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Anyone know what the big bumper thing on the front of the truck is? To all the ozzies Don't say anything.
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I looks like the old cow catchers they used to put on the front of trains a 100 years ago.
And since you mentioned Ozzies, I would have to guess it's for kangaroos.

Just a guess, Kangaroo catcher?

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sometimes i wish i had that to counter people who pull in front of me. then let off the gas....no breaks....just coast cause they think now that thier in front they should slow down.

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It is for killing deer, moose, cows, pesky varmints, rodents and any thing else that gets in the way. I have seen a few trucks with these, pretty cool if you ask me.

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Roo guard/ Kangaroo guard. my brothers landrover used to have one on it he hit a kangaroo going pretty fast, he figured had he not had that on the vechile the thing would have come throught the windsheild.

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the roo catcher looks beefy enough- but around here(the northwest) we'd only get deer and suicidal pets. problem with that design is- no side impact protection. the last deer i hit spun around on impact- leaving an butt and 2 hoof print dent in the passenger door of my truck, so not only the hood and grille were dented, but the door also and the glass blew out. you'd never think a 90 lb doe could do that much damage. I know there's bigger 'roos than that!

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Since we have a lot of moose up here, I would say that on a truck such a bumper works great, but on a smaller vehicle it doesn't matter much.

Ok, maybe you avoid a trashed front, but the real danger is that the some hundred kilos of massive moose body is just in the right height to brutally wipe of the roof and everything else inside on that level. After such a workover it looks nasty...

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