Rear Rock Guard
When mowing the right of way sometimes foreign objects can hit the back glass causing it to break. The glass then ends up in the cab with the operator. This is a safety issue for the operator as well as an expense to MoDOT and down time till we can get another glass. The old rock guard was mounted to the lift arms and did not always cover the rear glass while going up and down slopes. With this style it is always protected and only has one mounting point instead of two.
Benefit and Implementation
This innovation provides safety for the operator and saves time and money due to less replacement of the back cab glass.