Winter Equipment Blog

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

Elissa Tennant

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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

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

6 Unbreakable Rules for Snowplow Driver Safety

It’s imperative that drivers maintain the highest safety standards while out on the road plowing. Accidents are not only devastating for the driver on an emotional level, they can also cost the municipality. Avoid unsafe practices at all costs!

Here are some important rules for equipment and snowplow driver safety. 

This entry was posted in safety, snowplow on April 24, 2018 by Elissa Tennant

Your Snowplow Blade Installation Checklist

Proper snowplow blade installation is vital. If the job is rushed or mistakes are made, it can cause the blade to wear unevenly or worse, to break.

Here’s a brief checklist to make sure installation is done right.

This entry was posted in Installation Tips, snowplow blades, Checklist on April 17, 2018 by Elissa Tennant
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