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.
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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.
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.
Let’s be honest. Low-bid blades are the worst. In fact, that only thing that worse than low-bid blades is probably spring and summer road maintenance.There are several steps you can take to decrease the amount of road maintenance in your district. Above all, you can ditch low-bid blades. But you can also double-chec k other elements like your attack angle.
You’ve invested in a high-quality plow blade, you’re confident it will last all season, and you’re ready to fit it to your machine. But after your first trip out of the garage, it still breaks! What gives?
Sometimes you might have the right blade, but your installation process is still a little off. Here are seven common installation mistakes mechanics make and what you can do to prevent them.
According to The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Statistics, 35% of all roads in the United States are unpaved as of 2012. That equates to 1.42 million miles of road!
Staying safe when dealing with road maintenance is tough! Whether you are cleaning up potholes form a nasty winter or grading rural roads, hidden obstacles are everywhere! Here are five things to look for tips on how to stay safe when maintaining the roads in your area.
Wear life is a huge priority during the winter months for plow blades. Having longer wear life means less blade changes in sub zero weather in the middle of a job, lower overall replacement costs, and reduces safety concerns.