to be completely functional in the dirt
Oregon: The ORC Dodge Ram affectionately known as, "The
Desert Tank," recently made the trip from Southern
California to the Pacific Northwest city of Portland, Oregon in
search of the latest in extreme winch bumpers. Manufactured from
3" inch mandrel bent steel tubing, the Off Road Tech, Inc.
bumpers are the latest in high-strength cutting edge technology.
Road Tech, Inc. founder - Kris Barr invited us to Oregon for a
first hand look at what it takes to engineer and fabricate
extreme winch bumpers. Debuted to the off-roading industry
insiders at the 2000 SEMA show, Off Road Tech, Inc. bumpers are
already a huge hit throughout the United States. Weighing in at
a featherlite weight of 185 pounds and engineered to withstand
the harshest of environments, the CNC laser cut steel is of
beautiful quality. Developed for domestic trucks and using a
computer assisted design process, there is no doubt to ORC
staffers that these bumpers are built to work hard in the
off-road world and survive the toughest circumstances. ORC has
plans to put Off Road Tech, Inc. front and rear bumpers through
the test and although we've already covered some 8000 miles,
including 1000 miles of off-road abuse on the Baja Peninsula,
you'll have to wait until next month for the complete results!
Let's just say Off Road Tech, Inc. rocks the Baja Peninsula!!!
our arrival to the Off Road Tech, Inc. shop in
Portland, Oregon the boys got right to working hard on
The Desert Tank. Within minutes they had the old
bumpers off and were preparing the frame for mounting
of the new front and rear bumpers.
Tech, Inc., designs and manufactures custom products for off
road 4x4 vehicles. They have over 20 years of experience in the
fabrication and off road industries.
products and parts are developed using a computer assisted
design (CAD) process along with rigorous real-world testing,
which results in products that provide the ultimate in form,
quality, appearance, and durability. Our products are intended
for the off-road enthusiasts who want to improve the
functionality and appearance of their vehicle via an easy to
doubt we put our truck into some of the most remote and harsh
terrains in North America throughout the year and we use our
winch regularly. So matched with one of the most extreme bumpers
on the market, it was easy to see the match between The Desert
Tank and the Off Road Tech, Inc. extreme winch bumper!
bumper comes complete with light tabs as ordered for whichever
off-road light you utilize. Besides our three Hella HID lights,
we also run two additional driving lights for legal use on the
highway. Off Road Tech, Inc. incorporates easy mounting
winch is not completely functional as now we are able to easily
access the winch options when desirable. Previously, we had
difficulty utilizing the winch operations due to constrained are
beneath the bull bars. Using well placed and custom powder
what we've long been waiting to see was the latest
addition to The Desert Tank. This CNC laser cut and
CAD designed Off-Road Tech, Inc. bumper is a leader in
cutting edge technology. Lightweight and functional
were the first things that ORC staffers were excited
Motorsports guru-Kris Barr runs the superbly
immaculate off-road fabrication shop in Portland,
Oregon. Whether you're blasting in the sand of the
Northwest or raging in the deserts he does it all.
Powder Coating, Inc. rocks the northwest!!!
Road Tech, Inc only uses the best powder coating in
the Pacific Northwest. Portland Powder Coating, Inc.
completed the powder coat process on The Desert Tank's
new bumpers in only one day...excellent service with
the best in quality!!! Visit them and their 36,000
square foot business when you're in the Portland,
Oregon area or visit them at www.PortlandPowder.com
Powder Coating Capabilities & Equipment:
sizes up to 29' long x 9.5' wide x 9' tall
Nordson Versa Coat Powder Modules
JBI Powder Modules
Batch Ovens 20'x 6'x 7'
Batch Oven 30' x 10' x 9.5'
Automated Spindle Coating System
Pollution Control Burn-Off Oven (stripping)
Stage Steel Pretreat Line - iron phosphate
Stage Aluminum Pretreat Line - phosphate or chromate
Square Feet Warehouse
Service In-House Sandblasting
Manufacturing and related services
and Delivery in the Tri-County Area (Portland, OR)
with three Hella HID this bumper has all the options
off-road adventurers ever desired. Visit them at www.Hella.com
the rear bumper was bolted in place, the boys moved to
the front. Off-Road Tech, Inc. owner - Kris Barr had
the Warn #12,500 Electric winch and the Hella HID
lights installed quickly and the boys jumped right in
the front bumper was bolted into place with Grade 8
mounting bolts, he gave it the once over and the boys
completed the job. It didn't take the boys more than
an hour to get the front bumper off and replace it
with the latest in extreme winch bumpers - Off Road
Tech's masterpiece. They make bumpers for all all
domestic trucks. Be sure to visit them at www.OffRoadTechInc.com
Road Tech, Inc. president Kris Barr was seen washing
The Desert Tank after the installation of the Off Road
Tech bumpers. In all of our many times at fabrication
shops over the past five years, the only other person
that washed The Desert Tank was Roger Willis, the
general manager at the Robby Gordon Off Road Shop in
Anaheim, California! We had made the long 1000-mile
trip to Portland in the pouring rain and The Desert
Tank was deserving of a good wash job. Much thanks to
Off Road Tech, Inc. crew!!!
after the installation we headed south to Southern
California to pickup crew members for the next road
trip and the following day we started a 7500 mile road
headed to Vernal, Utah for the UROC Pro-National
Series rock crawl where we got our first chance to
hook up the winch bumper to another vehicle. Of
course, it was towing a Ford out of the sand.
a week in Vernal, Utah we cut through Colorado and
headed into the high-country for some snow play but
found much of the snow already melted. The same day we
arrived to Moab, Utah for the Easter Jeep Safari and
spent a few days exploring with the crowds of Jeeps.
One evening we were cruising downtown and saw another
white Dodge Ram with athe same bumper! We pulled over
in search of this look alike truck, but we were
then we were off to the Baja Peninsula where we
completed a 2500-mile trip that included 1000 miles of
harsh off road travel! Watch for next months feature
about how Off Road Tech conquered Baja!!!
Road Tech conquers Baja...check back next month for
the entire story!!!
we are 500 + miles south of the border on Malarimmo
Beach on the Tortugas Peninsula driving on the beach.
With the closet recovery assistance over 275 miles
away, the Off Road Tech, Inc. extreme winch bumper has
to work to perfection in the extraction of a beach
buried beast. More to follow...