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About Chris Barron Engineering

Bull bars for Kenworth trucks
Bull bars for Western Star trucks
Bull bars for Sterling trucks
Bull bars for Freightliner trucks
Bull bars for UD trucks
Bull bars for Hino trucks
Bull bars for Mack trucks
Bull bars for Isuzu trucks
Bull bars for Mercedes Benz trucks
Bull bars for Volvo trucks
Bull bars for Iveco trucks
Bull bars for MAN trucks
Bull bars for various trucks

How to contact Chris Barron Engineering

  Chris Barron Engineering

Chris Barron Chris Barron Engineering is the leading South Australian specialist in building high quality aluminium bull bars for the majority of popular large and small trucks driven across the Nation.

The founder and Managing Director is Chris Barron.

Chris began applying his trade in Mount Gambier in 1978 where he commenced a business building bull bars, tray tops and roof racks for cars, 4 wheel drives and trucks.

His one-person business grew to 10 employees creating his range of superior products right up until 1989 when he decided to sell his business and move to Adelaide.

In 1990 Chris started out once again with a one-person operation specialising in aluminium and steel bull bars for trucks and since then has grown to a nationally reputable business that employs over 12 people.

Chris Barron Engineering is a major supplier for, and has developed strong business relationship with many of the major South Australian trucking companies in Adelaide and Mount Gambier, and has also sent their quality bull bars to various companies in most States and Territories of Australia.

About our Bull Bars

All our Bull Bars are constructed from high tensile 76.3mm x 6.35mm diameter pipe. Extruded channel box uprights are 88mm wide with a wall thickness of 6.35mm. For maximum strength, holes are drilled in box uprights so that horizontal pipes protrude through them.

All our Bull Bars come standard with tow hitch and are polished to a gleaming shine. Where 'I' Beam uprights are used they are painted inside the webs.

Some of the channels we use for larger trucks are pressed 10mm high tensile plate. Some are constructed with 381mm channel with a 12.75mm thickness on webs, and 10mm on face. Some channels are 2 piece with a 12.7mm wall thickness. All are constructed from high tensile aluminium. For some aluminium Bull Bars we use a 254mm x 115mm x 12.7mm thick channel. All backing plates are made of steel - gauges range from 12mm to 16mm plate and on certain design Bull Bars, a heavy-duty steel channel is used.

All Bull Bars come with 2 bull light mounts and if required, extra brackets can be welded on. We can put polycarbonate in front of the headlights and mesh in front of the grille, and security door mesh over part or all of the Bull Bar.

All prices quoted include GST and fitting. If sent intra or interstate, Bull Bars are wrapped up and the purchaser pays freight unless an agreement has been reached to include freight in the purchase price.

If you see a design that interests you, or if you would like to discuss a custom design concept, feel free to contact us for a quote

Want to save a photo?

Here is what you need to do if you want to save a bull bar/bumper photo for your own reference

1 - Click on the image you want to save to open an larger picture in a new window
2 - Hover your cursor over the larger picture
3 - Either click on the 'Save' icon that appears, or
4 - Right click and choose 'Save picture as'
5 - Browse to the drive & folder where you want to save the photo
6 - Click 'Save'

Photo will be saved in the location you have chosen

  FUPD (Front Underrun Protective Devices) Compliance

If truck operators need a FUPD compliant bullbar for a 26 metre B Double we are compliant for most models at this stage.

We are gradually expanding our range in the future.

Some photos from the field

Here are some examples of our Bull & Bumper Bars that have been let's say, put through their paces.

tough bar one This is how strong Chris Barron bars are - here is a FUPS Bumper bar that was involved in a rollover, and there is hardly a mark on it.

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tough bar two The truck once it has been righted.

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near miss In November 2014 one of our customers, Rick Guye sent us this photo with the following comment ...

"Your bar saved this driver of mine today"

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Bull Bar minimal damage One of our Bull Bars only suffered this much damage after writing off a car (all people involved in the crash though, are OK)

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