The load carrying capacity of a roof rack and its ability to withstand the rigours of 4WD driving is highly dependant upon its design, the mounting system, the choice of materials and quality of finish.
4WD Systems manufacture an extensive range of steel roof racks to suit most makes and models of 4WD vehicles.
A Systems Roof Rack allows you to carry all the extra gear needed when touring that is either unsuitable or unsafe for the interior of the modern 4WD but without the cost or off-road limitations imposed by towing a trailer.
Designed for load carrying capacity and functionality, all racks are supplied with a heavy duty spare wheel mount. They are optionally available with light and aerial mounts, hi-lifting jack mounts, long handle shovel holders, ladders and a variety of manufactured options suitable for tradesman, dinghy owners and a host of custom options.
Finished in a choice of powdercoat, paint or zinc plate, the Systems roof rack is hard wearing, resists scratching and the galvanised mesh doesn't rust on this wear prone area.
The continuous gutter mounting system is probably the most important design feature of a Systems roof rack. This design allows the weight of a rack to be distributed evenly over the entire length of the gutter as opposed to a few individual points on a conventional rack. Modern 4WD gutters need this support. The uprights are tied together by the contoured continuous gutter strip which results in a more secure attachment system, less prone to vibration, shifting or bending the uprights.
The optional full mesh basket, made from formed tubing, looks good and will not crack even after extended vibration or due to heavy loads because there are no butt welded corners. The mesh is supported by multiple cross members meaning more load can be carried without the mesh sagging on the roof. Two people are easily supported for loading purposes.
Based in Adelaide South Australia, 4WD Systems commenced operations in the mid 1980's and over the years has progressed to become a modern innovative manufacturer with national representation, and the ability to freight products throughout the world.
South Australia is the driest state in the driest continent of the world; our backyard is one of the harshest environments known to mankind and this has been the proving ground of our entire range of products - Desert proven. If a product can survive our rugged outback tracks, scorching heat, dusty conditions, overloaded vehicles on cross country travel then we know they can survive anything.
"Gear to Goannawhere" best describes the range of 4WD Systems accessories - we design, manufacture and distribute best of breed accessories to take anyone - anywhere. Safely and reliably.
The Perentie, our motif, is the largest Australian Goanna Lizard, growing to 3m or 10ft in length - it is the predatory ruler of the outback. Like the Perentie our range of accessories have evolved with time and are tough, resilient and above all excellent value for money.