Monthly Archives: Apr 2018

The Big RENO!!!

It has been a manic few months for the Hi-Range and Canopy Centre teams! We are currently in stage 4 of the Big renovation process, which we started in June 2017. The new facility is coming along nicely and we are really looking forward to the final product, which promises to be a key tool to better service our valued clients. We are 95% done with the Exterior of the premises, which now has a fresh and modern feel to it, versus the dated building which we had been operating from over the last 9 years. We have increased our workshop spaces and migrated our fabrication department into a bigger facility, which will hopefully increase our production volumes. The new storage facilities are almost complete and will help our stock control and stock holding, immensely! Hi-Range fitment has a dedicated workshop now, rather than the consolidated workshop that we were utilizing in the past. The back of house area has been completely leveled and paved, creating a huge amount of secure parking for our customers' vehicles which are being worked on. The Interior progress is at around 40% at the moment and is proving to be a challenge to operate from, while the works are underway. Our showroom has been completely stripped and is currently undergoing a major facelift.  The final product will be one of a modern nature with ample display areas and an extra level, to create a more spacious customer experience. The building is being remodeled to become as one entity rather than the isolation that we had previously between the two companies. This will create a much better flow between Hi-Range and Canopy Centre and their workshops, which will make life a lot easier. All of our Offices are being refurbished to be inline with the…

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Game Viewer Conversion Beta edition

We recently completed a project on a Land Cruiser single cab, which entailed stripping an old viewer frame off of the vehicle and starting a new frame from scratch with a few tweaks here and there to create our best viewer frame to date. We did away with the usual four post support frame design and went for a completely open side frame, with extra support on the front and rear to accommodate the battering that it will be exposed to out in the field. We changed the pitch profile of the top of the frame to give the profile some attractive lines. This vehicle often has toddlers on board, so we modified the viewer seats to accommodate isofix mounted Car/Baby Seats, creating a safe and comfortable ride for our little game enthusiasts. We added seat belts to the buckets seats to secure all other occupants on the bumpy roads. We created driver and passenger seat belt mounts on the frame so that the vehicle can now be used for pick ups on public roads. Two cooler box frames with Canvas covers and personalized leather inserts create the central arm rest for rows 1 and 2. Footrests have been tweaked in such a way that it still allows a load to be stored underneath the occupants. We eliminated one of the two spare wheels and created a single central spare wheel mount. The area that this vehicle operates in does not require a second spare as help is not far away in the unlikely event that a second puncture is experienced. On each side of the rear spare wheel brackets, we created two storage bins, one of which, has a custom canvas bag installed, which can be used as a dustbin for those afternoon sundowners.  These storage bins are ideal…

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