November 28, 2016
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Ranch Hand designs, manufactures and markets aftermarket vehicle protection products, such as steel grille guards, front bumper replacements, back bumper replacements and running steps. Headquartered in the small Texas town of Shiner, Texas, Ranch Hand has manufacturing facilities in Shiner and the neighboring town of Beeville, population around 20,000. The company is in its 30th
year of existence. In 2001 Ranch Hand became a subsidiary of Kaspar Companies.
From these small towns, Ranch Hand produces a large output. Ranch Hand’s two manufacturing facilities have over 300,000 square feet under roof and processes from 40,000 to 50,000 lbs. of steel a day.
Jerry Courtney, V.P. of Marketing, describes the company’s customers. “Our original customers were the ranchers and farmers. Our products are designed to handle whatever those hard-working folks can throw at them. We are popular with outdoor enthusiasts and many kinds of contractors. Fleet and commercial buyers are important to us. We have a broad spectrum of folks who want to just protect their vehicles and look good doing it.”
Ranch Hand’s Legend Grille Guard for the 2017 Ford Super Duty is their latest product and began shipping in early October. The Legend Grille Guard has a one-piece, fully welded construction and is frame mounted in four locations for maximum strength and to eliminate vibration. The Legend Grille Guard is constructed from 12-gauge tubing and has 5/16" upright thickness. It features punched grille inserts specifically designed to match the 2017 Super Duty – no expanded metal used. Ranch Hand is shipping two versions of the Legend Grille Guard - one that accommodates a front camera and one for models without the camera. All of Ranch Hand products are finished with a durable black powder coat paint.
“One of the attractive things about the Legend Grille Guard is that fact that it is easily installed. The upfitters love the Legend because they can install it quickly,” Jerry said. “We have a strong dealer network of over 450 upfitters and dealers across the country. Most dealers also install the product. A.E.R. became a distribution partner last year.”
Historically, Ranch Hand has been the most heavy-duty product of this kind that you can find. From small-town Texas comes Texas-sized protection for your customer’s valuable vehicle asset.
Ranch Hand is now in the process of developing a full product line for the 2017 Super Duty. These include front and rear bumper guards and running steps for the 2017 Super Duty. These will be available in the coming weeks. Visit Ranch Hand’s website for more information and to find a dealer near you: www.ranchhand.com.