Why use a Cargo Net?
Do you drive a ute without a cargo net?
Or maybe you have a trailer for carrying around your tools and you don’t use a trailer net?
A cargo net is a strong type of net that aims to keep your tools in the back of your ute. They are usually a square or rectangle, and are used as a cargo barrier net to restrain loads on utes and trailers.
In Australia, it is against the law to drive with an unrestrained load. If you don’t use a cargo net or ratchet tie straps to secure your load you could be hit with a fine and loose demerit points.
We often see tradies with unsecured loads, and they just are not thinking!
Cargo nets aim to protect OTHERS AND YOURSELF on the road!
A bucket flying off the back of your ute might not be a big deal to you. But if it causes an accident, hits another driver or a nearby pedestrian you could be facing a lawsuit. Or it could be worse, as unsecured loads can kill…
Do big items need a Cargo Net?
We have even heard tradies say machines like brick saws have come off the back of their ute!
How much money could a cargo net have saved them!
So don’t think just because the item is heavy it doesn’t need to secured. If you swerve to avoid an animal or kid, or roll your vehicle – your item won’t be on the back of your ute anymore.
Senior Sergeant MacFarlane said “We find ladders and star pickets [on the road], and imagine what these kind of things could do to someone”.¹
Cargo nets keep the road safe, but they have other advantages too. By keeping your tools secure and all in one place, a cargo net can make your vehicle more fuel efficient. It also helps protect your machinery and tools from damage.
Cargo Nets for Ute
Tradies ask, do you have a Hilux net? (or some other brand of ute tray net…)
We can help you work out the best cargo net for utes, as our range comes in a variety of sizes to suit virtually all vehicles.
To make it easy, we provide as much measurement detail as possible in our product listings on each cargo net for sale.
The small cargo nets are for people who need a cargo net for car roof racks or a small trailer or load.
The medium, large and extra large sizes are more suited to be a ute net, trailer net or truck net.
If you want to get the most flexibility of use from your cargo net, choose one for one with attachment points throughout the whole net. These are the best quality cargo nets and give you flexibility to:
– decrease the size of your net,
– or get in tight around loads that are oddly shaped.
The cargo net you need is really a personal decision based on:
– the size and weight of your tools, and
– the width of your ute tray.
If your load is heavier than what your cargo cover can take, you can always reinforce your cargo net with tie down ratchet straps.
So really… there are lots of options for cargo nets for utes. You just need to work out which cargo cover works best for the types of tools and vehicle you have.
What to consider when buying a Cargo Net
A cargo net has many advantages for tradies, especially those who have lots of tools in the back of their ute. Tie down ratchet straps are great for larger items and machinery, but a cargo net is much more effective as it’s basically a flexible ute cover.
Cargo nets comes in many quality grades. If you are going to use a cargo net every day, you’ll want to think about a good quality net that is easy to use. You want one that will not only last, but will have the strength you need to hold your tools.
Also, a lot of low grade and thin stringy nets are going to waste your time. They tend to get tangled around your shovel and machine handles. Not only that, they won’t last as long. They are likely to tear from being tangled and detangled all the time.
At CDBS Construction Centre, we offer quality cargo nets for sale that have thick strong webbing that will last you for the long haul. Our cargo nets will also save you time, as they are easy to take on and off without tangling.
If you have questions about our cargo nets for sale, give us a call on 0262428996. Don’t forget, we do free delivery across Australia on orders over $200 – or $100 for local ACT orders.
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