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Which BOSS Headlight System is Best for You

Posted by Katie Roell

Jan 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM

A snow contractor’s job is never done until order is restored and the streets are back to black. Many of those hours restoring order happen in the dark of night. BOSS Snowplow offers two headlight systems, the classic SmartLight2 (SL2) and the recently released SmartLight3 (SL3) L.E.D. with Ice Shield TechnologyTM. Understanding both headlight systems will assist you when making a snowplow headlight purchase decision.

 

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Top 5 Benefits of the SL3 L.E.D. Headlights with Ice Shield Technology

Posted by Katie Roell

Oct 21, 2015 8:24:00 AM


BOSS knows the importance of listening to its customers and improving technologies that make the lives of snowplow professionals easier and more productive. The optional SL3 lighting kit is no exception. It's another innovation from BOSS that's built to back you up. Here are the top 5 benefits of the SL3 Headlights.

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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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5 Ways the BOSS HTX Snowplow Was Designed With the Homeowner in Mind

Posted by Taylor Peiffer

Sep 17, 2015 11:30:00 AM

When a storm hits, you need equipment that’s going to be reliable and easy to use to clear the snow from your home. As a homeowner, you don’t necessarily need all of the features that comes with a contractor grade snow plow. You just need something simple, reliable and easy to take care of to last many seasons of clearing snow. The BOSS HTX plow was built for the homeowner with all of these ideals in mind. If you currently own a BOSS Sport Duty snowplow, you will already be familiar with many of the features of the HTX snowplow; however, there are some new features that have been added that you may not be aware of. Learn how the new HTX snowplow differs from the Sport Duty on a few key features:

BOSS HTX Plow

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What Everybody Ought to Know Before Purchasing a Box Plow

Posted by Taylor Peiffer

Jun 30, 2015 7:00:00 AM

 

In order to be successful, you have to have to have the right tool for the job. Snow and ice management is no different. However, sometimes narrowing down what the right tool is can be a challenge. Each piece of snow removal equipment has its own set of specific elements to research. If you’ve decided what you need is a box plow, let us help you straighten out some of the things to consider before purchasing one:

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What Everyone Ought to Know Before Purchasing an ATV or UTV Snow Plow

Posted by Taylor Peiffer

Jun 14, 2015 7:00:00 PM

What Kind of Job Are You Doing?

The type of job you plan on doing will play a huge part in the type of plow you chose. Generally, if you are plowing a heavy amount of sidewalks, which are very narrow, you’re going to want a smaller plow. You’ll want a plow that will clean the entire area without going over the edge of the sidewalk. BOSS offers a four foot ATV plow that is ideal for sidewalk use. Wider UTV snow plows are more equipped for residential, short driveways. If you are looking to plow more rugged terrain, such as a long camp drive, you might want to consider a v-plow as it can more easily break trail and cut through ice.

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Snow Plow Tripping: A Comparison of the BOSS XT vs DXT

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Dec 16, 2014 7:30:00 AM

 

Let’s face it snow plows are bound to encounter obstacles. Those obstacles could include manhole covers, curbs, frozen snow banks and everything in between.  If you have been snowplowing for any period of time, you could probably add a few other items to that list.  Obstructions and obstacles are one of the unavoidable dangers of snowplowing. As such, snow plow manufacturers design and build snow plows with trip protection technology to help protect the plow and truck from damage.  The tripping mechanism works in tandem with the snow plow’s pressure relief valves that are also designed to reduce the impact caused by obstructions.  BOSS Snowplows, including the BOSS XT & DXT, are specifically designed with one of three types of tripping systems:

 

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The Biggest Myth About Snow Plow Direct Lift Hydraulic Attachment Systems Dispelled

Posted by Taylor Peiffer

Dec 9, 2014 9:23:00 AM

When you choose a direct lift, hydraulic attachment system for your snow plow you get a reliable and easy to use system that features quick hookup and detach capabilities. However, there are some myths that hover around this kind of system that need to be dispelled. Primarily, some say that in the rare event of hydraulic failure, you will not be able to get your direct lift snowplow elevated for transportation. This is simply not true. Just like a chain lift system, you can strap your direct lift system up with a ratchet strap, something that most snow removal professionals have in an emergency parts kit anyway. Even if you have a chain style lift, you should have a ratchet strap handy. If your chain fails, you will have no way to lift the plow or if there isn’t enough snow to ride the plow up to short chain your chain lift system, you’ll need a strap to transport the plow.

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Snowplow Accessories

Posted by Taylor Peiffer

Oct 29, 2014 11:30:00 AM

When purchasing a snowplow, you get much more than just the plow. There are many pieces of equipment that typically come standard with a snowplow, such as a coupler tower, a-frame, undercarriage, wiring and controller, and attachment system. With all of these components you are ready to get out there and start plowing. However, many people opt to buy additional items to supplement their snowplow, whether it be an accessory to make their plow easier to use, to add an element of safety or to protect the plow from damage. Read on to learn about some of the accessories commonly available for snow and ice equipment.

 

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The Comprehensive Glossary: BOSS Next Generation Electrical System

Posted by Taylor Peiffer

Aug 25, 2014 3:42:00 PM

 

You may have heard that BOSS has introduced a new, optional wireless electrical system. Along with that introduction, we have also released a new pistol grip controller  that is tethered to the truck for safety. Because Next Generation Electrical system, or NGE, is a new electrical system, there are some new terms you should probably be familiar with.  The NGE wireless system offers you a new way to communicate with your plow and some of the terms you may have previously been familiar with are used a little differently when discussing NGE. Use this glossary to learn how the Next Generation Electrical System has changed compared to our wired communication system.

 

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