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Heated Windshield Wipers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by KSB, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. KSB

    KSB Member
    Messages: 40

    Hi Guys: Anyone have any experience using Everblades, heated windshield wipers. Are they worth the money?
     
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    They work but you also need the heat strip along the bottom of the window for the best ice melting.
    Personally I don't think they are worth the money.
     
  3. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    never heard about them where did you find them ???? sounds like a good idea
     
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    just another thing to break , and money to waste - JMO
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Ever use a set? You'd change your mind. ;)
     
  6. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    ever have like 15 guys work for you that break every thing they think about using ... sometimes i dont think they have to even touch it ....lol
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Very nice upgrade
     
  8. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    What do they cost?
     
  9. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Thanks, I see they have prices on their site :waving:
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    My grandfather told me that guys said the same thing when power angle was adopted into the plow industry. That is until they used it.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2008
  11. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    possibly true but were does the lazyness stop these days? i use to spend money on all the little fun stuff like that, new trucks , plows, whatever..... Do more with less, is really how you make money thesedays... if you feel its a need , go for it , i think its a want... and its not required to plow snow -

    BB i bet your grandpa gave you lots of advise, you should share some everyday .... we will call it "words of advise from grandpa BB"
     
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,489

    "An optimist says the glass is half full...
    A pessimist says the glass is half empty..."
    I told them the glass is to big.



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    damm


    another post deleted....
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2008
  13. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    lol........
     
  14. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    And neither is power angle, heat, power steering, delay wipers, satellite radio, or a 350 HP diesel in a light duty truck...but it all sure makes it easier doesn't it.

    If you could equip your trucks to make them SAFER for those who were operating them as well as the on coming motorist would you do it? That oncoming motorist just may be one of your loved ones....or me, or even grandpa B&B. ;)

    Moral of the story...don't dis something until you try it...no matter what it pertains too, you just might like it.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2008
  15. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    very good point -
     
  16. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    i didnt know my guys worked for you too!!??!
     
  17. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    is it funny, how when you were a little guy , and did all the work your self, almost nothing broke... but hire ppl , and every thing breaks...ask them about it.. and all you get is :"i dont know"
     
  18. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    We stock them and people love them. I think they are excellent, I stick mine on when the weather gets cold, and then swap them for the stock wipers in the spring. sure beats trying to knock the icy build off loose. As indispensable to me anymore as heated mirrors and Down Pressure
     
  19. MB3

    MB3 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Everyday, I come put in the moring to check the trailers efore we head out for mowing, and there is ALWAYS somehting broken. I know things break, but what gets me upset, is that they will not TELL me it is broken, and then wait until I find it. Most of the time they fess up, but it is a pain when you have your day planned, and you have to take the time to fix the problems, when I could have been doing it the night before. I broke lots of things, but I always fixed them before the next wrok day.:drinkup:

    Just the joys of being the boss
     
  20. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Funny, I used to wonder who would use heated mirrors and now I wouldn't get a plow truck without them. What starts out to be an "extra" can very quickly turn into a valuable tool.

    How durable do you find these wipers? I have looked into them before and loved the concept but thought they were a bit expensive.