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How to Determine if Your Truck Needs a Leveling Kit

Posted by Katie Roell

Feb 29, 2016 9:52:57 AM

So often lift kits get attention for increasing vehicle performance, however, when it comes to plowing snow, a leveling kit may be just what you need for optimal snowplowing capabilities.Many people like the appearance of a stock style stance vehicle over one that is slightly lower in the front, but there are other practical purposes for a leveling kit beyond looks especially for snow plowing.

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Topics: Buyer's Guide

How Winter Affects Your Gas Mileage

Posted by Katie Roell

Jan 28, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Cold weather and snowy driving conditions can reduce your fuel economy in more ways than you might expect. For snow plow drivers, fuel for the vehicle is a necessary business expense that is taken into account every season. You may not be able to completely mitigate cold weather’s effect on your fuel economy, but increased awareness of conditions affecting it can help you make simple changes to improve your fuel efficiency.

 

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Topics: Special Topics

Which BOSS Headlight System is Best for You

Posted by Katie Roell

Jan 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM

A snow contractor’s job is never done until order is restored and the streets are back to black. Many of those hours restoring order happen in the dark of night. BOSS Snowplow offers two headlight systems, the classic SmartLight2 (SL2) and the recently released SmartLight3 (SL3) L.E.D. with Ice Shield TechnologyTM. Understanding both headlight systems will assist you when making a snowplow headlight purchase decision.

 

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Topics: Buyer's Guide

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

Posted by Katie Roell

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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Topics: Buyer's Guide

"Like A BOSS" - Meet BOSS Owner Jason Perkins

Posted by Katie Roell

Nov 25, 2014 3:30:00 PM

Jason Perkins, also known as “Perk,” has been snow plowing with a BOSS snow plow for 14 years. Perkins runs Perkins Commercial and battles around 40 inches of snow a year with his 9’2” Poly V-plow and his TGS 800 Spreader.  For Perkins, plowing snow is much more than a job, it’s a fun hobby! Perkins says, “When I get done with my accounts, I go and plow my family and friend’s places just to play!” 

 

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Topics: BOSS Pros Speak

“Good product. Good people. And hardwork.”

Posted by Katie Roell

Oct 7, 2014 11:13:52 AM

Mid- Michigan Snow Equipment is one of the oldest BOSS Distributors and recently celebrated their 30 year anniversary as a successful business.  Byron and his brother Ted Russell began their business as lawn and snow contractors that later became a snow removal distributing business following a snowmobiling trip. While Ted Russell was on the trip, he met a BOSS Sales Representative. He quickly became intrigued by the BOSS Multi-position Plow concept and shared the enthusiasm with his brother.  Before long, they ordered their first order of six BOSS Snowplows in late March.  As snow contractors at the time, they purchased two plows for themselves and tried them out on their own trucks.  Impressed by the design and quality of the plows, they soon became a BOSS Distributor. 

 

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Topics: BOSS Pros Speak

Finding a Snow Plow Controller That is Best for You

Posted by Katie Roell

Aug 25, 2014 2:34:00 PM

The snow plow controller is a vital aspect to a plow system. It is the only source of real interface you will have with your snow plow, so it’s important that it is effective and easy to use. It’s crucial to find the controller that works best for you.

 

Snow plow manufacturers typically offer a button handheld control, like the SmartTouch 2 Handheld Control or a joystick control. BOSS has developed an additional controller option called the Pistol Grip.The pistol grip is a combination of the handheld and joystick controller with raise and lower buttons, and a thumb controlled joystick for the center.  It’s important to find the controller that fits your needs and preferences. 

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Topics: Buyer's Guide

Understanding the BOSS SNOWPLOW Next Generation Electrical System

Posted by Katie Roell

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: Buyer's Guide

“A Family Tradition in Snow Removal"

Posted by Katie Roell

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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Topics: BOSS Pros Speak

Best Practices: Salt Storage for the Snow Plow Contractor

Posted by Katie Roell

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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Topics: Business Tips

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