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Clear views for the fishing industry

British manufacturer of windscreen wipers for the marine industry, DuroWipers has secured new contracts from Macduff Shipyards to supply wiper systems to two fishing vessels.

DuroWipers will retrofit a single Class 90 twin drive pantograph wiper system to a 15m Crabber belonging to Scrabster Seafoods and will supply 3 x Class 50 twin drive pantograph wipers for a newbuild 14m twin screw catamaran workboat for a salmon farm being built for Scottish Sea Farms.

DuroWipers prides itself on manufacturing top quality products that are not only sustainable, but also the most robust on the market.

Its pantographs are specified on the UK Shannon Class Lifeboat where the conditions they encounter are extremely treacherous and the vessel operator needs clear vision at all times.

DuroWipers patented design transfers the power from the motor to the two spindles equally meaning both spindles drive unlike any other marine wiper on the market.

This action creates a smooth, quiet and powerful maintenance free performance lasting the lifetime of the vessel.

The Class 90 pantograph utilises the 80Nm Bosch motor with a considerably smaller transfer box than the Class 80, for applications where space is limited. The Class 50 pantograph is the smallest in DuroWipers range and is also ideal for applications where space is at a premium.

DuroWipers offers commercial operators a free warranty for three years, above and beyond the usual 12-month standard.

Roy Morrison of Macduff Shipyards says, “We chose DuroWipers for these two projects because, from previous experience we know that their wipers are durable, trouble free and very reasonably priced. DuroWipers were ideally suited to these two projects as the units are reasonably compact which is perfect for smaller vessels and we know that they’re long lasting and will give a trouble-free service in the harsh environment that they’re exposed too.”

Mr Morrison says that they’re a sustainable choice too for the vessels, “Although the wipers come with a three-year warranty as standard, having fitted DuroWipers to workboats, small fishing boats, pilot boats and harbour tugs over the years we’ve never had an occasion to use the warranty,”.

Noel Gould, MD at DuroWipers, added: “Our customers are buying into the concept that buying our wipers is also making the right choice for the environment. The fact that DuroWipers pantographs are so long-lasting means there is no need for any spares or maintenance costs, a greener choice in terms of the lifetime of the vessel.”

DuroWipers will be showcasing live demonstrations of its wide range of pantograph systems on stand PY1115.

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