This month Overdrive takes a look at some recently introduced bumper and fender products designed to help you keep your truck looking and working its best.
Fleetline’s polyethylene refuse fenders are constructed of high-density polyethylene and are designed to be corrosion- and UV-resistant. The fenders use either a two- or three-piece design to accommodate both tandem- and tri-axle applications.
Hendrickson Bumper and Trim’s durable corrosion-resistant Aero Clad bumpers for the International ProStar in both tilt-mount and fixed-mount configurations are designed to retrofit all model-year trucks and are built to offer nearly 4 inches of additional ground clearance and to be lighter than the standard plastic bumper with a chrome overlay. The company’s Aero Clad Coronado SD bumper offers a bright mirrored finish that promotes better corrosion resistance and a weight savings of more than 150 pounds.
Hogebuilt’s mid-grade full tandem fenders have a 3-inch flange produced in 14-gauge 430 bright anneal stainless steel. The handcrafted fenders have a mirror shine and are available in both regular and low-rider versions.
Minimizer’s fender bracket systems are available in decorated options produced from heavy-duty composite material in a robust manufacturing process to help them withstand wear and tear while providing a sleek finished look. The brackets are designed to resist weather, UV and scratches and are available in chrome, carbon fiber and the company’s own Liquid Platinum finish. Minimizer bracket systems and fenders are designed to work together to absorb impact and soften road vibration.
Pride Bodies’ aluminum bumper weighs up to 200 pounds less than similar steel offerings, providing a material designed to withstand salt and liquid calcium chloride while helping to reduce fuel costs and overall weight to allow for accessories such as service cranes, air compressors and welders.
TRP offers a variety of chrome and stainless-steel fenders and bumpers. The company also offers various accessories and accessory sets for select Kenworth and Peterbilt models.