Crystal Lake, IL ­ May 4, 2010 ­ In an effort to continuously meet the needs of professional contractors, the WEATHER GUARD brand is introducing its new, all-steel, low-profile saddle box. Secure, durable and convenient to use, the saddle box is designed to maximize visibility and enhance safety.

³The all-steel box fits just above a truck¹s bed rail which keeps rear sightlines intact,² said Mike Sover, Senior Product Manager. ³This provides the contractor with more visibility through the rear window especially on newer pick-up truck designs that feature higher bed rails.²

The all-steel box comes in two sizes to fit both full-sized and compact pick-up trucks. The box¹s heavy-duty steel construction is topped off with a powder coat finish and comes in either a black or white finish. Another important quality about this product is that installation is quick and easy with crimp-free/drill-free mounting brackets.

For security, the saddle box features an EXTREME PROTECTIONTM lock. A full weather seal keeps out moisture even in extreme conditions and a weatherproof power cord pass-through permits easy access for down-time tool recharging.

The saddle box also features gas shocks that ease the lid open at the push of a button. The box¹s cover, when fully open, sits at a 90° angle providing unhindered access to the inside.

"This all-steel low-profile saddle box is backed up with the WEATHER GUARD brand reputation in the form of a Limited Lifetime Warranty on materials and workmanship," said Sover. "It will fill the needs of many types of contractors for years to come."

Knaack LLC, a division of EMERSON Professional Tools, also manufactures and markets a complete line of WEATHER GUARD truck and van equipment, including drawer units, shelving and cabinets, and racks for full size and compact pickups, vans and utility vehicles, as well as KNAACK jobsite storage equipment, including storage chests, work stations, rolling work benches and hand tool boxes.


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