Stronger Snow Plows
Sno-Way was the first to develop a patented lifting system
which eliminated the use of dangerous chains and virtually
eliminated the snowplow bounce while traveling. The use of
chains to lift a plow for traveling not only exposes the
vehicle driver to possible injury resulting from chain
failure, but also places unnecessary stress upon the vehicle
when the plow is bouncing. The patented Sno-Way direct linkage is one solid
connection, effectively marrying the plow to the vehicle.
Flex-Force Blade Frame
Sno-Way snowplows are
designed and manufactured with a slight forgiveness in the
main blade frame structure when objects are accidentally hit
during snow plowing operations. This feature helps to minimize damage from light
accidental hits with curbs, banks, etc. The Sno-Way blade
frame has key structural elements of high strength steel which
will allow for a slight degree of yield prior to breaking or
bending, unlike other unyielding solid frame manufacturers
which result in immediate structural damage. The Sno-Way
*"Flex-Force"* blade frame is comparatively the strongest
blade in the market.
High Strength Steel Components
Sno-Way was the first to use high strength steels in it's snowplows. The use of "Finite
Element" computer aided design to highlight strengths and
yields led to the use of high strength steels in many major
components of Sno-Way
snowplows. Extra strength with conservative weights
results in a modern technological advanced snowplow to meet the front
end and gross vehicle weight requirements of modern vehicles.
Sno-Way uses more high strength steel in its mounts and snow plow components than any
Only Sno-Way has the high technology manufacturing
capability to effectively meld variable strength steels into
strong compatible components.
Fully Tested for High Performance
Sno-Way engineers use the very latest computer design aids
along with full R & D bench test programs to provide
accurate test and design parameters for high performance
snowplows. All Sno-Way
snowplows, as well as competitor snow plows are tested under many
stress oriented programs in the laboratory and in the field.
Field performance plowing beyond recommended plowing
procedures ensures performance within the plow and vehicle
application, resulting in a specific Sno-Way plow/vehicle recommendation.
Competitor snowplows are also field tested by professional
plowers at the same time and under the same conditions as
Sno-Way plows, for comparative plowing performance and
Welding and Laser Cutting Stations
Sno-Way is a world ahead of the competition in its
manufacturing processes, utilizing the very latest in robotic
welding technology for uniformity of welding. Sno-Way
snowplows are now close to 99% robotically welded. The ultra
precise cutting of raw materials via laser, enables very close
tolerance parts to be cut and inserted into fixtures for a
very precise fit, resulting in near perfect components 99+% of
the time. All Sno-Way components are built to meet both ISO
9002 and CE certifications for worldwide distribution. The
Sno-Way manufacturing facility is home to one of the largest
automated laser centers in North America.
Distribution of "Load Forces"
Sno-Way engineering designs Sno-Way
snowplows to absorb and distribute plowing/stacking
load forces over all plow components so as to minimize
overloading, thereby reducing overall plow stresses, as well
as relieving direct stress to the vehicle. The first direct
shock stresses from plowing are being partially absorbed by
the Sno-Way plow before
passing on through to the vehicle, thereby greatly reducing
vehicle wear and tear. A Sno-Way
snowplow with a vehicle attached is an efficient
plowing machine that will last.
Advanced Research and Development
Sno-Way possesses the most advanced R & D department in
the industry. Hands on development of components along with
full measured destructive testing enables Sno-Way to know
within a few percentage points breaking and damage parameters.
Sno-Way uses this direct knowledge along with computer aided
design technology to build high performance plows to
accommodate modern vehicles. Finite stress analysis greatly
enhances Sno-Way's ability to build the best plows in the
Sno-Way test data and visual recordings of its products and
competitor products are databased for future reference and
benchmark comparisons. Through such rigorous and exacting R
& D, Sno-Way can design, with accuracy, products with
reduced damage potential. Failure points can be built in so as
to minimize vehicle damage. It is still cheaper to break a
plow than a vehicle! This data is very useful in properly
appraising warranty situations by taking much of the guesswork
out of the equation.
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