The innovative WWS plow design outfitted to a single truck allows safe, single-pass snow and ice clearing across two traffic lanes, including the shoulder up to 27 feet wide – something that normally requires two trucks to do the same job. Not only do everyday drivers get back on the roads faster, snow removal contractors enjoy a long list of benefits like lower capital investments along with reduced costs in terms of maintenance, overall operations, labor and fuel consumption. Plus, by using less fuel, CO2 emissions drop.
As with many snow-removal companies, finding and hiring well-qualified drivers for snow plow trucks is more and more difficult. Not only making the entire job safer and easier, Tenco’s WWS takes an extra truck off the road.
When Emcon issued the challenge, comparable solutions were not only unsafe, but required special driver’s training and a special license to operate. According to Tenco’s Engineering Director, Charles Lessard and VP Sales & Marketing, Jean-Philippe Bourque, the toughest criteria to meet for an easy-to-use snow plow, which could simultaneously clear two lanes and safely in a single pass, was the part about doing so without the operator needing any special driver’s license.
“We weren’t reinventing the wheel, but instead keeping it simple while doing more with it,” Bourque says. “Our main goal was to make this easy and safe for a single operator – an operator who has never driven a snow plow before. With the joystick, it’s a feel-good operation.”