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Protect Your Transmission

Posted by Katie Roell

Feb 28, 2020 9:13:50 AM

Transmission damage is 1 of the most common problems that occur while plowing. The following
steps can help prevent transmission damage.

Ways to Protect Your Truck Transmission

• Do not plow in overdrive unless your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual recommends it.
• Plan your plow pattern so that you drive forward as much as possible.
• Come to a complete stop before shifting from forward to reverse.
• Wait until the transmission engages before accelerating.
• Accelerate slowly, allowing the tires to grip the road surface for better traction. Avoid spinning the
• Start driving forward before lowering the plow for a pass.
• Whenever possible, back into a cleared area.
• If you have a manual transmission, avoid riding the clutch while plowing.
• Change the transmission fluid before and during the plowing season. If the fluid has a burnt smell, change the fluid as soon as possible.
• You can install an inline transmission heat gauge to monitor the temperature in your transmission. If it reaches 121°C (250°F), let the vehicle idle until the fluid cools.

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Topics: Maintenance

Why Buy from a BOSS Dealer?

Posted by Katie Roell

Sep 9, 2019 3:09:00 PM

When winter brings chaos, you need a team you can trust. That's why when you buy from a BOSS Dealer, you get more than a quality piece of equipment. You get a trusted resource for genuine BOSS parts, service and advice- as well as the largest selection at competitive prices. Because at BOSS, our promise is that we will always be there to BACK YOU UP. 

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Topics: Buyer's Guide

The All NEW BOSS Snowrator- BOSS Designed Features and Improvements

Posted by Katie Roell

Jul 8, 2019 1:35:00 PM

The Snowrator has been on the market for a few short years. You may have owned and operated one or be familiar with a similar vehicle. If you are familiar with the L.T. Rich Snowrator model, below are several new BOSS features and improvements that are being released on the BOSS Snowrator this coming season!





  • 4' BOSS Hydraulic Snowplow with a 20" tall poly skin blade.

  • NEW BOSS Attachment System

  • BOSS Snowrator snowplow offers all BOSS ATV Plow accessories and common parts with BOSS ATV plows for better parts availability and convenience of service. 




  • Snowrator features both pre-treatment and de-icing capabilities with a standard 20-gallon pre-treatment brine system and available optional auxiliary brine tank and two de-icing solid material spreaders.

  • Updated fully-potted Broadcast Spreader controller provides on-board diagnostics for troubleshooting, eases operation.

  • EXACT PATH 1.5 cu ft Drop Spreader with a BOSS exclusive salt chute to precisely distribute salt at the optimum width and pattern minimizing damage to turf while reducing salt contact with the plow attachment system.




  • BOSS chassis provides greater protection from puncture to standard brine tank and features new removable rear plate for easier maintenance access to tank.

  • Rear fenders and splash guards help to protect operator from slush, salt, snow and other debris for operator comfort.

  • Vehicle hardware now features nylon locking nuts to prevent loosening due to vehicle operation for improved reliability.



  • Snowrator electrical system now features weather-resistant connectors to improve reliability.

  • Hydraulic hose ends now feature a coating with 7X greater corrosion resistance.

  • Joystick Hydraulic manifold is now painted to reduce corrosion.

  • Eliminated terminal block replaced with a power/ground harness reduces corrosion to electrical system and allows for plug-and-play with optional equipment.

  • Increased gauge of power and ground cable gauge to improve performance.


  • Responsive hydraulic lever turn control operation offers ease of maneuverability with zero turn radius and 4-wheel drive for traction in any conditions.

  • Rear reference bar makes operation easier by giving operator an additional hand-hold support feature.

  • Front reference bar is now notched to prevent bar from slipping and offers a method of limiting vehicle speed.

  • LED work lights for clear visibility on the job.




    Improved parts availability via BOSS Snowrator Dealer Network and via online at



  • 20 Gallon Auxiliary Brine Tank

  • Broadcast Spreader

  • EXACT PATH Drop Spreader

  • Plow Wing Extensions

  • Plow Box Wings

  • Urethane Cutting Edge

  • Material Carrying Trays

  • Shovel Mounting Brackets

  • 5-Gallon Bucket Mounts

For more information on the BOSS Snowrator visit or watch this vehicle in action here.

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Topics: Buyer's Guide

DRAG PRO Rear Plow Intended Uses

Posted by Katie Roell

Jun 18, 2019 1:49:00 PM

Rear plows are emerging in the snow industry as a tool to increase productivity putting the front and back of your truck to work. Back into driveways, drop the plow, and pull forward saving you time. Clean up the passes with the front of your plow and move on to the next job. This year BOSS introduced the Drag Pro available in 8’ fixed and two hydraulic wing options available in 8’-12’ and 8’-16’. Rear plows offer a wide range of uses saving you time on the job.

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Topics: Buyer's Guide, BOSS Pros Speak, Best Practices/ Tips

Put Your FORGE Spreader to Bed

Posted by Katie Roell

May 13, 2019 2:41:00 PM

How to store your BOSS FORGE stainless steel spreader?

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Topics: Maintenance

Prepare Your Equipment for Battle

Posted by Katie Roell

Jan 11, 2019 2:28:42 PM


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Topics: Best Practices/ Tips

How to Attach and Detach Your BOSS Drag Pro Rear Plow

Posted by Katie Roell

Dec 27, 2018 8:49:49 AM

The new BOSS DRAG PRO™ brings all of the power and productivity of BOSS plows to the back of your truck. The DRAG PRO™ mounts from the rear, allowing you to pull snow from the back while driving. Back into driveways, drop the plow, and pull forward – save time. Expand the wings in a parking lot, and take more snow with each pass than you’ve ever been able to with a ¾ ton truck. The weight of the rear of the vehicle means the Drag Pro scrapes more cleanly and efficiently than traditional plows, especially in wet snow. Pair with a BOSS vee, straight or EXT plow for the ultimate expanding plow rig, and a huge boost in productivity. It’s an innovative, productivity-boosting tool from BOSS that’s built to BACK YOU UP. Available for 4WD, 3/4-Ton and 1-Ton vehicles. 

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Topics: Buyer's Guide

How to Solve Your Sidewalk Snow Removal Problems with an ATV/UTV Snowplow

Posted by Katie Roell

Apr 12, 2016 1:31:00 PM

Whether you are in charge of clearing a city sidewalk or residential path, the BOSS ATV and UTV set up could be the answer to your sidewalk snow removal problems. The use of ATV and UTV equipment has become a popular tool in the snow removal toolbox for good reason. The size, quality, and added benefits make the ATV and UTV a perfect answer for your sidewalk snow removal jobs.

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Topics: Buyer's Guide

Expand Your Plowing Potential- Top Features of the BOSS EXT

Posted by Katie Roell

Mar 15, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Designed with the durability, dependability and innovation you expect from BOSS Snowplow, the new BOSS EXT brings legendary BOSS toughness and reliability to the expanding plow game. With best in class features, the EXT is another tool to add to your arsenal of snow removal products.

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Topics: Buyer's Guide


Posted by Katie Roell

Mar 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM

BOSS Snowplow is proud to announce its newest product- the BOSS EXT. After years of designing, testing, and building, the EXT is here! With expanding fixed forward wings, the BOSS EXT is built to efficiently plow through the toughest winter storm. BOSS engineer Will Whipple accepted the challenge to design the BOSS EXT.

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Topics: Special Topics

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