Snow+Ice Management

Winter Equipment introduces PlowGuard Maxx plow blade guards

May 22, 2019By

Winter Equipment, an established name in the municipal snow and ice management industry, introduces its latest innovation, PlowGuard Maxx, a solid-cast plow guard that increases the life of the municipal plow blade, while promoting even wear from end to end. The new product debuts this week, May 19-22 at the American Public Works Association’s North American Snow Conference in Salt... read more

Operating efficiently before, during and after snow events

May 14, 2019By
McIntosh truck out during storm. (Photo: McIntosh Grounds Maintenance)

Knee-deep in a no-excuse business, snow management companies must find ways to operate efficiently before, during and after snow events. “We only get one chance every one or two weeks to make money, so we have to be spot on,” says Doug McIntosh, owner and founder of Milan, Mich.-based McIntosh Grounds Maintenance, which has performed all-commercial snow services since about... read more

Recruiting game changer: finding purpose

May 14, 2019By
Plow truck and snow (Photo: iStock.com/skhoward)

Why? Why would someone agree to work at night, in the cold, on call, not knowing if a shift is going to last eight hours or 28 hours? Why do some people fall in love with the snow and ice management industry, while others resent having to work in it to make ends meet over the winter? The “why” question... read more

Plan before you plow

May 14, 2019By
Man plowing during snowstorm (Photo: Brian Mauer)

Owners better have a plan, team and equipment in place before the first flake of the year falls if they offer snow and ice removal services. Without those things, they (and their revenue stream) will be left frozen in place. Three landscape contractors offer tips and advice on purchasing snow equipment, hiring employees and becoming more efficient during the winter... read more

Buyers Products unveils new municipal flex plow

April 17, 2019By

Buyers Products released its new municipal flex plow. Operators can “flex” the upper moldboard of the SnowDogg SuperFlex into various positions. This makes it ideal for urban and expressway use, said the company. Two hydraulically operated pivoting ribs and a tubular pivoting upper cross member transform the UHMW polyethylene moldboard on the fly. Operators can switch between standard, left and right... read more

Meyer reveals new automatically adjustable plow

April 15, 2019By

Meyer unveiled its Super Blade plow, an automatically adjustable plow. It can expand from 8 feet to 10.5 feet and anywhere in between with the press of a button. The wings extend as a pair or independently. The Super Blade’s 32-inch-high moldboard allows for plowing efficiency, and at 36 inches high, the outer adjustable wings feature Meyer’s scoop and funnel... read more