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“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

"Like a BOSS"-Eric Bruce

Posted by Katie Roell

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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