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Is it Time to Replace Your Cabin Glass?

Thursday, 1 April 2021 ( #1019 )
TVH knows that you don't have an off-season and your light construction equipment needs to be ready to handle the intense workload all year-round. The jobsite can be full of hazards, such as flying debris and the first casualty is usually the cabin glass. Broken glass on your skid steer, mini excavator or compact track loader is not only dangerous, but can also lead to costly downtimes. Damaged glass poses a safety hazard to not only the operator but those working around the machine as well. It's essential that small earth moving equipment operators have a clear field of view. Cracks in the glass dangerously reduces visibility and slows down work. If the view of the driver is compromised in any way, then it will be hard to see obstructions, other vehicles or those working around them. Glass is an essential component in keeping your operators safe on the jobsite. Intact glass will withstand impacts due to flying debris and other hazards. Cracks and chips will weaken the structural integrity of your glass, making it more susceptible to breaking and total failure. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of productivity. In order to avoid costly downtimes, make sure your equipment glass is ready for the worksite by following these tips:
  1. Check equipment glass before each shift It's important to start the workday with equipment that is functioning properly. In addition to the normal safety checklist, be sure your operators are also checking the glass. Take a look at the surface of the glass to make sure that there are no new pits, chips, or cracks that merit further attention.
  2. Don't ignore minor blemishes It is easy to ignore minor blemishes because we often think that these small issues don't affect performance. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. Even minor chips and cracks can signify a large reduction in structural integrity. It's important to take any damage seriously and act appropriately to get the problem fixed.
  3. Repair glass as soon as possible When you see a need for repairs, it's important to do them as soon as possible. Do not wait for the damage to get worse before you make the decision to repair your glass. Minor issues can turn into large, costly problems quickly. It's better to repair your equipment now, than to run the risk of having a piece of equipment out of commission.
If your glass has chips, pits or cracks, turn to TVH to keep your equipment job ready. We offer a variety of upper and lower front windshields, as well as side and rear windows replacement glass for most popular brands of light construction equipment. With over 600,000 parts and counting for skid steers, compact track loaders and mini excavators, TVH is your source for light construction replacement parts. To learn more, visit www.tvh.com or contact your sales representative for more information. About TVH TVH is an international company with customers in more than 180 countries and 81 branches on all continents. Its main office is located in Waregem, Belgium. Furthermore, there are two regional main offices: one in Kansas (US) serving the American market and one in Hermalle (Belgium) for Bepco Group. TVH is the one-stop shop for parts and accessories for material handling, industrial and agricultural equipment and light construction equipment. The unequalled know-how is reflected by a database of more than 43,000,000 article numbers, of which well over 920,000 references are in stock. TVH's electronics department is Europe's largest and best-equipped service centre for the repair of electronic parts for lift trucks, mobile elevating work platforms and industrial vehicles. TVH was founded in 1969 and has more than 4600 employees worldwide.
More Info: TVH Brabantstraat 15, 8790 Waregem - Belgium +32 56 43 46 06 Send an email www.tvh.com More Info TVH Americas: TVH Parts Co 16355 South Lone Elm Road Olathe, KS 66062 Mary Strickler, Marketing Manager Toll free phone: 800-255-4109 Phone: +1-913-829-1000 www.tvh.com

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