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TAG: snow

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

Ep. 123: From white to green

March 26, 2015By

Danny Kindergan, president of Kindergan Landscaping, talks about how he transitions his company from snow and ice management to landscape maintenance and design/build. He also discusses staffing, equipment and scheduling issues as makes the transition from one season to the next. Most importantly, he stresses the importance of having all equipment working 100 percent before seasonal employees return.   read more

Western Products MVP 3 Snowplow

January 21, 2015By

The WESTERN® MVP 3™ snowplow redefines V-plow performance and durability. Its T-frame design gives the MVP 3 supreme strength and support, and the innovative dual trip edge protection ensures you will get over obstacles without losing your load. The MVP 3 is available in poly in 8 ft. 6 in. and 9 ft. 6 in. widths as well as powder... read more

SnowEx V-Maxx 8500

January 1, 2015By

The V-Maxx 8500 poly spreader from SnowEx is designed for use with pickups (8-ft. beds or larger), flat-bed trucks and dump-bed trucks. It features a patented multi-angle hopper, combined with an auger feed system and inverted-“V” salt/sand baffle with attached vibrator that provides continuous material flow of bulk materials. The V-Maxx 8500 is completely electric powered with a digital controller... read more

In-season data collection

December 9, 2014By

During a winter event, a typical approach is “all hands on deck.” In the midst of all this activity, little if any effort is put toward data collection. It’s clearly a secondary priority (after taking care of the customer). Still, snow professionals with reliable information at their disposal are better equipped to assess the profitability of their operations. They’re also... read more