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Made a Brush and Branch Gaurd for the Tender
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Willy-N    Posted 12-07-2004 at 15:11:41       [Reply]  [No Email]

Last year I was going in roads that had low hanging Branches that were hitting my warning light and windsheild. A broke windsheid and your off the fire till it is fixed and a new over head warning light is around $500.00 to replace. This should take care of the problem giving the branches a Gaurd to deflect them away. Just got it mounted today in the snow. The board is holding a tarp up over the pumps and tank. Mark H.

deadcarp    Posted 12-07-2004 at 16:21:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
aussie truckers have a few unique problems and solutions for same. across the front they have a serious kinda cowcatcher/roolbar thing they call roo bars. they have roo problems like we have deer problems. then across the lower part of the glass they have a frame similar to yours with some like 1/4" mesh stretched on it, that's the rock guard and combined with a big sunvisor, specifically stops most shattered windscreens.

Willy-N    Posted 12-07-2004 at 16:33:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a 1/4 inch skid plate under the oil pan & filters that hooks into the front bumper too. It keeps sticks from coming up under the bumper and going thru the radiator. I coverd the grill and oil cooler with expanded steel and still need to protect those side lights just waiting to be broke. Could have been nicer weather for building it to! Mark H.

Randy    Posted 12-07-2004 at 16:17:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Every day I wish you lived next door. I could probably get a lot of things done with your help!

Willy-N    Posted 12-07-2004 at 16:29:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hard part was tieing it into the heavy body mounts below the hood. Since the nose tilts forward that was the only way I could hook it on. Upper part was easy to do. I was hoping I would not slip and bust the windsheild too! Mark H.

RickL    Posted 12-08-2004 at 06:19:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Looks fine but I think you are still going to have branches getting to your lights unless you put some mess over what you have now done. I would cover with mesh to just above wipers. And make sure they have nothing to catch on. Been there done that. It just thought. Good Luck. No snow here yet and we are still in low 40 temps. Have a 24 row planter to start on next week.

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