Winter Equipment Blog
Articles pertaining to the Winter Equipment Company news, snow removal technologies, and events in the municipal snow removal community.
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.
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.
See you in Hartford, CT for the ASCA Snow and Ice Show at Booth #616!
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.
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.
If your municipality is exploring new options in cutting edges for the next winter season, perhaps it’s time to consider rubber.
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.
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:
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.