Snow+Ice Management

Fox reveals new VersaPlow

July 6, 2018By

Fox unveils its new Fox VersaPlow for skid-steers and compact loaders. Designed for retail parking lots, apartments, municipal campuses and industrial areas, it combines the functions of a box-style containment pusher, a backdrag containment box and a conventional snow plow into a single unit. It’s available in 8-foot and 10-foot blade widths with a steel trip edge or urethane resilient edge.... read more

SnowEx releases new drop spreader

June 26, 2018By

SnowEx unveiled the Drop Pro 600 drop spreader. With a 6-cubic-foot material capacity and a 36-inch spread width, the drop spreader offers controlled application of bagged ice melters and bulk rock salt, making it a sidewalk spreading solution for use with UTVs, tractors and other compact vehicles. The Drop Pro 600’s intuitive variable-speed digital control boasts minimal wiring and a... read more

SnowWolf intros its QuattroPlowHD

June 18, 2018By

SnowWolf introduced the QuattroPlowHD, a snow plow for heavy equipment, such as wheel loaders, tractors and backhoes. A larger version of the QuattroPlow, the QuattroPlowHD provides the operator four distinct functions: hydraulic angle snow pusher, angle plow with wings, wide-angle plow with wings and back drag plow. “We’re excited about applying the same technologies to a brawnier plow to give... read more

Boss Snowplow intros new drop spreader

June 5, 2018By

Boss Snowplow introduced the Exact Path, a drop spreader designed to precisely drop de-icing material while protecting grass and landscaping. “The Boss Exact Path is a tool that we designed with the day-to-day challenges of snow and ice professionals in mind,” said Mark Klossner, marketing vice president for Boss Snowplow. “It focuses on solving the problems that contractors face when de-icing... read more

Profitable snow and ice purchases

May 15, 2018By
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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
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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