The time has come for you to repair, replace, and gear up for the upcoming season; but how do you decide which cutting edge systems are the best fit for your operation? When making such a major decision, there are several different factors that you must consider. Each cutting edge system has its own unique features and benefits, so you may find it beneficial to review our Comparison Chart to see how our systems and our competitors' systems compare in terms of lbs. of carbide, WearFactor rating, and more. Below, we explore the differences between two of our most popular systems, the BlockBuster® and Razor® XL Cutting Edge Systems.
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When considering JOMA snow plow blades for your vehicle or fleet, you must first understand the unique benefits of the JOMA system. Competitors may claim to offer similar products, so its best to understand the important benefits that JOMA cutting edge systems provide. Review the details below before making your decision, then review our Comparison Chart to see how our systems and our competitors' systems compare in terms of lbs. of carbide, WearFactor rating, and more.
Should you Invest in a Single Part or an Entire System?
It's time to gear up and put in your orders for the upcoming season. You've assessed your fleet and have determined which equipment needs replaced. Now, you need to decide if you should simply order only the replacement parts, or if now is the right time to invest in a complete system to set yourself up for success for seasons to come. The first step in your decision-making process is learning about the value of a Winter® Cutting Edge System.
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.
Unsure which size cutting edge will fit your snowplow? Head on over to Winter® Equipment’s Blade Measuring Guide. It will walk you through all the steps to getting that perfect pairing.You can visit the measuring guide here.
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.
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.
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:
"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.
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.