USE OF RUBBER SNOWPLOW BLADES IN WASHINGTON. PHASE II

Rubber snowplow blades have been successfully used in those areas of Western Washington where minimum winter temperatures are relatively high. While removing slush and wet snow from the roadway surface, they do not damage raised traffic lane markers. The report confirms the successful use of rubber snowplow blades in slushy, wet snow areas. In addition, the report investigates the use of rubber snowplow blades in those areas which experience colder temperatures and hard, frozen compacted snow on the roadway surface. To date, rubber snowplow blades have not effectively removed hard compacted snow but also related problems of polishing and throwing gravel are experienced. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington State Department of Highways

    Maintenance and Operations, Highway Maintenance, Admin Bldg
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, D R
    • Slater, D E
    • Cunningham, A R
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75-512 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-8007
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM