Many cities in Northern America and Canada get a fair lot of snowfall every year, with a fair number getting heavy to very heavy snowfall during the winter months on a regular basis. American cities like Denver, Colorado, Salt Lake City, Utah and Anchorage, Alaska have been known to receive more than eight feet of snow during their record snowfall year. In Canada, the problem is so severe that the government has to spend to the tune of a billion dollar annually for clearing the snow.
If you work as a snow removal contractor or a municipal worker designated with the responsibility of clearing snow, you will know how important the activity is for safety and overall accessibility. Snow causes people to trip and fall, resulting in damages of over a billion dollars a year. Also, driving in the snow can be a major reason for damage to automobiles. It is, therefore, imperative that built-up snow gets cleared fluently and effectively, and to achieve that, contractors need the right machines.
The Angled Snow Pusher
The snow pushers, box plows or containment plows have for many years been the preferred machine for snow removal contractors. Easy to operate and proficient in their work, these machines have been in service for a long time. While these machines come in a number of different varieties, many people consider the angled snow pusher to be the most effective, versatile snow removal machine.
The scenarios where heavy duty snow plows like snow pushers can really make a difference are large, open spaces. In those areas, the snow pusher can really move massive amounts of snow in very little time. Angled snow pushers are especially effective in clearing broad roads and highways, as the V-shaped plow pushes the snow effectively towards the edge of the road, making a clearing in the middle which is broad enough to drive on.
The key thing to consider here is efficiency. While many contractors still use normal plows and trucks for clearing snow, snow box pushers can be up to four times as effective, making the removal of snow a fast, hassle-free process. Using these contraptions can make snow clearing a lot more of a simple job, enabling people and vehicles to move more freely during the winter months and preventing accidents and damage.