Snow+Ice Management

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

Meyer reveals its new Super-V3 plow

March 7, 2019By

Meyer unveiled its Super-V3 plow, which provides high ground clearance so professionals don’t need to worry about bottoming out. The wings can be controlled independently giving users configuration control, while Meyer’s Nite Saber LED lights offer safer nighttime plowing with less draw on the electrical system, according to the company. According to Meyer, features of the plow include: A bottom-centered... read more

Fisher Engineering launches 2 new pusher plows

March 7, 2019By

Fisher Engineering, manufacturer of Fisher snow removal and ice control equipment, launched two new Storm Boxx pusher plow models. These two new heavy-duty pusher plows are 8 and 10 feet wide and now come with a steel trip edge for better scraping performance, said the company. “Our customers asked, and we most certainly answered with these new Storm Boxx pusher... read more

Western rolls out 2 pusher plow models

March 6, 2019By

Western Products, manufacturer of Western snow and ice control equipment, unveiled two new Pile Driver pusher plow models. The new 8- and 10-foot containment plows feature a steel trip edge, interchangeable attachment plates and high-quality paint. The new Pile Driver trip-edge design gives operators a clean, down-to-pavement scrape by allowing the cutting edge to move over contours and obstacles. The... read more