Window protector for pick up truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by recycledsole, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    hey guys
    i noticed when im loading alot of branches, equipment, etc... on my truck bed, there is a potential for damage to the window on the back of the cab. what do you all use to protect it?
    thansk
     
  2. fastlane

    fastlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    Buy a headache rack or make one.
     
  3. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    Just cover it with duct tape.
     
  4. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    thanks for the replies
    how would i make one? with ply wood?
     
  5. Rvldesign

    Rvldesign LawnSite Member
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    We made one with 1.5" tubing and welded it together. Doubles great for carrying the conoes and kayak.
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  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Cross-bed toolbox keeps stuff away from the window generally.
     
  7. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have the Backrack safety rack. It's one well built rugged window protector. Heavy duty mesh protecting the window. And no holes to drill.
     
  8. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    I have a box/enclosed racks I built for the truck so I can haul large loads of debris, firewood, mulch and other stuff. It's taller then the cab so I cut a hole out and screwed a piece of expansion metal over it. The last truck I had, I didn't cover the hole. So I was always treading light when tossing firewood in the bed. After I finally broke the sliding window out, I duct taped the hole to get through the winter. Trading it in for another that spring.
     
  9. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
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    you can bring a half sheet of plywood with you ,and when your loading stuff your worried about,stand the wood upright in the box then load it .I have done this often as I do a lot of demo work and clean-ups ,and have never had an issue with it .
     
  10. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    thanks alot for everyones information i really appreciate it
     

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