Typically, stores that sell parts and accessories for tractor trailer semi-trucks are the types of stores that sell grill guards for heavy-duty trucks, such as RaneysTruckParts.com, 4StatesTrucks.com and Ex-Guard.com. Heavy-duty trucks are classified by the U.S. Department of Transportation as those vehicles with gross weights in excess of 26,000 pounds.
Because of their larger size and framework, heavy-duty trucks require larger-size grill guards than those found on medium and light-duty models. Many of these types of guards are designed to protect the trucks from collisions with animals. They come in a variety of styles and are called many different names, including bumper guards, bull bars, crow catchers, moose bumpers and deer guards. They are designed to reduce collision repair expenses by protecting critical components such as headlights, radiators and bodies.
Raney's stocks both short and tall, as well as flat and wrap-around styles, to fit most major manufacturers including Kenworth, Volvo, International, Peterbilt and Mack. It offers a complete line truck accessories, electronics and apparel.
Grill guards from HERD, BFG and Luverne are available at 4 States Trucks. It has grill protection products and numerous other accessories for big rigs.
Ex-Guard focuses specifically on grill guards. It covers most models of trucks on the road with a high compatibility rate for its mounts. All its guards are high-strength steel with a maintenance-free finish and a single-motion latch.