Snow Equipment

Winter Equipment has improved the wear bar on its Razor XL carbide snowplow cutting edge system due to positive customer feedback from the recent improvement to its Patriot cutting edge system. Rated for department of transportation systems, the Razor XL system includes three interlocking cutting edges that have pre-welded wear bars and abrasion-resistant covers.

To keep roads free of snow and ice in the wintertime requires the right mix of people, equipment and chemicals, two state departments of transportation explained recently — components that now also must include COVID-19 infection contingencies. For example, Jim Gray, secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said that his agency's "snow fighting" team of 1,024 plow trucks had to take into account the COVID-19 pandemic, which to date has killed more than 1,400 Kentuckians and has the potential for sidelining entire work crews.

Manchester, Iowa-headquartered Henderson Products, manufacturers of innovative snow and ice solutions for municipal applications, have long been known as pioneers in the science of snow and ice management due to the development of its brine mixing and application equipment.

Buyers Products, a manufacturer in the work truck equipment industry, introduced a larger version of its SaltDogg PRO Series electric spreader. The new 9-1/2-ft. PRO3000 model boasts a 3-cu.-yd. capacity, which equates to roughly 3.2 tons of bulk #1 rock salt.

With the winter season just around the corner, it won't be long before the snow starts flying. That's why the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has started its annual inspection of more than 155 plow trucks and pieces of equipment in southwest Ohio to ensure they're ready for whatever Ol' Man Winter brings.

Leaders in the competitive snow and ice management business, Iron Mountain, Mich.-based Boss Snowplow has a few new products available to customers this year. The company will introduce a new back drag plow it is bringing to market that goes on the back end of a pickup and is "dragged" behind the truck.

Winter Equipment has improved the wear bar on its Patriot steel snowplow cutting edge system. The new wear bar is a one-piece, cast steel design with increased hardness that is filled with Winter Carbide Matrix. The improved Patriot system is built to last four times longer than the industry's standard steel snowplow blade, according to the manufacturer.

Rockland, Maine-based Fisher Engineering, manufacturers of snowplows, spreaders and accessories since 1948, recently expanded its line of snowplows for construction equipment. This includes a new family of trip-edge pusher plows, tractor mounts for heavy-duty straight blades, v-plows and winged plows, and a universal mounting plate specifically for skid steer applications.

Bobcat Company is expanding its compact tractor attachment offering with the new front-mount snowblower. The front-mount snowblower is positioned in front of the machine, rather than behind on a 3-point hitch. The front-mounted attachment provides customers a more comfortable way to clear snow around acreages or barns as they do not need to turn around in their seat to monitor the performance of the attachment, according to Bobcat.

John Deere announced three new single-motor, high-flow snow blower models just in time for peak snow-removal season. Compatible with the John Deere compact track loaders, compact wheel loaders and skid steers, the SB72D, SB78D and SB84D snow blowers incorporate features such as hydraulically operated poly-lined chutes and deflectors, reinforced wrappers, adjustable skid shoes and two auger options for improved performance and durability.

Powered by decades of offering quality products, service and expertise, Milwaukee, Wis.-based Western Products, a manufacturer of snow and ice control equipment, is looking forward to a promising year in business. Known for its full line of contractor grade snowplows for commercial and personal use, as well as light municipal snow removal operations, the company also offers a variety of spreaders, accessories and parts.