pneumatic shock absorber Reflex can take the collisions with any
stationary road infrastructures (guardrails, rock on the side of the
road, etc.). It also protects the frame of the vehicle and is
components without stopping is course.
blade then can retract up to 60 inches upon contact with roadside
money invested in the shock absorber can pay for itself in a very
only have to avoid one accident such as a collision with guard
rails, rocky edges, other vehicles, sidewalk curbs or cement borders,
to recuperate the thousands of dollars invested in the truck, the
cost of the guard rail repair, additional insurance premiums and/or
reimbursements to the worker compensation board.
the wing or blade moldboard meets an obstruction, it is pushed in
towards the truck.This
in turn, forces the push arm behind the blade towards the front of
compresses the balloon in the pneumatic shock absorber.The greater the pressure inside the balloon, the more the
push arms will be forced towards the discharge end of the wing
REFLEX shock absorber is made in such way that the pressure on the
end of the wing moldboard remains constant no matter what its
position, even when completely retracted.When there is contact with a guardrail, even if the wing is
completely retracted, it should not cause damage to the guardrail.
üThe pneumatic shock absorber is a device that will reduce the
possibility of serious or deadly accidents to your drivers or others
on the road.
snowplough driver will not have to lift the side wing in critical
situations, such as tight squeezes near bridges, curbs, or narrow
sections of road lined with guardrails.He will stay in complete control of his vehicle and thus
during snow removal on bridges, the snowplough comes into contact
with cement borders.This
can lead to driver injury and even cause an accident with oncoming
üOn narrow logging roads, highways under construction, snow
removal can be done much more quickly because the driver is now not
so worried about hitting rocks, fallen logs, or piles of frozen earth which
normally would damage the truck.
logging companies will benefit monetarily for several reasons: a
reduction of reparation costs, less down time for snowplow repair,
and an increase in the efficiency of snow plowing.
Cities, municipalities, provincial and states roads
üCities, provincial and states roads, municipality, will save on
damages to their sidewalks, cement borders and medians.
üSnow removal work will be done more quickly, due to the fact
that the driver is less worried about damaging sidewalks, cement
borders and other obstacles.
üLess damage to the equipment means a decrease in truck down time, and an increase of the employees' productivity.
üThis obvious diminution in accidents will provide a significant
savings, because most towns do not have insurance on their trucks
üThe costs saved by businesses in snow
removal will be subtracted from future government contract tenders.
üThe Ministry will avoid a lot of
unnecessary expenditures on repairing guardrails that normally would
have been damaged each time a snowplow hit them with a traditional
üBut with the REFLEX shock absorber
system, a savings of several million dollars can be realized from
undamaged guardrails, like bridges, curbs, and broken or
frost-heaved asphalt pavement each year, which can be re-invested in
üWith the REFLEX shock absorber system,
communities will save hundreds
of thousands of dollars on each fatal or non-fatal accident avoided.