One of the prime purposes of using them is to prevent damage from material being transported, such as rock roll-off.
Being much lighter than steel hungry boards, the HDPE hungry boards enable maximum truck capacity while achieving the same result – the prevention of rocks or overburden falling over the cab to damage such items as the truck ladders, radiator cowlings, suppression systems, filters, etc.
The boards are made from hi vis yellow polyethylene hybrid that is UV stable and particularly robust.
One of the great features of this product is that in the event of damage, only the damaged section needs replacing and the replacement can be managed by just one person. No Hot Work permit is needed and down time is minimal as the vehicle can remain on site for the replacement to be installed in the field.
These head-boards require no maintenance, they’re light weight (up to 80% lighter than steel) yet extremely heavy duty, easy to fit and totally weather resistant.