DropShields® – Durable Mesh Dropped Object Protection

DropShields on Boom Lift Basket

Make your job site safer with our DropShields®. These mesh covers prevent tools and small parts from falling out of the boom basket. They reduce the risk of injuries or damage caused by objects falling from working heights. 

DropShields® feature a close-knit mesh that allows wind to pass through, allows for operator visibility, and effectively catches small items. DropShields® secure to the boom basket with hook-and-loop straps. Although they are lightweight and easy to use, these covers are strong, with the ability to hold up to 1,100 lbs. These heavy object covers are capable of securely catching tools such as drills and hammers. 

DropShields® come in five standard sizes to fit different manufacturers’ boom baskets – 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, 6ft, and 8ft. Our design is the only one with two doors – allowing entry and exit at both the center and side. DropShields® mesh boom basket cover protects the entire basket, including sides, entry points, basket bottom, and control panel. These covers can be used on more than 100 different OEM equipment models.

Our main office in Englewood, CO proudly manufactures DropShields®, in the USA. We utilize top-quality materials to ensure their durability and optimal performance.


  • Easy to install
  • Available in 5 standard sizes: 3′, 4′, 5′, 6′, 8′
  • Compatible with 100+ OEM equipment models
  • Strong enough for any job site
  • Mesh design for clear view and air passage
  • Can catch small parts like nuts & bolts
  • Center & side door openings
  • Includes control box coverage
  • Flame Retardant – F.R. to NFPA-701
  • Made in the USA

Invest in DropShields®, our sturdy and efficient mesh platform covers for reliable dropped object protection on your job site.

Benefits & Key FeaturesFAQs

DropShields, sometimes referred to as mesh platform covers, drop protection covers, or dropped object covers are the newest addition to the TireSocks product line. DropShields are durable and effective. Our mesh platform covers are the best on the market. They are designed so nothing dropped or tipped within the rails of the platform can fall, helping to avoid potential injury or damage on the ground. DropShields feature hook-and-loop straps to securely attach around the boom basket top rail. They fully cover all four sides of the platform while minimizing the obstruction to visibility and air passage. DropShields are produced using high-quality materials and like all TiresSocks brand products, are manufactured in the USA.

  • Made in the USA
  • Easy to install
  • 5 Standard sizes – 3′, 4′, 5′, 6′, 8′
  • Fits over 100+ OEM Equipment Models
  • Tough enough to withstand any job site
  • Mesh allows unobstructed view
  • Mesh allows air passage & visibility
  • Catches small parts like nuts & bolts
  • Universal with center & side door openings
  • Includes control box coverage


What is the wind rating?

DropShields are wind rated at 15mph as they reduce machine wind rating by approximately 25%.

What are DropShields made of?
  • Mesh Drop Protection Cover: 
  • 60% Polyvinyl Chloride
  • 40% Polyester

Click here for the full DropShields spec sheet.

How much weight do DropShields hold?

DropShields hold 1,100 lbs.

Are DropShields flame resistant?

They are fire rated NFPA-701.

Do DropShields fully cover the basket?

Yes, DropShields completely cover the boom basket, fully covering the bottom, sides, door and control box.

How long do DropShields last?

DropShields can last from 1-2 years depending on use and storage when not in use.

Are DropShields reusable?

Yes, DropShields can be reused. They should be inspected prior to each use to check for any tears or holes.

Where are the entry points on DropShields?

Each DropShields include two doors. One entry point on the side and one in the center. Simply flip the DropShield inside out to fit the opposite side entry.

Do you make DropShields for scissor lifts?

Currently we do not, but they are in progress.

Are DropShields a stocked part number?

No, DropShields are not a stocked part number. They take one additional business day in production to be created.

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