Top 6 Tools You Need on Your Next Off-Roading Adventure


Top 6 Tools You Need on Your Next Off-Roading Adventure

Top 6 Tools You Need on Your Next Off-Roading Adventure

Do you love getting off the beaten track and want to take your off-roading adventures to the next level? Then you’ll want to consider adding some power tools to your off-roading toolkit. Whether you’re modifying your 4×4 or you run into some unexpected trouble off-trail, high quality cordless power tools are a must. Here are the top 5 power tools and accessories everyone should keep in their 4WD.

Impact Wrench

The number one power tool for off-roaders is the impact wrench. Here’s why you need it:

  • When you’ve got a flat in the middle of nowhere, use your impact wrench to quickly remove and replace lug nuts. It’s particularly useful for tight or rusted nuts that are too difficult to remove by hand.
  • If you want to fine-tune your vehicles ride height, damping, or load-carry capacity, you can use your impact wrench to loosen and tighten suspension components.
  • If you need to inspect or maintain your skid plates, use it to remove and reattach the bolts.
  • And of course, the impact wrench will help you install new parts during your next vehicle modification.

If you’re looking for a tough, reliable impact wrench, we recommend the CAT® DX72 with 350N.m of torque for tough applications.


When you need to drill holes and drive screws on your next adventure, grab yourself a cordless drill. Here’s why you need it:

  • If you’re setting up a rooftop tent or awnings, use a cordless drill to install the mounting brackets or hardware. You’ll also need it to install roof racks, storage compartments, and any other 4×4 equipment.
  • You can use your drill for broken bolts or other general repairs.
  • You can even use it when winching to create an anchor point when there isn’t a natural one available.

The CAT® DX11 Drill Driver will do the trick for all your off-roading needs and comes with two 4Ah batteries for long-lasting performance.

Angle Grinder

An angle grinder is a handy tool to have in the back of the truck for off-road repairs. Here’s why you need it:

  • When you come across an unexpected breakage, the angle grinder can cut through parts, whether it’s broken CV joints or bent exhaust pipes.
  • You can also use your angle grinder for custom modifications, to precisely cut or grind metal.
  • If your 4×4 is due for some maintenance, the grinder will remove rusty surfaces and clean surfaces ready for coating.
  • It can even prepare metal for welding.

We recommend the CAT® DX31 Angle Grinder for easy, powerful cutting and grinding.

Portable Light

Every off-road enthusiast should have a good portable light in the back of the truck. Here’s why you need it:

  • When your conducting roadside repairs or inspecting those poorly illuminated parts of your vehicle, a portable light will save the day, especially in low-light or nighttime conditions.
  • It’ll also help you navigate off-road trails and set up your campsite.

When choosing your light, opt for something weather-resistant and bright, with an adjustable beam. If you’ve got CAT® tools, the DX62 Jobsite Worklight is perfect as it runs on the same batteries as the rest of your toolkit.


Of course, a cordless power tool is nothing without its battery. Make sure you keep at least a couple of 4Ah batteries with you on your next trip, and don’t forget to keep ’em charged up.

The awesome thing about the CAT® range is that you can use 4Ah Li-ion batteries, or you can upgrade to 5Ah Graphene batteries which fully charge in 20 minutes, so you’re never caught in a tight spot for too long! Learn more about Graphene technology here.

Power Station

If you’re venturing off the track for a while, take a power station with you to help you keep your batteries charged and ready to go.

The new 1.5kW Cromtech Outback Inverter Power Station is the perfect off-road companion. It can charge up to 11 devices at once so you can charge your phone plus all your gadgets.

If you're venturing off the track for a while, take a power station with you to help you keep your batteries charged and ready to go.

Having the right power tools will help you level-up your 4WD adventures both off the track and in the garage. With these six tools onboard, you’ll be ready to tackle any challenge and enjoy heading off the beaten tracks. Happy off-roading!

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