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Off-Season Storage Procedures For Your Pintle or Auger Spreader

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Apr 1, 2014 7:45:00 AM

When the time comes to swap out the snow & ice removal equipment for the lawn & landscape equipment don’t forget to take a some time to prep the equipment for storage.  Properly storing your snow & ice removal equipment, specifically your Hopper Spreader, for the off-season will help extend the life of the product and ensure that it is ready to go when old man winter returns again.

 

Use this handy step-by-step checklist for properly storing your BOSS Auger or Pintle Chain Hopper Spreader.

 

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How to Install Your BOSS Snowplow Caster Kit

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Nov 12, 2013 3:45:00 PM

When your snowplow comes off the truck at the end of the season, it’s not always ideal to have it stationary. Sometimes where it’s first placed isn’t where it ends up staying and it can be a lot of work to move it elsewhere. To combat this problem, BOSS is pleased to announce the release of our newest accessory: a Plow Caster “Dolly” Wheel Kit. This kit is ideal for Homeowners, Contractors and Dealers alike for moving plows around the garage, service bay, or showroom floor. Two separate kits are available for straight and V-blades*. Check out how to install them below:

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Is Your Snow Plow Ready For Winter?

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Oct 1, 2013 10:49:00 AM

A Pre-Season Plow Inspection Will Make Sure It Is.

 The changing of the seasons is as evident by the leaves turning into a brilliant array of colors as it is by the fall to do list that each of us has before the first flakes of snow arrive. 

Whether the list includes cleaning the gutters, trimming up the landscaping or getting your snow plow ready for the upcoming season, each task has a purpose and necessity in preparation for old man winter. 

 

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6 Tips to Protect Your Snowplow From Corrosion

Posted by Jennifer Phelps

Jul 12, 2013 11:15:00 AM

 Midway through July with the sun beating down, who wants to think about snow plows? For many snow removal professionals, summer usually means switching from snow plows to lawn

mowers. However, just because there isn’t any salt on the road doesn’t mean your snow plow isn’t still at risk for corrosion. Heat, humidity, and condensation can all take a toll on your plow. Along with the demanding winter we just experienced, your plow could either have corrosion damage now, or could be especially prone to it in these upcoming months. Corrosion, if not properly dealt with, can result in some big problems. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to help prevent the harm caused by corrosion.

 

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6 Ways To Protect Your Snow Plow From Theft

Posted by Taylor Peiffer

Jun 7, 2013 8:05:00 AM

A snow plow is an investment and a key tool in being able to service your snow removal accounts. With that in mind, certain precautionary steps should be taken to reduce the risk of your plow being stolen. While there isn’t a 100% theft guarantee on any particular method, taking these simple security measures, your snow plow will be much more equipped to thwart anyone who might want to steal it.

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5 COMMON MISTAKES WHEN PREPARING YOUR SNOW PLOW FOR STORAGE

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

May 23, 2013 8:58:00 AM

The trees are budding and the threat of accumulating snow is now behind us.  For many snow plowing professionals this means it’s time to shift from snow removal to lawn care – from snow plow to lawn mower.  When checking off the storage of your snow plow from your spring “to do” list you will want to keep these common mistakes in mind and avoid them when preparing your snow plow for storage. 

 

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How To Check Your Snow Plow For Flood Damage

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Nov 5, 2012 11:05:00 AM

 

If a plow has been submerged in flood waters it doesn't necessarily mean that it is no longer functional.  Snow plows are designed for an environment based on moisture.  Because of this, the majority of components can handle direct contact with water.  If your snow plow has been submerged because of a flood or other unfortunate event, consider the advice below.

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12 Tips For Preparing Your Snow Plow For Winter

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Sep 25, 2012 6:30:00 AM

The first snowfall of the year is in the forecast and you need to ensure your plow is ready to go!  The following checklist will help you in preparing your plow:  

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BOSS Snowplow Cutting Edge Replacement

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Apr 5, 2012 7:30:00 AM

On every snowplow, there will be general wear items that need to be replaced from time to time.  One of those items, is the cutting edges on your snowplow.  The lifecycle of a snowplow cutting edge varies depending on the amount of time the plow is used, the type and condition of the ground surface and the material grade of the cutting edge.  In general, a cutting edge needs replacing before the plow frame is exposed or rubbing occurs on the moldboard.  

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Extend The Life Of THE BOSS Rubber Snow Deflector With Proper Install

Posted by Jodie Gilroy

Mar 29, 2012 7:00:00 AM

Visibility is a key element in snow plowing for both safety and efficiency reasons.  As a result, many snow plow professionals choose to install a snow plow deflector on their BOSS Snowplow.  The rubber snow deflector increases visibility and safety by keeping blowing snow off the windshield making it easier to get the job done faster.

 

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