Step Extensions for Truck Window Cleaning
In past winters, Freeborn County Highway Department drivers struggled with scraping and clearing ice from their truck’s windows. Often, drivers need to climb on their tires to clean the windows, which can be dangerous if done on the side of a busy road. By retrofitting an additional step below the doors on each side of the cab, the team was able to improve window cleaning, increase visibility, and keep drivers safe.
Benefit and Implementation
For roughly $200 per vehicle, Freeborn County bought factory steps from the manufacturer and modified them with sheet metal, square tubing, a welder, and a band saw. On average, step extensions for each truck could be completed and installed in one day. Drivers are now able to scale the sides of their trucks to clean their windows without worrying about slips, trips, and falls.