In a recent article, it is suggested that the most valuable component of any vehicle is…the operator. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Man power has always been a critical aspect to any place of work. All the vehicles in the world (utility or otherwise) can’t do what they were designed to do without someone to operate them. And if the operator is not comfortable, it can lead to fatigue. And fatigue can lead to accidents which leads to injury.
But in addition to operator comfort, it is also important that operators are safe.
Accidents happen. When they do, operators need the peace of mind to know they are safe from injury. One way to help prevent injury is by using composite material in cab components such as doors and roofs. Long Fiber Injection (LFI) is one such process that mixes polyurethane and glass fiber to produce highly impact resistant, yet lightweight components.