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Improve Your Back Drag Ability with BOSS D-Force

Posted by Tyler Steinbrecher

Jul 21, 2017 10:56:01 AM

New for the 2017-2018 plow season is the introduction of BOSS D-Force. Available as an option on new truck plow purchases, this option allows the user to maintain constant hydraulic down force to improve scraping performance while backdragging. D-Force will be available for all new straight-blade truck plows (excludes EXT, Trip-Edge, and Heavy-Duty plows) and will not be retrofittable to existing plows. 

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Topics: Buyer's Guide

Cutting Edge vs. Base Angle

Posted by Annika Erickson

Jul 12, 2017 7:41:10 AM

Working in rugged environments and winter conditions tend to make damaging obstacles unavoidable. As a result, plow equipment often takes a hefty beating - that's just the nature of the beast! Two snowplow parts, the base angle and cutting edge, can be used to combat the inevitable conditions. Though they are similar in function and appearance, they each have a different purpose. To resolve any confusion, here is a breakdown of each part, detailing its function and giving direction as to when you should be using each of them!

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Evolution of BOSS Headlights

Posted by Annika Erickson

Jun 29, 2017 8:42:00 AM

 

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Topics: Buyer's Guide

How to Leverage Social Media for your Small Business

Posted by Annika Erickson

Jun 5, 2017 7:46:34 AM

 

 

Utilizing social media to reach potential and existing customers is the newest trend among small businesses and is a great tool for you to consider to increase your snowplow contracts. After all, 81% of the United States population now has a social media account, according to Forbes. Most small businesses can attest to the fact that there is often a lot to accomplish with a limited amount of resources and funds. Using social media can provide a cost-effective method that reaches customers directly. It also avoids the time-consuming efforts that come hand-in-hand with traditional marketing and advertising. Learn the key steps that can help you leverage social media and make a world of difference in your small business:

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Topics: Business Tips

2017 BOSS Owners Group Winter Recap

Posted by Alex Milinski

May 25, 2017 9:19:33 AM

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Topics: Special Topics

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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Topics: Buyer's Guide

NTEA 2017 Recap

Posted by Katie Schinderle

Apr 4, 2017 1:38:44 PM

More than 500 companies traveled to Indianapolis for North America's largest work truck event--The Work Truck Show 2017 hosted by NTEA. From March 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center 11,799 visitors descended on the show to view the latest equipment, products and technology companies have to offer in the truck equipment sphere. 

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Topics: Special Topics

Financing Snow and Ice Removal Equipment

Posted by Katie Schinderle

Mar 30, 2017 4:32:35 PM

Whether it is the beginning of a winter season and you need to add equipment to service new contracts or the end of a profitable season and time to replace equipment that took a beating all season long, understanding the financing options available to you is beneficial. Every purchase is unique and every business has different capabilities and needs. Below are several financing options for you to consider. 

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Topics: Buyer's Guide

Auger or Pintle Chain: Which V-box Hopper Spreader System Is Right For You?

Posted by Mark Klossner

Mar 16, 2017 2:08:00 PM

If you’re doing research on electric v-box hopper spreaders, you are learning quickly that the two types of material feed systems available are the auger and pintle chain. If you don’t have a lot of experience with these spreader feed systems, you may be having a difficult time selecting which system best fits your snow and ice management needs. BOSS offers a pintle or auger feed system on the VBX and FORGE line of spreaders. There are some key differences between the two feed systems that are important to understand.

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Topics: Buyer's Guide

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