I guess in the picture the snorkle looks a little weak but in person it is well built, the plastic material is at least 1/4" thick.
The snorkle was designed to bolt directly onto the mesh of the cab at three locations but since I cut all of that out, the Cat tech made those two straps to mount it to the cab. I am always the first one to modify something if I don't like the way it is designed but that snorkle is mounted solidly enough that I am contemplating cutting that third mounting tab off of the snorkle so that it doesn't look unfinished.
2013 Cat 299D XHP
Bobcat Flail Cutter
84" Custom Built Scarifier
84" Custom Built Mini Dozer Blade/Grapple Bucket
84" Custom Built Ripper/Ring Roller
84" Level Best Dual Slope Box Grader with Power Masts