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WEATHER GUARD® Legendary Toughness Now Applied to Heavy Duty Truck Rack Category

Jan 20, 2020

New, heavy-duty 1,700 lbs. capacity truck rack maximizes cargo capacity with the brand’s trademark quality, durability and functional design


Itasca, IL, January 20, 2020 - WEATHER GUARD®, the industry leader in work truck equipment, announces the new 1175-52-02 Heavy Duty Steel Truck Rack to complete their lineup in the work truck rack category. Designed for contractors, tradesmen and remodelers, this truck rack incorporates the well-known design, durability and reliability of WEATHER GUARD into the heavy cargo end of the work truck category. The Heavy Duty Steel Truck Rack offers industry leading features, functions, and a simpler installation process.

“We know that professionals are carrying more materials to improve their productivity and saw an opportunity to add an evenly distributed, 1,700 lbs. capacity heavy-duty steel truck rack to the market,” said Mike Bykowski, Director of Product Management at WEATHER GUARD. “The new Heavy Duty Steel Truck Rack offers the industry’s first Rear Rolling Cross Member, which allows for easier loading from the tailgate position.”

The Heavy Duty Steel Truck Rack is the ideal work truck accessory for demanding users, including general contractors, tradesmen, electricians, and even weekend warriors looking for the ultimate rugged truck rack. Rated to hold up to 1,700 pounds (when evenly distributed), the 1175-52-02 is designed to accommodate three ladders side by side, maximizing space and capacity. WEATHER GUARD backs up the build quality with a best-in-class limited lifetime warranty.


Toughness to Tackle Any Job

 Manufactured from steel and weighing in at 220 pounds, the WEATHER GUARD Heavy Duty Steel Truck Rack is built for a heavy workload. The steel rack is powder coated in a durable matte black finish, and the rack itself is made from two-inch swaged steel tubing welded with overlapping joints to provide extra strength. Built to be “one size fits all,” the singular model comes equipped with adjustable front mounting legs and mounting feet. Easy to install and built to last, the Heavy Duty Steel Truck Rack has all the hallmarks of the WEATHER GUARD brand.


Smart Details Add Convenience, Functionality

 WEATHER GUARD has created the Heavy Duty Steel Truck Rack with the productivity of professionals in mind. The WEATHER GUARD Heavy Duty Steel Truck Rack is the only model in its class to include welded airfoil to reduce wind noise. This rack also comes equipped with rear handlebars to aid users as they climb into the truck bed and oversized hooks at the eight tie-down points. Available accessories include: ratchet straps for securing cargo, a bolt-on accessory cross member for carrying shorter items, cab protectors, and the industry’s first Rear Rolling Cross Member to provide easier loading from the tailgate.

 The Heavy Duty Steel Truck Rack is made to fit any truck bed length from 78 to 96 inches and can be installed with a true no-drill process. The truck rack can be assembled on the ground prior to being lifted onto the truck for mounting, compared to the competitors’ racks which require on truck assembly. Because of this, the WEATHER GUARD truck rack can be built and installed in less than an hour with two experienced installers. For work truck fleets, this simplifies the process without sacrificing durability or rigidity and keeps trucks in operation longer, spending less time in the maintenance bay.

The WEATHER GUARD Heavy Duty Steel Truck Rack is now available nationally. The universal design is compatible with most heavy-duty, North American truck models, bringing

durability and functionality to almost any work truck on the market. It is also available with Chevy and GMC specific stake pocket mounting kits. For more information, please visit





WEATHER GUARD, a WernerCo brand, is an industry leader in truck and van equipment, including truck boxes, drawer units, bulkheads, shelving, cabinets, and racks for trucks, vans and utility vehicles. WEATHER GUARD creates truck and van organization systems that promote productivity and provide superior protection against break-ins and inclement weather conditions. WEATHER GUARD products are manufactured in Crystal Lake, Illinois. For more information, visit


About WernerCo

WernerCo is a privately owned, fully-integrated, international manufacturer and distributor of access products, fall protection equipment, secure storage systems, and light duty construction equipment. WernerCo’s business model and growth is defined by innovation and continuous improvement of the products, processes and services they deliver. WernerCo products are Trusted Everywhere Work Gets Done™! For a full list of industry leading global brands, visit



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