Flame Hardened Snow Plow Blades

(2013) Flame Hardened Snow Plow Blades. Transportation, Department of


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Underbody plows and High Speed Ice Blades are an integral part of clearing Iowa roads of snow and ice during winter operations. Changing these blades requires crews to suspend plowing operations and return to the garage decreasing time spent clearing roads and increasing workplace hazards. A blade with a longer lifespan is desired. The Department is determining if using plow blades that have been flame hardened increase longevity of use over the Departments current underbody plow blades that are oven baked. This would reduce downtime and employee exposure to workplace hazards and increase productivity per dollar spent.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Equipment tests, High Speed Ice Blades, Snow and ice control, Snowplows, snowplow blades, underbody plows, winter maintenance
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 14940
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 30 Aug 2013 17:54
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2013 17:54
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/14940