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If you have heavy equipment operating in your dock, warehouse, or other operation, it's important to install guard rail that can withstand the impact from such heavy machines. A lightweight aluminum rail is good for an early warning, but if you are trying to physically protect load bearing beams, pillars, or other impact-sensitive areas, you'll need a guardrail made of heavy steel. Some rails are rated to withstand a 10,000 pound impact (at low mph). This is the kind of guard rail you want to have installed in such critical areas. When shopping for replacement rail or adding new sections of guard rail to your facility, remember that it's not just the existence of a rail that's important, it's how much that rail can withstand that counts.