wiper systems

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!

Upgraded Design: New Pivot Seals

In support of our customers who operate transit bus fleets in Colombia and Peru, AM Equipment developed a new windshield wiper pivot shaft seal that offers additional protection in harsh, humid environments.

Unlike the old seal, the new seal completely surrounds the pivot shaft and housing to prevent water and contaminates from entering the pivot bearing.  It is available on our Plug & Play Wiper Assemblies.

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Our new seal has also proven to extend the service life of wiper systems installed on delivery trucks operating in the US heartland, where record cold winters have increased the use of road deicing salt brine solutions.

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By developing continuous improvements, we at AM Equipment are contributing measurable value to our customers' products.

Contributed by Mike Fiske

What's Your Windshield Wiper Park Position?

“Park position” refers to the place wipers stop when the system is turned off.  We designate the park position by which direction the arm travels to reach that location, either clockwise (CW) to park or counter-clockwise (CCW) to park.  These terms speak to directions as viewed from outside the vehicle looking in.

Confusing?  A little.  These diagrams should help.

Radial Park Positions

Radial Park Positions

Pantograph Park Positions

Pantograph Park Positions

For more definitions and answers, visit our Glossary & FAQs page.

NEW PRODUCT: MCI Bus Wiper / Washer System Replacement Kit!

We're excited to introduce our first complete windshield wiper and washer system replacement kit for the North America market. 

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One package includes everything you'll need for to replace your driver-side and passenger-side systems on MCI D4000 and D4500 models, from motor systems a washer bottle to wiper arms and blades.

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Want to know more?  Check out all of the windshield wiper system kit details.