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snow and ice

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.

Summer had only just ended in the Front Range of Colorado, in and around Denver, when the area received its first snow accumulations on Oct. 10. It was little problem for area motorists long accustomed to early winters and maneuvering through the white stuff.

Another Iowa winter is around the corner. Mid-October signals the official beginning of the winter season for the Iowa Department of Transportation. Using data collected from previous winter events, the Iowa DOT is working to take a proactive approach to help keep everyone moving safely this winter.

In the past, Gleason Johndrow Landscaping and Snow Management (Gleason Johndrow), a U.S.-based contracting company, had to rent construction equipment for snow removal projects. After purchasing 12 SDLG wheel loaders, the Massachusetts-based contractor now has a fleet that can work on any seasonal work from snow removal to landscaping projects.

Some of the more intense snowstorms and icefalls in decades have blasted the United States over the last few winters. Changes in the climate are often cited as the reason for today's extreme winter weather and has touched off a hot debate among scientists, politicians and average Americans.

Lemont (Chicago), Ill., was the site of Alex Lyon & Son's late-model snow equipment sale on Oct. 12. These machines had low hours and mileage. Highlighted items included rubber tire loaders, hydraulic excavators, skid steers, snow plow trucks, dump trucks, snow pushers and more from manufacturers including Caterpillar, Bobcat, Volvo, Case and more.

Bonnell has a full range of blades, wear shoes and curb shoes — all available on Sourcewell contract. Polar flex blades come in classic mount, front mount and direct mount. Custom size configurations are available for classic mount blades on request and all heat-treated parts carry warranty.