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ECOPLOW - THE INNOVATIVE SNOW PLOW SYSTEM

Clearing snow with a Smart car – while this may sound unusual, it has been the norm for many municipalities, winter service providers and private individuals for years: Rontex specialises in the development and production of innovative vehicle add-on modules for winter road maintenance and has been fitting them to small Smart cars since 2011. The result is small, agile and fast winter service vehicles that have many technical advantages. Our products are low cost and easy to operate, and because the system can be rapidly disassembled, they are dual-use. And we use the most sustainable and durable materials currently available on the market.
Our unique technology, once specifically developed for the Smart car, is now available for a wide range of other vehicles that feature manoeuvrability and flexibility. The new light electric commercial vehicles in particular offer the forward-thinking user the opportunity to combine eco-friendliness, cost-efficiency and a long service life while offering outstanding performance at the same time.
The Rontex-Ecoplow systems are already in use with various types of vehicles throughout Europe. Come and discover us and our products.

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THE ECOPLOW

SIMPLY GENIUS

Small, lightweight, quick to assemble – that's how brilliant technology can be

SUPER FAST

Move from one area of use to the next like a normal car

SUPER QUIET

Our clearing technology is no louder than a vacuum cleaner.

SUPER CLEAN

Experience the most even clearing pattern of all classes.

UNIQUE MECHANISM OF ACTION
IMPROVED TRACTION ON THE REAR AXLE
PAVING STONES STAY IN PLACE
THE MOST EVEN CLEARING PATTERN IN ITS CLASS
SHIELD MATERIAL POLYCARBONATE: UNBREAKABLE, DOES NOT RUST, MAINTENANCE-FREE
ALL STEEL PARTS V4A: DURABLE, DOES NOT RUST, MAINTENANCE-FREE
SUSPENDED ON SILENT BLOCK: PERFECTLY ADAPTS TO THE GROUND, VERY QUIET
HYDRAULIC PUMP INSTALLED IN A PROTECTED MANNER: NO DAMAGE
HIGH-PERFORMANCE HYDRAULIC PUMP WITH 4-WAY VALVES: SHORT RESPONSE TIME, FAST IN CLEARING MODE
SCRAPER BAR MADE OF SPECIAL MATERIAL: QUIET, DURABLE, LOW MAINTENANCE
LIGHT WEIGHT (60-120 KG, DEPENDING ON VEHICLE TYPE) INCL. HYDRAULIC PUMP
OPTIMAL LOAD DISTRIBUTION WITH MAXIMUM LOAD CAPACITIES
PERFECT FOR SMALL VEHICLES AND LIGHT ELECTRIC UTILITY VEHICLES
EASY TO REPLACE AND DISASSEMBLE
MULTIPLE USE, FOR SUMMER AND WINTER
SHORTEST RACK IN ITS CLASS = GREATEST POSSIBLE PRESERVATION OF VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS, E.G. SMALL TURNING RADIUS

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

We understand.

As climate change progresses and pollutant emissions rise, we need new innovative ideas in our cities. Intensive research and continuous development has made Rontex a proficient partner with the latest solutions for the requirements and needs of the future. For more than a decade Rontex has been the market leader in sustainable and flexible mounting systems for small, eco-friendly vehicles. The products' low cost, easy operation and dual use make your work enjoyable.

 

HIGH CLEARING SPEED

FAST TRANSFER BETWEEN AREAS

LOW MAINTENANCE COSTS

EXTREMELY QUIET

TESTIMONIALS

Hansjörg Oberhollenzer, CFO, DAVID - Facility Service GmbH (Tyrol, Austria)

"Regarding your question about how the "LITTLE ONE" performs when it comes to winter road maintenance in Tyrol, I can tell you that it is 100% up to the job compared with its competitors. In fact, it does better – for example in slushy snow conditions – than much larger vehicles in our winter road maintenance fleet. It is simply unbeatable in an urban environment. And it is the scraper bar that really surprises us. The scraper bar is a little soft, but it does its job outstandingly."

Daniel Bögershausen, service station operator in Munich

"I run two service stations in Munich that are quite far apart from each other. In 2012, I was looking for winter road maintenance vehicles for my properties. Two tractors would have been an option. But I wasn't that happy with the idea: in the summer I can't use the tractors for anything else and they take up space. A lot of online research brought me to Ronny Friedrich, who wanted to sell his first prototype. I got in touch with him and took a close look at "Smart & winter road maintenance". In 2013, after having watched videos and talked to Ronny Friedrich on the phone, I purchased the second prototype from him. The combination of car and winter road maintenance attachments was ideal for me. I myself live outside of Munich. And what could be better than having the car at home and in the morning driving to the first service station and then to the second at the normal speed of a normal car and clear the surfaces there of ice and snow. And when there is no ice and snow I can use the Smart like a normal car. It served me well all these years, I never had any problems and only once did the Smart reach its limits in the often very snowy winters in Munich.
And by the way, I bought the Smart in 2013 and I used it intensely over many winters doing its job as a road maintenance vehicle in the winter and as a car in the summer. I am a huge fan of the Smart with the Rontex Ecoplow. And in 2018 I bought a newer generation Ecoplow of course."

Mr Schwingen, Bremer Bürgersteig-Reinigung

"The Smart is the ideal winter road maintenance vehicle for clearing narrow pavements of ice and snow. Its low weight, narrow chassis and manoeuvrability make the Smart ideal for our areas.
Service and customer satisfaction is always a priority at Rontex. Our wishes are always taken into account. We look forward to continuing our working relationship!"

 

Jan Paul, Galabau Dessau-Ziebig (January 2020)

"As landscape gardeners, we use heavy equipment on a daily basis. That's why I could not imagine initially that a Smart could meet the tough winter road maintenance requirements. It was only once I saw the on-site presentation that the winter road maintenance Smart won me over. Now that we have bought the vehicle, we can process our customer orders much faster and to a higher quality. These features also save us significant staff costs."

Thomas Bierwagen, managing partner at Mavox Winterdienst GmbH

"Although only founded in 2016, Mavox Winterdienst GmbH has already purchased 42 winter road maintenance vehicles from Rontex. The rapid growth of Mavox was not least due to the reliability and the excellent price-performance ratio of the Rontex Smarts. We have a lot of sensitive areas to clear in the city centre, and for us total weight of the vehicle, narrow clearance width and turning radius play an important and crucial role. The Smart does all this perfectly. Over the years, we tested the Rontex hydraulic snow blade extensively and are extremely satisfied with the quality of the attachments, the way it all works and the very sophisticated principle of operation. And Rontex always delivered even larger quantities on time. We thank Rontex for the good working relationship, look forward to further joint projects and wish them continued success."

OUR ECOPLOW IN ACTION