Ex-Guard Industries – A Truly American Brand

Ex-Guard Industries – A Truly American Brand

Humble Beginnings

Ex-Guard®, is an American made product. A small team of friends, experienced in the front-end protection industry, envisioned a guard that would revolutionize the market. A guard made of more than just steel, one that could epitomize strength and redefine protection. This idea would then develop our 1/8” Corrosion Resistant Ex-Guard® patented PVC coating. A bonded layer would add durability that both complemented and protected the steel. Finally, a proprietary hinge mechanism which allows single or dual hand accessibility options.

The time, energy, and technology built into the Ex-Guard design would create a product with high-impact resistance, economical maintenance, and most importantly, protection for the driver.


About Ex-Guard

From this prototype design to a successful international company, Ex-Guard® Industries established a manufacturing facility in Des Moines, IA and introduced a line of guards to the North American trucking industry. A small dream that would move on to protect drivers, their trucks, and their lives. Our first and foremost objective is offering the right amount of coverage to keep drivers safe and trucks secure while on the road. Ex-Guard’s have the ability to sustain multiple wildlife collisions with little to no damage to the truck. For fleets, having a well-designed guard can help mitigate downtime expenses, loss of business opportunities, and overall truck repair expenses.


Custom Solutions

What have you been replacing? Headlights? Bumpers? What is your average annual downtime expense? Have you lost an opportunity from a truck in the shop? Ex-Guard® looks to provide a solution and not just a product. Our guard designs offer different levels of durability and coverage for customer-specific variables. From the Owner-Operator looking for peace of mind to the Maintenance Manager whose trucks battle dense, deer-populated routes, Ex-Guard will tailor fit a solution to your needs.



Your Ex-Guard regional representative (American or Canadian) is available to help your company select the Ex-Guard that best meets your needs. To schedule a consultation, email [email protected] or call 888.902.2777. For many customers, Ex-Guard is a product that pays for itself within the first 6-12 months.

Remember, it takes just one impact to make a difference with downtime. The strength, the ease-of-use, the durability, and the protection an Ex-Guard offers makes it more than just a grille guard. It’s a solution.

Ex-Guard Fleet Demo Request


Test out Ex-Guard on Your Fleet

Ex-Guard knows that seeing is believing and we are offering a demo program for qualified fleets. Complete this form and your request will be sent directly to our inside sales team for consideration.
Any DOT recognized fleet is eligible for consideration and we will respond to your submission within 2 business days.

2020 New Production


2019 has brought some exciting new changes to Ex-Guard Industries for the New Year. With the support of all of our dealers and drivers, we have been growing. As everyone knows, Ex-Guard has a revolutionary coating process, but this process takes time. This is why Ex-Guard has engineered a NEW automated coating line to increase quality and efficiency.


In addition to our new coating line, we are excited to announce that we have migrated our production line to a larger facility. This will accommodate the new demand going into 2020, growth that you’ve helped Ex-Guard develop.


Ex-Guard is taking this opportunity to announce a new price initiative, effective immediately. Because pack pricing has been so effective for our dealers, we are now offering a new, quantity-based price structure for the LT-325 and LT-D325 guards.

Ask your Representative for Details!

Ex-Guard takes a 2000lb Moose Hit

“Work great .. last winter I hit a moose head-on with the Ex-Guard bumper and was still able to drive the truck back to home terminal. I was 130,000 pounds .. moose was about 1500-2000 pounds .. hit at 62mph”

– Kris Ahola

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What Does Ex-Guard Save?

ROI & Annual Savings Calculator

How to Install Ex-Guard Light Tabs

A short video on how to install the light tabs for additional lights on your Ex-Guard.