Alan Ritchey Inc. Testimonial

“One of our concerns when we first started testing the Ex-Guard product was the idea that the guards might adversely affect our MPG. We are very sensitive to this issue, and we go to great lengths to spec and maintain our trucks for maximum MPG. After a thorough analysis of several test units, we could find no measurable MPG difference between the trucks that had the Ex-Guard on them and the identical trucks that did not have the guards installed. This made the return on investment time for the Ex-Guard even shorter.

We look forward to using the guards on all of our future trucks and thank you for a well made, easy to install and use product that has positively impacted our company.”

-Dave Allison | Senior Vice PresidentAlan Ritchey, Inc.Valley View, TX

29 Deer, and 2 Hogs Later – Testimonial

“My name is Rex Barlow. April 3 years ago I purchased an XG-195 guard for my Century. At the time I was not really sure of your product but three years later, 29 deer, and 2 hogs I can say with no reservation this is one of the toughest bumper guards you can buy. Running in the Hill Country of East Texas and in South Texas, I would recommend this bumper guard to anybody. In that time the only damage that I have ever had was one headlight on the left side and the light bar underneath the bumper. Considering all it’s well worth the money.”

-Rex Barlow

‘That thing will stop a moose’

“When my wife first mentioned your product, I was skeptical of how it would look on the truck. Now that it’s installed, it is a nice looking, practical piece of equipment. To my surprise, it is very easy to fold down to allow access to the hood. I was also concerned about cleaning behind the lower portion of the bars but this concern vanished after the first washing. It is easy to get a brush between the bumper and fog lights and the lower bars. I especially like the coating that has been applied to the bars. I am sure this will protect them from scratches and rust and keep it looking good for many years. I saw a cutaway at the Volvo dealer and was impressed at the thickness of the steel tubing and the thickness of the coating. I am sure this will protect the front of our truck from any deer that wanders into our path. The service manager at Hickory Volvo said, “That thing will stop a moose.” After that, everyone started calling it a Moose Catcher.”

-Gill. T | Lakeside Transport

Ex-Guard, You Are Lifesavers!

Dear Ex-Guard,

I am writing to thank you for designing and building such a great product. I have a story to tell.

Back in the beginning of August, I purchased a used truck that had come equipped with an Ex-Guard 150. The 2016 Freightliner is a mostly fiberglass and plastic front end. I had been looking for a product of same or similar for my prior rig, so having found a replacement with a guard already installed was a plus. I had heard mixed reviews about how well they worked in general and came to a conclusion that you get what you pay for. Little did I know at the time that I would get first hand experience testing your product.

In the beginning of December, I was heading west past a fuel stop with an eastern “right in-right out” entrance. As I approached this access point, a semi truck was entering the highway with a left turn signal on. Looking like he was being safe and signaling the acceleration lane to right lane change I began to overtake him. It was then I realized that he really wanted the left lane. Being this was on a 4 lane divided highway and I had a green light, I had not slowed much, up until I discovered his intentions. I then locked up my brakes and hoped he would check his mirrors before making impact and/or finishing his lane change to the one I was occupying. I know now that his intent was to make an illegal U-Turn at the west entrance to the station and the access point for the eastbound traffic. This is where the stoplight was and there is no left turn lane for westbound traffic. I was crowded to the left as far as I dared to go and when he finally initiated the left (U) turn with his tractor (without ever checking his mirrors) he pretty much cut off my only escape route. I impacted the left rear quarter of his tractor and basically pushed his truck down the road a distance of between 75-100 feet before we came to a stop. There were NO injuries other than I had a couple of scrapes from stuff in the cab. Everyone walked away.

I have had a chance in the last few months to review the photos of my truck and listen to the reports of progress from the body shop. I am told the frame was only slightly bent and they removed and replaced everything on the front end except the frame rails and the engine. Even the front engine mount and the front subframe was replaced. Additionally, the front axle was replaced.

I am firmly convinced that without your Ex-Guard xg-150 that the damage to my truck would have included the engine and have gotten up to and included the firewall and cab of the truck. I believe in looking at the photos that your product minimized the damage to my truck to the $40,000 estimate, stopped the intrusion into my rig and it absorbed a majority of the impact. I cannot thank you enough for such a great product. You can bet that I will continue to use this product on any future rigs I own.

Although I do NOT recommend testing this product this way, I do believe that your product saved me from a totaled truck and a trip to the hospital. Very good insurance in my case considering the possibilities for damage and injuries.

Once again a hearty, THANK YOU, you guys are lifesavers.

-Paul Ahles | Hopkins, MN