NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25, 2009 – Stanley® announced today the introduction of the industry’s latest tool storage innovation – the model 036800R portable truck box – during its new product introduction at the Westin New York Hotel. Storage Product Manager Naama Eylon said, “According to the National Equipment Register, thefts cost contractors in the U.S. more than $1.3 billion each year in lost assets and productivity.” Surprisingly, 94% of all contractors have fallen victim to theft at some point in time, which typically occurs when items are left unsecured in the back of their trucks for only a manner of minutes. “Thanks to the new FatMax® Xtreme™ portable truck box, contractors can secure their tools in an innovative storage solution that deters theft and provides ultimate transportability,” said Eylon.
The new FatMax® Xtreme™ portable truck box touts an integrated alarm system with a water-resistant key pad that the user activates by entering a personalized code for quick and easy access. Accepting 4 “C” alkaline batteries, this unique key pad features an audible alarm (with a sound rating of 107 dB) to alert the owner if someone is tampering with the box. If the box is opened before being disarmed, a micro switch senses a break in the secured connection and then triggers the alarm, which sounds for a duration long enough to deter any would-be thief.
Another innovative feature of the FatMax® Xtreme™ portable truck box is its unique docking station, which secures the box to the back of a truck very much like how a computer docks to its station. Mounted to the bed of a truck by five screws, the docking station guides an ergonomic movement that secures the box into position quickly and easily. It provides a firm lockdown on the undercarriage of the box to restrict movement while the vehicle is in motion. This also protects the box from being undocked before it is disarmed to help signal any tampering while the box is unsupervised.
With a 42-gallon capacity, the water-resistant truck box features an integrated water seal inside the lid for an airtight closure that keeps out rain and moisture. Its load capacity of 130 pounds offers abundant space for a variety of secured tools and accessories. Additionally, the box includes a vertical storage organizer that mounts on the inside for added convenience when accessing smaller tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, and tape rules.
The FatMax® Xtreme™ portable truck box also features a telescopic steel handle that extends outward for mobility around the jobsite while retracting for convenient storage. Its 8.5” diameter rubber wheels navigate easily around the jobsite, over rough terrain, and even up stairs for convenient transportability. Engineers designed this unique truck box with durability as a key benefit. That is why the box features thick structural foam walls and heavy-duty rust-proof metal hinges and latches for reliable performance and added durability during outdoor use.
Available in October, 2009, the new FatMax® Xtreme™ portable truck box, which will be sold at home centers like Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, is expected to sell for approximately $200. It comes complete with the box, docking station, vertical storage organizer, and three keys.
For more information about these or any other Stanley® products, users can visit www.stanleytools.com or call 1-800-STANLEY.
The Stanley Works, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use, and access security solutions for commercial applications. For over 165 years, the Stanley® brand has been synonymous with quality, reliable products. Its well-known tool and storage brands include Stanley® as well as FatMax®, Facom®, Bostitch®, Jensen®, Mac®, Proto®, La Bounty®, Vidmar®, and InnerSpace®. Security Solutions brands include Stanley®, Best®, National®, HSM®, Blick® and Frisco Bay®. Additional information about The Stanley Works can be found at www.stanleyworks.com.