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Articles pertaining to the Winter Equipment Company news, snow removal technologies, and events in the municipal snow removal community.

Maximize your Arctic and Pro-Tech Pusher Box Plows

Time vs. Money

“You can always get more money; you cannot get more time”; that is the old adage, anyway. When considering the time you spend plowing, are you spending too much time repairing your current pusher box plow skids? Laying on your back, on the cold damp ground, under a box plow, torching, cutting, and welding skid shoe patches?

This entry was posted in pusher box, arctic pusher box, pro tech pusher box, box plow, pusher box plow, pusher box shoes, box plow shoes on November 1, 2019 by Jason Lippincott

Trade Shows and Events in Q4 2019

We may be coming to a trade show* near you! Check out our list of scheduled appearances through the end of 2019.

*Most of the listed events are considered invite-only.

This entry was posted in winter equipment company, trade shows, DOTs, snow plow systems, road maintenance equipment, plow guards on October 1, 2019 by admin

A Look Back at Winter's Biggest Days in History

Solving your problem is our business, that's the Winter Way. For 30 years, it's been our focus to reduce your costs through practical engineering, quality materials and collaborative services.

This entry was posted in winter equipment, plowguard on April 1, 2019 by Christina Bacnik

Celebrating 30 Years in Business

Winter Equipment celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, that's 10,950 days/ 3,000,000 man hours/192,600,000 minutes worked! Whew!

This entry was posted in road maintenance equipment, plow guards, plow accessories, snowplow systems on March 28, 2019 by Christina Bacnik

Increasing Productivity and Promoting Safety with Blades that Last

The season of snow, sleet and ice is upon us. Is your truck equipped to properly clear snow and ice from the roadways? With the right blades, you can clear away every snowflake while protecting the road surface, reducing the need for maintenance when spring arrives.

This entry was posted in snowplow blades on February 26, 2019 by Christina Bacnik

Santa's Bikes for Kids 2018

Do you remember your very first bicycle? Whether it was blue, pink, had streamers from the handle grips, or featured a bell, you can probably remember what it looked like and the joy that came with it. This holiday season, you can help Winter Equipment Company bring a child in need a brand-new bicycle.  

This entry was posted in salvation army, santa bikes for kids on November 29, 2018 by Christina Bacnik

3 Problems Contractors Face When Using Low-Bid Blades

While it can be tempting to grab a cheap plow blade, especially if you are mechanically inclined, doing so can cause big problems for your plow business and cost you way more over time. 

Also known as “low-bid blades,” cheap plow blades give you exactly what you pay for.  However, in an industry that can experience freezing temperatures, extremely harsh wind chills, and long sleepless nights, blade quality is not something to skimp on. 

Here are three problems low-bid blades can cause that negatively affect your operation.

This entry was posted in low bid blades, contractors on October 16, 2018 by Anne Brower

The Best Way to Avoid Springtime Road Maintenance

If you know Winter®, you know we’re out to educate our industry on how to make road clearing and maintenance more efficient.

This entry was posted in road maintenance, winter equipment company, low bid blades on October 9, 2018 by Elissa Tennant

How Improper Torque Leads to More Road Maintenance

Let’s get into the nuts and bolts (so to speak) of snow plow blade installation! When you’re tightening and applying pressure to your hardware, it’s formally known as torque.

This entry was posted in low bid blades, torque on October 2, 2018 by Elissa Tennant

What Does Ice Do To Your Roads?

Ice keeps drinks nice and cold on a hot day, but come winter, it is one of the most dangerous issues facing DOTs on our nation’s roadways.

This entry was posted in damages, ice, low bid blades on September 25, 2018 by Anne Brower
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