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So over the weekend I picked up a cab for my 420. It has the manual wiper handle, and the part that sticks through, but no blade.

With already busy hands (hydro, up/down and Chute, and steering) and knowing how much snow usually comes back at me, I'm looking at a few cheap units on Amazon and Ebay that are around $40.

Anyone running one?
 

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Nice! I've seen them for $40 on Amazon. I'll give one a try!
 

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I've considered adding power to my wiper but find that I only occasionally need to swipe the wiper manually. I find the condensation on the inside of the windows more bothersome.
 

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I've considered adding power to my wiper but find that I only occasionally need to swipe the wiper manually. I find the condensation on the inside of the windows more bothersome.
I was thinking about that as well. I think ill be picking up an electric heater to help with that. I already have a little... school bus type fan I plan to throw in. I figure winter it will help with the fogging and summer it will help keep me cool
 

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I've got glass for the front. The rear is like tent material on a frame. The sides are plexiglass. I'll get some of the RainX for Plex and give it a try on those!
 
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I run with no back window so no window frost issues. I'm happy just being out of the wind. It isn't as noisy as it is with the rear glass in either.
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The upper front glass is safety glass and the lower panel is plexi. It actually was safety glass too till it suddenly imploded one day.
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Meant to comment on the wiper. The motor on mine was good but I couldn't find a blade for it. I don't recall what it was for but I bought a wiper/blade combo for around 25 bucks and the blade happened to be the same length and connection type as the old wiper blade. So I put it on the old motor and stashed the new one in a cabinet. That was about 7 or 8 years ago. So far so good.
 

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This one just has the one glass panel on hinges. This weekend I plan to work on making the "boots" down near my feet and try to find a way to seal a few other larger gaps.

The back window gives me an idea though. Mine the back window is held in with a bottom track and 2 snap clips. If fogging is an issue, I can slide it to the side and leave a... 1" gap for airflow if needed.
 
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Hey that's a pretty nice cab Dood (y). Good bones. Well worth investing some time and a bit of money in it. For now some canvas for the openings and you'd be good to blow snow. Then just fix the cab up to your liking as time and fund$ allow.
 

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Hey that's a pretty nice cab Dood (y). Good bones. Well worth investing some time and a bit of money in it. For now some canvas for the openings and you'd be good to blow snow. Then just fix the cab up to your liking as time and fund$ allow.
Thats exactly my plan! I have some material I got for a boat cover I was going to alter, but I can't seem to find it at the moment. Once I find that I'll make some boots for the openings, and be all set.
 

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Here's a few pics of the approach I took. The footwells are two layers of Cordura fabric with a layer of foam packing material sandwiched between them for some stiffness and to maintain a bit of shape.

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I used snaps for easy off and on.

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Of course the loader was a complicating factor. One of the criteria for the loader build was it would have to live nice with a cab. I had dreamed of a custom cab but this one found it's way to me and has worked well enough that I abandoned the new cab fantasy.

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Apologies for the pre-season snow pic.

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Here's a few pics of the approach I took. The footwells are two layers of Cordura fabric with a layer of foam packing material sandwiched between them for some stiffness and to maintain a bit of shape.

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I used snaps for easy off and on.

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Of course the loader was a complicating factor. One of the criteria for the loader build was it would have to live nice with a cab. I had dreamed of a custom cab but this one found it's way to me and has worked well enough that I abandoned the new cab fantasy.

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Apologies for the pre-season snow pic.

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Those look great! I need to get some snaps for mine. I have them "on there" but I used existing holes and just screwed through the material and some aluminum I had laying around. It will work for now till I can get some snaps and do it properly. Adding the insulation is a great idea. I may have to follow suit!
 

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Said it before and I'll say it again.. Grandpa Jay never does anything half-assed. (y)
 

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Edit: I meant if you're cutting through deep drifts.

How does the extra width on the back affect the blower Jay? I used to run the rear wheels in the wide position but when I put the gnarly Mud Lites on my blower 400 I went with the narrow position. Not because there was a problem having the tires further out and there was no apparent improvement. Just seemed like a good idea at the time.
 
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