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.
The season of snow, sleet and ice is upon us. Is your truck equipped to properly clear snow and ice from the roadways? With the right blades, you can clear away every snowflake while protecting the road surface, reducing the need for maintenance when spring arrives.
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.
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.