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Ideal Forklift Protection

Unmatched Strength and Durability

Ideal Shield Heavy-Duty Guardrail System is the industry’s strongest and most reliable industrial guardrail solution for protecting your warehouse and facility’s most valuable assets – people, products, and equipment. 

Available in multiple lengths and heights, Ideal’s steel guardrail is sleeved in a durable HDPE plastic and available in both one line and two line options. Thanks to the plastic sleeves, the 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.

Unlike traditional-welded or bolt-down systems that require the rail to be replaced after an impact, the unique design is engineer tested to withstand multiple collisions from 12,000lb forklifts traveling 8mph when cored in all high traffic areas.

Upon impact, Ideal Shield’s Heavy-Duty Guardrail distributes the shock throughout the entire section, resulting in minimal deflection to maximize floor space and limit potential damage as much as possible. 

Standard colors include Safety Yellow and Gunmetal Gray. Custom colors available upon request. 

As the strongest guardrail on the market, the industrial protection railing will keep your facility, warehouse, or property protected from everyday accidents.

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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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Custom Sizes & Features Available

American Made

Made and Manufactured in the USA


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

The Ideal


  • Optimum protection for workers and expensive equipment
  • Built with 6” schedule 40 steel pipe rails and 4” schedule 80 steel pipe posts
  • Engineer tested to withstand multiple hits from 12,000lbs forklifts at 8 mph when cored
  • Our minimal-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
  • Finish in Safety Yellow for better visibility and safety
  • Sleeve in Gunmetal Gray for a more blended in look and limit dust/debris marks
  • Custom colors are also available upon request

Common Uses

  • Facility, machinery and critical asset protection
  • Safeguarding warehouse storage areas 
  • Parking lot protection
  • Electric vehicle charging station barriers
  • High-traffic forklift areas 
  • Employee break areas 

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Standard Guardrail is made of 4’’ sch. 40 steel pipe rails and 2 1/2 sch. 80 steel pipe posts. SGR is engineer tested to withstand multiple hits from a 12,000lb forklift traveling 4 mph when cored. Heavy Guardrail is made of 6’’ sch. 40s steel pipe rails and 4’’ sch. 80 steel pipe posts. HGR is engineer tested to withstand multiple hits from a 12,000lb forklift traveling 8 mph when cored.
Yes, you can plate or core drill depending on your application.
Ideal Shield’s Heavy Guardrail System is the strongest guardrail on the market; engineer tested to withstand multiple hits from a 12,000lb forklift traveling 8 mph when cored. The guardrail is modular; delivered on-site fully assembled and never requires painting. Lastly, the system can be placed with 6” to 8’’ of a wall which will maximize valuable floor space.
Our standard lengths are 4’, 6’, 8’, 10’ and 12’ sections. We can also do custom lengths and heights as well. For continuous runs, we recommend that you use as many 10' or 12’ sections as possible and space each section 6’’-8” apart.
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.
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.
In terms of customization, our safety guardrails are available in two different colors including highly visible safety yellow, and gunmetal gray – a high-end alternative to galvanized rail. The Standard guardrail is also available in a variety of sizes, heights and mounting options thanks to the fact that all of the manufacturing takes place right here in the United States. We can build your guardrail to any specification.
Yes, you can contact Ideal Shield to re-sleeve the guardrail section, if necessary.

Our Customers

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What our customers are saying

“We purchased some sign bollard covers from you all a few months ago and they work great! So far we’ve had 0 signs fall over in our parking lot. This time last year we had 2-3 fall over so already we’ve saved roughly $500 dollars in damages.”

William Myers - Amazon

“I have been truly impressed with the covers we bought from you so many years ago. They have been exposed to direct sunlight for years and have not faded one bit after all this time! Kudos!”

Mark C. - UBT

“First and foremost, we have loved the sign 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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