Buyers Products has a new headache rack system, the Kabgard. Other new products include an extended ladder rack and Class 5 receivers.  -  Photo: Buyers Products

Buyers Products has a new headache rack system, the Kabgard. Other new products include an extended ladder rack and Class 5 receivers.

Photo: Buyers Products

Buyers Products, a diversified manufacturer of work truck equipment, has expanded its line of equipment and accessories for service bodies with its Kabgard headache rack system, an extended ladder rack, and a universal Class 5 hitch receiver for both Ford and GM mounted service bodies.

Kabgard Window Protection for Service Body Mounting

The Kabgard, offered in a black or white powder-coat finish, is bundled with mounting brackets and fasteners, giving the user everything needed to install and mount to the service body. It also serves as a tie-down point for securing ladders and other cargo. The rack, designed to protect the cab’s rear window from damage, is available in two sizes to accommodate either a single-rear-wheel or a dual-rear-wheel service body.

New Service Body Ladder Rack with Tie Downs

The service body ladder rack has built-in tie-down points for cargo, along with built-in grab handles for added stability when climbing in and out of the truck bed. The company said the over-cab design allows for an enhanced capacity of up to 1,000 lbs. Available in 13-½-foot, 14-½-foot, and now 15-½-foot lengths, and is ideal for crew cab chassis.

Class 5 Service Body Hitch Receiver

The universal Class 5 service body hitch receiver fits cabs and chassis with 60-inch or 84-inch cab-to-axle dimensions. It features a bolt-on frame and a 20,000-lb. capacity. There are two new models, one designed for Ford F-350, F-450, and F-550 bodies, and the other designed for GM 3500, 4500, and 5500 bodies.

“We’re always mindful of the unique demands of the construction, municipal, and utility fleets,” said Dan Doerr, director of new product development at Buyers Products. “Our Kabgard systems offer cab protection for out on the road, while the growing popularity of crew cabs led us to offer the extended 15-½ foot ladder rack. And, lastly, the robust 20,000 pounds rating of our new hitch receiver ensures the versatility and durability required for heavier loads.”