Skip to comments.Ranch Hand "Summit" bumper replacement-deer guard for my Chevy crew Cab 4X4 (Video)
Posted on 01/09/2010 11:48:57 PM PST by Jeff Head
On the lighter side, and for those interested in outfitting their vehicle (particularly pickup trucks) with the necessary implements to address global warming and climate change, I offer the following video:
Ranch Hand pickup truck accessories are made in Texas. So, while we are down here, GAil (aka the boss) gave me permission, purely as a cost saving measure you understand, to purchase a couple of long desired accessories for the truck.
I didn't have to be told twice...hehehe.
Here are some more pictures.
FYI...on the lighter side.
LOL! That’ll teach those damn deer to stand in the road!!!
Evil Black Truck. Looks like something Mad Maxx would like.
Yer star is upside-down.
No, wait, do you need to have a license to catch cows in Texas?
I’m running an F350: since I don’t bump into things, I don’t feel the need for all the tubing. But that’s just me...
On the other hand, owning a Government Motors vehicle should be prohibited for any sane person...
Otherwise, relax and enjoy.
I love mine.
I put it on years ago because of the deer that don't seem to read the "deer crossing" signs and jump in the road where ever they want to.
I've had deer do that a few time, but not with my present vehicle.
I called it a deer catcher when I installed it, but now call it a cop catcher.
A few years ago, a cop ran into me and the cop catcher saved my vehicle from a lot of damage.
As it was, it cost the city about 20,000 to fix up my vehicle.
LOL, I had them use top of the line replacement parts.
Here's a pic of the Limonomomol Phenomozine:
Those that live in wide open spaces, and/or deer/bear/bighornsheep etc areas are wize to have some protection for when wildlife wanders onto roads.
I am sure that highly respected FR member Jeff Head didn't install his accessory because he "bumps into things"
I do respect Ford Motor Company for not buying into the government bailout program, but Ford's just don't come close to matching GMC vehicles.
: > )
I need one of those for my patrol car....dang jaywalkers always trying to damage my crown vic.
Remember that we are all thinking and praying for you.
Very nice, Jeff! I wish those bumpers would guard against damage from elk, moose and buffalo, though. :-(
I’ve been looking to outfit my GMC Sierra (looks like a very similar model to what you have), and there are some good ideas there.
By the way, it’s good to see your name not on a hospital thread. I hope everything is going well.
Looks good, when are you going hunting? lol
They work, too. Living in deer country, my son convinced me to put a similar guard on the front of my 1-ton Chev crew-cab dually. Since then I’ve hit three deer and a moose, with not so much as a cracked light lens. Poor critters didn’t fare so well, though......
Nice. A lot sleeker looking than the ones common on oilfield trucks up here. Hope you are doing well!
Reminds me of Aussie “Roo Bars”.
We bought a Yukon Denali last fall. Have to get the front protected as there are White Tails all over the place here. We see them crumpled beside the road daily. They aren’t as big a Mule Deer, Wapiti, or Moose but they still make a sizable dent in the investment.
I don’t worry about deer on the highway. They only go after NEW vehicles! ;^)
I opted for the Do It Yourself Model.
Love it, Jeff Hope you are doing well. Miss ya.
Would have peen perfect if it was on an F150.
My plow blade seems to do the trick. ;)
You ain’t done till ya install a snow plow on the front.....
Good accessories. I hit a whitetail a few years ago, and it cost much more than the front guard would have cost.
Hey! Where’s the rifle rack?
Excellent choice! Ranch Hand may not be the best, but they’re darn close. BTW, did you notice we made a deal with The Boss to re-arrange the weather around here a little to make you feel more at home??? 13° on my front porch this morning.
that’s not for deer! that’s for zombies!
That’s a 2005 GM product...before their decent into pure D socialism. The off road package is better, the vehicle to this day holds its value better. But, the FORD and Dodge priducts were also good then and are today. If I were buying today I’d probably go Ford on principle alone.
I noticed the star and turned it around that day. The color is a dark charcoal...and it is one comfortable ride, and does one heck of a job off road.
Also...if you hit an Elk up here at 60 MOH with a F-350 without a guard, you would wish you had had one. No one I know ever plans to do so...stuff like that, whether it is a deer, an elk, or someone’s livesstock happens accidentally all the time and, IMHO, the guard is well worth the investment for that reason.
Not really feeling much better yet. Treatment does not even get started until next week...but you find whatever activities you can to take your mind off of it, and this was an opportunity while here in Texas that we decided to take advantage of.
Moose and buffalo, probably not. But depending on the speed, they can help against Elk. I had aan F-350 while in Montana severala years ago with one of these that was spared major damage from an Elk hit.
Ranch Hand products are very good and I would recommend them. They have several different guards, both bumper replacement models and hook around models. Also several headache racks and several railings to support them and their tool boxes, altough I opted for a “Trail Boss” box instead of the Ranch Hand. The RH is much better, but I was running out of budget and that was where I was willing to give.
Thanks SJ. This was a weclome distraction. Treatment starts for me down in Houston next week. I updated the prayer thread, facebook, and my own site with the latest info.
Yes they will...and hitting a larger White Tail at 60 MPH or better will just ruin your day. I recommend the Ranch Hand Ssummit. They will also fit the Denali.
Yes they will...and hitting a larger White Tail at 60 MPH or better will just ruin your day. I recommend the Ranch Hand Summit. They will also fit the Denali.
I had a similar bumper replacement on my F-350 while in MOntana in the early to mid 1990s. They work well. They make this exact same guard for the F-150. Worth the investment.
Yes, they would certainly do the trick. LOL!
Precisely. Well worth the investment if you are running in any country where there is the possibility for that. And as much driving as I do in the back country and up in the mountains, this was something I have been kind of sitting on edge for. Since we were down here, we went ahead. Besides, the boss said it was ok. hehehe.
Hehehe. Yes. It was 9 degrees in Denton yesterday morning. Colder for that day than in Emmett, ID back home...and even colder than Ft. McMurray Alberta where our youngest son, Jared (who helped me a lot at Klamath Falls, OR with the water crisis back in 2001), is currently serving his LDS mission. They had a warm spell up there and were only down to 10 degrees Farenheit that morning.
You’re in our prayers, Jeff! God bless.
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