quick hose down or replacement if needed. Knobs on the underside help ensure that moisture drains out and the bed is able to dry off.
The liners currently are only available for full size American-made pickups. The suggested retail price is $400, and that is standard whether the bed is 5 1/2 ft. long or 8 ft. long.
The DualLiner is available through dealers. If there isn't a local dealer in your area, the liner components can be shipped out by UPS.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, DualLiner, P.O. Box 423, Kewaskum, Wis. 53040 (ph 262 626-1034 or 800 992-1949; fax 262 626-2735; www.dualliner.com).

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2008 - Volume #32, Issue #4