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Trip Edge Repair Prevention 101

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.

This entry was posted in damages, road, parts, snowplow blade, repair, prevention, trip edge on February 26, 2018 by Jordan Killam

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 damages, Informative, snowplow blades, hardware on January 19, 2018 by Jordan Killam

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

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