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Buyers Product High Side Tool Boxes vs Brute High Side Tool Boxes

Truck owners everywhere love high side tool boxes because they allow maximum storage and ease of access. Unlike other tool box styles, high sides do not require bending down or climbing up to reach them. They are side-mounted so that you can get your tools without having to reach into the bed. You'll still have storage space in the bed, plus the space in the tool boxes. High side toolboxes are typically much more spacious than other styles, making them the top choice for handymen, contractors, utility crews, and more. Trying to decide between Brute High Side Tool Boxes and Buyers Products? Hopefully this article will help you make your choice.

Number of Models We Offer

In terms of the number of models we offer here at Leonard Truck Accessories, Brute and Buyers Products are very evenly matched. We currently carry five models of Brute high side tool boxes and six models of Buyers Products. These are the two largest brands we have for high side tool boxes. JOBOX, Unique, and UWS all have only two models, and WeatherGuard has only three.

Most Models: Buyers Products, but only by one!

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High Side Toolbox Price Ranges

Brute: Brute High Side Tool Boxes are certainly not cheap, but they are extremely reasonable in terms of the quality and space that they provide. The HD top Sider Toolbox With Flip Up Door is the most affordable option at $634.95, and the Flat or Stake Bed Truck TopSider High Capacity Toolbox With Doors is the most expensive at $919.95-$1,183.95.

Buyers Products: Generally speaking, Buyers Products high side tool boxes are more affordable than Brute's. The most affordable high side toolbox from Buyers Products is the Steel Dual Door Top-Sider for $455.95. At the most expensive end of the spectrum is the Slanted Top Side Aluminum Tool Box With Doors and Drawers for $828.95-$1,139.95.

Most Affordable: Buyers Products

Most Expensive: Brute

Buyers Products and Brute High Side Toolbox Sizing Chart

Buyers Products Brute

16" H x 13" W x 72" L

18" H x 16" W x 72" L

16" H x 13" W x 88" L

18" H x 16" W x 88" L

16" H x 13" W x 96" L

18" H x 16" W x 96" L

18" H x 16" W x 90" L

21" H x 14" W x 48" L

18" H x 16" W x 96" L

21" H x 14" W x 60" L

21" H x 14" W x 72" L

21" H x 14" W x 72" L

21" H x 14" W x 88" L

21" H x 14" W x 88" L

21" H x 14" W x 96" L

21" H x 14" W x 90" L

21" H x 14" W x 96" L

24" H x 20" W x 72" L

24" H x 20" W x 96" L

Size Options

  • Smallest Option: Buyers Products
  • Largest Option: Brute
  • Most Size Options: Brute

 

High Side Toolbox Door Styles

Buyers Products: Dual, upper and lower, flip up, drawers, drop down

Brute: flip up, top and bottom, contractor door, drawers, drop down

Door styles can be very important depending on your lifestyle and how frequently you need to access what is in your tool box. Both Brute and Buyers Products offer high side tool boxes with a variety of door and drawer options. All doors and drawers are secure and will not let any of your cargo fall out. They can be easily opened and they are all lockable to keep your tools and equipment safe and sound.

Winner: Tie! These two brands offer a selection of door options and are very evenly matched. Buyers Products offers more side-by-side door selections and Brute has more long, single door options.

Materials

Buyers Products: Of the six products we offer, five are constructed from high-grade aluminum, and one is constructed from steel. All of the high side tool boxes are corrosion-resistant and made from varying thicknesses based on how heavy-duty you need.

Brute: Of the five Brute high side tool boxes Leonard Truck Accessories offers, all are crafted from aluminum. Brute prides itself on the strength, durability, and corrosion-resistance of its aluminum. All of the tool boxes from Brute feature a diamond-tread pattern for added strength, and it honestly looks super cool. The aluminum is heavy-duty and is generally said to be stronger and thicker than that of its competition.

Unique Features

Lastly, let's sum up some of the unique features that each brand offers.

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Buyers Products Brute

Watertight hinges

Diamond tread pattern

Beveled door edges

Welded gussets in each door frame

Aircraft grade door cable

Exclusive gas shocks

Replacable gasket sealing system

STRATTEC key cylinder locks

No-drill options available

Handle can turn free when locked

Locking T-handles

One-piece body design

Corrosion resistant

Rubber seals

Comes with mounting hardware

Rain gutters

Some use a bulb seal

Weather resistant

We hope you've found this article helpful in deciding between our two biggest high side tool box brands! While the race certainly is close, Brute tends to be called the best of the two options. As always, we wouldn't sell products that aren't fantastic quality, so you can trust both brands. However, Brute has more size options and are historically longer-lasting and better performing for serious workmen and women. Be sure to weigh the pros and cons of each brand based on what you are looking for. What's important to you may not be what's important to others. Browse our high-side tool boxes and find your perfect match!

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