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    Schmitt and Ongaro Marine Products Updates Heavy Duty 2 Speed Wiper Motor

    Smart manufacturers don’t rest on their laurels even when their products are best-in-class.  The Heavy Duty 2 Speed Wiper Motor from Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products, a proven winner for 15 years, has been improved in many respects.

    The wiper motor now has twice as many sweep angle settings─40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 and 110°.  This enables users to better adjust how far the wipers move to best fit their particular windshield.

    This rugged motor’s torque has been increased by 15% to more efficiently drive the wiper arm and blade.  Increasing the torque from 7.4 ft-lbs. to 8.5 ft-lbs. allows the wiper to better hold up in abusive situations such as running on a dry windshield.

    Able to power wiper arms up to 24″ and blades up to 22″, the motor’s sweep can be set from the left or right and to self-park on either side.  Easily adjusted for a user’s application, the wiper comes pre-set with a 110° sweep, with a right sweep and park.  For boatbuilders or bulk orders, Schmitt & Ongaro will pre-set the motors to their specifications.

    The black powder-coated housing is mounted with 304 stainless steel hardware.  The 316 stainless steel shaft is encased in a chrome-plated brass housing.  For safety, the heavy duty motor and magnets feature an isolated ground for metal, plastic or wooden boats.  Available in 12V or 24V models, customers have a choice of 1.5″, 2.5″ or 3.5″ shafts.

    Upgrades to the 2 Speed Heavy Duty Wiper Motor have been made without a price increase.  To celebrate Schmitt & Ongaro’s 50th anniversary, special promotional OEM pricing is being offered for orders shipped through April 30, 2012.  The motor is covered by a full three-year warranty.  Suggested retail prices start at around $150 for a 12V model with 1.5″ shaft.

    Schmitt & Ongaro manufactures a full line of steering wheels, horns, wiper motors and blades, motor control arms and other custom accessories.  The products are type-accepted by the NMMA and CE-approved through the IMCI.

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