Mad Cow Metal Works: Custom Aluminum Dry Boxes

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IGBC Certified Bear Resistant Dry Boxes

CUSTOM ALUMINUM DRY BOXES
— Dry boxes for rafts or anything else! —

Standard Stock Dry Boxes

Mad Cow aluminum dry boxes are water resistant and built to last. Boxes are built with .100 gauge aluminum, robust can-jar latches, full-length stainless steel hinges, spring-loaded handles, 1" slots in tabs for easy strap down, and rubber gaskets. These boxes are perfect for rafting, ATVs, trucks, and any other use you can imagine. We offer standard sizes, as well as custom built boxes (call for pricing on custom sizes).

  Dimensions (L x W x H) Price
The Molly Box 12" x 8" x 7" $230
The Brad Box 12" x 8" x 11" $240
The Hollywood*
This box is dedicated to our great friend Will Hartman.
16" x 9" x 7" $260
Powder coating on Molly Box, Brad Box, Hollywood   + $100
24" Box – (perfect for car camping!) 24” x 13” x 18” $420
36" Box (13" wide) – with tabs 36" x 13" x 16" $539
36" Box (16" wide) – with tabs 36" x 16" x 16" $539
38" Box (13" wide) – with tabs 38" x 13" x 16" $539
38" Box (16" wide) – with tabs 38" x 16" x 16" $539
40" Box (13" wide) – with tabs 40" x 13" x 16" $539
40" Box (16" wide) – with tabs 40" x 16" x 16" $539
Custom Captain's Boxes - per set
(with tabs or handles)
  $785/set
NEW! Kitchen Box (custom sizes available) 40" x 16" x 16" $710
NEW! DRE Flip Seat Box (made to fit any size of DRE flip seat)   $730
 

Tabs: Standard tabs are 11" up from bottom of box to bottom of tab. Tabs can be put at any height (in half-inch increments). Measure from bottom of box to bottom of tab. Standard is 11" - 11.5" up.

Powder Coating: powder coating on full box (36x16x16 to 40x16x16) is $210.00. Powder coating lid only (for 36x16x16 to 40x16x16 boxes) is $110.00. Click here for powder coat colors.

Dry box and cooler pads: Pads have a waterproof cover, 1.5" padding, and snap rivets on the sides for easy on and off. Pads for standard size boxes are $120.

* The Holywood is dedicated to our great friend Will Hartman, who died in a remote, mountainous region
in Northern India on the Ummig River during monsoon season. Will was a life long extreme kayaker
and a great human being. He will be greatly missed.

IGBC Certified Brutus Boxes

All standard boxes above can be IGBC certified (the Brutus Box). Brutus boxes have key lockable latches, a welded channel "stiffener" inside/across the box front, and the IGBC certified sticker. These boxes have been tested with many different bears and meet all IGBC bear-resistant design and structural standards.

    Price
36" Brutus Box (16" wide) – with tabs 36" x 16" x 16" $624
38" Brutus Box (16" wide) – with tabs 38" x 16" x 16" $624
40" Brutus Box (16" wide) – with tabs 40" x 16" x 16" $640
NEW! Brutus Kitchen Box (custom sizes available) 40" x 16" x 16" $810
Custom sizes may also be able to be IGBC certified - call for details and pricing

The Brutus Box is named after a famous local bear here in Bozeman, MT. Brutus, owned by Casey Anderson, has been in several big screen movies. Casey has a show on National Geographic called National Geographic's Into the Wild. Casey and Brutus endorse and use our product while filming these shows.

Standard and Brutus IGBC Dry Box Photos

Standard aluminum dry box for a raft - open
Standard dry box with tabs
Standard aluminum dry box for a raft - front
Standard dry box with tabs
Standard aluminum dry box for a raft - back
Full-length stainless steel hinge
Standard aluminum dry box for a raft - side
Spring-loaded handles on standard dry box
Tabs have a 1 inch slot for easy strap down
Tabs have a 1" slot for easy strap down
Robust can-jar latches on standard dry box
Robust can-jar latches
The Brutus Box - bear resistant dry box
The Brutus Box - IGBC certified
bear resistant
Standard aluminum dry box for a raft - front
IGBC certified bear box (Brutus Box) with gear caddy
Standard aluminum dry box for a raft - front
Brutus Box (IGBC) comes standard with lockable latches
Dry box and cooler pad
IGBC certified bear box (Brutus Box)
- mint green
Dry box and cooler pad
Brutus Box (IGBC) comes standard with lockable latches
Dry box and cooler pad
and welded channel "stiffener" inside/across the box front.
The Brutus Box - bear resistant dry box
The Brutus Box - IGBC certified
bear resistant
Standard aluminum dry box for a raft - front
IGBC certified bear box (Brutus Box) powder coated in red
Standard aluminum dry box for a raft - front
Red Brutus Box (IGBC)
Dry box and cooler pad
NEW! Dry box pads
Dry box and cooler pad
Pads have a waterproof cover, 1.5" padding,
Dry box and cooler pad
and snap rivets on the sides for easy on and off.
Molly box - small aluminum dry box
Molly Box
Molly box - small aluminum dry box
Molly Box - side
Molly box - small aluminum dry box
Molly box - open
Hollywood box - small aluminum dry box
Hollywood Box
Hollywood box - small aluminum dry box
Hollywood Box - open
Hollywood box - small aluminum dry box
Hollywood Box - open
 Powder coated Captain's Box
Powder coated Captain's Box
 Powder coated Captain's Box
Powder coated Captain's Box
Powder
Captain's Box with tabs
DRE Flip Seat Box
NEW! DRE Flip Seat Box
DRE Flip Seat Box
Custom made for any size DRE flip seat
DRE Flip Seat Box
DRE Flip Seat Box
Brutus Kitchen Box - open
NEW! The Game Changer a certified Brutus Kitchen Box
Brutus Kitchen Box
Brutus Kitchen Box
IGBC Cerfified bear resistant
Brutus Kitchen Box - open
Brutus Kitchen Box
Brutus Kitchen Box leg attachment
Brutus Kitchen Box has secure slots for legs
Brutus Kitchen Box legs
Brutus Kitchen Box legs
Brutus Kitchen Box leg attachment
Brutus Kitchen Box
leg attachment
   

Custom Dry Box Photos

Standard aluminum dry box for a raft - open
Standard dry box with tabs
Custom captain's box with mint powder coated top
Custom captain's box with mint green powder coated top
Custom captain's box with mint powder coated top
Custom captain's box set
Small powder coated dry boxes
Small powder coated dry boxes
Powder coated aluminum dry box
Powder coated standard dry box
IGBC boxes for the National Park Service, Western Arctic National Parklands Kotzebue, AK
IGBC boxes for the National Park Service, Western Arctic National Parklands Kotzebue, AK
Bear resistant boxes for a camper
Bear resistant boxes for a camper
**see quote below
Custom Powder Coated Box with latches on the side to allow for easy access for flip seat
Custom powder coated box with latches on the side
Custom Powder Coated Box with latches on the side to allow for easy access for flip seat
Side latches allow for easy
access to flip seat
Custom aluminum catamaran box
Custom aluminum catamaran box
Custom aluminum catamaran dry box
Custom catamaran dry box
Custom aluminum catamaran dry box
Custom catamaran box
Custom pickup truck box
Custom aluminum pickup truck box
Custom pickup truck box
Custom pickup truck box
Custom rooftop storage box
Custom rooftop storage box
Custom captain's box with white powder coated top
Custom captain's box with white powder coated top
Custom captain's box with white powder coated top
Custom captain's box
Custom powder coated dry box
Custom powder coated dry box
Custom powder coated truck box
Custom powder coated truck box
Custom powder coated truck box
Custom powder coated truck box
Custom powder coated truck box
Custom powder coated truck box
Custom cooler box with drain hole
Custom cooler box with drain hole
Custom pickup truck boxes
Custom pickup truck boxes
Custom pickup truck boxes
Custom pickup truck boxes
Custom marine boxes
Custom dry box for ocean temperature and current monitoring
Custom size powder coated aluminum dry box
Custom dry boxes made for the PISCES platform, a water monitoring system.
Captain's box
Captain's box
Custom size/shape kitchen box
Custom size/shape kitchen box
Custom size/shape kitchen box
Custom size/shape kitchen box
Custom size aluminum dry box
Custom powder coated aluminum dry box
Custom trailer dry box
Custom trailer dry box
Custom trailer dry box
Custom trailer dry box
Two custom aluminum captain's boxes with dry box
Two custom aluminum captain's boxes with dry box
Custom dry box system for a raft
Custom dry box system* for a raft
Custom dry box system for a raft
Interlocking tabs on dry boxes fit on raft frame*
 

*Customer review of the dry box system shown in the two photos above

"Todd, Got the boxes in without a single hitch. They look awesome. You are a remarkable welder. Very impressive. I've been involved in various types of welding for the last 18 years and your welds are the nicest welds I've seen. Additionally, the hardware is well chosen. Robust and up to the job... If someone is looking for the cheapest way to do the job, they might continue their search. If they want the highest quality product, their search can stop. Definitely a fair price for the caliber of workmanship and the quality of the finished product you delivered. Will come to you in the future and highly recommend to others that they do the same."

— S. Arnold IV.

**Customer review of bear resistant dry boxes made for camper (above)

"Thanks to Todd, Jim and the crew at Mad Cow Metal Works for pushing my order up and getting the bear resistant boxes finished in time for our last trip to Alaska. We found them quite handy for our food storage and winter gear along with the peace of mind that we were being safe in bear country. Having been there several times, food storage is always a big concern. Despite Todd’s warning that they might leak in the rain at highway speeds, that didn’t happen. They were watertight and we had plenty of rain showers to test them. We also had a few Forest Service rangers and a RCMP officer in Faro – Yukon Territory spot the certification decal and were impressed that we had enough forethought to come prepared to that part of the world. Lightweight and well-constructed to take the beating of the North Country. Thanks Again!" — B. Coker, Salt Lake City

Customer review

I received the box last night. I've got to say this is the finest dry box that I have ever seen. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are amazing. The handles are great. The welds are perfect. The seals are neat and perfectly set. Thanks for the great work. I can't wait to use it. — N. Abrams

Customer review

Just wanted to shoot you a note and tell you how pleased i am with my new kitchen box. Your attention to detail is second to none. Speaking as a person who also welds for a living you craftsmanship is outstanding, welds were tight and consistent, and no small detail was overlooked. I also really appreciate the care in which the box was packed for shipping, all too often i have received quality products poorly packed and shipped, not the case here. The box came through perfect and undamaged. I will be proudly showing off you work and singing your praises on the river for years to come. I am a firm believer in buying the best and you are definitely the best. Customer for life. — N. Fetterhoff