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Defender™ Premium Welding Skid

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$14,900.00
Weight: 900 lbs
Defender

About

Defender

Introduced in 2015 as a direct successor to the ‘Avenger’ model; the Defender is crafted with precision from 5052 H32 Aluminum Mill Plate and 6061-T6 Aluminum Extrusions. The Defender Welding Skid is a robust and versatile solution for welders seeking durability and functionality. This skid offers a versatile, customizable solution for truck beds, allowing effortless placement and removal of welding equipment

The Defender was conceptualized and founded around innovative modular design, capable of simple reconfiguration to fit short bed or long bed trucks. This adaptability is achieved by easily adding or removing the extension cabinet, providing users with unparalleled flexibility.

The skid comes with a 2-year parts and labor warranty, a powder-coated Sandtex Black finish, and a steel sub-frame for secure installation. Tailored to fit short bed pick-ups in the base model, it offers dedicated storage for 2x oxygen and 2x acetylene bottles, up to 4x cable/wire reels, and a 20-30lb propane tank. The integrated design also includes a 3000# full extension steel slider for the welding machine, drawers with dividers, beveller mounts, and pipe stand brackets with clamps. Constructed entirely from 100% marine-grade aluminum, the Defender ensures long-term performance and corrosion resistance.

Whether in the standard model or the extended Defender XL/FX/XT models for long bed pickups, this skid promises and delivers on adaptability and reliability. Installation, available at our Parksville, B.C. shop, takes approximately 1 day, utilizing only steel components for the tailgate and sub-frame for a secure fit without compromising the skid's aluminum composition.

Primary advancements over the Avenger are ease-of-access to Acetylene, Modularity to add/remove boxes to resize skid, sub-frame install system, and bigger boxes with a more aesthetically inclined profile.

MODEL
APPLICATION
OVERALL LENGTH
OVERALL WIDTH
Toolbox Length (Road Side)
Toolbox Length (Curb Side)
DEFENDER-S
SHORT BED PICK-UPS
73.72"
80"
62"
49.25"
DEFENDER-LB-XL
LONG BED PICK-UPS
96.84"
80"
21" + 62"
21" + 49.25"
DEFENDER-LB-XT
LONG BED PICK-UPS
104.59" (TAILGATE DELETE)
80"
62"
49.25"
DEFENDER-LB-FX
LONG BED PICK-UPS
96.84"
80"
21" + 62"
21" + 49.25"

Attachments

2023 Sell Sheet (SELL_SHEETS_2022-2023_DEFENDER.png, 922 Kb) [Download]

Installation Instructions (Defender_Installation_Instructions_2024-08.png, 1,798 Kb) [Download]

Specifications

Availability :
Regularly built & stocked. During busy seasons, may not always be in stock.(Contact us for up-to-date stock levels)
Compatibility :
  • SB (6' 6" Box) Domestic (Ford/Chevy/Dodge) Pick-Up Trucks 2000+
  • LB (8' Box) Domestic (Ford/Chevy/Dodge) Pick-Up Trucks 2000+
Constraints :
  • No 1/2" Tonnes! (3/4" Tonne Trucks and up)
  • Does Not Fit XS Domestic Pick-Ups with a bed length of 5' 6"
Estimated Weight:
900-1100lbs
Installation Cost:
1000
Installation Duration :
≤ 1 Day; not guaranteed.
Materials Used :
  • Aluminum 5052-H32 Millplate
  • Aluminum 6061-T6 Extrusions
  • "Sandtex Black" Powdercoat
  • Black Painted Mild Steel
  • Express Custom Proprietary "Mono-Groove" Extrusion
Year Introduced:
2015
Length/Width ↔ :
See Dimension Table; Short Box = 73.72"
Height ↕ :
47.00"
Depth ↗ :
80.00"
(SB) Road Side Cabinet :
62"L x 24"D x 24"H
(SB) Curb Side Cabinet :
49.25"L x 24"D x 24"H
 
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