Boerne, Texas — Pronghorn Overland Gear, specializing in high-performance, high-end expedition and off-road gear, is set to unveil their latest Modular Front-End System for the Toyota Tacoma at Overland Expo in Flagstaff, Arizona.
The latest MFES from the company will bring several industry-first innovations to the Toyota Tacoma off-road platform. This includes Pronghorn’s innovative fully-modular 6061-T6 aluminum construction and the innovative GearMount™ Accessory System, which offers a wide variety of accessories designed to make dangerous recovery tasks safer. The GearMount™ Accessory System will be compatible with our soon-to-launch Modular Rear-End System, and Side Rail System; along with our forthcoming accessory line, including cargo racks, work and cook tables, motorcycle racks, and more.
MFES-Tacoma will also feature an industry-first, patent-pending, Low Mount Winch. Pronghorn Overland Gear devised the idea for mounting a winch as low as possible after consulting with dozens of well-known 4WD specialists. The Low Mount Winch keeps the heavy recovery device as low as possible for an improved center of gravity, and well-protected behind a skid plate integrated into the front-end system. The fairlead is still kept high on the design, through the use of a high-strength roller system.
“The company motto at Pronghorn is simple—no compromises,” said Trey Hermann, CEO, who also serves as the company’s Director of Design and Development. “We build each product with the best materials in the industry and we build 100% of it in the United States of America; Pronghorn Overland Gear is SEAL Team 6 meets NASA, with a bit of Camel Trophy thrown in the mix.”
The MFES-Tacoma will be constructed from rust-proof 6061-T6 aluminum, which when properly engineered, can provide the same strength as steel at approximately half the weight. According to Hermann, “Off-road gear does not need to be the technological equivalent of a sledgehammer. The MFES-Tacoma is built for a serious user who demands the highest performance off-road they can get.” Users will be able to choose from five different configurations of the MFES-Tacoma, and will also have the ability to add-on the modular components at a later date if they choose.
For severe duty recovery applications, the MFES-Tacoma will feature the innovative Rotator Shackle Mount; which rotates 360-degrees to prevent shackles from becoming side loaded, where they can loose up to 50% of their strength. For those that don’t require a winch to be permanently mounted to their vehicle, the MFES-Tacoma is compatible with the Pronghorn Overland Gear GearMount™ Winch Case, which allows users to mount and dismount a winch to their vehicle in under two minutes.
Components for the MFES-Tacoma will be laser and water jet cut from 3/16” 6061-T6 aluminum, CNC bent, and TIG welded by hand for a finishing touch only a human can deliver. Pronghorn Overland Gear MFES products are Alodine dipped before receiving a 2-stage Dupont powder coat finish for the ultimate in corrosion protection. In addition, Grade 8.8 fasteners are finished with a 3-stage OE-grade coating for maximum corrosion resistance. Due to their lightweight and modular construction all Pronghorn MFES units ship by UPS Ground and do not require costly freight shipping or a commercial address, saving the buyer time and money.
Media, industry professionals, and the general public are invited to be among the first to see the MFES-Tacoma firsthand at a social gathering Friday night (May 16th) at Overland Expo, co-hosted by Triple Aught Design. The event will be held at the Pronghorn Overland Gear and Triple Aught Design booths, numbers #47-49 from 7-9 pm.
The Pronghorn Overland Gear MFES-Tacoma will fit all Toyota Tacoma models produced from 2005 to 2014.
Production is expected to start in June, with first units reaching consumers by July. Prices to be announced.
Images of the Pronghorn MFES-Tacoma will be available after the public launch on Friday, May 16th.