TAG: snow

SIMA to expand salt application standards

February 23, 2017By

A new collaboration led by the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) aims to expand the Sustainable Salt Initiative (SSI) by setting recommended industry standards for salt application in winter snow and ice events. As part of the alliance, Viaesys Inc. will provide salt tracking research and the University of Waterloo will perform data analysis. The expanded initiative was sparked from... read more

Learning to love snow

December 14, 2015By
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There’s one thing I know for sure about snow—people either love it or consider it a four-letter word, never to be spoken aloud. A friendly server mentioned to me in passing that there was “precipitation not in the form of a liquid” falling on her way to work that morning. She was talking about snow and couldn’t bring herself to... read more

Grasshopper DriftBuster

August 3, 2015By

DriftBuster™ snowthrowers deliver “no-clog” performance, even in deep, wet snows. Discharge spout rotates 180 degrees and propels snow 30 feet away. Retain True ZeroTurn™ maneuverability for maximum productivity in adverse conditions. Available in 48- and 60-inch widths for Grasshopper FrontMount™ power units, with cab enclosure and heater for select models. grasshoppermower.com/snowthrower read more

Arctic Snow & Ice Control Sectional Sno-Pusher

June 16, 2015By

The Sectional Sno-Pusher is compatible with several types of equipment including wheel loaders, backhoes, skid-steers, compact loaders and tractors. The Sectional is ideal for construction and landscape contractors looking for a productive solution for inactive equipment during the winter months, as well as established snow and ice control professionals. The Arctic Sectional is simply the most efficient, effective, all-encompassing pusher... read more

Become a talent magnet

May 10, 2015By
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“There aren’t enough people interested in working in the cold, at night, plowing and shoveling snow. We’re worried about being able to perform the work we’ve sold. A similar problem exists on the green side, but at least the work is more steady and during the day.” Sound familiar? Many snow and ice professionals today tell themselves these same things.... read more

Efficiency tip: Sleep tight

May 8, 2015By
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Leaders at Case Snow Management have peace of mind knowing their shoveling crews have access to a place to rest and recharge during long, cold shifts. A few years ago Case, a $28 million snow-only firm based in Attleboro Falls, Mass., began providing hotel rooms for laborers during weather events that net 8 inches to 10 inches of snow or... read more