Winter is approaching and that means snow and snow plowing! Plow operators and manufacturers alike will be interested to know about the snow plow rubber parts that Canada Rubber Group Inc. (CRGI) can fabricate to make plowing operations effective, efficient, and safe.
Snow Plow Deflector Strips
A mainstay product that we have fabricated for many years are rubber deflector strips for snow plow blades. These deflector strips are mounted onto the top surface of a plow blade to improve snow containment and blade efficiency.
Our snow plow blade deflector strips are manufactured from heavy duty rubber belting that is designed to withstand the rigours of the plowing season. Our deflector strips are extremely durable and will maintain their flexibility in cold weather without cracking or becoming brittle. All deflector strips we supply are manufactured to individual customer requirements and can be customized to any blade size or configuration. If required, deflector strips can be custom imprinted with company names and logos.
Rubber Snow Plow Blades
Another snow plow rubber part that CRGI is now offering is rubber snow plow blades which can be fitted onto any all-metal blade. Rubber snow plow blades (sometimes called cutting edges) have many advantages. Made from a specially formulated compound, these blades are flexible and tough. Their flexibility allows them to conform to the irregularities in road surfaces, allowing for better snow removal. At same time, and unlike steel blades, they will not gouge or damage expensive road surfaces or raised reflective highway markers.
A unique property of rubber snow plow blades is that they provide a “squeegee” action on road surfaces, removing accumulated slush and moisture and drying out the road surface more effectively than a steel blade. This results in safer driving conditions as there is less moisture left on the road surface which could subsequently freeze.
For operators, rubber snow plow blades are designed to fit on the types of equipment that use a steel blade: straight plows, v-plows, jeep-type plows, under-mounted plows and scraper blades. Using a rubber snow plow blade results in lower maintenance costs over steel blades – rubber blades typically incur less damage than steel blades and therefore require less frequent replacement. Rubber blades also absorb shocks better than steel blades, giving a smoother cab ride for the operator.
Our rubber snow plow blades are available in three widths:
12 inch width – suitable for “V” plows
10 inch width – front-mounted plows
8 inch width – underbody-mounted plows and graders
These blades are made of a specially formulated rubber compound with a high tensile strength of 2,500 psi minimum. They have a tear resistance of 504 ppi (pounds per inch) and will service operating temperatures down to -40°C without becoming brittle. All blades come with slots provided to allow for easy installation and adjustment.
For more information on our snow plow rubber parts, please contact our sales department at firstname.lastname@example.org.