4WD MODIFICATIONS - STORAGE
MSA4x4 is well known for its soft storage systems, but the company has released an aluminium drawer range that breaks new ground.
The MSA4x4 Explorer drawer system was released at the 2016 Melbourne 4WD show, where it drew a great deal of attention. We inspected the display units and were very impressed with the design and quality of the drawer units.
Each drawer measures 275mm deep and 530mm wide, and can be supplied as single or double units. Three lengths are available: 945mm, 1045mm and 1365mm.
Being aluminium the MSA4x4 drawer units are said to be lighter than most steel assemblies.
MSA4x4 says the drawer units have been impact tested with 250kg test loads to ADR and AS/NZS criteria and have a lifetime guarantee.
The drawers slide on ‘pro-glide’ runners with sealed bearings and roll out beyond full length, so there’s no need to reach under an overhead lip. There’s also a ‘stay-open’ block that’s claimed capable of holding the loaded drawers open on a 30-degree downslope.
Illumination is built-in, using LED strip
lighting. Even better is integrated wiring to a contact patch, so there’s no cable that has to move when the drawers move.
‘Wing’ panels are shaped to suit specific 4WD ute and wagon models and, in addition to lift-up access, have removable face panels as well.
The upper surface is made from 12mm marine plywood, faced with marine carpet and is designed to accept fridge slides and tie-downs.
The locking system seems very sturdy and MSA4x4 says that it cannot be force-opened from the bottom of the drawer.
For more information on MSA 4X4 or any of their products, visit msa4x4.com.au