Winter Equipment Blog

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

Will My Cutting Edge Fit My Plow?

Unsure which size cutting edge will fit your snowplow? Head on over to Winter® Equipment’s Blade Measuring Guide. It will walk you through all the steps to getting that perfect pairing.

You can visit the measuring guide here.
This entry was posted in cutting edge, Informative, snowplow on February 26, 2018 by Jordan Killam

How Do I Save My Cutting Edge From Uneven Blade Wear?

Cutting edge uneven blade wear can occur due to road crowning patterns (like heavy crowning in the center of the road) or unforgiving curb types. Because of this, proper placement of blade guards is crucial.

While investments like long-lasting cutting edge blades can help, there are some quick and easy ways to avoid this problem.

This entry was posted in cutting edge, snowplow blades, wear on February 26, 2018 by Jordan Killam

Trip Edge Repair Prevention 101

A trip edge is a mechanism that allows the plow to “trip” or tip when it encounters a road obstruction, so it can glide over without getting damaged.

Trip edge wear can occur when a snowplow is driven too fast over areas of the road with obstructions (like potholes or manhole covers). The problem usually presents itself in the form of broken blades, moldboard damage or heavy impact to the front of the plow.

Unfortunately, trip edge repair is often a necessary evil for anyone who operates a snowplow. In this post, we’ll explore prevention-based solutions to this problem.

This entry was posted in damages, road, parts, snowplow blade, repair, prevention, trip edge on February 26, 2018 by Jordan Killam

Why is My Snowplow Cutting Edge Blade Broken?

"Why is my snowplow cutting edge blade broken," you ask? Cutting edge breakage typically occurs when blades repeatedly encounter road obstructions like bridge abutments, manhole covers, or drains. When drivers move too quickly over these road obstructions, the possibility of a break will increase. It can also occur when hardware is not installed correctly from the start.

Rather than focusing on driver training, in this post we’ll explore how to keep your cutting edge from breaking due to hardware issues. 

This entry was posted in damages, Informative, snowplow blades, hardware on January 19, 2018 by Jordan Killam

What is a Snowplow Attack Angle?

What is a snowplow attack angle? This is the angle at which the snowplow blade hits the ground. The correct angle can positively influence snow and ice removal. It will also allow your blades, guards, and shoes to hit the ground correctly and will result in higher performance and longer blade wear life.

This entry was posted in Informative, snowplow, attack angle on January 19, 2018 by Jordan Killam

Snowplow Blade Types Explained

Whether you need to remove snow and ice from your driveway or clear miles of highway lanes, it’s the snowplow blade that really gets the job done. Let’s explore several types of snowplow blades and the features, benefits and challenges associated with each.

This entry was posted in blades, BlockBuster, Informative, joma, snowplow blades, Patriot on December 19, 2017 by admin

How to Keep Your Snowplow On the Road For Years

One of the easiest yet most impactful tactics you can implement as part of your snow and ice removal strategy is regularly scheduled maintenance. Maintenance will reduce the chances of breakdowns during the season and will give way to significant cost savings. Educate yourself and your snow removal team about the tenets of maintenance. Here are a few key best practices.

This entry was posted in blades, Informative, maintenance, plow on December 13, 2017 by admin

Snow & Ice Storm 2015

The snow & ice storm of 2015 was one of the worst ice/snow storms hit the south and east side of the United States leaving over 300,000 people without power. Damage was done mostly in the south but the east was also severely affected.

This entry was posted in damages, freezing rain, ice, ice storms, Informative, storm, worst storms, south snow, winter on May 16, 2017 by ttopping

10 Ways To Naturally Melt Snow & Ice This Winter

An unfortunate environmentally damaging, but popular, practice every winter is to disperse rock salt (or sodium chloride) over driveways and sidewalks to melt ice. It's a cheap, speedy method...but at what "price"?

This entry was posted in ice, Informative, melt, Uncategorized, snow, winter on February 8, 2017 by admin

The Weight is Over

During the 2015/2016 season we shipped over 4,000 system crates to customers across the United States. With each crate weighing an average of 500 pounds; we manufactured, packaged, and delivered about 2,000,000 pounds of cutting edges last season. That's equivalent to 2,000 killer whales... whoa.

This entry was posted in blade, blades, cutting, cutting edge, cutting edges, edge, snowplow, snowplow blades, System, systems, wear part, wear parts, Announcements, parts, plow, snow, snowplow blade, wear, winter on November 1, 2016 by admin
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