Snow plow blade deflectors, also known as snow deflectors or snow shields, are strips designed to prevent snow, ice, and other debris from being thrown onto the windshield of a snow plow during operations. They attach to the top edge of the snow plow blade and redirect the snow and other materials away from the vehicle’s windshield, improving visibility and safety for the driver.
Design: Snow deflectors are typically made of durable materials such as reinforced conveyor belt material or other types of rubber. Using a 2-ply reinforced conveyor belt material can offer greater tear resistance. They are designed to be flexible, allowing them to withstand impacts and deformations without breaking. The shape and design of the deflector strips can help direct the snow down and to the sides, keeping it away from the windshield.
Installation: Snow deflectors are relatively easy to install and typically attach to the top edge of the snow plow blade using brackets or mounting hardware. They are available in various sizes to fit different plow blade widths. They can also be fitted to plow blade wings and other plowing equipment.
Windshield Protection: The primary purpose of a snow deflector is to prevent snow, slush, and ice from being thrown onto the windshield. By redirecting the snow to the sides, it helps maintain clear visibility for the driver, reducing the need for frequent windshield cleaning and improving safety during snow removal operations.
When using a snow deflector, it’s important to ensure that it is securely attached to the snow plow blade and positioned correctly to provide effective snow redirection. Regular inspection and maintenance are also necessary to check for any damage or wear and tear, as well as to clean any accumulated snow or ice from the deflector.
Snow plow blade deflectors can be a valuable accessories for snowplow operators, as they help improve visibility, protect the windshield and optimize snow removal operations by redirecting snow away from the vehicle.
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Snow plow blade deflectors, also known as snow deflectors or snow shields, are strips designed to prevent snow, ice, and other debris from being thrown onto the windshield of a snow plow during operations.