Winter Equipment
Trailerbodybuilders 13289 Winter Equipment Blockbuster System Plow

Winter Equip’s carbide insert system extends plow time

Nov. 26, 2019
Municipal-quality cutting edge features longer blade life, superior performance for increased efficiencies

Winter Equipment now is offering the BlockBuster carbide insert snowplow cutting edge system, which is designed to provide increased efficiencies.

With longer blade life and superior cutting performance, users experience less downtime changing out blades, and more plowing time, the company said.

Rated for department of transportation systems, the BlockBuster system includes three interlocking cutting-edge sections with built-in, hard-faced moldboard shoes featuring the Winter carbide matrix for improved wear life. A bullnose HammerHead carbide radius tip offers 30% more carbide and allows for premium performance with multiple attack angles on the plow, Winter Equipment said. An integrated, heat-treated, abrasion-resistant steel cover protects from impact and is welded on for easy installation.

On both sides of the cutting edge, the system includes two Winter PlowGuard Maxx guards manufactured from high-quality material and reinforced with Winter’s proprietary carbide matrix on the bottom and side edge to defend against uneven and premature wear.

“We are seeing an increased demand for our BlockBuster system, as DOTs and municipalities are becoming more aware of its long-term cost effectiveness,” said Kent Winter, founder and CEO of Winter Equipment. “The efficiencies are compounding, from less downtime and more plow time, to better road surfaces, less blade changes and increased customer satisfaction.

“We’ve even had customers attribute the BlockBuster system to better employee retention, because their staff was happier.”

BlockBuster blades are designed to clear packed snow and ice to reveal a safe road surface with minimal salt and chemical treatment, and can be used on highway or city streets, rural roads and parking lots, the company said. The system’s wide blade footprint helps minimize road damage.

Shipped free, the system comes ready to mount, with all parts, hardware and installation directions in an easy-to-inventory shipping crate. The system can be ordered through Winter’s distributor system or by visiting