Bobcat Door Glass

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by vntgrcr, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. vntgrcr

    vntgrcr LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hello All,
    I succeeded in smashing the glass on my T190 door yesterday with a tree limb. Anyone know if you can buy just the glass?? The frame is fine. Just checking here before I go to the dealer. Thanks
     
  2. ff1221

    ff1221 LawnSite Member
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    Check with your local glass shop first, they may be able to cut a new piece and fit it in the frame, it's likely just tempered. Could be a dealer only option if it's curved and laminated, but I'd start there.
     
  3. Kepple Services

    Kepple Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    You cant buy just the glass... I have tried. From the dealer anyway. After going through 2 pricey (read, bend over with no lube) I went to the polycarbonate window. I have had things hit it so hard my ears rings.... and no breaking.
     
  4. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
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    Kepple, how does that polycarbonate hold up as to scratches and washing? Is it a fairly scratch resistant surface is what I am trying to ask.....
     
  5. vntgrcr

    vntgrcr LawnSite Senior Member
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    Did you make a template for the frame and just cut it out of that? And is polycarbonate just "plexi glass"?
     
  6. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I believe it to be Lexan.
     
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    A good glass shop should beable to cut you any window if its a flat panel which most equipment windows are.
     
  8. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    the one i helped a guy put back in(it popped out) was curved from side to side and top to bottom, so a flat piece wont work (thing it was on a t-350) but those gaskets and rings and a pain to get back in there
     
  9. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    You CAN buy just the glass. I break glass all the time that's why I switched to Lexan. The glass runs under $200 installed at my local dealer or you can install it yourself if you are patient. The g series and later cabs are a pain to get the window seal back on but once you do it it goes quicker the 2nd time.
    You can actually buy door frames for about $90, glass, and gaskets and hardware and build yourself a 2nd spare door. If you want to spring for it, get a 2nd wiper assembly and you have a complete 2nd door so you don't have any down time if you break the window again.
     
  10. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    remember, Bobcat windows are slightly curved. Straight lexan cut to fit the frame will not work well in the bobcat frame.
     

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