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Old 04-09-13
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Hi all,

It seems like ages that I've been looking at what rack to whack on my Paj.. Finally decided on the Tradesman Flat Rack Oval Steel.
Rated to carry 100kg spread across the rack. Rack itself is 32kg.

What has always stoped me is the height sitting on cross bars or for me anyway the profile was just to high, some even looked like baskets sitting on the roof.. I know it's each to their own & all wont agree with how I see it & that's fine too

These racks are well made & a top finish in my case as the NM didn't come with roof rails the Flat Rack comes with Rhino tracks & the 6 legs attach straight to them which means a very low profile & solid fitment, the rack is supplied with a nice roof profiled wind deflector too.

After the install I was expecting wind noise after having racks on other vehicles. To my complete surprise I can say none at all just the same old diesel & snorkel sucking air as always

I'm heading away for a few weeks so will be interesting to see if it effects the economy & if so by how much..

Rec Retail $1138 + Freight & Instalation
As Creighton's TJM are a Commercial Advertiser on this forum give them a call for a special price.. 03) 5176 6666 ask for Jenene or Darrin.

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Looks tops Gus, Probably the lowest profile rack I've seen on any car.

I'm guessing it has a 100kg rating to it? and what is the weight of the rack itself?
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I really liked the look of them but a full basket was quoted at $1690 fitted.

Look really well made and look great.
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Best looking rack I've seen on a Pajero yet. Pricey but looks mean a lot.

Whats the weight of the rack Gus?
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That would be correct Tim, (Goodsy ), & grhyso. Rated to carry 100kg. Rack itself is 32kg.

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A lot lighter than I thought it would be.
Obviously engineered to keep the weight down.
100kg load rating sound quite conservative.
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I really liked the look of them but a full basket was quoted at $1690 fitted.
I had my snorkel, suspension and bullbar fitted at Creighton's TJM.
I could not beat their prices. And I rang around as it's a 2 hour drive for me to get there.
Well worth a phone call guys you will find them hard to beat.
Also there workmanship is second to none as a bonus.
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A lot lighter than I thought it would be.
Obviously engineered to keep the weight down.
100kg load rating sound quite conservative.
Agreed, that's only 5kg's heavier than my rhino Pioneer aluminium rack.

Goodsy I'd say they rate the rack to 100kg's as that's all the roof can handle. Wouldn't want them telling people it can carry 150kg's then someone load it up with that much and have the car damaged by overloading the roof.

We should also be mindful that the 32kg's needs to be removed from our available load as the roof is carrying that weight plus what you load, so really your only able to carry 68kg's legally.
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Wouldn't want them telling people it can carry 150kg's then someone load it up with that much and have the car damaged by overloading the roof.
That's a good point, most steel roof racks I've seen could(have) handle more and is tempting too...

My Tracklander has a 200kg rating but then says to check manufacturer specs.


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Thought I'd let you all know how impressed I am with the Tradesman Rack..

Note: Rack has the awning on only!

Wind noise is just about non existent to my complete surprise even the awning hasn't added to it! But more importantly is the way it hasn't seemed to effect the economy whatsoever On the way up to Brissy 1st Fill used 142ltrs, (inc 60 usable in sub), 1294 Ks about 11ltrs/100ks fully loaded & the last 400 ks was into a head wind I then filled up again in Brissy 46ltrs 512 ks which floored me 9ltrs/100ks.. Now I've driven around Brissy a bit I 'm pretty sure I didn't completely fill so am guessing it will work out more like 10ltrs/100ks next fill will tell me..
So very happy so far.

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