Smittybilt Contractors Truck Bed Rack - 18604


  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B18604
  • Fitment:Universal Fit


When you're looking for a full feature lumber rack for your pick up, look to Smittybilt to have you covered. Each rack is manufactured from heavy gauge 2" Tubing for added strength and durability. The adjustability of this rack allows our Contractor Rack to fit any full-size truck in any bed length or cab configuration. The new Contractors Rack from Smittybilt provides you with all the features you want without hitting your pocketbook. Smittybilts innovative modular design and no drill bracketry give you removable installation option for complete bed access in minutes. Permanent installation hardware is also included for your full-time work truck. "Now Available!



Nice Rack

Needs to welded to cut down on the squeaking from the nuts a bolts

from Odessa, Tx |
Good for laymen or contractors.

I bought this rack primarily to haul a canoe for camping trips with my young sons. I drive a 2005 Ford F-150 with a 6ft. bed. The assembly was pretty easy, ~1hr. with a little help from my wife to hold parts in place as I worked the wrenches. Loading the rack onto the truck was a bit tedious. It'll take 2 or 3 adults to hoist the rack onto your truck bed. I like the "J-hook" feature since I won't use this rack every day. I have a drop-in plastic bed liner and that did make the J-hook latching area too tight in some areas. I did bend the lip of the bed rail a little but it's hard to notice with the pastic rail cap. Due to the added height with the rack, I found that I can no longer get into parking garages so I had to remove the rack until we use it again. I do wish the rack had a mid-section disconnect so one person could handle the removal. It doesn't but my wife & I managed okay. But, it's heavy & bulky in whole. I finally weight tested the rack on the highway Thanksgiving weekend. Hauled a 16ft. canoe plus other long gear (~200lbs.) on a 5 hour drive on the interstate with top speeds at 75-80mph. Everything stayed secure and stable. All in all, a good buy so far.

from Houston, TX |
And It Looks Cool

My biggest complaint is the instructions. They seemed a bit dated, pictures hard to view, parts list not matching actual parts. It would have helped if the exact wrench sizes would have been listed. This is definitly a 2 person job. It really increases the height of a mid-size truck (2005 dodge dakota quad cab). Friends have complemeted the beefyness and it looks cool. Its definitly not your ordinary contractors rack. My only wish is that it set closer to the top of my trucks cab. Thanks for a well built rack for the cost.

from Austin, TX |
BUY THIS RACK before the price hikes!!

The instructions were not updated with the bolt kit that comes with the rack. That said, Smitttybilt (Ray, specifically) was very helpful and straightened the situation out immediately. This rack is a steal at [$], noone believes that it didn't cost 3X that!! buy one before they figure out they can double the price.

from Durham, NC |

Just wanted to let you folks know how happy we are with our contractors rack I purchased as a chirstmas present this year. The workmanship that went into this rack surpassed any of our expectations. Installation instructions were clear, mounting instructions were clear and BOY!!! does it ever look great. I will highly recommend this rack for anybody who maybe lookig for one. Also.. the price was absoutly astounding!! For the quality, i couldn't find it better anywhere!!..once again....Thanks very much

from San Jose |

Question & Answers

4 Answered questions

can I add a winch to pull a boat on top ,

Asked by terry from moore ok on

Hello Terry, With some modifications you could mount a small ATV winch to this unit. Thank you for the question.

Answered by from moore ok on

Will this rack fit my 1994. Cheverolet pick up 1500wt series?

Asked by Dirty Harry from Va beach va on

Thanks for the inquiry Dirty Harry, Smittybilt Contractors Truck Bed Rack, part # S/B18604 this will fit any full size pick up.

Answered by from Va beach va on

Can a canopy still be inserted into & secured to this unit or attached to bed rails, or is it not possible to have both on truck box at the same time? I have a 2008 GMC SLE 2500HD with a 8' box length.

Asked by Redneck from Prince George B.C. Canada on

Hello Redneck, Thank you for the question. This rack will not fit with a bed cover.

Answered by from Prince George B.C. Canada on

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