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Ideal Shield's Heavy Duty Industrial Guardrail

Heavy Duty
Industrial Guardrail

Ideal Forklift Protection

Unmatched Strength and Durability

Ideal Shield Heavy-Duty Guardrail System is the premier, heavy-duty solution to protecting your warehouse and facility’s most valuable assets – people and equipment.

As the strongest guardrail on the market, our product will keep your facility, warehouse or parking lot protected from everyday vehicle accidents. Unlike traditional-welded or bolt-down systems that require the rail to be replaced after an impact, our unique design can withstand multiple collisions from 12,000lbs. forklifts traveling 8mph in all high traffic areas.

Upon impact, Ideal Shield’s Heavy-Duty Guardrail distributes the shock throughout the entire section, resulting in zero deflection to maximize floor space and limit damage as much as possible. That’s what makes it the most effective warehouse guardrail on the market. It’s also something that cannot be said about the competitor’s guardrail.

Available in sizes between 48″ – 144″ and up to 42″ tall, our Heavy-Duty Guardrail is sleeved in a durable HDPE plastic and available in both one line and two line options. Thanks to the plastic sleeves, our safety guardrails require virtually no maintenance or painting. This feature means you will be able to save money on both possible accidents and maintenance fees throughout the life of the product.

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Product Details

Pipe Post: 4″ diameter, schedule 80 pipe
Pipe Rails: 6″ schedule 40 pipe
Heights: 14 3/4" (one-line only), 27", 36" or 42" overall
Lengths: 48", 72", 96", 120" or 144" overall
Install: Base Plate or Core-In
5/8"x10"x10" base plate with (4) 15/16" anchor bolt holes
5"x 5" square tube floor sleeve

*Installation hardware not included

Part Number Example:

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Durable HDPE plastic

Yellow, White, Gunmetal Gray among colors available


Available in Custom Sizes to fit your need

Custom Features Available as well


base plate, core-in, and removable options are available

The Ideal


  • Optimum protection for workers and expensive facility equipment
  • Built with 6” schedule 40 steel pipe rails and 4” schedule 80 steel pipe posts
  • Can withstand multiple hits from 12,000lbs forklifts at 8 mph
  • Our zero-deflection design allows you to maximize floor space
  • Core-in, base plate, and removable installation options available
  • Maintenance-free, Never Paint Again system will keep your facility looking clean and new
  • Fully assembled upon arrival, allowing for easy unloading and reduced installation costs

Common Uses

  • Facility, machinery and critical asset protection
  • Protecting warehouse pallet racks
  • Parking lot protection
  • Electric vehicle charging station barriers
  • Safeguarding inventory


Frequently Asked

Standard Guardrail is made of 4’’ sch. 40 steel pipe rails and 2 1/2 sch. 80 steel pipe posts. The guardrail can withstand a 12,000 lb. forklift traveling 4 mph. Heavy Guardrail is made of 6’’ sch. 40s steel pipe rails and 4’’ sch. 80 steel pipe posts. The guardrail can withstand a 12,000 lb. forklift traveling 8 mph.
Yes, you can plate or core drill depending on your application.
Ideal Shield’s Heavy Guardrail System is the strongest guardrail on the market; it can withstand multiple hits from a 12,000 lb. forklift traveling 8 mph. The guardrail is modular, delivers to site fully assembled and never requires paint. Lastly, the system can be placed with 6” to 8’’ of a wall which saves valuable floor space.
Our standard lengths are 4’, 6’, 8’, 10’ and 12’ sections. For continuous runs, we recommend that you use as many 12’ sections as possible and space each section 6’’-8” apart.
Yes, we can build to any specification.
You can install our Guardrail a number of different ways: 1) You can surface mount using anchor expansion bolts (3/4” x 6”). 2) On application of 27” and shorter you can use a 5 1/8” core bit, core hole depth of pavement and drop the railing into place thus making the railing modular. On installation of 28” or higher, you can add steel floor sleeves so your railing is still modular 3) You can cement the railing into place for a permanent installation.
Yes, you can contact Ideal Shield to re-sleeve the guardrail section, if necessary.
We use a no-weld process which allows the guardrail to disperse energy upon impact, creating a stronger, more durable guardrail. Once assembled, the posts and base plates will tighten into place and be stable for contact.

What our customers are saying

“First and foremost, we have loved the bases. They have gone through the various states of weather that Minnesota has to offer and they are withstanding the weather and doing a great job for us. At this time, we have all of our needs, however, after the Super Bowl and when we head into our spring events we could be looking to purchasing additional signs. ” 

Representative from US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings & Super Bowl 52

“This is just what we were looking for. Well made. We will be installing it next week. Everyone here is excited to have a railing to hang onto with winter coming. We at St. Cyprian thank you and your facility for help us.”

Carl Baltosiewich w/St. Cyprian

“Ideal Shield had some of the best prices on the market for bollards and covers. They were very easy to deal with and provided prompt shipment. The quality of the material was exceptional and a breeze to install.” 

James Harvill

“Steris Pharmaceutical chose Ideal Shield handrail because it’s sturdy, and the mounting brackets worked really well. Very happy with the product.”

Kevin Korb - Rite Hite

“When compared to other railing systems, Ideal Shield’s anchor system is cost-efficient and super strong – plus fully removable for relocation. Ideal Shield offers quality products that are very durable and never require painting.”

Donnie Frederick - Odessa College

“Ideal Shield has helped me out of many issues over the last couple of years. The restaurant business is always under a sense of urgency. It’s refreshing when someone drops everything & goes the extra mile to help. That is VERY rare this day & age.” 

Kari Carper - BDH Contracting

“I am speechless, I have never had a company go above and beyond what Y’all are doing for Us.  There are only two words to describe Ideal Shield Character and Integrity.  I will be sure to tell everyone I do business with about your company. ” 

Joe W. - AT&T

“Amazing customer service! I had many questions and multiple emails back and forth with them to match the correct product to my needs. They responded very quickly and precisely. Sales associate was exceptional to deal with! Amazing customer service! I had many questions and multiple emails back and forth with them to match the correct product to my needs. They responded very quickly and precisely. Sales associate was exceptional to deal with!”

Dave Albright

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