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OJ Watson Keeps ‘Em Flying (and Driving), Part 2
April 28, 2021

OJ Watson Keeps ‘Em Flying (and Driving), Part 2

People in the Rocky Mountain region know that spring is one of the snowiest times of year. April is Denver’s second snowiest month and measurable snowfall has been recorded in as late as June 2.

Spring is also the start of the vacation travel season and pent-up demand from the pandemic shutdowns has experts forecasting a heavy demand for airline bookings. So the last thing busy airports like Denver International (DIA) want is cancellations and delays caused by freaky spring snowstorms. And with a quarter million people moving in, out, and around DIA every day, the slippery stuff needs to be moved quickly.

We Know Ice & Snow

O.J. Watson Equipment specializes in trucks and equipment to handle snow and ice control from the smallest parking lots to major highways and airport runways—in some of the worst conditions imaginable. We’re proud to be the supplier of much of Denver International’s 270-vehicle snow removal equipment fleet and to government agencies throughout the area.

Besides our huge Oshkosh dual-engine snowblowers, O.J. Watson supplies a variety of truck body accessories and modifications that transform everything from heavy-duty tractor bodies to pickup trucks into versatile, reliable snow and ice removal assets.

Working with industry-leading suppliers like Monroe Truck Equipment, we design and build snow and ice mitigation equipment ranging from J-style and mouse-ear snowplows up to 24 feet wide for runways, taxiways, and roadways to liquid applicators and sanders for ice control. Underbody scrapers tackle hardpacked snow and ice buildup and wing scrapers make quick work of heavy snow and deep drifts.

It’s Not Just for Airports, Either

The same snow and ice removal equipment that keeps 1,600 daily flights in the air at DIA is used by municipalities, highway departments, and contractors throughout the Rocky Mountain West to keep roads and mountain passes open year round. We build multipurpose trucks incorporating the latest, most sophisticated snow and ice removal equipment. Central hydraulic and electrical controls inside the cab operate plows, scrapers, and spreaders safely and comfortably.

Besides new equipment, we also retrofit and repurpose existing work trucks and can equip any truck with multiple attachments for maximum efficiency and ROI.

Top-Rate Service Keeps ‘Em Running

Snow and ice control equipment has to work reliably in extreme conditions that can take a toll on plows and other machinery. O.J. Watson has been repairing and modifying trucks from pickups to large workhorses since 1912, so you can be sure you're getting the finest designs and equipment backed up by OEM parts and superior service. With facilities in Denver and Greeley, we’re easy to get to from all Front Range and rural Colorado locations. We also have a huge variety of accessory items and parts at both our locations, and we are experts in custom fabrication to meet every need.

So whatever specialized truck and truck equipment you require, from large to small, O.J. Watson Equipment is proudly prepared to handle it. Learn more about truck customization and our other many products and services on our website: ojwatson.com.

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Photograph provided courtesy of Denver International Airport

Photograph provided courtesy of Denver International Airport