Smith Tailgates has launched its brand-new product, the Tailgate Defender.
The Tailgate Defender is a patented, 4-bar, triple pinned, self-locking square tailgate gap hinge cover. This design is enhanced for sturdy function, providing a full-width truck bed and open tailgate smooth surface while simultaneously folding to a sleek and decorative look with the tailgate closed, according to the supplier.
“The Tailgate Defender uniquely prevents debris from falling into the tailgate gap while opening and closing the tailgate. It is attached to the bed and the tailgate, yet the tailgate can still be removed by design,” says Tim Smith, Founder and President of Smith Tailgates.
The Tailgate Defender is the only heavy-duty tailgate gap protector on the market, currently designed for Ford trucks and expanding to other manufacturers soon, Smith noted. It is ideal for keeping materials out of the gap between the truck bed and tailgate, whether it be dirt, rocks, or mulch.
“I designed this heavy-duty hinge mechanism to protect the longevity of your truck tailgate gap by preventing materials and debris from entering. It's rugged enough for pro-level use but affordable for the everyday truck enthusiast, simply designed to work,” Smith said.
Smith Tailgates LLC is a family-owned company that develops innovative and uniquely functional accessories for truck beds and tailgates.
For more information, visit tailgatedefender.com.