Evolution in Heavy Equipment has come along way!Heavy equipment just like its counter parts in the automotive industry have been undergoing a process of evolution. Several years ago the glass in heavy equipment pretty much only served as a shield protecting the machine operator from weather and flying debris such as wood, stones, and even snakes!, yes we said Snakes!, making it an all around very important safety device. Some of the newer machines of the last decade or so have been adapted to using the glass as part of an integrated structural support system of the cab just as the automotive and truck manufacturers have been doing since 1974. The machines that are built using this type of technology demand that the technician installing the glass use the same high tech adhesives and methods of glass and pinchweld preparation that are required by automotive industry manufactures.
The down side to all of all this new technologyFor now these glass parts (meaning curved wind shields and tempered glass) for this type of equipment are only available from Heavy Equipment Dealers. Hopefully in the near future the major auto glass OEM suppliers will come on board and these types of parts will become more readily available to us and we'll be able to cut our job turn around time down. Until then Phoenix Glass will be more then happy to install your dealer parts for you.
At Phoenix Glass we also specialize in the cutting, fabrication and installation of heavy equipment glass as well as acrylics. We have a large inventory of heavy equipment flat glass along with the proper adhesives and rubber moldings necessary to allow us to help you get your equipment back in action with minimal downtime. With everything else happening on today’s busy job sites, the last thing you should be worrying about is your machine operator not being safe or able to see because of a crack obstructing the view. Phoenix Glass can also supply you with OSHA approved acrylic safety glass type windows that will help prevent future breaks and save your company a significant amount of money over the long haul as well as keep your employees even safer while they work.