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TAG: snow and ice

Recruiting game changer: finding purpose

May 14, 2019By
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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

Case debuts sectional snow pushers

July 6, 2016By

Case Construction Equipment debuted a new line of sectional snow pushers at the Snow & Ice Management Association’s 19th annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Providence, R.I. The new line features six heavy- and light-duty sectional snow pushers compatible with current and older model wheel loaders, skid-steers, compact track loaders and backhoes. Each pusher features a Hardox 405 steel cutting edge. The independently... read more

Ventrac releases new sidewalk spreader

June 25, 2014By

Ventrac, based in Orrville, Ohio, released its new Sidewalk Drop Spreader. With a narrow frame and a 40-in. drop pattern, this spreader is designed for spreading material on sidewalks and other narrow walkways. The stainless steel construction prevents premature failure due to rust and corrosion. The compression roller system allows operators to accurately spread both coarse and free-flowing materials, the... read more

SnowEx spreads word on salt, sand spreader safety

March 26, 2014By

With the snow removal season drawing to a close, SnowEx provided professionals some last-minute reminders in regard to salt and sand spreading to ensure they don’t slip up on safety as they’re preventing others from slipping. They are as follows. Installation The first rule of spreader safety is to ensure the equipment is installed securely. Manufacturer recommendations vary slightly, so... read more