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

Finding Winter®: Indianapolis Here We Come!

Join us in Indianapolis May 6-9, 2018 for the APWA North American Snow Conference. We’ll be ready to meet everyone at booth #101 and Chill Zone #343!

This entry was posted in trade shows on May 4, 2018 by Anne Brower

How To Get Peak Performance From Your Grading System

 Replaceable carbide-tipped milling tools consistently outperform standard grading blades but they must be installed, operated and maintained properly in order to provide maximum productivity and the lowest grading costs.

Use these tips to get peak performance from your carbide-tipped road grading system.

This entry was posted in prevention, Milling Tools, Graders on May 3, 2018 by Elissa Tennant

3 Simple Ways to Make Safety a Priority With Milling Tools

This entry was posted in safety, Milling Tools on May 2, 2018 by Anne Brower

Case Study: How the Village of Buffalo Grove Ditched Low-Bid Blades for Good

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.

This entry was posted in blades, snowplow blades, Case Study on May 1, 2018 by Elissa Tennant

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 Announcements, Press Release, staff, ASCA 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 Installation Tips, snowplow blades, 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 snowplow blades, Bid process, Tips on April 10, 2018 by Anne Brower
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