DropShields® – Durable Mesh Dropped Object Protection

DropShields on Boom Lift Basket

If you’re looking for a way to improve safety on your job site, our DropShields are the perfect solution. Designed to keep tools and other small parts such as nuts and bolts inside the boom basket, while also greatly reducing the risk of injuries due to objects falling from heights. They feature an innovative mesh design that maintains operator visibility and allows wind passage. These covers are lightweight and easy to attach. Our mesh platform covers are strong enough to catch heavy objects like drills and hammers and tightly woven to catch small nuts and bolts.

DropShields for booms are available in 5 standard sizes, 3-foot, 4-foot, 5-foot, 6-foot and 8-foot boom baskets to fit a variety of manufacturers. Our universal design is the only one that includes two entry points, center and side, as a standard. DropShields offer complete coverage of the boom basket, including the platform, all sides, entry points, basket bottom and the control panel. DropShields fit over 100+ OEM Equipment Models.

Benefits & Key FeaturesFAQsTab 3

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 XXmph.

What are DropShields made of?
  • Mesh Drop Protection Cover: 1680D x 1680D nylon fiber fabric
    • TBD
  • Straps:
    • TBD

Click here for the full DropShields spec sheet.

How much weight do DropShields hold?

DropShields hold XX lbs per square inch.

Are DropShields flame resistant?

Can you use DropShields with chemicals?

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 day business day in production to be created.

Complete Your Coverage

Find Out More

Having trouble finding your part number or machine? Would you like to learn more about our innovative product line or become a distributor? Our customer service team is friendly, knowledgeable, bilingual, and ready to help. Call us at 1-888-SOCK-911, email us at info@tiresocks.com or chat with us.

Don’t worry we’ve got you and ALL of your equipment covered.