Snow and ice

Motor graders are the industry's go-to solution for clearing snow, and with good reason. It's hard to find a way to move large amounts of snow more efficiently than this tried-and-true machine. But one size rarely fits all, especially when it comes to clearing snow in cities.

Whether we like it or not, winter is on its way and Bonnell Industries can help you prepare. Good plow maintenance is key to making your equipment last longer and work harder. Installing curb shoes and cutting edges will help protect the plow and extend its life.

Eric Steben traveled to the end of the earth — the southern end — to see how a one-of-a-kind tracked vehicle behaved under harsh conditions. The Antarctica laboratory proved the value of the specialized machine and the engineering expertise of Steben and colleagues.

Toro announced the introduction and availability of all-new snow removal attachments for the Toro Dingo compact utility loader line — the 4 and 5-ft. Boss snowplow attachments. With a simple changeout of attachments, Dingo units can effectively and efficiently handle even the most challenging snow and ice removal tasks, according to the manufacturer.

Buyers Products, a manufacturer of work truck equipment, is upgrading its full line of SnowDogg snow plows to the RapidLink Attachment System. The new mounting technology had an overwhelmingly successful season on Buyers' two best-selling plows in 2019.

Winter Equipment, an established name in the DOT, municipal and contractor snow and ice management industry, has announced an increase in the overall seasonal sales of its cutting edge systems. The trend was compared to a four-year average. Winter Equipment's BlockBuster system, Patriot system and Razor XL system product line sales exceeded their four-year averages.

Hilltip Corp of Pietarsaari, Finland, is launching a line of poly and stainless steel salt spreaders at the Work Truck Show 2020 through its North American subsidiary, Hilltip Corp. The company officially began operations in the United States on Jan. 1, 2020.

The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty will tackle winter's worst weather with the heaviest snow plow rating in the segment. With the available snow plow prep package, Super Duty features a maximum 1,400-lb. snow plow rating accounting for mounting hardware, which is best-in-class for gasoline-powered trucks in the segment, and maximum 1,290 pounds which also is best-in-class for the diesel segment, according to the manufacturer.

Buyers Products, a manufacturer of work truck equipment, announced a new municipal flex plow. Operators can "flex" the upper moldboard of the SnowDogg SuperFlex into various positions. This makes it ideal for both urban and expressway use. Transforming Blade Two hydraulically-operated pivoting ribs and a tubular pivoting upper crossmember transform the UHMW polyethylene moldboard on-the-fly to adapt to different plowing conditions.

Winter Equipment's Patriot steel snowplow cutting edge system is built to last four times longer than the industry's standard steel snowplow blade, according to the manufacturer. Longer blade life means that users experience less downtime changing out blades and more time plowing to keep streets and parking lots safe.

As the Northeast United States begins to recover from a dangerous nor'easter that has dumped up to 30 inches of snow in some places over the past few days, the Georgia Department of Transportation is practicing and preparing for whatever Mother Nature has in store this winter in the South as part of National Winter Weather Preparedness Week.