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Urethane Cutting Edges vs. Steel Cutting Edges

Posted by Elsa Pontbriand

Jul 16, 2018 10:40:24 AM

Your cutting edge is looking worn after restoring order in your community and you may be asking – should I replace with a urethane cutting edge or a steel cutting edge?

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Topics: Buyer's Guide, Best Practices/ Tips

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

When and Where To Place Ballast When Using A Snow Plow

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Oct 21, 2015 9:41:00 AM

When mounting a snow plow to your vehicle, you are adding additional weight to the front end of your vehicle.  As such, it sometimes becomes necessary to counterbalance that weight by adding ballast. "Ballast" by definition is a heavy material carried temporarily to provide stability.  Ballast needs and requirements will vary depending on what you put on and in your truck. You will want to refer to your snowplow manufacturer recommendations to know if and how much ballast is recommended.    

 

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Topics: Best Practices/ Tips

Deicing Material & Spreader Equipment Selection Guide

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Feb 3, 2015 3:46:00 PM

As anyone in snow and ice management knows, the selection of deicing material and equipment can be complicated and varies greatly by personal preferences and experiences. For those new to the industry finding straightforward answers to basic questions regarding the use of deicers can be somewhat of a challenge.There is much debate about what materials to spread and which equipment to use. If you find yourself needing assistance when choosing spreading materials, use this blog and infographic to help find the right equipment, and more importantly, the proper type of deicing material you should be filling that equipment with.

 

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Anatomy Of A Dual-Trip Snow Plow

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

May 20, 2014 12:06:00 PM

A snow plow is a snow plow, right?  Or is it?  The fact is that all snow plows will push snow.  However, the mechanics of how a snow plow is designed and manufactured can make a huge difference in the efficiency, durability, reliability and productivity of the snow plow.  For snow removal contractors, having dependable equipment that helps you get the job done is an integral part of running a successful snow removal business.

 

To take a deeper dive into the anatomy of a plow, take a look at the dual-trip v plow infographic.  See how and why the DXT was designed and built to withstand not only tough plowing conditions but also how the dual-trip design provides enhances plow and vehicle protection when striking hidden obstacles.  

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Topics: Best Practices/ Tips

The Ultimate Glossary of Snow Plow Parts Terminology

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Mar 25, 2014 8:10:00 AM

When considering all the aspects of a snow plow and how it functions, you can come across some unusual terms. If you’re new to the snow & ice removal industry these terms could result in questions like: “What’s the difference between a solenoid and a manifold? “, “Snowplows can float?” and “what does a pigtail have to do with a snow plow anyway?” To clear up some confusion and for your future reference, keep this snow plow parts glossary of terms handy.  While some of the termimology is specific to BOSS Snowplows many of the terms are common across all snow plow brands.

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Topics: Best Practices/ Tips

Snow Placement Best Practices for Snow Removal Contractors

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Mar 18, 2014 3:15:00 PM

The 2013-2014 Winter will go down in the books for many areas of North American as one with record cold and snowfall.  While the calendar shows the return of Spring this week, many areas of the country will still experience additional snowfall accumulations. The combination of cold temperatures and above average snowfall has led to minimal melting throughout the season. As a result, placement of the snow has created many challenges for snow removal contractors.  A common theme heard among contractors is: “we are running out of places to put the snow!"

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Topics: Best Practices/ Tips

Ten Ways To Increase Your Visibility When Plowing Snow

Posted by Jennifer Phelps

Jun 6, 2013 11:40:00 AM

Visibility is an important factor when it comes to plowing snow.  Whether it is a bright, sunny day or many hours into the night, there are steps you can take to help you do your job efficiently and safely. These straightforward tips will help you gain maximum visibility while you’re on the job.

 

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Hooking Up Your BOSS Snowplow With Ease

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Mar 22, 2012 6:30:00 AM

As the saying goes, Time Is Money, this saying is particularly relevant in the snow plowing industry.  Hooking up your snowplow with ease and speed, helps you get out on the road faster to begin your snow removal jobs.    

 

Many snowplow professionals choose the BOSS brand of snowplows because of the ease of the attachment system.  The simple three step hydraulic powered attachment system, called SmartHitch2, makes the Flip, Plug and Click method a favored choice.

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How To Efficiently Snowplow A Parking Lot

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Jan 10, 2012 12:48:00 PM

 

If you are new to snowplowing, the following lists of tips will help you follow the proper etique when snowplowing a parking lot plus help you get the job done faster.  If you are a seasoned veteran, what other tricks of the trade would you share with newbie's to the snowplowing business?

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Topics: Best Practices/ Tips

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