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SnowEx: Walk-behind broadcast spreader

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 22, 2011

SnowEx: Walk-behind broadcast spreader

The new SP-65 walk-behind broadcast spreader from SnowEx has a 100-pound capacity and is ideal for use on sidewalks, driveways and other tight applications. Capable of handling bagged rock salt and pelletized material, the spreader includes a noncorrosive polyethylene hopper with ...

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Trending Now: Treated Salt Brine

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 18, 2011

Editor's Note: This is a continuation of coverage from our June 2011 cover story on the latest technologies in winter maintenance. by Tina Grady Barbaccia Salt has been the tried-and-true material when it comes to winter maintenance, but one of the ...

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Web Exclusive: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 18, 2011

Web Exclusive: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Editor's Note: This coverage is a continuation from the June 2011 cover story in Better Roads on the latest in winter maintenance technology. by Tina Grady Barbaccia Developed 20 years ago in Germany, the blade was just introduced to the U.S. ...

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Maine DOT's Treated Salt Study Results

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2011

In conjunction with its continuing program of research into salt use and snow and ice control, the State of Maine Department of Transportation conducted testing on various forms of treated salt. Click here to view a copy of the "Treated Salt ...

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Vermont Study: Salt Brine, Salt Brine Blends And Application Technologies

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2011

The Vermont Agency of Transportation's Materials and Research Section conducted a study on the use of salt brine and salt brine mixtures. The primary objectives of the research initiative, "Salt Brine, Salt Brine Blends And Application Technologies During the 2008-2009 Winter ...

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Minimizer Fenders adding value in winter

Better Roads Staff - Mar 17, 2011

Minimizer Fenders adding value in winter

Winter’s icy grip continues to hold much of the country. It’s the toughest time for trucks, trailers, equipment and cargo. According to the American Public Works Association, 70 percent of municipalities in North America utilize liquid de-icers on roads. De-icers are ...

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Applications and Innovations

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2011

Applications and Innovations

LOS Sustainability Like a three-legged stool, you need all the parts or it won’t work. By Tina Grady Barbaccia Back in the late 1960s, the Alexandria, Va.-based Salt Institute started a program called “Sensible Salting,” which was based on applying the minimum amount ...

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Applications and Innovations

Brooke Wisdom - Jan 01, 2011

Applications and Innovations

Balancing Act: snow and ice free roads/environmental responsibility By Tina Grady Barbaccia Practicing responsible winter maintenance can bring to mind Newton’s Third Law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. It’s no secret that salt and chemicals aren’t great for ...

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Advice from the Top Winter Maintenance Leaders: Extreme Equipment Maintenance and Fleet Management

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 26, 2010

The economy is still faltering. Cutbacks are the norm. And that may mean no — or very little — new equipment is being purchased. That means you need to know to hold on it, when to let it go, and ...

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How a Fabric Structure Solved Salt Storage Problems for Wayne, N.J.

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 01, 2010

How a Fabric Structure Solved Salt Storage Problems for Wayne, N.J.

Proper road salt and sand storage is crucial to municipalities and businesses, and for the Township of Wayne, New Jersey's Department of Public Works, this was a problem. But through the installation of fabric storage structures from ClearSpan Fabric Structures International, the public works agency was able ...

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How much snow should a citizen snowfighter shovel?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 23, 2010

When you live in snowy Chicagoland, just how much you should snow or shovel is not only a valid question but a dilemma. What is the etiquette when shoveling or snowblowing the sidewalks in front of your house? How far ...

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