I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Re: fishnhunt-got the info
No, I don't have a ranch hand. What I have is made by Del Rio grill guards. That is the one in the pic. They are a small company, and are based out of that place mentioned above. I have seen too many ranch hands degrade in wrecks. While at the same time I have seen good things with the Del Rio ones. I saw a ford T-bone a car at 65 mph with one, and the Ford looked like it had not been in a wreck. The only thing wrong with the Ford was that the doors were jammed shut...would not open by convientional means. Not bad for such an impact, heck it killed the poor fellow in the car. Plus the weight of the Del Rio guard is only like 114 lbs. I'm not sure what a full Ranch Hand replacement weighs...but I'm sure it's a lot more. Why pay a lot of money to lift a truck and then have your grill guard drag it down another 1/2" or so. That was my thought anyway. I know many people that have hit deer with the DRGG. As long as you square the deer up so it does not fling it into your fender the only thing that happens is that you hear a nice little ringing sound after the hit....lol. Anyway, hope this answered your question. Oh, and yes, Ranch Hand's are too much....like 700 for some of the full replacemnets. I paid only 325 for mine installed and painted any color (they have black and white, but if you bring them any other color they will us it).