Prime deer guards

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by sealevel, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

    Dec 15, 2010
    Lapeer, MI
    Gord, is that you?????
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  3. 201

    201 Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    I know, it seems silly, but my friend drove for a company that was "self insured" and the boss considered hitting a deer as a chargeable, saying, you should know where the deer are,,,:dontknow: Even my union job, hitting a deer was considered a chargeable accident, and you had to go before a "group" that would "hear" your case.
  4. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

    May 18, 2017
    You can’t control animals going on the road. And how about on a rainy nights? You want me to slam the brakes and jack knife the rig instead? I don’t understand these pencil pushers sometimes.
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  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    I've seen more than a few that had the back strap removed.
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  6. UsualSuspect

    UsualSuspect Road Train Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    Yo Mama's
    If you look at some of the 2019's they have a commercially offered deer guard on them. Looks like the 2020 and 2021's have an aftermarket one, not the old cheap ones that had welds from another planet and cheap spray paint on them.
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  7. Harry Flashman

    Harry Flashman Medium Load Member

    Oct 4, 2019
    Those deer guards don’t prevent damage to the truck, but rather spread the force over a wider area.

    Instead of a direct hit destroying the hood and other components, you end up with dents and bends near the sections where the deer guard attaches to the truck.

    I would still not want to hit one even with a deer guard.
  8. scott180

    scott180 Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2012
    Tooele, UT
    Hold lane. Never swerve. At least if there is any doubt.

    I've hit a few in my personal vehicle but never a rig. I'm a bleeding heart animal lover so I hate causing them unnecessary pain but I'm not killing myself going into a ditch.
    That said I do end up with eye strain looking for them at night. A quick glint of their eyes in the dark has saved many a furry friend.
  9. sealevel

    sealevel Road Train Member

    May 31, 2012
    U.S. 41
    Yeah, I have been looking at them closely. I don't think grill guards add anything to the look of a truck so I am trying to get away with as little of a guard as possible but still be capable of knocking down small southern deer and hopefully keep them out of my radiator. That guard Prime runs is just about right for my needs. Think I found the manufacturer they use for new gen Cascadias. 979.00 for black powder coat. Seems high to me but I'm cheap. I'm ok with a few bad welds and cheap paint.Lol. Maybe there is more steel in them than I recognize. Idk.
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  10. piston865

    piston865 Bobtail Member

    May 28, 2019
    If you hit it at 70 mph it will field dress itself :-D
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  11. Just passing by

    Just passing by Road Train Member

    Feb 25, 2017
    Sounds like a good deal when compared to this 5k one...
    Herd Super Roadtrain Guard Fits Peterbilt 367, 388 & 389 - 4 State Trucks
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