Wear life is a huge priority during the winter months for plow blades. Having longer wear life means less blade changes in sub zero weather in the middle of a job, lower overall replacement costs, and reduces safety concerns.
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Ten years ago, the Village of Buffalo Grove decided to “test run” two sets of carbide nose blades and undercarriage scraper blades and compare their performance to the traditional steel blades they have been using. After the switch, they never looked back. Since changing over from hardened steel blades to Winter® Equipment carbide blades, the Village of Buffalo Grove has saved:
the monetary cost of 14 hardened steel edges.
$5,000 in repair parts each season.
20-25 man-hours on shoe repairs each season.
Proper snowplow blade installation is vital. If the job is rushed or mistakes are made, it can cause the blade to wear unevenly or worse, to break.
Here’s a brief checklist to make sure installation is done right.
Purchasing a blade system rather than piece-meal parts saves time and money. You can cut the snowplow blade purchasing process down to once a year versus 4-5 times a year by starting with high quality blades.
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.
"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.
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.
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.