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Ranch Hand "Summit" bumper replacement-deer guard for my Chevy crew Cab 4X4 (Video)
youtube ^ | Jan 9, 2010 | Jeff Head

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:


YOUTUBE VIDEO: Ranch Hand "Summit" front bumper replacement-deer guard

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.


Installation...I'd love to have helped, but with my current health condition, that's not me.


Proud new accessory owners


Driver's side


Comin' at ya


...and goin' away


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KEYWORDS: 4x4pickup; bumperreplacement; deerguard; pickuptruck
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1 posted on 01/09/2010 11:49:00 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: joanie-f; Dukie; Squantos; JohnHuang2; RobFromGa; DollyCali; k.trujillo; Travis McGee; ...

FYI...on the lighter side.


2 posted on 01/09/2010 11:50:10 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

LOL! That’ll teach those damn deer to stand in the road!!!


3 posted on 01/09/2010 11:56:48 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (I'd rather be an AGW denier than a dumbass Watermelon)
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To: Jeff Head

Evil Black Truck. Looks like something Mad Maxx would like.

Yer star is upside-down.


4 posted on 01/09/2010 11:57:18 PM PST by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird! - http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: Jeff Head; Squantos; Eaker
Gorgeous! Now, that's a cow catcher, yes?

No, wait, do you need to have a license to catch cows in Texas?

5 posted on 01/09/2010 11:58:28 PM PST by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: Jeff Head

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.


6 posted on 01/10/2010 12:00:49 AM PST by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
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To: benewton
The truck is a pre 2007 model. Back then it was just good old GM. Lighten up on the guy.
7 posted on 01/10/2010 12:11:38 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (It wasn't the eight years of Bush - Cheney, It was the last two years of Pelosi - Reid.)
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To: Jeff Head
Post some more pictures when you mount the gun turret on top of the cab.
8 posted on 01/10/2010 12:13:04 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (It wasn't the eight years of Bush - Cheney, It was the last two years of Pelosi - Reid.)
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To: Jeff Head
That looks great, Jeff!

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:


9 posted on 01/10/2010 12:26:03 AM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming this Spring! March 27th to April 15th 2010, GIANT Rally in DC!)
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To: benewton
You are running “an F350” huh city slicker?

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.

Relax...and enjoy.

: > )

10 posted on 01/10/2010 12:35:00 AM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming this Spring! March 27th to April 15th 2010, GIANT Rally in DC!)
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To: Jeff Head

I need one of those for my patrol car....dang jaywalkers always trying to damage my crown vic.


11 posted on 01/10/2010 12:43:13 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (There once was a dream called, "Hippy Beat Down." The mere whisper of if caused cops to cry.")
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To: Jeff Head
BTW Jeff, how are you doing? I haven't caught up with your latest posts on the surgery.

Remember that we are all thinking and praying for you.

12 posted on 01/10/2010 12:47:56 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (It wasn't the eight years of Bush - Cheney, It was the last two years of Pelosi - Reid.)
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To: Jeff Head; knighthawk

You must be getting better!

When you have a chance, find us a video on how to put bull’s horns on the front!


13 posted on 01/10/2010 12:59:28 AM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Jeff Head

Very nice, Jeff! I wish those bumpers would guard against damage from elk, moose and buffalo, though. :-(


14 posted on 01/10/2010 1:49:45 AM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: Jeff Head

Excellent!
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.

FRegards,
LH


15 posted on 01/10/2010 1:55:18 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Jeff Head

By the way, it’s good to see your name not on a hospital thread. I hope everything is going well.


16 posted on 01/10/2010 1:56:47 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: VeniVidiVici

Looks good, when are you going hunting? lol


17 posted on 01/10/2010 2:35:40 AM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: Jeff Head

Nice...


18 posted on 01/10/2010 2:47:56 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Jeff Head

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......


19 posted on 01/10/2010 2:54:55 AM PST by Reo
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To: Jeff Head

Nice. A lot sleeker looking than the ones common on oilfield trucks up here. Hope you are doing well!


20 posted on 01/10/2010 3:04:08 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Jeff Head

Reminds me of Aussie “Roo Bars”.


21 posted on 01/10/2010 3:17:49 AM PST by IM2MAD
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To: Jeff Head

;-)


22 posted on 01/10/2010 3:23:46 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: Jeff Head

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.


23 posted on 01/10/2010 4:12:37 AM PST by SLB (Wyoming's Alan Simpson on the Washington press - "all you get is controversy, crap and confusion")
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To: VeniVidiVici

I don’t worry about deer on the highway. They only go after NEW vehicles! ;^)


24 posted on 01/10/2010 4:16:52 AM PST by ol' hoghead (He is not here; for he is risen.)
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To: Jeff Head

I opted for the Do It Yourself Model.

25 posted on 01/10/2010 4:22:52 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Jeff Head

Love it, Jeff Hope you are doing well. Miss ya.


26 posted on 01/10/2010 4:29:27 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Jeff Head

Would have peen perfect if it was on an F150.


27 posted on 01/10/2010 5:03:36 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (Bread and Circuses)
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To: Jeff Head

My plow blade seems to do the trick. ;)


28 posted on 01/10/2010 5:16:39 AM PST by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: Jeff Head

You ain’t done till ya install a snow plow on the front.....


29 posted on 01/10/2010 5:20:00 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I want a hoochie-mama for Christmas, only a hoochie-mama will do............)
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To: Jeff Head

Good accessories. I hit a whitetail a few years ago, and it cost much more than the front guard would have cost.


30 posted on 01/10/2010 5:39:25 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Jeff Head

Hey! Where’s the rifle rack?


31 posted on 01/10/2010 5:44:29 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Jeff Head

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.


32 posted on 01/10/2010 6:26:11 AM PST by ForGod'sSake (You have two choices and two choices only: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: Jeff Head

that’s not for deer! that’s for zombies!


33 posted on 01/10/2010 7:06:26 AM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: benewton

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.


34 posted on 01/10/2010 7:46:57 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: smokingfrog

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.


35 posted on 01/10/2010 7:48:58 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: benewton

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.


36 posted on 01/10/2010 7:50:49 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Kickass Conservative
Thanks so much, God bless you for your faith and prayers on our behalf. We are going into MD Anderson next Thursday and continue the updates.

HERE of FR

On Facebook

and on my own site.

37 posted on 01/10/2010 7:59:01 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Yehuda

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.


38 posted on 01/10/2010 8:00:37 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: familyop

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.


39 posted on 01/10/2010 8:01:56 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


40 posted on 01/10/2010 8:09:41 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Reo

Exactly.


41 posted on 01/10/2010 8:10:25 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Syncro

Nice ride.


42 posted on 01/10/2010 8:10:46 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Smokin' Joe

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.


43 posted on 01/10/2010 8:12:06 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: SLB

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.


44 posted on 01/10/2010 8:13:20 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: SLB

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.


45 posted on 01/10/2010 8:13:24 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

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.


46 posted on 01/10/2010 8:14:46 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: patton; Hot Tabasco

Yes, they would certainly do the trick. LOL!


47 posted on 01/10/2010 8:15:49 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: meadsjn

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.


48 posted on 01/10/2010 8:17:27 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: ForGod'sSake

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.


49 posted on 01/10/2010 8:20:49 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

You’re in our prayers, Jeff! God bless.


50 posted on 01/10/2010 8:30:54 AM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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