If working in unpredictable environments, it’s a great idea to consider a cab protection or forestry protection system to protect your excavators, dozers, and other heavy equipment from unexpected damage.

After all, potentially avoidable project delays are sometimes caused by random events like collisions with trees, stumps, or falling debris.

If you’re currently in the market for a cab protection system, here’s a quick rundown to give you an idea of what you may need.

Types of Protection Systems for Construction Equipment

Heavy equipment protection systems are physical barriers designed to protect the windshield, cab, or other exterior components. Most protection systems defend against scrapes, projectiles and punctures and fall into these categories:

Chassis mounted: Chassis mounted protection systems provide maximum protection for a machine and often enclose more of the machine than the front glass or cab. They feature a guard that’s bolted to a bracket and welded to the chassis at the front, behind, or side.

Cab mounted: Cab mounted guards are often installed to protect either the top of the cab or the entire cab from damage depending on the system.

Mesh guards: Mesh guards (also called window guards) are wire screens that can protect an excavator or dozer’s front screen glass from scratching or puncture. Some mesh guards can be hinged or interchangeable.

Why Install a Protection System for Excavators & Dozers?

It’s a good idea to install a quality cab protection system because they not only protect heavy equipment from falling debris, but they can act as a line of defense in the event of an accident.

In forestry or demolition environments, adding extra protection can be a good ROI-positive investment for your fleet considering the cost of replacing cab glass or other damaged components.

excavator with forestry protection system on it

Explore Excavator & Dozer Protection System Options

Ready to get started? At Prime Source, we create custom-fabricated protection systems and can install mesh guards, shields and other approved protection systems for your construction equipment.

Contact us for more information and to request a no-obligation quote today.