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Understanding the BOSS SNOWPLOW Next Generation Electrical System

Posted by Katie Roell on Aug 19, 2014 10:59:48 AM

When a storm hits, the last thing you want to have to worry about is troubleshooting wires or charging a controller with a dead battery.  The Next Generation Electrical (NGE) System, introduced by BOSS, eliminates those issues while offering you more benefits to ensure your snowplow is ready to go whenever a storm hits.  It is important to note that the NGE system is optional on BOSS plows.  Please discuss details regarding ordering with your local BOSS Dealer.  Let’s look at the benefits of the new system:

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Topics: NGE

“A Family Tradition in Snow Removal"

Posted by Katie Roell on Aug 13, 2014 3:30:00 PM

Being a snowplow contractor can take its toll on a family but Travis Schmock wouldn’t change that for the world.  He grew up in a snow removal business and now runs his own.  Travis loves being able to pass the tradition down to his sons as he takes them snow plowing with him every chance he gets. 

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“Like a BOSS” Dave Peroceschi-Lead Man in the Shipping Department

Posted by Katie Roell on Aug 5, 2014 3:00:00 PM

As BOSS looks to celebrate its 30 year anniversary, Dave Peroceschi, often known as “Red,” is also recognized for his 29 year anniversary with BOSS Snowplow! Peroceschi, one of the longest standing employees of BOSS Snowplow recalls many challenges, tribulations, and late nights over the 29 years; “I am proud of the advancement the company has made.  The company has tirelessly worked to perfect its product for our consumers from the very beginning and we continue that effort into the future.” 

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Best Practices: Salt Storage for the Snow Plow Contractor

Posted by Katie Roell on Jul 23, 2014 6:30:00 PM

The polar vortex brought an unusually cold and bitter winter that will not be forgotten.  We are still feeling the effects of the harsh winter moving into the winter of 2014-2015.  Salt is a hot commodity and valuable resource for combatting snow and ice.  At the end of the 2013-2014 winter, it was difficult for many to get enough salt needed to treat their regions. This has left many buying salt even earlier than normal in preparation for the winter ahead. 

If you are planning ahead for next season by purchasing early you will also need to consider storage of the salt in the offseason.  It is important to note that salt requires proper storage at all times.  Salt can have damaging effects on the environment which has caused the government in each state to elicit specific salt storage requirements and fines if requirements are not met and the salt causes damage. 

 

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How to Complete Preseason Site Inspections Like a Pro

Posted by Taylor Peiffer on Jul 15, 2014 3:00:00 PM

How to Complete Preseason Site Inspections Like a Pro

 

With summer upon us and lawns to be mowed the thought of winter storms may already be a distant memory.  However, with the ground free of any accumulating snow it’s a good time to visit the properties you service and perform your snow and ice removal preseason site inspections. Performing a preseason site inspection is a very beneficial documentation process that could save you many headaches and money down the road. Documentation can also set you apart from others in the industry. It helps present your business as a serious, professional snow and ice management company who is invested in customers even after the snow has stopped falling.

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Topics: snow and ice management

How to Master Social Media for Your Snow Removal Business | Part 2

Posted by Taylor Peiffer on Jul 1, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Now that you have established a social media presence using Part 1 of this guide, let’s take a deeper dive into developing quality content that will be shared by your followers. Quality content done the right way is what can set you apart from your competitors and is the key to customer trust. Read on to learn what quality content is and how to create it.

 

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Topics: snow and ice management

"Like a BOSS"-Eric Bruce

Posted by Katie Roell on Jun 26, 2014 5:30:00 PM

 

Eric Bruce, a proud BOSS owner for over 15 years lives in Wawa, Ontario Canada, located on the northeast corner of Lake Superior.  Eric first purchased a plow to take care of the parking lot of the motel he owned and looked for a couple of additional plowing contracts to justify the purchase of a new plow and truck.  Quickly, other people saw Eric plowing and his few parking lots grew to 5 or 6 parking lots and anywhere from 30-40 driveways resulting in Eric Bruce Enterprises. 

Bruce has been a loyal BOSS owner since the beginning of his days snowplowing.  The first plow he ever owned was bought in 1999 and was sold in 2005.  Bruce explains that his very first plow is still being used by its new owner.  Today, Bruce plows with his Ford F 250 with a BOSS V plow on the front.  It is his third BOSS plow and he doesn’t plan on switching.  BOSS has been always been there to back him up. His favorite feature is the plow’s ability to stack snow during the severe winters that blow through Ontario, Canada.  On average, Bruce plows 30-35 snow events each winter 150 inches of snow falls cumulatively.  Bruce recalls his toughest snowplowing job about five years ago when 27 inches of snow fell in just twelve hours! 

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How to Master Social Media for Your Snow Removal Business | Part 1

Posted by Taylor Peiffer on Jun 24, 2014 3:30:00 PM

There are an estimated 900,000,000 unique visitors accessing Facebook every month, according to eBizMBA. That being said, not having an account for your snow removal business is not up for debate. Your customers and potential new customers are on social media, so that’s where you should be. By using social media, it allows you to provide exceptional, and often, instant customer service as well as humanize your business. And since social media is a natural extension of search, having an active Facebook account, as well as a few other social sites, improves your presence and “search ability” on the internet. Use this article as a guide to maintaining a strong, effective social presence for your snow contracting business.

We’ll start by taking a closer look at the main social sites that you may want to consider for your business. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ are currently the four major players.

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Topics: snow and ice management

6 Tips for Refinishing Your Snow Plow

Posted by Taylor Peiffer on Jun 17, 2014 3:15:00 PM

 

 

Now that winter is safely behind us, many snow plow professionals have either already stored or are preparing their plow for storage. After such a brutal winter, sometimes preparing your snow plow for storage alone isn’t enough. If you took the plow off this spring and noticed that your plow has more than the usual wear and tear damage, you may want to consider refinishing it. Take a look below for some tips concerning snow plow refinishing.

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Topics: snowplow maintenance

Anatomy Of A Dual-Trip Snow Plow

Posted by Jodie Gilroy on May 20, 2014 12:06:00 PM

A snow plow is a snow plow, right?  Or is it?  The fact is that all snow plows will push snow.  However, the mechanics of how a snow plow is designed and manufactured can make a huge difference in the efficiency, durability, reliability and productivity of the snow plow.  For snow removal contractors, having dependable equipment that helps you get the job done is an integral part of running a successful snow removal business.

 

To take a deeper dive into the anatomy of a plow, take a look at the dual-trip v plow infographic.  See how and why the DXT was designed and built to withstand not only tough plowing conditions but also how the dual-trip design provides enhances plow and vehicle protection when striking hidden obstacles.  

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Topics: snowplow purchase, DXT snowplow, snowplow, snow plow parts

    
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