Junior9009

Aluminum wiper arms for 89 R model

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Junior9009    10

Not having any luck locating a pair of new aluminum wiper arms and blades for my truck.  I found Trico was a manufacturer but they say they can't find any. I believe I have Robert Bosch arms on mine. The arms are approx 15" and arms are 17". Any help is appreciated. 

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41chevy    7,614

Watts (the owner of this site)  may have what you need.

 

http://www.wattstruckcenter.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=60_82

 

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kscarbel2    2,807

Do you have air or electric?

The R/U/DM right-side 62QT44R (aluminum) supercedes to a 7623-KIT49R (black).

The R/U/DM left-side 62QT45R (aluminum) supercedes to a 7623-KIT50L (black).

7623 if I recall correctly is the former Mack's vendor code (prefix) for Sprague, which is now part of CVG.

You can look on the internet for the original numbers as new old stock (NOS).

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Junior9009    10

They are electric.  I found Trico stamped on a pair of arms on a 70’s R700L. Called them they said their no longer available. I’ll have to try what you said above. Thanks, I’ll let you know what I find!

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kscarbel2    2,807
3 hours ago, Junior9009 said:

They are electric.  I found Trico stamped on a pair of arms on a 70’s R700L. Called them they said their no longer available. I’ll have to try what you said above. Thanks, I’ll let you know what I find!

Trico really put us in a bind when they abruptly decided to exit the heavy truck business in 1986. Sprague was thrilled to get the new business but they couldn't create the tooling overnight. We had a lot of angry customers due to the temporarily. unavailability of wiper motors, I can tell you. But it wasn't Mack's fault. As usual though, the super parts people at the Mack factory branches and distributors shared the inventory we had in the field and helps to minimize the impact.

Likewise, Trico's exit from heavy truck hurt Paccar so much that it considered buying Trico (http://www.nytimes.com/1986/11/18/business/company-news-paccar-considers-takeover-of-trico.html).

Before you give up, be sure to call Rome Truck Parts in Georgia at 1-800-284-4345. They have been a Trico distributor for years.

http://www.rometruckparts.com/

Note page 9 - http://rometruckparts.com/catalogs/RTP Trico Parts Book.pdf

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