TAG: snow equipment

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

Ariens to offer 21-inch snow thrower

September 6, 2017By

Ariens launched the Professional 21 single-stage snow thrower, a 21-inch compact and durable model for snow-removal professionals. The Professional 21 features a spring-loaded scraper bar that self-adjusts to follow the contours of the ground, a thick paddle that cleans to the surface and optimal handlebar positions for system performance and user comfort. Additionally, the Professional 21 includes an hour meter to... read more

SnowEx launches hopper spreader lineup

June 21, 2017By

vSnowEx released its lineup of V-Maxx G2 hopper spreaders. The V-Maxx G2 lineup includes eight different V-box models, ranging in capacity from 1.5 to 6.0 cubic yards. Designed for use with full-size pickups, flatbed trucks or dump-bed trucks, each spreader has a polyethylene-constructed, multi-angled material hopper that helps provide a continuous flow of material to a heavy-duty auger drive. An... read more

Toro to acquire Boss snow equipment

October 28, 2014By

The Toro Co. has agreed to acquire the Boss professional snow and ice management business of Northern Star Industries for approximately $227 million. Toro is based in Bloomington, Minn. Based in Iron Mountain, Mich., Boss designs, manufactures and sells snow plows, salt and sand spreaders and related parts/accessories, for light and medium duty trucks, ATVs, UTVs and loaders. Boss sales... read more

5 smart pre-season plow tips

August 1, 2008By

By: Jesse Lee Another productive winter is just over the horizon, but there’s still plenty of work to be done for your landscape and lawn service clients. In fact, fall is your second-busiest season; it’s (hopefully) when the landscape revenue starts falling to your bottom line. Brian Simmons, technical service representative for Fisher Engineering, and Patrick Dietz, product manager for Western... read more