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Konik Heavy Duty Products introduces FMVSS223-certified underride guard

June 14, 2024
The underride guard not only meets safety certification standards, but can fold for easier forklift access and can be bolted or welded to the main beams

Konik Heavy Duty Products is releasing its folding underride guard, which is certified to meet the new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) standard going into effect in July 2024.

“We are excited to provide this tested and certified guard that addresses the unique needs of our customers who rely on TMFLs,” said Paul Isaacs, vice president, Konik Heavy Duty Products. “Our commitment to safety and efficiency is reflected in this design, which combines compliance with FMVSS223 standards and the practical functionality required for modern logistics and transportation operations for both OEM and aftermarket applications.”

This advanced rear impact guard is designed specifically for applications where Truck-Mounted Forklifts (TMFL) are used. It features installation options for both bolt-on and weld-on applications, and the design includes folding ends that lock in place, ensuring seamless forklift mounting while maintaining rigorous safety standards.

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The new bumper meets all the requirements of FMVSS223 No. 223 when properly installed, providing protection and compliance for commercial vehicles. This guard has been tested and certified for both bolt-on and weld-on applications of vocational flatbed trailers.

This guard will be included in all trailer kits and can also be purchased as a standalone product.

Key features of the guard include:

  • FMVSS223 Certification: Ensures compliance with federal safety standards, offering reliable rear impact protection. DOT certification sticker included with the kit.
  • Folding Ends: Folded for unobstructed forklift access and unfolded for full compliance as a rear impact guard.
  • Enhanced Safety: Provides robust rear impact protection to safeguard against collisions and enhance overall vehicle safety.
  • Versatile Application: Can be installed using bolts to the main beams or directly welded on.

The FMVSS223 certified underride guard with folding ends is now available for order and is included in every trailer mounting kit. For more information, please visit www.konikproducts.com.

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