windshield wiper systems

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!

AM Equipment at FDIC International

AM Equipment’s windshield wiper systems were well represented at the recent FDIC (Fire Department Instructors Conference) International in Indianapolis, Indiana. While walking the floors, our team noticed the following familiar products:

AM Equipment’s  Heavy Duty Wiper System  on a Spartan Cab

AM Equipment’s Heavy Duty Wiper System on a Spartan Cab

AM Equipment’s Overlapping  Commercial Duty Wiper System  on an Avenger Cab for Rosenbauer

AM Equipment’s Overlapping Commercial Duty Wiper System on an Avenger Cab for Rosenbauer

AM Equipment’s  3-Pivot Opposed System  on a Warrior Cab for Rosenbauer

AM Equipment’s 3-Pivot Opposed System on a Warrior Cab for Rosenbauer

AM Equipment’s  Heavy Duty Wiper System  on an EONE Cab

AM Equipment’s Heavy Duty Wiper System on an EONE Cab

Need a windshield wiper system solution for your vehicle? Get in touch!

Visit AM Equipment at the Work Truck Show, March 5-8!

Headed to Indianapolis for the Work Truck Show? Stop by AM Equipment’s booth, #5561 to see our motion solutions in action. We’ll be demonstrating our rotary and linear actuators for a whole range of applications, such as lift gates, van ramps, hose reels, truck bed slides, and windshield wiper systems.

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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).

Sample Application: Lift / Lower Catering Truck Awnings

Catering trucks are the Swiss army knives of the restaurant world: every element serves multiple functions in a tiny footprint. Case in point: awnings. By day, they shade customers from the elements; by night, they lock down tight to protect the truck from intrusion.

How best to open and close those awnings? With either our new 240 Series Long Life DC gear motor or our 214 Series DC gear motor, of course!

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AM Equipment’s Long Life Motors are an excellent option for this application because we can produce them to meet specific torque and speed requirements. That means they can lift various sizes of awnings, windows, or doors.

P.S. We also provide windshield wiper systems for catering trucks!

Sample Application: Windshield Wiper Systems for Snowplows

Winter wonderland or traffic nightmare?

By definition, snowplows operate in the worst weather. They’re out clearing streets so the rest of us can travel safely. At the same time, AM Equipment long-life wiper systems clear snowplow windshields so the drivers can see what they’re doing.

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Our wiper assemblies maximize visibility for snowplow drivers in all conditions and exceed SAE standards.  Since we use rigorous testing and quality control protocols, we offer the longest warranty in the industry:  two years.

AM Equipment windshield wiper systems can be engineered to resist oil, water, sand, and all types of weather—let us know what you need for your application!

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!

Sample Application: Windshield Wiper Systems for Delivery Vans

If you manufacture delivery vans, you know they’re expected to perform in any weather.  A little rain or snow doesn’t stop those trucks—they’ll roll through the neighborhood dropping off packages and riling up dogs no matter what! 

Since inclement weather can hamper visibility for delivery drivers, AM Equipment offers dependable long-life windshield wiper systems to help them do their jobs safely. 

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AM Equipment’s wiper assemblies exceed SAE standards.  Because of our rigorous testing and quality control protocols, we offer the longest warranty in the industry:  two years!

Depending on your application, our systems can be designed to resist oil, water, sand, and all types of weather.  That keeps delivery drivers on their routes throughout the seasons, including that one guy who wears shorts year-round.  What’s his deal?

Visit Us At BusCon 2018!

Are you headed to Indianapolis, Indiana for BusCon, the largest bus show in North America?  Yes?  Then stop by the AM Equipment booth to see our windshield wiper systems and DC gear motors in action.

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BusCon happens October 1-3 at the Indiana Convention Center.  We're in booth #328, so put on some sensible shoes and come say hello!

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!

Sample Application: Windshield Wiper Systems on Dredges

File this one under "who knew these needed windshield wipers?"

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As it turns out, windshield wipers are very helpful on dredges.  They keep vision clear from the cab in all sorts of weather and water conditions.

Many dredge builders prefer our 230 Unitized Assembly or our 2 Driver Pantograph Plug & Play windshield wiper systems, since they offer great windshield coverage and arm/blade options.

History Lesson: Invention of the Windshield Wiper

One of the mechanisms for which AM Equipment is known is the Windshield Wiper Assembly, but we certainly didn't invent it.  The credit for that goes to Mary Anderson.

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In 1902, Mary took a trip to New York City.  She rode a streetcar on a blustery day and observed the driver's battle with the snow and sleet.  He couldn't see through the windshield, so he frequently hopped outside to manually clear the glass.  Needless to say, this was unpleasant for him as well as his passengers, who weren't thrilled about the chilly air or the delays.

Mary returned home and designed the first windshield wiper.  It was a blade on the outside of the windshield that was controlled by a lever on the inside, keeping the driver safe and dry.  In 1903, the US Patent & Trademark Office awarded Mary a patent for her device, but she was never able to sell the idea.

Luckily for us, Mary's invention was later revived and we're now able to provide windshield wipers to improve the safety of many transportation industries.

Meet Our Latin America Market Managers

Not only does AM Equipment serve the US market, but we also are fully staffed with Spanish-speaking representatives for the Latin America market.  We'd like to introduce our Latin America market managers--we're proud of their expertise with AM Equipment's capabilities and entire product line!

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Pavel Murillo Huerta

Customer Representative / Applications Engineer

Pavel covers the Mexico territory as a customer service representative. He is an electrical engineer who develops electronic devices to drive DC gear motors and wiper systems.

+52 1 55 1295 9038

pavel@amequipment.com

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Rafael Pantoja

Marketing Manager

Rafael covers the South America and Mexico territory as a customer service representative.

Office: +1 (541) 327-1546

Cell: +1 (503) 509-7065

rafael@amequipment.com