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

David J Fox earns snow and ice management industry certification

Willoughby, OH – David J Fox, New Business Development Mgr., Winter® Equipment Co. Inc. has successfully completed the necessary educational requirements and has proven knowledgeable of established industry standards to earn “ASCA Certified” status by the Accredited Snow Contractors Association.

This entry was posted in Press Release, staff, ASCA, Announcements on April 27, 2018 by admin

Finding Winter®: Holy Hartford!

See you in Hartford, CT for the ASCA Snow and Ice Show at Booth #616!

This entry was posted in trade shows on April 26, 2018 by Anne Brower

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 snowplow blades, Installation Tips, Checklist on April 17, 2018 by Elissa Tennant

15 Questions to Ask When Purchasing a Rubber Cutting Edge

If your municipality is exploring new options in cutting edges for the next winter season, perhaps it’s time to consider rubber. 

This entry was posted in rubber blades, purchasing on April 16, 2018 by Jordan Killam

4 Questions to Streamline the Snowplow Blade Bid Process

Purchasing a blade system rather than piece-meal parts saves time and money.  You can cut the snowplow blade purchasing process down to once a year versus 4-5 times a year by starting with high quality blades. 

This entry was posted in Bid process, Tips, snowplow blades on April 10, 2018 by Anne Brower

3 Reasons You Should Be Using a Rubber Cutting Edge

It’s easy to write off rubber blades. They’re typically twice as expensive as steel and are often dismissed as wearing away too quickly, but there’s more to rubber than meets the eye. 

Here are a few reasons why rubber blades may be your best bet for the next big weather event to hit your area:

This entry was posted in rubber blades, Tips, cutting edges on April 4, 2018 by Jordan Killam

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, snowplow, Informative 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, wear, snowplow blades 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 trip edge, repair, prevention, snowplow blade, road, parts, damages on February 26, 2018 by Jordan Killam
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