SnowEx Snow and Ice Control Equipment says years of research and development led to its recent introduction of a comprehensive line of snowplows. The launch includes a total of 20 new snow-control products designed to accommodate a variety of customers, from light-duty users to professionals tackling the most demanding snow and ice management jobs.
The snow-control line includes Power Plow, Speedwing, Heavy-Duty, Regular-Duty and Light-Duty models of hinged-blade and straight-blade snowplows, as well as utility task vehicle (UTV) plows and Power Pusher box plows.
A SnowEx spokesman says the plows include a number of “exclusive new technologies,” such as the Automatixx attachment system – a power-assisted feature that makes plow attachment a simple and quick process.
For maximum durability, the plows are manufactured with high-strength, low-alloy steel components as well as formed base channels that are designed with multiple angles to add torsional strength and prevent twisting under heavy loads. Consequently, the SnowEx plows are much stronger, yet lighter, than conventional steel plows.
Michael Frank, SnowEx Snow and Ice Control Equipment product marketing manager, says the company has been recognized as a leader in ice control for many years and the new plow designs will position SnowEx as a leader in snow control as well.
“We started with a clean sheet of paper, gathering feedback from contractors and other experts in snow and ice management to develop a line of products unlike anything the industry has seen before,” Frank says. “The results are multiple breakthroughs in plow technology.”
You can find plenty of detail on the complete line at the company’s website, but here’s a rundown of the basics:
Power Plow – Available in 8-foot, 10-inch to 11-foot widths, these hinged-blade models offer quick independent adjustment of the wings for maximum windrowing, scooping and cornering performance.
Speedwing – The wings of the Speedwing blade automatically adjust according to the angle of the plow. This model has a width of 8 feet, 7 inches.
Heavy-Duty Series – With a steel blade that’s 31 inches tall, the Heavy-Duty Series is a straight-blade snowplow in widths ranging from 7 feet, 6 inches to 9 feet.
Regular-Duty Series: Available in widths of 7 feet, 6 inches to 8 feet, Regular-Duty straight-blade plows are ideal for use with half-ton pickups, according to SnowEx.
Light-Duty Series: Intended for lighter vehicles and smaller applications, these straight-blade plows are available in 6-foot, 8-inch to 7-foot, 2-inch widths.
Power Pusher: Offered in 8-foot and 10-foot widths, these box plows attach to skid steers for pushing large amounts of snow.
SnowEx Snow and Ice Control Equipment says a number of additional features are built into the plow line. For instance, truck plows come standard with hydraulic direct lift, “Powercoat” paint finish, “Security Guard” anti-theft system, “Fleet Flex” electronics, “Storm Seeker” headlamps and “Power Grip” hand-held controls.
SnowEx says all its plows are backed by a two-year warranty and a worldwide dealer network.