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4 Simple Ways to Make Safety a Priority When Trenching

Pre-planning is immensely important to excavation work. No matter how many trenching, shoring and backfilling jobs you’ve completed in the past, it’s important to approach each new job with care and preparation.

Many on-the-job incidents result from inadequate initial planning. Having to correct mistakes in shoring or sloping mid-project slows down the operation, adds to the cost of the project and makes a cave-in or other excavation failure more likely.1

Here are our top planning tips for trenching jobs.

This entry was posted in safety, Milling Tools, trenching on May 22, 2018 by Anne Brower

Rubber vs. Steel Cutting Edges

The cutting edge used to clear away snow and ice during a weather event does matter and not all are created equal. In this post, we’ll take a look at two common blade options – steel and rubber. We’ll address the features, benefits, and challenges associated with both.

This entry was posted in cutting edges, rubber blades, steel blades on May 21, 2018 by Jordan Killam

Getting the Most out of Your Rubber Cutting Edge

When you purchase a rubber cutting edge, the blade isn’t the only thing you need to worry about. There is an ecosystem of equipment and accessories that allow the cutting edge to function with the highest efficacy.

This entry was posted in cutting edges, rubber blades on May 9, 2018 by Jordan Killam

Top 5 Reasons to Switch to a Grading System

More than 50% of roads in America have a gravel surface, making them a critical part of our transportation system. A grading system can improve road surface, is easier on equipment, safer with less downtime in the field, more versatile and is more cost-effective.

Here are the top five reasons you should switch to a grading system.

This entry was posted in Milling Tools, Graders on May 8, 2018 by Anne Brower

Finding Winter®: Indianapolis Here We Come!

Join us in Indianapolis May 6-9, 2018 for the APWA North American Snow Conference. We’ll be ready to meet everyone at booth #101 and Chill Zone #343!

This entry was posted in trade shows on May 4, 2018 by Anne Brower

How To Get Peak Performance From Your Grading System

 Replaceable carbide-tipped milling tools consistently outperform standard grading blades but they must be installed, operated and maintained properly in order to provide maximum productivity and the lowest grading costs.

Use these tips to get peak performance from your carbide-tipped road grading system.

This entry was posted in prevention, Milling Tools, Graders on May 3, 2018 by Elissa Tennant

3 Simple Ways to Make Safety a Priority With Milling Tools

This entry was posted in safety, Milling Tools on May 2, 2018 by Anne Brower

Case Study: How the Village of Buffalo Grove Ditched Low-Bid Blades for Good

Ten years ago, the Village of Buffalo Grove decided to “test run” two sets of carbide nose blades and undercarriage scraper blades and compare their performance to the traditional steel blades they have been using. After the switch, they never looked back. Since changing over from hardened steel blades to Winter® Equipment carbide blades, the Village of Buffalo Grove has saved:

  • the monetary cost of 14 hardened steel edges.

  • $5,000 in repair parts each season.

  • 20-25 man-hours on shoe repairs each season.

This entry was posted in blades, snowplow blades, Case Study on May 1, 2018 by Elissa Tennant

David J Fox earns snow and ice management industry certification

Willoughby, OH – David J Fox, New Business Development Mgr., Winter® Equipment Co. Inc. has successfully completed the necessary educational requirements and has proven knowledgeable of established industry standards to earn “ASCA Certified” status by the Accredited Snow Contractors Association.

This entry was posted in Announcements, Press Release, staff, ASCA on April 27, 2018 by admin

Finding Winter®: Holy Hartford!

See you in Hartford, CT for the ASCA Snow and Ice Show at Booth #616!

This entry was posted in trade shows on April 26, 2018 by Anne Brower
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