Advantages of Air Brakes

What Are Air Brakes? Air brakes utilize compressed air to press on a piston and apply pressure to the brake pad or brake shoe needed to stop or slow the vehicle. This contrasts with hydraulic brakes, which make use of hydraulic fluid rather than compressed air. Also known as pneumatic brakes, air brakes can either be drum brakes, disc brakes, or a [...]

A Guide to Ground Engaging Tools

What Are Ground Engaging Tools (GET)? Ground engaging tools are attachments for your earth-moving equipment that can increase machine performance by up to 20% and protect more expensive components from wear. These parts are the ones in contact with the ground or other materials, and are able to be replaced as they wear out. These tools assist in moving, [...]

Air Suspension: Pros and Cons

What is an Air Suspension System? Before discussing the merits and drawbacks of an air suspension system, we must first describe what it is and how it works. Air suspension is a type of vehicle suspension powered by an electric or engine-driven air pump or compressor. This compressor pumps the air into flexible bellows, usually made from [...]

13 Types of Heavy Construction Equipment

There are many different types of heavy equipment that can be found on a construction jobsite. Like tools in a toolbox, each piece of machinery fulfills a specific role. Depending on the size and scope of the project, some or all of these machines may be used. It is important to have the right equipment for the job, as it makes work faster and more [...]

6 Signs of a Failing Alternator

Many people think that their vehicle's electrical power comes solely from its battery, but the alternator is responsible for producing the majority of a running vehicle's electricity. Windshield wipers, headlights, radio, and other electronic components rely on the alternator to generate the power needed to operate. The battery, on the other hand, is [...]

How to Read an Electric Motor Nameplate

Who Sets The Standards? Understanding how to interpret the information on an electric motor’s nameplate can be essential to proper operation, repair, and replacement. Nameplates help to identify performance characteristics, applications, and can potentially solve unexpected performance issues. In North America, the National Electrical Manufacturers [...]

Featured Brand Friday: Hyundai Construction Equipment

Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) is the construction division of Hyundai Corporation. The Construction Equipment Division is widely recognized as an industry leader for its use of advanced ergonomics, engineering, and technology. Today, Hyundai Construction Equipment manufactures construction and material handling equipment, including excavators, [...]

Featured Brand Friday: Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Officially founded in 1925 as a result of a merger of Holt Manufacturing Company and C. L. Best Machinery, Caterpillar’s history began sometime before that. Benjamin [...]

How To Request More Information On Parts

A useful feature of the Iron Wing Sales website is the ability to request more information on any part listed in our inventory. This can be helpful in several situations.  Perhaps there are no images of the part you are looking for, and you would like to see a couple photos to confirm it is what you need. Or maybe you want to know some details, like how [...]

Featured Brand Friday: Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin is a global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of industrial and aerospace markets. Founded in 1917 as the Parker Appliance Company in Cleveland, Ohio, Parker initially built pneumatic brake systems for trucks, trains, buses, and [...]
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