Cycle Country Wins Patent for X-Force Snow Blades

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Cycle Country has received a patent for the company’s design for its X-Force all-poly snow blade product line.

Cycle Country expanded its line of all-poly blades with three new blade sizes, including 60”, 66” and 72” wide blades, at the 2010 Dealer Expo.

In addition to using the now-patented RibCore design, these new blades are 21” tall, which is 6” taller than typical steel blades. The radius of the inside curve is also deeper than other powersport industry blades. The deeper radius delivers excellent “snow rollover” performance, an industry measure of plow effectiveness and efficiency, according to Cycle Country.

The X-Force blades are 30 percent lighter than comparably-sized steel blades. They do not require any steel frame reinforcement, but have all of the equivalent strength and durability of steel blades. Because they are all poly, they will not rust and can be recycled.

“We believe that the X-Force blade design offers Cycle Country a competitive advantage in the ATV/UTV Powersports market, and opens new opportunities in the Lawn Tractor and Zero Turn Radius Mower markets where a strong, but lightweight blade is beneficial for these typically lower-powered machines,” says Jeff Tetzlaff, president of Cycle Country. “Our X-Force blades will fit our existing mounting systems, so Cycle Country customers can upgrade to the new X-Force blades without changing their basic plow setups. All-poly is the next generation of plow blade design and this patent award recognizes Cycle Country’s continued position as the industry innovator.”

Posted by Holly Wagner