wiper arms

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!

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: 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!

AM Equipment's Adjustable Radial Windshield Wiper Arms

Our team saw the need for an improved wiper arm in the marine industry, then hunkered down in the lab to create it. Now, this feature-packed adjustable arm is available for boats as well as other applications.

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What makes our adjustable arms different?

First, they’re highly corrosion-resistant due to their stainless steel and composite components.

Second, since the arm length is adjustable, specialty boat builders (or anyone!) can buy a single kit or arm and it’ll fit any of their custom glass sizes. AM Equipment’s adjustable arms change length with a simple push lever for a perfect fit.

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Third, our arm mounting head angle is also adjustable. That means it will easily adapt to different pivot positions.

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Fourth, if you order the adjustable arm with the 1/2” drum mounting option, it includes a positive dual locking mechanism, which is unique in the industry. This keeps your wiper arms snugly attached to your boat.

If you just need one or a few adjustable arms, find them in our online shop:

Are you a manufacturer or do you need to make a large order? Contact us!

Improved Windshield Wiper Arms for the Marine Industry

Don’t worry—you can have them too, even if you don’t have a boat!

Our Standard Wiper Arms with 1/2” drum mounting have some terrific attributes for marine and other harsh environments. They are designed to pair well with our 212 Series DC Gear Motors, which are also popular for boats.

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First of all, our arms offer greater corrosion resistance than most others because of their stainless steel and composite materials. Our tension springs are stainless steel, plus the arms themselves are made of sturdy stainless steel flat wire.

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Another bonus: this arm is simple to install and maintain because a single set screw torqued to 40 inch pounds secures it to the pivot shaft. Just one hex wrench necessary!

AM Equipment’s Standard Duty Wiper Arms with 1/2” drum mounting are available in the following configurations:

How to Measure Wiper Arm Length

Wiper arm length is measured as the straight line distance from the center of the pivot shaft to the center of connection to the wiper blade.  The bridge width between the driver and idler of a pantograph arm is also measured “center to center."

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What if there’s a bend in the arm, as pictured below?  The same advice applies.  To determine the arm's length, simply measure the straight line distance from the center of the pivot to the center of the wiper blade connection.

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