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BOSS QuickCube System – a revolutionary way for professional to manage their snow and ice control business

Posted by Melissa Gardner

Jan 31, 2018 4:03:14 PM

Profitability is always on the mind of the snow and ice control business owner.  Plagued by unpredictable weather patterns, high startup and maintenance costs, and an ever decreasing pool of qualified employees, these professionals know the difference an increase in efficiency can make.  See below to find out how the QuickCube Spreader System by BOSS can lend a hand in getting profitability back to black.

Less Investment

  • Utilizes a skid-steer, which reduces the upfront investment and depreciation costs compared to owning trucks.
  • Reduces salt usage with the ability to track and train operators using cubes as a unit of measurement.
  • Lowers insurance costs as operators do not require a special license. (Please check your local laws)
  • Eliminates the need for an on-site storage shed or remote salt piles – the cubes become your salt pile!

 

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Topics: Buyer's Guide, Best Practices/ Tips

Referrals, Reviews and Ratings – The Three Rs of Snowplow Contractors

Posted by Melissa Gardner

Aug 14, 2017 9:06:16 AM

Asking for reviews and referrals is a business necessity that undoubtedly requires a bit of tact and some best practices.

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Topics: Business Tips

Top 3 Benefits of a Pre-Wet System

Posted by Melissa Gardner

May 9, 2017 8:47:46 AM

While there are a number of brine mixtures used by the snow and ice industry for use with pre-wet and liquid systems, there are three distinct advantages to equipping your in-bed hopper spreader with pre-wet capabilities. These systems spray the material just before it hits the spinner and before you expend unnecessary time and money. If you need some convincing, take a look at the advantages below. Then get your setup ready, fill with your favorite brine mixture, and get melting!


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Topics: Buyer's Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Truck Plow Accessories

Posted by Melissa Gardner

Apr 21, 2017 7:45:10 AM

Have you been wondering what accessories are available to make your plow even better and your job even easier? Are you looking to take your plow setup and look to the next level? Using the right truck plow accessories will help you conquer the snow and look good doing it! 

Cutting Edges

Depending on your preference and the specifics of the area you are plowing, you may want to consider urethane cutting edges. These additions can help you get optimum scraping performance and are ideal for plowing on certain types of pavement or paving stones. BOSS offers these edges for our straight-blade plow family. You may also see v-plow cutting edges listed as an accessory. BOSS blades come standard with cutting edges for all truck plows except the trip-edge style, which includes our DXT (dual trip blade). These models come with a base angle that is used as a cutting edge until worn. When it is time to replace the base angle, you will want to arm your v-plow with these Hardox cutting edges featuring build-in curb guards and patented snow catcher. 


Snow Deflectors

Available for most models of plows, these add-ons to the top portion of your blade will help increase visibility when plowing. The angle they create with the blade when installed, directs the snow away from your windshield and out of your line of sight. The flexibility of the rubber ensures they will not break, even in the heaviest of snow conditions. BOSS offers rubber deflectors in                                                                  sizes for straight, v-plow, and EXT plows.

 

Back Drag Edge

BOSS offers back drag edges for our straight-blade line of plows, including Standard-Duty, Super-Duty and HTX blades. These mild steel blades can improve scraping performance while back-dragging, which is especially helpful in getting up close and personal when plowing against a structure. 

 

Plow Wings

While different states have different road restricting on road legal plow sizes, plow wings can be easily attached and detached on-site to let you get the most out of each blade pass. BOSS plow wings are available for select models and extend your width by 11" on each side. 

 

Plow Shoes

When you have a need to keep your blade a set distance off the ground, plow shoes are the way to go. You can easily plow over gravel or uneven surfaces or unfrozen ground while minimizing the potential damage to the surface or landscape. With adjustable heights, plow shoes enable the blade to float over many types of surface. 

 

Dolly Wheels/ Caster Kits

Especially helpful for the larger/ heavier blades, dolly wheels/caster kits allow you to easily push your blade around a garage or shop for storage or maintenance. Their steel ball bearings allow for smooth movement and less strain for you.

 

Bumper Trim Kit

Very popular among plow owners looking to maintain the integrity of the look of their truck are the replacement bumper trim kits. Available for select makes and models of trucks, this accessory eliminates the need to cut or modify a portion fo the OEM bumper to access the push beam hooks for plow installation. You can then remove or modify the valence and reinstall the original bumper upon truck resell.

 

Controller Mounting Options

Depending on the controller that is right for you, there are several mount kits available. Dashboard and floor mounts are among the options for specific models and can make controller access as convenient and comfortable as possible. 

 

Lighting

Lighting upgrades are popular, especially for anyone plowing at night where visibility is of utmost concern. BOSS offers SL3 L.E.D. lights that nearly double the light output of standard halogen systems, a fuller light pattern, and come equipped with Ice Shield Technology that heats the lens to prevent ice build-up. They are available as an upgrade option for the SL1 and SL2 lights.

View all truck accessories by visiting www.bossplow.com

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Snow Plow Prep Kit Advantages

Posted by Melissa Gardner

Oct 20, 2015 10:07:00 AM

With winter quickly approaching, you may be researching which truck will best handle your plowing needs.  During this search, you may have come across the term Snow Plow Prep Package and wondered if it is required for a plow to be installed on a truck.

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Topics: Buyer's Guide

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