With the most extensive range of snow clearance tools on the market, Masi selection provides the right solution for all snow clearance problems, for both professionals and home-owners. For over 30 years Masi has been a pioneer in making snow clearance a chore to enjoy. Masi products are known for the high Finnish quality and product development. They are designed for the severe winter conditions in Finland. The high quality has also made Masi products winners in several tests. The Masi Polar plus ergonomic. durable and adjustable snow shovel has won international awards and patents.
Snow removal in wintertime
Snow removal in wintertime
Masi Polar plus Ergonomic snow pusher shovel is used in many cities in Norway.
In order to minimize the nuisance to pedestrians, traffic and property owners, and to ensure unimpeded access for the emergency services, owners of properties in “Inner Oslo” are responsible for clearing snow from the pavement outside their properties and for sanding or salting them. The Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can assist in obtaining information on who is responsible for the removal of snow in particular areas.
In other parts of Oslo the responsibility for snow removal is shared by several bodies:
Oslo Municipality: streets and roads belonging to the city.
In The Bleak Mid-winter: 10 Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling
Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling
Tip # 1.
If you experience pain of any kind, stop immediately and seek assistance.
Tip # 2.
Choose a snow shovel that is right for you!
- Be sure that your shovel has a curved handle, as this enables you to keep your back straighter when shoveling.
- Obtain a shovel with an appropriate length handle. The length is correct when you can slightly bend your knees, flex your back 10 degrees or less, and hold the shovel comfortably in your hands at the start of the "shoveling stroke".
- A plastic shovel blade will generally be lighter than a metal one, thus putting less strain on your spine.
- Sometimes, a smaller blade is better than a larger blade. Although a small blade can't shovel as much, it avoids the risk of trying to pick up a too heavy pile of snow with a larger blade.
Tip # 3.
Push the snow, do not lift it. Pushing puts far less strain on the spine than lifting.
Tip # 4.
Be sure your muscles are warm before you start shoveling. Cold, tight muscles are more likely to sprain or strain than warm, relaxed muscles.
Tip # 5.
When you grip the shovel, make sure your hands are at least 12 inches apart. By creating distance between your hands, you increase your leverage and reduce the strain on your body.
Tip # 6.
Your shoveling technique is very important. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends: "If you must lift the snow, lift it properly. Squat with your legs apart, knees bent and back straight. Lift with your legs. Do not bend at the waist. Scoop small amounts of snow into the shovel and walk to where you want to dump it. Holding a shovel of snow with your arms outstretched puts too much weight on your spine. Never remove deep snow all at once; do it piecemeal. Shovel and inch or two; then take another inch off. Rest and repeat if necessary." In addition to these comments, remember to move your feet rather than twisting.
Tip # 7.
Never throw snow over your shoulder.
Tip # 8.
Remember that wet snow can be very heavy. One full shovel load can weigh as much as 25 pounds.
Tip # 9.
Pace yourself by taking frequent breaks to gently stretch your back, arms and legs.
Consider buying a snow-blower. When used correctly, a snow-blower will put far less strain on your back than snow shoveling.
By following these tips, you are far less likely to be injured while shoveling snow.also, use a Masi polar plus snow pusher from Finland since there is no lifting and has an ergonomic and adjustable handle and scoop.
New York Times by Jay Romano
Your Home; The Basics of Snow Removal
February 8, 2004
A relatively new addition to the homeowner's snow remover arsenal is the Masi Nova Snow Pusher.
''I love it,'' said Nicole Gay, manager of Towers Flowers in West Islip, N.Y. ''It's not heavy, not awkward, and it's easy on the back.'' Ms. Gay said that she just started using the shovel this year, and that it is much easier to use, and moves more snow, than ordinary shovels.
The Masi Nova, which is manufactured by Motoseal, a company in Rauma, Finland, is a combination, of sorts, of a shovel and a pusher. (Picture a 31-inch-wide-by-26-inch-deep dustpan with high sloping sides, a high back and a U-shaped, baby-carriage-like handle attached at both sides.)
the design of the shovel makes it possible to move large amounts of snow easily because the bottom of the shovel slides over the ground like a child's plastic sled. When the bucket is full, he said, the user just rotates the plastic bucket to one side or the other and dumps the snow. ''You never have to lift the shovel except to put it away,'' he said. (The shovel, which lists for $70, is available at worldprimoshop.com)
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