Another issue with these "Ranch Hand" type bumpers, is their weight. While a 3/4 or 1 ton truck will have a suspension/shocks to handle an extra 300+ lbs., a 1/2 ton may not without some help. They do make aluminum bumper replacements if weight is a factor. Hitting a deer doing 60+ mph is one thing but hitting a 300 lb hog is an entirely different situation. Those in elk and moose country have a similar problem not only from a height of the critter issue, but they weigh from 400-1500 lbs. Be like hitting a cow or a horse, more bumper is better IMHO. As a side note, I ordered my truck from the factory and added the "snow plow" option; it added HD shocks, HD springs, and HD radiator for less than $100. Even if you aren't ever going to plow snow and live in Florida, it's a great option for not much money.
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