Heavy Machinery Glass
Farming is a tough job that requires sturdy equipment that can handle strenuous conditions. While manufacturers design machinery to take a beating, accidents happen. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that when the protective glass on heavy machinery breaks, the equipment must remain out of commission until it's fixed. Unless you have backup equipment, glass breaks can result in significant losses. Minimize their impact of damaged panes with the heavy equipment glass care from Glass Doctor® of Elkhart. Our trained glass specialists are familiar with OSHA's safety standards and can make custom panes for most types of machinery.
Heavy Equipment Glass Care
The glass on heavy machinery is vital to keeping operators safe and comfortable. It shields against dust, rocks, chemical sprays and dirt. The glass keeps workers dry when it rains and keeps cool conditioned air inside the cabin when it's hot outside. While small cracks or chips in the glass might not seem like a big deal, they compromise its strength and safety considerably, making immediate heavy equipment glass care necessary.
As soon as you notice a chip or crack in your heavy machinery, contact Glass Doctor of Elkhart. Depending on the impact's size and location, as well as the type of glass used, a specialist can repair the impact using special resin and advanced techniques that restore the pane's clarity and strength. Most repairs take 60 minutes or less to complete. While glass specialists follow a repair-first policy, there are times in which repairs are not a safe, effective solution. In such instances, glass specialists will replace a pane using glass that matches the original equipment manufacturer quality and complies with OSHA's safety requirements. At Glass Doctor of Elkhart, we understand that transporting heavy machinery may be difficult. Our mobile unit will gladly visit your site to complete the heavy equipment glass care, which minimizes downtime and maximizes productivity.
Custom Glass for Heavy Machinery
Glass on heavy machinery comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, which may make it difficult to find the exact pane you need at an affordable rate. Glass Doctor of Elkhart simplifies glass replacements by using equipment that will cut panes to the exact specifications you require. Because operator safety is our first priority, the glass we install is durable, leak-proof and resists pressure. Our heavy equipment glass care services include custom options that block UV rays, reduce noise, and quickly de-ice or de-fog. We also offer specialty glass, such as tempered and laminated glass. Upon request, glass specialists can customize glass with items such as handles, latches, black-colored bands around the perimeter of a pane, and holes for wiper blades.
Protect Heavy Machinery Glass
Clear Choice is Glass Doctor of Elkhart's proprietary glass and surface protectant. Those in industries that use heavy machinery use it to make the panes on equipment more resistant to scratches, impacts, chemicals and environmental pollutants. It is also great at repelling water, so panes stay clear for a longer period and are less likely to accumulate mineral buildups that may be difficult to clean. A single application of Clear Choice lasts up to five years.
Reduce the impact of broken glass by counting on Glass Doctor of Elkhart's heavy equipment glass care. Get in touch with our heavy machinery glass specialists to schedule a repair.