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 founder and Managing Director is Chris
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.
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
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If truck operators
need a FUPD compliant bullbar for a 26 metre B Double we are compliant
for most models at this stage.
Some photos from the field
Here are some examples of our Bull & Bumper Bars that have been let's say, put through their paces.