Ballpark Cost Compared to The Norweld Etc...?
Cost is similar to Norweld, but I think it's a totally different product. The modularity of the product is what really steered me towards SherpTek instead of any other manufacturer. Between that and being a small American business who I can work with on any amount of customization needed, I was sold. There are plenty that will give you a standard tray with some boxes. This compares in cost to that, but far exceeds them in function. My platform is 6.5' length and 80" wide and comes in at around 250lbs - bed, lights, install, etc. is under $7k. So function being apples and oranges already, the cost of the platform for my massive chevy diesel is about the same as a Norweld on a short Tacoma. Not sure how much materials and sizes affect that bottom line.
The options beyond that are totally different in my opinion. I caught something on one of their posts or website about being focused on the DIY'er and having limitless possibilities. I don't weld, so being able to easily secure things to just about any point on the bed/sides/underside/etc. is a fantastic bonus for me. I have many ideas and think it's going to be really fun to figure out exactly where I can mount all the toys