If there’s one thing Australia has in abundance it’s rugged terrain, and then theres's the extreme weather, so it’s no wonder they are at the forefront of designing and manufacturing robust, tough and hardworking products.
We’ve recently added products from Australian brands Nugget Stuff and TRED to our website, so we thought we'd compile a company and product spotlight on our Aussie friends and our favourite products.
Nugget Stuff was born out of frustration, that vehicle manufacturers didn't build their trucks to withstand the challenges of the great Aussie bush. Queenslander Wayne (Nugget) Nielsen decided to take it upon himself to design and manufacture super-tough stuff for 4x4s.
Product Spotlight: Defender Puma Air Filter Box.
If you own a Defender you'll probably be aware that the Original Equipment Defender Puma Air Filter Box is notoriously poor, with a hard to change filter and poor sealing. The Nugget Stuff Puma Replacement Air Filter Box solves all the problems associated with the OE box - it's bullet proof, and to quote Wayne, 'seals tighter than a frogs bum' when fitted with a Nugget Stuff Sealed Air Box System.
Starting at £528 for the standard air filter box, we'd recommend spending a bit more and purchasing the Leo Delux version from £594. This version includes a clear Acrylic lid so you can see what is happening inside the box and an Informer Gauge which tells you when the filter is due for change, and can be reset once the filter is changed. For an extra £36 the kit comes with a spare filter and gasket - savingyou at least £14 if you buy this separately at a later date.
View all Nugget Stuff products here.
If you don't have a Defender but like the sound of this robust product, please get in touch - it's likely that we can help to source this for you.
TRED 4x4 is a specialist in product design, engineering and manufacturing and 100% Australian. Their product design and material selection processes are trialled with the harsh Australian environment in mind.
Product Spotlight: TRED Pro
Sand, mud and snow all provide for some great fun but also offer some tricky and sometimes hazardous driving situations and TRED Pro is designed to work across all of them.
TRED Pro is the next generation of the already hugely successful TRED off-road recovery device and will outperform any other recovery board in the market.
TRED Pros unique patented EXOTRED composite construction ensures that during wheel spin in recovery the ramp / teeth will not suffer instant catastrophic damage as experienced with other leading recovery ramp products. The special two-material blend means TRED Pros can handle high levels of flex, are highly durable and wear resistant.
The new TRED Pro features a unique patented grip profile - by creating a database of the worlds biggest selling off road tyres TRED were able to use real data, dimensions and tread patterns to optimise their design.
Whilst on an expedition through the top end of Australia in 1975, company founder, Tony Brown (Anthony Ronald Brown) , identified a huge hole in the market for well engineered, durable equipment that would meet the vigorous demands of 4WD owners. Today, ARB is Australia’s largest manufacturer and distributor of 4×4 accessories.
Product spotlight: ARB awning
Rugged but lightweight, waterproof and offering 50+ UVP rating, these awnings are specifically designed for harsh Outback conditions. They provide fast and convenient protection from the elements, with the self standing awning taking just 30 seconds to deploy. The awnings come in a range of sizes and designs depending on your requirements, from the standard awning to mosquito nets and wind breaks, to a full four wall and roof awning for those who require more comfort and privacy.