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