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Off-Season Storage Procedures For Your Pintle or Auger Spreader

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Apr 1, 2014 7:45:00 AM

When the time comes to swap out the snow & ice removal equipment for the lawn & landscape equipment don’t forget to take a some time to prep the equipment for storage.  Properly storing your snow & ice removal equipment, specifically your Hopper Spreader, for the off-season will help extend the life of the product and ensure that it is ready to go when old man winter returns again.

 

Use this handy step-by-step checklist for properly storing your BOSS Auger or Pintle Chain Hopper Spreader.

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Topics: Maintenance

The Ultimate Glossary of Snow Plow Parts Terminology

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Mar 25, 2014 8:10:00 AM

When considering all the aspects of a snow plow and how it functions, you can come across some unusual terms. If you’re new to the snow & ice removal industry these terms could result in questions like: “What’s the difference between a solenoid and a manifold? “, “Snowplows can float?” and “what does a pigtail have to do with a snow plow anyway?” To clear up some confusion and for your future reference, keep this snow plow parts glossary of terms handy.  While some of the termimology is specific to BOSS Snowplows many of the terms are common across all snow plow brands.
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Snow Placement Best Practices for Snow Removal Contractors

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Mar 18, 2014 3:15:00 PM

The 2013-2014 Winter will go down in the books for many areas of North American as one with record cold and snowfall.  While the calendar shows the return of Spring this week, many areas of the country will still experience additional snowfall accumulations. The combination of cold temperatures and above average snowfall has led to minimal melting throughout the season. As a result, placement of the snow has created many challenges for snow removal contractors.  A common theme heard among contractors is: “we are running out of places to put the snow!"

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Snowplowing Ergonomics

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Feb 25, 2014 8:22:00 AM

When the snow just won’t stop, the time spent plowing really adds up. With hazards like poor

visibility, nearby pedestrians or poor traction, ergonomics may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking snow removal safety with your team. However, can you afford to lose one of your employees for 12 days? This was the average number of days lost from work due to ergonomic-related injuries in 2012. Among all occupational injuries, back injuries generate the highest frequency of disabling injuries. In fact, 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their life. Plus, a person that has injured his back once is four times more likely to reinjure it. By ignoring ergonomics in your business, you ignore one of the most common causes of occupational injuries.

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Topics: Safety

The Top 5 Blog Posts From 2013 | THE BOSS SNOWPLOW

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Dec 30, 2013 3:44:00 PM

Top 5 BOSS Snowplow Blog Posts From 2013 

As 2013 draws to a close, we took a look at the past year and the blog articles that have been developed and posted on THE BOSS SNOWPLOW blog page.  Here is a summary of the top five blog posts of 2013.
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Easing the Burden for Military Families, Michael Lindquist Backs Up Troops with Help on Home front

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Nov 13, 2013 7:10:00 AM

When duty calls, the men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces have America’s back as the first on the front lines to protect our freedom. That’s why Michael Lindquist, owner of Wilton Auto & Tire Center, Wilton, Conn., is backing up our troops as a volunteer with Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops.

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How to Install Your BOSS Snowplow Caster Kit

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Nov 12, 2013 3:45:00 PM

When your snowplow comes off the truck at the end of the season, it’s not always ideal to have it stationary. Sometimes where it’s first placed isn’t where it ends up staying and it can be a lot of work to move it elsewhere. To combat this problem, BOSS is pleased to announce the release of our newest accessory: a Plow Caster “Dolly” Wheel Kit. This kit is ideal for Homeowners, Contractors and Dealers alike for moving plows around the garage, service bay, or showroom floor. Two separate kits are available for straight and V-blades*. Check out how to install them below:

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Topics: Maintenance

Personal Protective Equipment For Snow Employees

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Nov 7, 2013 5:05:00 PM

*By Doug Freer, CSP.  Doug owns Blue Moose Snow Co. in Cleveland. 

Your company has specific responsibilities as it relates to your employees’ health, safety and well-being. Providing necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) is one such responsibility.  

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has minimum PPE requirements that employers must provide to employees at no expense to them. Similar state agencies may also have requirements. While there is some ambiguity in OSHA regulations as they relate specifically to the snow & ice management industry (See story on Page 48), at a minimum, a company needs to ensure it does not place its employees knowingly into an unsafe working environment. Now is the time to review your policies and make any appropriate changes to your program.

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Topics: Safety

Safety Tips For ATV & UTV Snow Removal Crews

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Nov 5, 2013 8:45:00 AM

ATV and UTV equipment has emerged as an efficient and effective means of snow removal for

many snow contractors. Whether it is the clearing of a trail system, city sidewalk or residential path, the use of ATV and UTV equipment has become a popular tool in the snow removal toolbox. With any piece of equipment, operator safety needs to be of paramount concern and this is certainly the case with the operation of ATV and UTV equipment. 

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Topics: Safety

COMPANY CULTURE THE BOSS WAY - IT STARTS HERE

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Oct 16, 2013 1:41:00 PM

SAFETY, QUALITY, PRODUCTIVITY...IT STARTS HERE.

If you were to ask someone in the snow & ice management industry about THE BOSS SNOWPLOW, you would probably hear something along the lines of “they build a tough line of v-plows” or “they are known for durable and reliable snow removal equipment.”  This brings up an interesting point of discussion.  How are businesses defined?  How is your business defined?  How do you want your business to be defined?

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