Snow+Ice Management

SnowDogg to release new generation of snow plows

July 1, 2019By
Photo: Buyers Products/SnowDogg

Buyers Products announced a new generation of SnowDogg snow plows designed for half-ton trucks like the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the RAM 1500. The new MDII and VMDII snow plows feature full-power hydraulic blade angling and robust grade 50 steel frames. Features like the floating A-frame, municipal-style chain lift and standard 304 stainless steel blades have been carried over... read more

Buyers Products unveils new combination dump spreader

May 28, 2019By

Buyers Products revealed a new addition to its line of MDS series combination dump spreaders: the SaltDogg Medium Duty MDS. The spreader is designed for commercial and municipal applications on Class 4-7 trucks such as the Ford F-Series, Freightliner M2 Series, International CV Series, Chevrolet Silverado Chassis Cabs and RAM Chassis Cabs. The SaltDogg Medium-Duty MDS offers a fully electric... read more

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