Reasons for Galvanizing: Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Life-Cycle Cost, Prior HDG Experience
Components Galvanized: All components of the scrapers and snow blowers
"...the first fully galvanized snow blowers soon followed."
This is a story of the domino effect of a great idea. With the boom in galvanized trailers over the last decade the galvanizer is always on the lookout to leverage that success onto other road related products. Cotech a leading agricultural equipment manufacturer with a large line of snow removal machinery wanted to explore the increasingly well-known benefits of hot-dip galvanizing for its line of snow handling equipment.
...the first fully galvanized snow blowers soon followed.
Working hand in hand with market development and technical personnel the design of its popular line of adjustable scrapers was modified substantially to minimize the cost of galvanizing as well as maximizing the potential benefits.
The first client of these galvanized scrapers, a snow removal contractor called DSH, was so impressed and excited that he asked his supplier of snow blowers, Pronovost the leader in the Canadian market for high quality snow blowing machinery, for galvanized blowers.
The galvanizer repeated the process of redesign with Pronovost and the first fully galvanized snow blowers soon followed. Now DSH has a fleet of both blowers and scrapers fully protected against the very corrosive salt laced roadways that all snow removal equipment must by definition operate in. They point out the benefits; long life, no unsightly rust marks, abrasion resistance and no corrosion related maintenance.
The dominos continued to fall with several other fabricators contractors now also offering hot-dip galvanized snow equipment and many end use contractors are requesting the same attractive cost saving benefits for their fleets that DSH already enjoys. Thanks to local exposure and upcoming trade shows hot-dip galvanizing could soon be the norm rather than the exception in this new market!
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