The Smart Link rotational floating wing mast from Henderson Products has a float up to 13 inches and allows for instant adjustment in the wing’s toe, addressing roadway variances. Its rotation provides the wing with a natural trip mechanism.
These features work in unison, reducing impact forces by as much as 70 percent over traditional front wing masts, according to the manufacturer. The low-profile design provides full access to the engine compartment and a clear line of vision for the driver. Placement of the hydraulic cylinder keeps it protected, and a large access hole up front makes it easy for equipment maintenance. A locking pin also secures the wing while not in use.
Wing plows connecting with snow and ice covered obstructions along streets, highways and interstates continue to dominate municipal insurance claims across the U.S. and Canada, Henderson notes, and says its Smart Link product “allows municipal drivers to stay focused, not fearful while achieving clear roads.”