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The world's most versatile & customisable hard lid.
Standard Load-Lid: Part #LLX-FRC2-AUB
Fitting Kit: Part #LL-MOUNTS-FRC2-WT (Includes front infill panel to adapt to Wildtrak liner)
1) Ford Genuine plastic tub capping is required (not included).
2) Ford Genuine Sailplane must be removed.
The Utemaster Load-Lid™ is the world's toughest, most customisable Ute Hard Lid. Built to handle the most demanding missions. Constructed with lightweight aluminium this is no ordinary Tonneau Tub Cover. This is a Hard Lid that adds style, appeal and convenience to modern-day utes.
The Load-Lid™ will enhance the practicality of your tub area. Your belongings will be safe and dry underneath the lid. Whether it be a weekend trip away with the family or a full-on day at the job site, the Utemaster Load-Lid™ will unleash your utes potential. Read on to find out why the Load-Lid™ is the best Hard Lid on the market.
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This Load-Lid has a Dynamic load rating of 200kgs and a static load rating of 400kg.
The dynamic load rating refers to the amount of load you can safely carry when you need to stop quickly at open road speeds – like an accident.
Dynamic load ratings are calculated by subjecting the hard lid to a series of formulated tests that represent real life: twisting, pulling, pushing and anything in between!
Typically, a dynamic load rating will be a lot lower than a static rating, BUT it would have been tested at weights a lot higher than the static rating to pass the dynamic test.
Hard-working tradies and adventurers require tough gear that works on and off the job site!
The Utemaster Load-Lid is built tough - out of a 1-piece aluminium treadplate sheet that has a base thickness of 3mm.
The construction is similar to an aircraft and incorporates up to 7 meters of internal bracing and heavy-duty hardware which is bonded with a glue and then riveted together, meaning there are no shortcuts on strength.
Unleash your Utes load-carrying capacity with the world's most customisable ute hard lid by Utemaster. Our large range of accessories will allow you to get more work done faster, so you can enjoy life's adventures!
Underneath the Load-Lid™ handle, there is a locking plate that is designed to prevent the tailgate from being opened when the Load-Lid™ is shut.
This comes standard on the Load-Lid™ because many modern Ute's do not come with a central locking tailgate, it helps to make your tub more secure.
If you already have a central locking tailgate and do not require this plate, it can be removed for easier access to the tub.
The loss of tools or adventure gear due to theft is not only a massive inconvenience, it’s expensive too!
The Load-Lid has catches on both sides so that when the lid is locked, it’s really hard to pry open.
The tailgate locking plate also prevents your tailgate from being opened when the lid is shut. Some vehicles now come standard with a central locking tailgate, but if you forget to lock the ute, this locking plate can save your day. However, if you require you can remove it.
You can also purchase an optional central locking accessory, which allows you to lock and unlock your Load-Lid using your car key remote.
The Load-Lid Central Locking upgrade kit allows you to lock your lid with the factory vehicle remote. The Central Locking kit comes complete with a plug and play loom.
Please note: Your lid can still be locked manually using the supplied key.
You can put a load directly onto the aluminium treadplate surface. Aluminium is very hard wearing and the Load-Lid™ comes standard coated in a teflon-based matte black powdercoat. Some companies claim their roller covers or plastic lids have a load rating, but be aware that just because someone can stand on it while the vehicle is parked doesn’t mean it can carry a load.
With the Load-Lid™ there are no intrusions below the top edge of your tub. The unique raised edge profile also adds a staunch appearance, improves rigidity and reduces water pooling. The easiest way to work out what will fit under the Load-Lid (for example a fridge) is to measure from the bottom of the tub to the top edge of the tub.
A complete automotive bulb seal provides a positive seal against the top of your tub. When the Load-Lid™ is opened water runs off the back of your lid and onto the ground - not into your tub, protecting the tools and equipment you have in your tub.
The full-length rain channel is an innovative feature developed to ensure your gear stays dry even when hitting the Sports Bar Lid at high speeds.
The channels re-direct the water hitting the front of the Load-Lid™ along the sides and off the back - Keeping your gear dry. Even though the design is more complex and there are more parts to it
The Load-Lid™ can easily be removed by undoing the x4 wing bolts holding it in place. This can be done in a matter of minutes and all you'll need is a mate to help lift it off. This gives you the space you'll need to carry objects such as a quad bike in your tub.
Click on your model below to download the fitting instructions:
Fitting instructions shown are for under rail liner.
Tired of scrambling through multiple web pages to find exactly what ute accessories you're after?
Our Dream Ute Builder is designed to give you as much freedom as possible so you can design your dream ute set up right on our website.
The Ute Builder features our huge range of accessories and our entire hard lid range, and tells you what works with what! When you order your bespoke combination of accessories we will assemble it for you and it will arrive to you exactly how you want it, ready to go!
Should anything go wrong with the product you’ll be pleased to know our friendly team will be available to help you get your gear sorted.
All of our products are backed by a 3-year warranty which covers material, manufacturing defects and malfunctions.
"It looks great, it's very functional. I would definitely recommend this for anyone else in the market"
"Going on family adventures is our passion"
Hear what Steve had to say about how the Load-Lid performs Off-Road.
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2) Select your vehicle model
3) Choose a product and accessories
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Q) What is the weight of a Load-Lid™?
A) A standard Load-Lid™ weighs approximately 50-70kg.
A) The Load-Lid™ is supplied with gas stays which are at the optimum pressure for everyday use and are designed to help you open and close the lid.
However, they won't hold the lid open with a load on top. This is because it would require up to 200kg's of upwards pressure to open the lid with a load on it meaning that the operator would need to pull down with 200kg's of force to close the lid again which is not physically possible.
If you are carrying a Roof Top Tent and require access to the Tub, we recommend removing the locking plate on the Load-Lid™ handle so you can access the Tub through the tailgate (see below).
Q) Can I open the tailgate when the Load-Lid™ is closed?
A) The Load-Lid™ comes standard with a locking plate under the handle which serves as an extra security measure. If required, you can remove it which will allow you to open the tailgate while the Load-Lid™ is closed. Depending on your lid model you may need to open the lid slightly to get the tailgate open.
If your Ute doesn't have a central locking tailgate we recommend that you install this to provide security without the plate.
Q) What if my Roof Top Tent and with people inside is over the 200kg rating?
A) The Utemaster Load-Lid™ has a dynamic load rating of 200kg, which means you can carry 200kg of gear when driving. The load rating requirement when driving is far greater than when the vehicle is parked.
When the vehicle is parked, the Load-Lid™ will support the weight of 2 people inside a Roof Top Tent.
Q) If I don't add the Central Locking accessory, can I still lock my Load-Lid?
A) Yes, the Load-Lid™ comes with a set of keys which allow you to lock the lid manually.
Q) Is the Load-Lid easy to fit?
A) The Standard and Sports Bar Load-Lids are very easy to install and are be done without needing to drill into the tub. We recommend you check out the instructions listed further up this page so you can see how it works for your model.
If you are not confident in doing this yourself we can arrange fitting through one of our resellers.
Q) Will the Load-Lid™ work with my liner?
A) If it is a spray-on liner you'll have no issues fitting the Load-Lid. If you have a plastic liner that goes over the top of the Tub you may need to cut it down so the lid sits correctly and does not leak.
Q) Will the Load-Lid™ work with my slide-out fridge?
A) The Load-Lid™ sits above the edge of the Tub, so the height of the fridges you can fit is determined by the Tub depth. It is very common for customers to put fridges underneath the Load-Lid.