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.
Needs to welded to cut down on the squeaking from the nuts a bolts
from Odessa, Tx
4.0Good 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
4.0And 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.
By Pono SUP'er
from Austin, TX
4.0BUY 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.
By Don, that guy with the canoe
from Durham, NC
Thanks for the inquiry Dirty Harry, Smittybilt Contractors Truck Bed Rack, part # S/B18604 this will fit any full size pick up.
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.
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Thank you for the question. This rack will not fit with a bed cover.
Can I adjust the height above the cab? I have a dodge ram 1500. I don't like how tall rack is above cab in photo.
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Mad Dog the height above the cab is not adjustable. you would have to cut and weld the uprights to lower the rack. the reason for the height is late model truck cabs move around a lot and the rack is made to fit multiple vehicles thank you
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