Boss intros skid-steer-based salting system

June 20, 2017 -  By
Photo: Boss

Photo: Boss

Boss Snowplow released its QuickCube System, a new skid-steer-based salting system.

The QuickCube System uses weather-proof, poly cubes (hoppers) that can be filled with solid deicing materials and staged at job sites in advance of wintry weather. The filled cubes will replace the need for remote salt piles, tarps and temporary salt shelters. The cubes can be stacked and are neutrally colored to blend in with landscaping. Material is fed to the spinner disc via gravity and the auger for reliability and ease of operation.

A QuickCube System consists of a spreader assembly and six poly cubes (hoppers). Each cube holds 1/2 cubic yard of deicing material. A complete QuickCube system has the same capacity as a 3-cubic-yard V-box hopper spreader.

A fork-shaped spreader assembly is attached to the skid-steer via a universal attachment system and is used to pick up the filled cubes, move them and spread salt. The spreader utilizes the skid-steer’s auxiliary hydraulic couplers, with very few moving parts and no electric motors, making them easier to maintain and reducing the risk of breakdowns, Boss says. The weldment can be easily removed and exchanged for snowplowing implements like a box plow–giving the QuickCube system even more versatility at job sites.

QuickCube was conceived by Nate Kohn, owner of Nate’s Landscape Company in southeastern Wisconsin. Like every business owner, Kohn’s focus was on improving the bottom line, and he realized that he needed a different set of tools outside of the traditional truck and salter combination to make it happen. After several years of conception and prototyping, he took the idea to Boss Snowplow, whose team of engineers helped Kohn design and develop the final product.

“I’ve used Boss products for years, and I trust its record of designing great products that keep the needs of its customers top of mind,” said Kohn. “I knew I wanted to work with Boss to bring my idea to life.”

Boss Snowplow’s primary focus is to make its customers more profitable and improve customer service response time, said Mark Klossner, marketing vice president for Boss Snowplow.

“We listened to the challenges involving salt management, spreading and ice removal and we partnered with Nate to develop his idea for a product that would solve some of the biggest problems contractors face in the field,” he said. “We really like the simplicity of the system, with few moving parts, no electric motors or other parts to break down or maintain.”

 

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