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When and Where To Place Ballast When Using A Snow Plow

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

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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Topics: Best Practices/ Tips

BOSS Winter Salute To Snow Removal Teams

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

May 12, 2015 3:30:00 PM

With plowing season officially behind us, we wanted to take this opportunity to not only thank you for supporting BOSS SNOWPLOW but to thank each of you who worked tirelessly to restore order to your homes, towns, cities and communities this past snow removal season.  When winter was at it's worst you once again endured.

This video is dedicated to you:

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Topics: Special Topics

BOSS Owners Recap The Winter 14'-15' Plowing Season

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Apr 29, 2015 9:01:45 AM

We recently surveyed BOSS Owners Group members and asked them to tell us about this past plowing season.  Here's a summary of their responses:

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Deicing Material & Spreader Equipment Selection Guide

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Feb 3, 2015 3:46:00 PM

As anyone in snow and ice management knows, the selection of deicing material and equipment can be complicated and varies greatly by personal preferences and experiences. For those new to the industry finding straightforward answers to basic questions regarding the use of deicers can be somewhat of a challenge. There is much debate about what materials to spread and which equipment to use. If you find yourself needing assistance when choosing spreading materials, use this blog and infographic to help find the right equipment, and more importantly, the proper type of deicing material you should be filling that equipment with.

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Topics: Best Practices/ Tips

"Like A BOSS" - Meet BOSS Owner Al Hunt

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Dec 22, 2014 8:56:20 AM

With 41 years of plowing under his belt, it is fair to say that Al Hunt has many of plowing stories to tell.  As the owner of Al’s Snow Removal located in Dearborn, Michigan, Al, also known as “Big Al”, battles an average 45 inches of snow each season equating to 12 plowing events and 30 salting events.  The winter of 2014 exceeded all averages with Al and his team heading out to service 22 plowing events!  Al has put his BOSS Power-V plow to the test time and again and he has not looked back since switching to BOSS over four years ago.  In addition to the reliability and durability of the plow, Al has enjoyed the efficiency gains of using a multi-position v-plow. 

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Topics: BOSS Pros Speak

Snow Plow Tripping: A Comparison of the BOSS XT vs DXT

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Dec 16, 2014 7:30:00 AM

 

Let’s face it snow plows are bound to encounter obstacles.  Those obstacles could include manhole covers, curbs, frozen snow banks and everything in between.  If you have been snowplowing for any period of time, you could probably add a few other items to that list.  Obstructions and obstacles are one of the unavoidable dangers of snowplowing. 

As such, snow plow manufacturers design and build snow plows with trip protection technology to help protect the plow and truck from damage.  The tripping mechanism works in tandem with the snow plow’s pressure relief valves that are also designed to reduce the impact caused by obstructions.  BOSS Snowplows, including the BOSS XT & DXT, are specifically designed with one of three types of tripping systems:

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Topics: Buyer's Guide

Winter 2014: Cold, Snow and Plows

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Nov 4, 2014 7:42:00 AM

Snow, ice and bitterly cold temperatures; no doubt this past winter had it all.  All across the nation, snowfall records were broken and below zero temperatures prevailed, and all the while the snow plows didn't stop moving.  As we prepare for the Winter of 2015, check out the highlights of 2014 in this Winter 2014 infographic.

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Anatomy Of A Dual-Trip Snow Plow

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

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: Best Practices/ Tips

The Best Box Plow Testing Videos From BOSS Snowplow

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

May 6, 2014 3:15:00 PM

Ever wonder how a snow plow company tests its products during the off season?  With boulders, dirt piles and junk cars of course!  BOSS Snowplow has a unwavering commitment to product durability and reliability and as such, the testing our our products must continue even after the snow and cold have left the area.  
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Topics: Buyer's Guide

Russell Langmaid Enjoys BOSS Super-Duty Plow Featuring Custom Install

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Apr 8, 2014 8:25:00 AM

What do you get when you cross a Quigley 4X4 Ford van with an 8’ Super-Duty Straight-Blade Snowplow from BOSS utilizing the fine art of metal fabrication?
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Topics: Special Topics

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