Snow+Ice Management

Profitable snow and ice purchases

May 15, 2018By

Snow and ice removal is a completely different beast from the rest of a landscape contractor’s services. It demands a quick turnaround in tough conditions, requiring companies to have reliable equipment at the ready—because a snowstorm waits for no one. Beyond being up for the job, the equipment also has to work for the business financially. To ensure their snow... read more

Going “all in” with snow

May 15, 2018By

There are two types of companies when it comes to snow and ice management: One is “all in,” while the other is not, so there are dramatic differences in the way this segment of the business is handled. I believe fervently in strategic planning, that each company should determine its own fate and no two companies are alike. I also... read more

Boss Snowplow unveils new back blade plow

April 30, 2018By

Boss Snowplow introduced the Drag Pro rear-mounted snowplow for clearing parking lots, loading bays and residential driveways. Designed to clear snow using the back of the truck, the Drag Pro reduces the number of passes required with plow widths ranging from 8- to 16-foot options, Boss Snowplow said. “Boss is the first and only major manufacturer to have a product... read more

Western Products unveils Pro Plus HD and Wide-Out XL plows

March 8, 2018By

Western Products, manufacturer of Western snow removal and ice control equipment, released the Pro Plus HD straight blade plow. Compatible with up to Class 6 trucks and measuring 34 inches tall and 10 feet wide, the plow is designed for the challenges of heavy contractor jobs and municipal applications, said Western. The 11-gauge powder-coated steel blade is reinforced with eight... read more

Fisher Engineering launches HC plows, updates XLS plows

March 8, 2018By

Fisher Engineering, manufacturer of Fisher snow removal and ice control equipment, launched the new HC Heavy Contractor plows. Designed to fit up to a 27,500-lb. gross vehicle weight, the plow stands 34 inches tall and comes in 9-foot and 10-foot widths. The HC plow’s 11-gauge powder-coated steel blade is reinforced with eight vertical ribs. It also includes larger hydraulic rams,... read more

Buyers Products intros SaltDogg PRO Series spreaders, launches new website

November 1, 2017By

Buyers Products introduced the SaltDogg PRO Series electric spreaders, designed to spread bulk salt or salt/sand mixes. “The PRO Series is engineered to stand up to demanding jobs,” said Dave Zelis, director of sales and marketing at Buyers Products. “(The products) spread quickly and thoroughly so our customers can move on to the next task.” SaltDogg PRO2000 models, which are... read more

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