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The Anatomy of a Winter Storm

Posted by Alex Milinski on Nov 12, 2015 4:06:41 PM

With many storm systems sweeping across the country, take a look at the anatomy of what makes up a winter storm. 

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Prepping Your Box Plow for the Winter Season

Posted by Taylor Peiffer on Nov 12, 2015 1:07:00 PM

Prepping Your Box Plow for the Winter Season

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Topics: box plow

When and Where To Place Ballast When Using A Snow Plow

Posted by Jodie Gilroy on Oct 21, 2015 9:41:00 AM

When mounting a snow plow to your vehicle, you are adding additional weight to the front end of your vehicle.  As such, it sometimes becomes necessary to counterbalance that weight by adding ballast. "Ballast" by definition is a heavy material carried temporarily to provide stability.  Ballast needs and requirements will vary depending on what you put on and in your truck. You will want to refer to your snowplow manufacturer recommendations to know if and how much ballast is recommended.    

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Top 5 Benefits of the SL3 L.E.D. Headlights with Ice Shield Technology

Posted by Katie Roell on Oct 21, 2015 8:24:00 AM

BOSS knows the importance of listening to its customers and improving technologies that make the lives of snowplow professionals easier and more productive. The optional SL3 lighting kit is no exception. It's another innovation from BOSS that's built to back you up. Here are the top 5 benefits of the SL3 Headlights.

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Snow Plow Prep Kit Advantages

Posted by Melissa Gardner on Oct 20, 2015 10:07:00 AM

With winter quickly approaching, you may be researching which truck will best handle your plowing needs.  During this search, you may have come across the term Snow Plow Prep Package and wondered if it is required for a plow to be installed on a truck.

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5 Ways the BOSS HTX Snowplow Was Designed With the Homeowner in Mind

Posted by Taylor Peiffer on Sep 17, 2015 11:30:00 AM

When a storm hits, you need equipment that’s going to be reliable and easy to use to clear the snow from your home. As a homeowner, you don’t necessarily need all of the features that comes with a contractor grade snow plow. You just need something simple, reliable and easy to take care of to last many seasons of clearing snow. The BOSS HTX plow was built for the homeowner with all of these ideals in mind. If you currently own a BOSS Sport Duty snowplow, you will already be familiar with many of the features of the HTX snowplow; however, there are some new features that have been added that you may not be aware of. Learn how the new HTX snowplow differs from the Sport Duty on a few key features:


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30 Things That Made Snowplowing Better

Posted by Taylor Peiffer on Aug 3, 2015 2:50:33 PM

In honor of BOSS Snowplow's 30th Anniversary, check out this infographic of the 30 inventions and discoveries that have made snowplowing easier, faster and, ultimately, better over the years.
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What Everybody Ought to Know Before Purchasing a Box Plow

Posted by Taylor Peiffer on Jun 30, 2015 7:00:00 AM


In order to be successful, you have to have to have the right tool for the job. Snow and ice management is no different. However, sometimes narrowing down what the right tool is can be a challenge. Each piece of snow removal equipment has its own set of specific elements to research. If you’ve decided what you need is a box plow, let us help you straighten out some of the things to consider before purchasing one:

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Topics: box plow

What Everyone Ought to Know Before Purchasing an ATV or UTV Snow Plow

Posted by Taylor Peiffer on Jun 14, 2015 7:00:00 PM

What Kind of Job Are You Doing?

The type of job you plan on doing will play a huge part in the type of plow you chose. Generally, if you are plowing a heavy amount of sidewalks, which are very narrow, you’re going to want a smaller plow. You’ll want a plow that will clean the entire area without going over the edge of the sidewalk. BOSS offers a four foot ATV plow that is ideal for sidewalk use. Wider UTV snow plows are more equipped for residential, short driveways. If you are looking to plow more rugged terrain, such as a long camp drive, you might want to consider a v-plow as it can more easily break trail and cut through ice.

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Meet BOSS Owner Shawn O’Keefe

Posted by Taylor Peiffer on May 19, 2015 7:50:00 AM


Shawn O’Keefe, a snow removal contractor with Midwest Landscape Specialists, Inc., has been servicing commercial parking lots for eight years. With many seasons of plowing in Northwest Indiana, Shawn typically pushes approximately 40 inches of snow per winter. It’s easy to see that he has a lot of experience with snow management, especially because he has plowed with a BOSS for five of those seasons. When we asked what he loved about BOSS so much the answer was easy, and he replied, “Reliability and strength; ease of use.” He explained that his initial attraction to BOSS was how well built the plow is. He elaborates, “BOSS is indestructible; it can’t be broken.”

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