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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

Improve Your Back Drag Ability with BOSS D-Force

Posted by Tyler Steinbrecher

Jul 21, 2017 10:56:01 AM

Keep your blade in contact with the pavement with D-Force. D-Force improves scraping performance while backdragging by maintaining a consistent hydraulic downforce powered by a hydraulic accumulator. 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 and 8'2" and 9'2" DXT v-plows (excludes EXT, Trip-Edge, XT, HTX v-plows 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! 

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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

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