Custom Boom Side Glass Overlay and Replacements

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Equipment Armor responded to the injury of a hydraulic hammer operator in Tennessee by developing a line of custom boom side glass overlays and replacements.

MSHA-SURFACE SANDSTONE - On 01/18/2018, a miner was operating an excavator equipped with a rock breaker attachment to break up large boulders. A rock penetrated the right side window of the cab and struck the excavator operator in the head. A nearby fron end loader operator noticed that the excavator operator was slumped over the controls and called for help. The victim was unresponsive for approximately twenty minutes before medical help arrived. The victim was transported and diagnosed with a severe concussion.

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 Best Practices
  1. Establish and discuss safe work procedures before beginning work. Identify and control all hazards associated withthe work to be performed and the methods to properly protect persons. Task train all persons in safe work procedures.
  2. When breaking oversized material, it is always better to break the ends or at a crack.
  3. To avoid injury from flying chips of stone, be sure other stay well away from the breaker when it is operating.
  4. Ensure that the machine is equipped with the necessary glass protection from flying material.
 How Equipment Armor responded by creating boom side glass overlays and replacements in order to protect operators  from needless injuries

Equipment Armor manufactures custom polycarbonate boom side glass overlays and replacement windows for excavators from every major manufacturer.

We use the same high optics and hard coated polycarbonate used in the Equipment Armor shields. The use of high quality materials helps to reduce glare, extend life, and allow for easing cleaning.

We are currently formulating a frit system with Five Star Coatings and an adhesive system with DuPont to allow for easy adhesion to the existing cab glass without the tradition adhesion issues originally present in a glass to polycarbonate assembly.

Our custom overlays are 1/4" thick while our replacements are 3/8" think.

Boom side glass overlays can be ordered with or without adhesive and can readily be installed by inhouse mechanics or your local glass shop (recommended).


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