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FHWA research could improve visibility, safety for snowplow operators

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 11, 2014

FHWA research could improve visibility, safety for snowplow operators

Imagine clearing the roads in the thick of winter. The weather produces whiteout conditions and there is no visibility, yet your crew is able to safely remove snow and allow people, goods and services to begin moving again. That may soon ...

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Western offers stainless steel MVP 3 V-plow

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 24, 2014

Western offers stainless steel MVP 3 V-plow

Western has announced that it is now offering a stainless steel version of its MVP 3 V-plow, an improved version of the company’s MVP PLUS V-plow. Introduce in 2013, the plow features flared wings that extend from the center to the ...

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iPhone app helps Iowa DOT clear snow from roads

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 11, 2014

iPhone app helps Iowa DOT clear snow from roads

New technology could help could help one agency more effectively clear snow from roads. The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) has been testing the use of cameras in snowplows to help the agency get a better idea of how much ...

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Ford to offer snow plow prep option for 2015 F-150 4x4s

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 11, 2014

Ford to offer snow plow prep option for 2015 F-150 4x4s

Ford is simplifying snow removal with its 2015 F-150. The manufacturer will offer a snow plow prep option for all all 2015 F-150 4x4s with a 5.0L V-8, our sister site, Hard Working Trucks, reports. The light-duty snow plow prep option will ...

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VIDEO: Tow plow jacknifes on demand, revolutionizes MoDOT snow removal

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 07, 2014

VIDEO: Tow plow jacknifes on demand, revolutionizes MoDOT snow removal

Last month, during heavy winter storms, two plows traveled down Highway 61 in Missouri, clearing snow from three lanes of traffic. The plows -- a tractor plow followed by a massive tow plow -- gained good roadway coverage with just one ...

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14 Apps to Help You with Snow Removal

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 07, 2014

14 Apps to Help You with Snow Removal

The recent winter storms have required several agencies to get creative with their snow and ice removal. Last month, we asked you to share your stories, photos and videos that show how you’re battling the extreme winter weather. (You can see ...

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Submit your extreme winter maintenance stories and photos

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 07, 2014

Submit your extreme winter maintenance stories and photos

With the polar vortex that has made temperatures in the Midwest drop to subzero temps (with the windchill, temps are as cold as -45 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago and close to -30 in the Columbus, Ohio, area where I am ...

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Applications & Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Apr 05, 2012

Applications & Innovations

Four Seasons of Snow Work Keep your winter weather operation in top shape year round. Keeping the equipment used for snow removal in tip-top shape is a year-round job if you do it right. “A lot of people think you just mount and ...

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Applications and Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Aug 01, 2010

Applications and Innovations

Speed the plow New tow plow moves more snow, faster By Mike Anderson   The numbers just didn’t add up for Bob Lannert back in his days with the Missouri DOT: There were too few plow trucks to clear snow and ice from the ...

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