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Old 11-20-2011, 09:13 PM   post #1 of 7
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I'm in the process of finishing the cab for my 1970 Jacobsen Super Chief and was wondering if anyone has any good suggestions for a good wiper set up.
The windshield is Lexan and I have enough room to mount a manual or electric wiper.
I'm considering a wiper off a car from a junk yard or possibly a new one from an auto parts supplier such as JC Whitney.
I also heard that when the windshield gets cold the snow doesn't stick? I also heard that some use RainX.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:39 PM   post #2 of 7
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Hope this helps ya.
1st, try a cheaper wiper from say a rear wiper off of a Tahoe or a minivan and just use a blade that fits the window?
Next, while drivin the wreckers or semis in a snowstorm I will turn down the temp on the defrost to mid or mid low and run the fan on low or med low. It will keep the wiper blades from freezing up running back and forth with the white stuff flying. I also use Rain-x washer fluid and mix in the additive they wake for washer fluid and then mix again with reg blue washer fluid. DON'T put rain-x wipe on in the washer tank. They have washer fluid additives too and I have been using them for years now. I even pay for the stuff we use in our wrecker etc because the owners won't pay for it.
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Duh, I'm a moron. You don't have a heater or washer tanks on your tractor. LOL.
If the window stays cool it prob won't freeze up and stick.
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Duh, I'm a moron. You don't have a heater or washer tanks on your tractor. LOL.
If the window stays cool it prob won't freeze up and stick.
It would be nice to have the cab heated but it isn't the cold that bothers me...its the frozen face full of snow I don't like!
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Add on windshield wipers for boats have worked well putting them on large tractor cabs.

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Old 11-21-2011, 01:08 PM   post #6 of 7
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Hope this helps ya.
1st, try a cheaper wiper from say a rear wiper off of a Tahoe or a minivan and just use a blade that fits the window?
Next, while drivin the wreckers or semis in a snowstorm I will turn down the temp on the defrost to mid or mid low and run the fan on low or med low. It will keep the wiper blades from freezing up running back and forth with the white stuff flying. I also use Rain-x washer fluid and mix in the additive they wake for washer fluid and then mix again with reg blue washer fluid. DON'T put rain-x wipe on in the washer tank. They have washer fluid additives too and I have been using them for years now. I even pay for the stuff we use in our wrecker etc because the owners won't pay for it.

the back glass wiper motor is exactly what I plan on trying this year. I have been saving the parts for several months.
Glad to see someone thinks like me
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drbailey, great minds think alike!
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