Customer Spotlight

Customer Spotlight: Sutter Buttes Manufacturing

AM Equipment windshield wiper systems clear the glass on many Sutter Buttes Manufacturing orchard tractor cabs, including their award-winning SBM – Low Pro Cab 532. This sweet cab, made for Case and New Holland Orchard Tractors, recently took home 2019 World Ag Expo Top 10 New Product honors!

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The SBM Low Pro Cab is specifically designed for driver comfort and safety. It is for use in almond, walnut, and other orchards and features a welded unibody rollover-protection structure. Sutter Buttes Manufacturing loaded this cab with all the amenities: AC, ergonomic controls, radio, bullet-proof glass, work lights, limb lifters, and, of course, AM Equipment windshield wiper systems.

For this application, we provide our 212 Series DC gear motor with a radial standard duty wiper arm. This set-up is ideal for these orchard cabs because of the simple installation, no pinch points inside the cab, reduced snag points on the wiper arm, and adjustable arm length.

We’re proud to supply wiper systems to this innovative and quality-driven company. Congratulations on the award, Sutter Buttes Manufacturing!

Customer Spotlight: Indi Igeniería y Diseño

Indi Engineering and Design is a group in Monterrey, Mexico. Indi is directed by Jesus Tamez-Duque, who graduated from Tec de Monterrey. Their main focus is to create products that make life easier for others.

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One of Indi’s spotlight products has the challenge to designing an affordable pediatric exoskeleton. In order to have the whole world’s input, Indi has made the exoskeleton, named Alice, an open source program. Alice will help kids walk on their own two feet. In addition to Alice, a second project is being worked on that will help support and move a single knee, named Aknee (pronounced Annie).

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Thinking out of the box led Indi to our AM Equipment’s 226 series DC gear motor. Our motor meets all of their requirements; power, two way rotation, availability, and price. Additional features like electronic locking, metal gear, and low amperage draw just add icing to the cake!

What awesome product can you design using one, or multiple, of AM Equipment’s motors?

-By Rafael Pantoja

AM Equipment Wiper Systems on the NUTMobile!

Did you catch the Super Bowl? More importantly, did you watch the great commercials during the big game? If so, you probably noticed the Planters ad featuring Mr. Peanut careening through the streets in his NUTMobile, rushing to save Alex Rodriguez from sub-par snacks, passing Charlie Sheen on the way.

Guess whose wiper system cleared the windshield for Mr. Peanut… AM Equipment’s!!!

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Our Applications CAD Specialist, Rene Widger, worked with our customer to design a system specifically for the NUTMobile, and the whole Super Bowl-watching nation saw it! The NUTMobile uses two of our 230 Unitized Assemblies with 21” Commercial Duty Wiper Arms and 20” Wiper Blades.

Great job, Rene! We’ve never seen a nuttier application of our wiper systems (groan).

Customer Spotlight: Bright Coop, Inc.

AM Equipment has supplied windshield wiper systems to the forklift industry for decades, but our assemblies are now on a new variant: chicken-moving forklifts. Bright Coop, Inc. produces a large range of poultry-handling equipment, including these specialized forklifts.

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Bright Coop contacted us via our website earlier this year, and since then, our engineers have worked closely with theirs to put together ideal wiper systems.

If you’re interested in a wiper system for your specialty vehicle, whether it is out-of-the-ordinary or not, contact us to see what’s possible. Cluck cluck!

Customer Spotlight: Dina Buses

Dina is one of the top three bus manufacturers in Mexico, and they’ve relied on AM Equipment for windshield wiper assemblies since 2008.  Ten years!  We probably need a cake to celebrate.

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AM Equipment developed multiple wiper system solutions with the bus industry in mind, and Dina uses a variety of those systems. 

Three examples of our projects with Dina:

If you’d like more information on our windshield wiper assemblies for public transportation applications, get in touch!