CENTURION ALUMINIUM UTE CANOPY
"The most accessible Ute Canopy"
To suit Toyota Hilux | Part #CANOPY-TH
Design Registered NZ 426186
What is the Utemaster Centurion Canopy?
Traditionally, ute canopies are constructed with fibreglass or ABS plastic. The Utemaster Centurion Canopy is constructed with Aluminium which gives it greater strength.
Because it is so strong, we can maximise access through full-width doors without compromising on the structural integrity of the canopy.
This product has been designed and manufactured in New Zealand at Utemaster's state of the art facility and focuses on three key features: Access, Strength & Security.
The most accessible canopy in the world
Finding it hard to reach your tools and equipment through small canopy windows?
Wasting time and feel frustrated when trying to access your gear?
The Utemaster Aluminium Canopy features full-width doors that give you access to your gear the whole way down each side. There is no obstruction along the top edge of your wellside meaning you can easily reach over and pull your gear out through the side door opening.
We were recently asked: “What are they like keeping the rain out when open? the worst part of my canopy is all the water tracks straight inside with wings open”
That's so frustrating! We know how many tradespeople and recreationists out there struggle with this. Not only does it damage your gear inside, but it also delays progress on a job site.
Check out this video of the Utemaster Aluminium Canopy being water-tested during the design/ development phase - as you can see the built-in rain channels send any water landing on the canopy away for the inside of your wellside.
Losing your tools and equipment due to a break-in is not only lost money - this can also have an impact on the time and productivity of the job you are working on. Concealed security latches mean each door is locked on both sides, making it hard to pry open.
Heavy Duty Construction
The Aluminium construction allows this canopy to carry much heavier loads than you ever could on a fibreglass or ABS canopy.
This means you can stack it with all your gear to get stuff done and enjoy life's adventures without having to worry about it cracking or damaging your canopy.
With a fibreglass or plastic canopy, it is hard to mount accessories such as spotlights, roof trays or anything that requires drilling into the fibreglass. This can also compromise the water-tightness and weaken the construction.
With the Utemaster Canopy being aluminium you can easily retro-fit any accessory to the body without having to worry about the structural integrity or weatherproofing and it allows you to fully customise your setup.
Optional Cantilever Rack
The Cantilever Rack is seriously useful and robust and is an optional extra for the aluminium canopy.
All utes are designed to flex in between the wellside and the cab. This can be problematic for a traditional roof rack setup that is mounted to both the cab and the canopy because it can cause damage while the flex occurs.
The Cantilever Roof Rack extends over the cab making it completely independent and eliminates the risk of damage to the cab! The Cantilever Rack is seriously useful and robust and is an optional extra for the Aluminium Canopy.
Rated at 200kg.
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Powdercoating: The Aluminium Canopy comes standard in either Black or White powder coat finish. The powder coating process is carried out in-house using our state of the art powder coating booth.
Colour Match: If you would like the canopy to match the colour of your vehicle, please contact us directly to confirm pricing and availability of colours.
No permanent fixtures
Looking at upgrading your ute in the near future? Have you ever tried re-selling a ute after removing a fibreglass to ABS plastic Canopy?
The Centurion Aluminium Canopy is fixed to the wellside using existing factory mounting holes. This means no damage to the wellside of your ute when the canopy is removed.
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Whether Michael's carrying timber for a day on the job site or his surfboards for an after-work surf session- Michael chose the Utemaster Centurion Canopy because it helps him get more work done faster, so he can enjoy life's adventures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.) Does having no windows in my Ute canopy fail my warrant of fitness or cause any WOF issues?
A.) No issues at all, windows in a ute canopy are not a WOF requirement
Q.) Can the canopy be colour coded to match my vehicle?
A.) Yes, this is possible! Please contact us directly to confirm pricing and availability of colours.
Q.) What is the canopy load rated to?
A.) With a Cantilever Roof Tray fitted you can carry up to 200kg's of gear. The Cantilever Roof Tray evenly distributes weight across the canopy for maximum strength.
@ranger_raptor_nz sent in these awesome pics of his adventures with his new Aluminium Canopy setup, tag us in your adventures to feature on our Facebook page: