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

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

The Easiest Way to Reduce Your Salt Usage This Winter

Since the 1940s, U.S. road maintenance departments have been spreading salt on streets and highways to melt snow and ice. It’s not a new phenomenon, but the rate of use has gone up astronomically from about 0.15 metric tons (0.16 tons) per year during the 1940s to about 18 million metric tons (19.8 million tons) per year today.

This entry was posted in low bid blades, chemicals, salt on September 18, 2018 by Elissa Tennant

How to Use Fewer Chemicals on Your Roads

This entry was posted in low bid blades, chemicals on September 11, 2018 by Elissa Tennant

3 Avoidable Things That Cause Low-Bid Blades to Severely Damage Roads

A lot of factors contribute to road damage during the snow season. While some are unavoidable like time, traffic, temperature and precipitation, others are avoidable – at least to an extent.

Damage becomes worse when you use low-bid snow plow blades that are poorly made and don’t do your road surface any favors. Here are some things you can avoid in order to decrease pavement deterioration and keep your road maintenance and repairs down next spring.

This entry was posted in blades, road maintenance, low bid blades on September 4, 2018 by Anne Brower

The Right Questions = The Perfect Blade

There’s nothing worse than finishing a hard season of clearing roads blizzard after blizzard, only to be forced to immediately begin maintenance on those same roads. 

Road maintenance is an expensive problem that you can absolutely reduce the need for – starting by using the right tools.

This entry was posted in find your system, winter equipment company on August 28, 2018 by Elissa Tennant
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