The Texan family-run business constructs front bumpers, rear bumpers, brush guards, headache racks, step bars, running boards, and UTVs. Tough Country’s bumpers are suitable for multiple models of Chevy, Ford, GMC, Dodge, Toyota, and other trucks brands.

No matter if you are out on the ranch or heading into the big city, Tough Country will ensure that your truck looks it’s very best. Our products set your truck apart and everyone knows it’s a Tough Country Bumper when they see it!

To encourage you to drive & explore new roads, fields, and towns with family & friends with the absolute confidence that your TOUGH COUNTRY is the safest, best looking, and the most functional component of your truck.


Mark Pratka

Began Mark’s Machine Company, the parent company of Tough Country, in 1979 in his garage with one machine. Grew to what the business is now. Father of Brent, Kurt, and Clay.

Kay Pratka

Married Mark Pratka in 1970. Began Mark’s Machine Company in 1979. Mother of Brent, Kurt, and Clay. Kay is CFO/VP of Mark’s Machine Company.