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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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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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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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How To Properly Aim Your Snowplow Headlights

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Dec 16, 2011 7:00:00 AM

Visibility when snowplowing is key to efficiency and safety.  The BOSS Snowplow makes it easy for you to see even on the darkest, nastiest of nights with our SmartLight2 headlight system. The system is designed to make it easier to see wider, farther and with more consistency.  While the BOSS SmartLight2 system does offer a vise-like mounting grip to keep the lights in alignment, it is a good idea to check your alignment from time to time to make sure the headlights are properly aimed. 


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How To Guide: Plowing With Your BOSS Snowplow Straight Blade

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Nov 30, 2011 7:00:00 AM

THE BOSS Straight-Blades are the proven choice for professionals and homeowners alike. Built with an optimized blade curl that means snow rolls cleanly off the plow.  To maximize the efficiency of your straight blade use this how to guide for tips on using your BOSS Snowplow Straight Blade.

 

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How To Guide: Plowing With Your BOSS Snowplow Power V

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Nov 29, 2011 7:00:00 PM

THE BOSS Power-V Snowplow is a multiposition plow that lets you quickly and easily choose from a variety of blade positions including a Scoop, Straight, Angle or V-position--and anything in between.  The how to guide below explains each of the blade positions and best practices for each configuration.  

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Tripping: It’s How a Snowplow Protects Your Truck

Posted by Mark Klossner

Oct 28, 2011 4:06:00 PM

Obstructions and obstacles are a part of snow plowing. They come in all sizes and shapes, from manhole covers and curbs to frozen snow banks and everything in between. Hitting something covered by snow is almost inevitable. This reality of snow removal requires snow plow manufacturers to design and build in features that protect the truck and the plow from damage.

 

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How a BOSS Snowplow Owner Preps for a Snow Storm

Posted by Mark Klossner

Oct 10, 2011 9:52:00 AM

Advice for New Comers: Buy Quality Snowplow Products, It May Save Your Business

 

Winter and the big storms that accompany it offer a narrow window of opportunity for snow removal professionals to bolster their bottom line. In fact, some winters can provide few major storms and it’s imperative to capitalize on those that do occur. No one knows this better, than BOSS Snowplow-powered Brian Hominunk, President of Foegley Landscape in South Bend, Indiana.

 

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