Winter Equipment Blog

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

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, storm, worst storms, south snow, winter 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, Uncategorized, snow, 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, removal, road, road maintenance, snow plow, snow removal, snowplow, maintenance, plow, snow, 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 removal, snow removal, snowplow, weather, Announcements, plow, snow, winter on March 11, 2016 by admin

Winter® Equipment and the American Dream

For Kent Winter, the founder of Winter® Equipment, owning a company has always been about employing others. Through hard work, persistence, and commitment to employees, Winter® has established itself as an exemplary company and leader in the snow removal industry.

This entry was posted in company, cutting edge, guards, history, Informative, snow removal, snowplow, municipal, plow, snow, winter, winter equipment on October 2, 2015 by admin

Road Salt

Salt is expensive and can be really hard to find. During the 2014/2015 season, the average went from $38.30 to $46.80, causing municipalities to really use their budget on de-icing. Last year’s winter was brutal, and this one is expected to be even worse.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on August 21, 2015 by admin

The Thankless Job

It’s snowing and you’re worried about how you’re going to make it to work, school, and your children’s daycare, anywhere. You immediately dread driving on the treacherous roads because it has been snowing quite persistently for a few hours now. You notice the side roads are almost untouched, and the main roads are only decent at best.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2015 by admin

It's All About Torque

One of the most common issues with snowplowing is the breaking of hardware. Most people immediately think quality of the product or driver error, but 9 out of 10 times it’s because the blades and hardware weren’t installed properly from the start.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2015 by admin
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