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Old 01-29-2016, 11:38 AM   #11
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Have a friend that lives in MT, installed a heavy guard on the front of his truck. He crept up on a Buffy on his way into town and thought he would just help move him along. It got a little PO'd, turned and in the space of about 10' charged the truck and did $3500 damage.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:55 AM   #12
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Now this is a "brush" guard.....
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Brush Guards?

When I got to Alaska I was told of a guy who drove up the Alcan and he was told if "After dark you come up on a moose in the road, after you stop be sure to turn your headlights off." Well, He got his Int. Scout stop but forgot about the lights. The last time he saw the front grill was attached to antlers heading into the brush.


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Old 01-29-2016, 12:06 PM   #14
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Now this is a "brush" guard.....
That's NOT a "Brush Guard" that is a Brush decimator!

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Old 01-29-2016, 12:11 PM   #15
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That's NOT a "Brush Guard" that is a Brush decimator!

Considering the whole thing is 1/8" plate steel....yea! I am still trying to find the guy who owns it to ask how much it weighs!
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Considering the whole thing is 1/8" plate steel....yea! I am still trying to find the guy who owns it to ask how much it weighs!
Enough that I bet they used an overhead crane to hook it up....
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:54 PM   #17
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brush guard

I have hit deer with a llight weight brush guard and it was worthless. Had a heavy cattle guard for a while but cost me a mile per gallon.
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A brush guard is one way to secure a piece of hardware cloth across the front to protect the lights and radiator from stones. Can also extend the hardware cloth up a bit to try to deflect stones from the windshield.
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We used Rhino guards on the front of our emergency vehicles. They seemed pretty tough but mine never got tested! Two comments, one, many of our deer vs vehicle incidents involved the deer jumping into the side of the vehicle and two, the guard will hopefully protect vital systems (radiator, trans cooler, etc.) so you can at least get to the next wide spot in the road.
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:17 PM   #20
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Hi there...

Though I have done long distance trips to the Rockies and Appalachians without one previously, we are going on a 3 month trip to Alaska via Canada and I am thus considering mounting a cattle guard (heavy duty brush guard)....what are your thoughts? Do they really provide extra protection?

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