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04-10-2012, 11:49 PM
I am looking for a tarp or blanket to cover my windows when i move machines. We spend a lot of time on gravel and lose a lot of windows.
Any advice or places where i can buy these?
04-10-2012, 11:59 PM
Or mover's blanket & tape
04-11-2012, 12:20 AM
I was looking for something more elegant than movers blanket but i will check out the other site.
04-11-2012, 12:24 AM
... but way less complex and expensive than vandal guards!
04-11-2012, 12:34 AM
I'd hit up your local upholster, one i know makes a lot of window protectors for combines. It'll be more difficult to make one to fit all your machines than one to fit a specific cab.
04-11-2012, 01:34 AM
I had ours made at a local upholstery shop using heavy tarp material, app. 3' x 5' with grommets on the corners & midpoints, edges doubled
up & sewn. We use bungees to tie them on, ok if it's an excavator with cab guarding, forestry cabs with lexan are a pain, nothing to tie to. I
think they cost maybe $80-$100 each actually pretty cheap when compared to replacing windows, NOBODY makes a flat window anymore. If
you're hauling off highway much even if the window survives without tarping it's usually so muddy the operators are generally less than
04-11-2012, 02:42 AM
We are in such a boom where i am at that going to a local upholster shop would probably be a six month wait. I was hoping that there was someone that already massed produced one. It wouldn't be hard to make a square one with grommets that would fit most anything or even a cab shaped one that would fit most tractors or backhoes.
anyone have at least have an upholster shop they would recommend?
where out west is it booming. ? It sure isnt in the portland area.
04-15-2012, 08:27 PM
04-16-2012, 12:32 AM
We use a piece of plywood on one machine we move.
09-11-2012, 04:23 PM
This company makes and sells several products fitting construction equipment for transport. I don't own any yet so I can't speak to the quality.
09-21-2012, 02:43 PM
Welding blankets are heavy, have grommets, and come in different sizes. Check at your local welding supply. Just don't get to close to them, they will make you itch!
09-21-2012, 03:50 PM
Find a carpet layer and get used carpet and secure it with bungee cords.
09-28-2012, 05:37 PM
We put full fenders and long mud flaps on out trucks and that solved the problem for us.
09-28-2012, 06:41 PM
We used plywood zap strapped to the window guards. d.d.
In a pinch , Duct tape and cardboard
09-29-2012, 10:44 AM
I have used poly drop cloths before. Cut a piece off the roll and just close it in each of the front doors on the backhoe
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09-29-2012, 02:07 PM
if your in a boom call up your dealer and order vandal guards, they're easier and better fitting than blankets and plywood.
09-30-2012, 04:23 PM
buy an area rug at walmart the size u need buy your grommets make it yourself.then tie rubber rope to the window side so not to scratch the glass and a bungee hook to the other end to tie to machine.thats what i did they last along time and roll up nice.
10-01-2012, 02:59 AM
Grab some furniture protection quilted pads from U-Haul. Buy some tarp eyelets off eBay (brass is better), punch holes with gasket punch in corners and edges of quilted pad, install eyelets. Tie to machine as required.
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