Even in our home marketplace, terminology used in the Heavy Equipment Industry varies from person to person. Heavy Equipment Owners and Operators, Industry Sales people and Attachment Manufacturers sales and design people come from all walks of life and all corners of the earth.
Each person involved brings his own terminology making it difficult to interpret industry needs from one person to another. As our business becomes more global the need for a common language grows. Through explanations, charts, standards, product photos and links to other Web sites, CWS puts some common language at your fingertips.
DOING BUSINESS WITH CWS
Doing business takes a complex interaction between a customer and a supplier. From before you first contact us, to long after you've put your first CWS Attachment to work, you'll want to know more about how we do business.
EXPLANATIONS & DEFINITIONS
These are practical explanations of how some common every day things in the Heavy Equipment Industry work. It's not intended to be a technical analysis of forces and formulas, rather it delves into what makes things tick. Have you ever wondered how a "Straight Dozer" tilts or what a crazy model number means? Read about these subjects and more, in this section.
In the computer industry a favorite saying is, "Garbage in = Garbage out". The same applies in our design departments. The better the information that is delivered to us from the field, the more scientific our deliberations become and the more accurate our solutions. To assist in gathering good information from the field, we are providing these worksheets for your use.
Every industry has it's own language. Our is no different. Whether it's the raw materials we use in our manufacturing, the products we make or the machinery we put it on, this section attempts to reveal the real identity of our unique industry terms.
We take our responsibility to our industry very seriously and constantly strive to use the applicable design standards. Below are samples of what we use.
CHARTS OF INFORMATION
Where's that reference book when you need it? Forget carrying books. We're collecting some of our favorite references and publishing them here for all to share.