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

Why is My Snowplow Cutting Edge Blade Broken?

"Why is my snowplow cutting edge blade broken," you ask? Cutting edge breakage typically occurs when blades repeatedly encounter road obstructions like bridge abutments, manhole covers, or drains. When drivers move too quickly over these road obstructions, the possibility of a break will increase. It can also occur when hardware is not installed correctly from the start.

Rather than focusing on driver training, in this post we’ll explore how to keep your cutting edge from breaking due to hardware issues. 

This entry was posted in snowplow blades, damages, hardware, Informative on January 19, 2018 by Jordan Killam

What is a Snowplow Attack Angle?

What is a snowplow attack angle? This is the angle at which the snowplow blade hits the ground. The correct angle can positively influence snow and ice removal. It will also allow your blades, guards, and shoes to hit the ground correctly and will result in higher performance and longer blade wear life.

This entry was posted in snowplow, attack angle, Informative on January 19, 2018 by Jordan Killam

Snowplow Blade Types Explained

Whether you need to remove snow and ice from your driveway or clear miles of highway lanes, it’s the snowplow blade that really gets the job done. Let’s explore several types of snowplow blades and the features, benefits and challenges associated with each.

This entry was posted in BlockBuster, Patriot, joma, blades, snowplow blades, Informative on December 19, 2017 by admin

How to Keep Your Snowplow On the Road For Years

One of the easiest yet most impactful tactics you can implement as part of your snow and ice removal strategy is regularly scheduled maintenance. Maintenance will reduce the chances of breakdowns during the season and will give way to significant cost savings. Educate yourself and your snow removal team about the tenets of maintenance. Here are a few key best practices.

This entry was posted in Informative, blades, maintenance, plow on December 13, 2017 by admin

Snow & Ice Storm 2015

The snow & ice storm of 2015 was one of the worst ice/snow storms hit the south and east side of the United States leaving over 300,000 people without power. Damage was done mostly in the south but the east was also severely affected.

This entry was posted in damages, freezing rain, ice, ice storms, Informative, south snow, storm, winter, worst storms on May 16, 2017 by ttopping

10 Ways To Naturally Melt Snow & Ice This Winter

An unfortunate environmentally damaging, but popular, practice every winter is to disperse rock salt (or sodium chloride) over driveways and sidewalks to melt ice. It's a cheap, speedy method...but at what "price"?

This entry was posted in ice, Informative, melt, snow, Uncategorized, winter on February 8, 2017 by admin

The Weight is Over

During the 2015/2016 season we shipped over 4,000 system crates to customers across the United States. With each crate weighing an average of 500 pounds; we manufactured, packaged, and delivered about 2,000,000 pounds of cutting edges last season. That's equivalent to 2,000 killer whales... whoa.

This entry was posted in blade, blades, cutting, cutting edge, cutting edges, edge, snowplow, snowplow blades, System, systems, wear part, wear parts, Announcements, parts, plow, snow, snowplow blade, wear, winter on November 1, 2016 by admin

Clearing the Air

Welding is who we are. Blades, guards... you name it. Our proprietary weld process is what sets us apart in the industry.

This entry was posted in air, air quality, company, employee, employees, equipment, quality, update, welder, Announcements, weld, welding, winter, winter equipment on September 1, 2016 by admin

Spring Road Maintenance

Are your roads ready for summer? Accumulated snow and ice, the thaw spring brings on and seasonal rains can cause problems for our roads. As we recover from the winter, here are some maintenance items on your roads that may need repair:

This entry was posted in Informative, maintenance, plow, removal, road, road maintenance, snow, snow plow, snow removal, snowplow, spring road maintenance on July 14, 2016 by admin

El Niño

"El Niño is a complex and naturally occurring weather pattern that results when ocean temperatures in the Pacific Ocean near the equator vary from the norm. The phenomenon typically occurs every two to seven years. The 2015-2016 El Niño, however, is being called a "super" El Niño, the worst in 15 years," according to Phys.org.

This entry was posted in Announcements, plow, removal, snow, snow removal, snowplow, weather, winter on March 11, 2016 by admin
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