Pedders says it has the solutions to upgrade your Tradie vehicle for Work or Play

If you are a Tradie that regularly carries heavy equipment, tows a trailer or your rig has a custom canopy setup, you might want to consider upgrading your vehicle to suit your needs.
Factory suspension and braking systems are designed with a wide range of uses in mind and can struggle to perform under specific circumstances such as towing and load-carrying. Here are some improvements to consider.

Pedders Lift Kits
A lift kit will give your vehicle an increase in ride height, improving its all-round performance when it comes to off-road driving, towing and load-carrying. 
Pedders lift kits are available with heavy duty and constant-load springs that prevent the vehicle from sagging while carrying heavy loads, plus high-performance shock absorbers.

Pedders GVM+ Upgrade
Exceeding the maximum GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) rating and overloading the vehicle is not only unsafe but illegal. In many cases an overloaded vehicle will not be covered under insurance in the case of an accident.
Pedders, as a Second Stage Manufacturer, can increase the certified GVM rating of a number of popular Tradie vehicles to allow the vehicle to legally carry more weight.
Depending on the vehicle, Pedders is able to do this by upgrading the vehicle’s suspension and brakes to a heavy-duty product that is engineered to carry additional load.

Pedders Heavy Duty Spring upgrade
If your suspension is struggling to cope when you carry your tools and equipment a heavy-duty spring upgrade could be a cost-effective option to upgrade your vehicle. Heavy-duty springs are available for leaf and coil spring applications and can withstand additional weight without compressing.
If you’ve noticed your factory suspension sag after fitting a bullbar or canopy, Pedders says this is the solution for you.

Pedders AirAssist Air Bag kit
Pedders AirAssist Air Bag Suspension kits are designed to help level a vehicle’s suspension when additional weight is being carried.
The air bag is located within the suspension and can be inflated to match the load added to the vehicle.
These kits are ideal for vehicles that are multi-purpose – for example a daily driver ute that is used to tow a caravan or boat on the holidays.
The AirAssist kit can work with a standard or lifted suspension package, which allows the driver to retain every-day comfort while also ensuring their vehicle is level and stable when load is added.

Pedders Brake Upgrade
It is no surprise that adding weight to a vehicle increases its stopping distance and puts additional pressure on the vehicle’s braking system. Pedders says for peace of mind you can upgrade your vehicle’s brakes, stating that a simple high-performance brake pad such as Pedders Kevlar Ceramic can provide a noticeable improvement, while upgrades such as a Pedders Big Front Brake Kit or Rear Drum-to-Disc Conversion will take your braking performance to the next level.
Many Tradie vehicles come from factory with old-technology rear drum brakes, but Pedders says it has the solution – stating that its Rear Drum-to-Disc Conversion kit is available for most popular dual-cab ute models and provides superior braking performance.

Hayman Reese Towbar
Pedders is an Authorised Dealer and installer of Hayman Reese Tow Bars. Hayman Reese Tow Bars are engineered and certified to tow the load you need and there is a wide range available – from the traditional removable hitch right up to the X-Bar.

Pedders LoadRyder Onboard Scales
LoadRyder Onboard Scales is Pedders’ innovative new real-time vehicle weight monitoring system.
These onboard scales product can accurately measure vehicle weight in real-time, provide detailed axle load metrics and warn the driver if their vehicle exceeds its Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) rating and becomes overloaded.
This Australian-first system can play an important role in keeping Tradies safe and legal while on the road, says Pedders.

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