Prime deer guards

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

  1. sealevel

    sealevel Road Train Member

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    Yeah I saw that. It's a rip off. I have learned in this business everyone associated with class 8 trucks feels they can stick their hands in your pockets and give you a good fondle.I have admitted to being cheap. I just can't do it. I will probably hit a deer tomorrow while I decide if I'm getting screwed or not. I have had a custom built boat top with 8 rocket launchers built for less than that.
     
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  3. AModelCat

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    LMFAO if you think that chincy little $900 "deer bumper" is going to be effective against more than a rabbit!
     
  4. sealevel

    sealevel Road Train Member

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    I run in the south. Not Canickstan or what Asian country your from. Not looking to run down Moose.
     
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    They don't work well with elephants either,,:eek:
     
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  6. racemaxx24

    racemaxx24 Heavy Load Member

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    The smaller Ex-Guard is my favorite one, 125 I think it is. Not sure what the cost though. My current truck has one of those generic chrome ones that you just buy whatever mounting bracket kit you need. I think it was around $600. They do a decent job, a smaller impact you’ll get away with just replacing the bar as opposed to the significantly more expensive body work behind it. A big animal is obviously going to do damage regardless but if it saves even the radiator it’s already more than paid for itself. I’ve heard carriers can get a small insurance discount having them installed
     
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  7. dngrous_dime

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    Company I'm with, they run Ali-Arc full guards, and they keep moving them from truck to truck as they upgraded. I haven't seen the aftermath of a deer strike with one, but the owner swears by them saving money overall. When I'm on my own, I'll likely buy the one from Iowa 80 that attaches by the tow hook mounts.
     
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  8. wis bang

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    Provost trucks as the aged they sent up the Gaspe'& acquired a moose rack and a ferry ride to Newfoundland...

    You want to see a real mess, the tanker driver who nudges over a little and thinks he missed it only to arrive at the customer and discover that the tank ladder didn't miss and now he needs to climb up that ladder to get the receiver a sample...

    Usually most of bambi ends up on the hose tube and rear fender...not much left to salvage for the freezer.

    Usually stinks pretty good by the time it gets to a wash rack.
     
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  9. wis bang

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    The LED headlight buckets on the new Volvos, together, cost more than the Radiator
     
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    I wouldn't be caught dead driving a Vulvo, if I'm owning. But yes, I've seen that a pair of the LED ProStar headlights are $2200.
     
  11. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Heavy Load Member

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    We run X guards 125s & 150s
    Hit a few deer and zero damage except deer poo

    Had a 150 model take a shot from a caddy @ 60mph bouncing off a guard rail. Guard was toast, truck drove home.
     
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