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TABLE OF CONTENTS

OVER A COLD ONE

Number 1 – July/August 2018

Competing with

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t seems as if more and more amateurs are tossing their winter hats into the snow removal game. When it happens in your service area, though, are these newbies perceived as a threat to your business or a joke? I pose this question because, last winter, I remember a bunch of teenagers hawking their snow removal services on my neighborhood’s Facebook page, armed with a simple shovel and the will to get the job done in the frigid Wisconsin temperatures. But I also remember how frequently desperate neighbors used the Facebook page as a call to action for either direct snow removal help or recommendations for pros. Naturally, this memory led me to the question: How often do you have to compete for a snow removal account with amateurs? Social media and the sharing economy are giving them a more level playing field with professionals, with the likes of Facebook where kids can advertise their afterschool snow removal services, and other amateur service offerings from Craigslist and similar social platforms. Of course, these greenfoots—most lacking a business license and proper insurance—don’t have the same overhead a professional snow removal contractor does, so they can offer basic services at a lower price point. How do you compete? Where does a snow removal pro fit in? Do you find yourself having to prove your professionalism is preferable to a cut-rate price from rookies and fly-by-nights? How are you convincing your customers that paying a little extra out of pocket at the outset, instead of paying for the hassles of hiring amateurs later on down the line, is in their own interest? Drop me a line and let me know!

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4 IN THIS ISSUE

4 Longing for Snow Blade Longevity?

There are a number of factors that can help future-focused snow removal contractors lengthen blade life—from blade choice to preventive maintenance to operator training.

10 Five Snow

Attachments You Need to Survive Winter

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Dealerships offer a variety of types and brands of snow attachments, giving you great opportunity to choose the right attachment or combination of attachments to suit your unique needs.

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By Ryan Frey

Longing for Snow Blade There are a number of factors that can help futurefocused snow removal contractors lengthen blade life—from blade choice to preventive maintenance to operator training.

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t’s not that hard to walk into a dealership, take a look around and pick out one of the least expensive snow blades. It’s new. It’s made to move snow. And the price seems reasonable. It’s harder to know if that shiny good deal is going to pay off in the long run. Sure, it may get a new contractor into the snow removal business or add to a contractor’s existing fleet—and it’d likely do a good job to begin with. But how long is it going to last before another bargain blade needs to be purchased? And how much downtime might there be if its components aren’t made for the rigors of the elements? While there’s no easy answer, there are a number of factors that can help future-focused snow removal contractors lengthen blade life. From blade choice to preventive maintenance to operator training, it all helps extend a blade’s lifespan and, as a result, provide a better return on investment.

Before the Buy It all begins with matching the plow to the carrier. While it may be tempting for contractors who just bought a new carrier to save money by using a blade already in their fleet, they could be putting efficiency and longevity at risk. Using a bigger carrier than recommended for a blade can cause stress fractures and cracks in the blade, significantly shortening its life. Meanwhile, using a car-

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rier that’s not big enough for the blade doesn’t maximize the blade’s potential. Beyond finding the right match, some blade features and components are simply better engineered and built to withstand harsh day-to-day conditions, and last longer than others. Choosing a new or even used blade with such features can lead to years of use with little downtime. Carbide edges are a prime example. While they cost about four times more than steel edges, they can last as much as seven times longer, which means fewer replacements and, in turn, less downtime. A contractor can go through two sets of steel edges in a season, whereas a carbide edge can last more than three seasons. That’s a half-dozen fewer stints of downtime to replace the edges, coupled with 43 percent savings over those seasons in product cost. That savings multiplies when compared to rubber or polyurethane edges. These softer materials may fare OK on smaller, lighter-duty blades and are even required for some applications, such as airport runway jobs, but for clearing large parking lots or roadways, they are impractical. Rubber and polyurethane wear faster than steel and much faster than carbide, even when lubricated in wet conditions. In cold, dry areas, rubber gets brittle and wears down even faster over dry pavement. When it comes to cutting edges, carbide isn’t the

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Ensure the blade you choose is made with steel that offers the ideal balance between steel gauge, weight and abrasion resistance. Choose blades with cutting edges that are made with steel that has abrasionresistant properties of AR400 or better.

only feature that contributes to longer wear life. Reversible edges that can easily be flipped and replaced double edges’ useful life as well. The material type matters beyond the cutting edges, too. The thicker the blade’s steel, the heavier duty it is, but there’s a caveat: More steel means more weight, and thus more strain on the carrier or the need for a larger carrier. Some manufacturers combat this by using steel that offers the right balance between steel gauge, weight and abrasion resistance. Choose blades with cutting edges that are made with steel that has abrasion-resistant properties of AR400 or better. This ensures a long wear life without a significant weight increase. Blades that incorporate steel tube frames also better resist flexing, helping the blade last even longer. Threats to a blade’s wear life also lurk beneath the snow, as it’s inevitable the blade is going to hit some-

thing hidden below. While best known for improving productivity, segmented blades that trip over obstacles lessen damage. To get the longest life from these trip edges, look for a model that connects the panels with parallel steel linkages rather than polyurethane block systems. Parallel systems keep the moldboard properly aligned during use, eliminating the risk of damage when piling and stacking snow. Hydraulic systems also can make or break—literally—a good return on investment. The simpler the hydraulic system, the less it should cost to maintain, and the longer it should last since there are fewer cylinders and pins to wear or break, and need replacement over the life of the blade.

Maintaining for the Future Besides hydraulic system simplicity, regular visual inspections of the system go a long way in getting the best life out of a snow blade. Check the hydraulic lines and linkages daily, looking for wear, cracks and loose Be sure to use the appropriate down pressure and speed. Excessive down pressure can quickly wear out cutting edges and, when paired with faster speeds, can cause significant blade damage when hitting an obstacle hidden under the snow.

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connections. Sure, it’s probably not feasible or even the first thing on an operator’s mind when heading out at 2 a.m., but it should at least be done at the end of a shift. If a hydraulic line does come loose, it can get caught in the carrier, or pinched or cut by the blade. What could have been a minute spent checking and tightening the line becomes a more time-intensive process to repair or replace the line. Not only is that downtime unnecessary and undesirable, but Murphy’s law Rather than predicts it’s going to happen in finishing the job faster, the middle of a big snowstorm. excessive speed often Even less dramatic damage, such results in blade damage. as cracks in hydraulic hoses, can Similarly, strong down lead to significant downtime if pressure may seem to be left unchecked since hose chafing causes leaks and leaks cause the best way to scrape a road right to the surface, component failure. Maintaining a regular but that, too, can schedule of greasing a blade’s backfire. moving parts also adds to the product’s life. Check the owner’s manual for recommended grease points and set a schedule so it’s not forgotten. Be sure to choose grease with an adequate cold rating, as well as strong moisturerepellent qualities. It’s common knowledge that snow melts and, if that water gets into areas lacking lubrica-

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To get the longest life from a segmented blade’s trip edges, look for a model that connects the panels with parallel steel linkages rather than polyurethane block systems.

tion, it can seize a blade’s moving parts. If components lock up, maintenance time increases exponentially. While it’s important to keep moving parts moving, it’s just as essential to keep stationary parts stationary. Regularly check a blade’s parts and fasteners, ensuring they’re tight and in place. Pay special attention to bolts along a blade’s cutting edge. Blade operation causes vibration and stress, which can loosen bolts. If a loose bolt isn’t spotted and tightened, it may shear off when going over a manhole cover or other obstacle, requiring the operator to stop and make repairs. For the best blade life, annual maintenance checks— whether at the beginning or end of the season—should be done. Before storing a blade for the summer or taking it out in the fall, thoroughly clean the equipment. Once cleaned, it is easier to spot issues, from loose parts to cracks. Tighten parts when feasible and replace others when needed. Whether completely worn or not, some parts benefit from annual replacements and changing them can ensure greater uptime during the peak snow removal season. Swap out skid shoes annually, for example, and replace the cutting edge if needed. Using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts and keep-

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ing backups handy not only increases uptime, but also lessens the risk of using a less-than-optimal replacement in a time pinch and ending up with damage. When inspecting the cleaned blade, look for areas where the paint is scratched or worn. Use custommatched spray paint from a manufacturer or dealer to cover any damage. While this goes a long way in terms of resale value, it also helps prevent rust, prolonging blade life.

The Drive toward Longevity Getting the most use from a blade isn’t just in the selection and upkeep. Correct operation also has an impact. Intuitively, the faster something goes, the quicker the task is going to be accomplished. That’s not the case with snow removal, though. Rather than finishing the job faster, excessive speed often results in blade damage. Similarly, strong down pressure may seem to be the best way to scrape a road right to the surface, but that, too, can backfire. Excess pressure causes premature wear, especially on cutting edges. Plus, the combination of too much down pressure and speed can cause damage since something is inevitably going to be hidden under the snow and, when hit with extra speed and pressure, be more likely to damage the blade. Operators also should avoid angling the snow blade forward. While doing this can occasionally clean the surface better, long-term use can be detrimental. Manufacturers design blades to be used perpendicularly to the ground, so tipping the top forward

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Cutting edges that are made with carbide, and can be flipped and replaced provide optimal longevity.

can wear cutting edges and blade wings faster than if used properly.

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By Nick Arndt

When used on tractors, certain snow attachments can be paired for added versatility.

FIVE SNOW ATTACHMENTS

You Need to Survive Winter Dealerships offer a variety of types and brands of snow attachments, giving you great opportunity to choose the right attachment or combination of attachments to suit your unique needs.

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now removal is typically only thought about a few times a year—when the white stuff is dumping, flying and blowing around. However, it’s important for snow and ice management professionals to think about this crucial task before it’s an immediate need, and be ready with the proper equipment to get the job done. Most dealerships offer numerous types and brands of snow attachments, giving customers great opportunity to choose the right attachment or combination of attachments to suit their unique needs. Here are five of the top snow attachments to consider this winter.

1. Brooms

Most brooms can be used as soon as snow hits the ground, making them an ideal tool for zerotolerance contractors that maintain busy, highpedestrian properties.

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Most brooms are capable of clearing snow up to 2 inches cleanly and down to the pavement, and can be used as soon as snow hits the ground. This makes them an ideal tool for zero-

tolerance contractors who maintain busy, high-pedestrian properties. These kinds of customers—hospitals and retail establishments, for example—have the highest expectations of preventing slip and falls. While great for professional snow management, brooms aren’t often used by homeowners. One reason for this is homeowners typically wait until snow accumulates to clear it, so they need more than the general 2-inch limitation a broom can handle. Also, snow can’t be thrown strategically with a broom in the way a snow blower allows, limiting the ability to place it in a designated area. Another thing to keep in mind when selecting snow attachments is brooms are designed to clear a typical sidewalk, which is 52 inches wide. The width of tires running the unit must fit within that footprint to avoid driving over and compacting unremoved snow, or disrupting lawn on either side of the pavement.

2. Blades Simple pushing blades are a staple in the snow removal industry, come in all shapes and sizes, and fit almost any machine or application. Smaller blades work well on sidewalks and residential driveways, while large blades can be outfitted on a wheel loader for larger parking lots or roads. Straight blades are typically used in conjunction with other pieces of snow management equipment

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A hydraulic wing pusher operates in three unique ways, making it one of the most common and popular snow attachments.

Box pushers work efficiently, both moving snow and containing it while it’s pushed to a designated location for collection.

that move the snow with more precision. For example, blades may windrow or back-drag snow from hard-toreach areas that then gets pushed into piles by a containment pusher or blown away with a snow blower.

driveways. The unit acts as a straight blade when wings face out, a containment plow when wings face forward or a back-drag plow when wings face back. An operator can windrow large areas, contain plow into piles, or back-drag from close areas, entryways, parking stalls or residential driveways. Similar to a blade, versatility is enhanced when used on a tractor and combined with a rear PTO blower. The operator can essentially move snow anywhere and in any fashion.

3. Rear Power Take-Off Snow Blowers There are two common types of rear power take-off (PTO) snow blowers, each operating on a slightly different method for snow removal. Rear-facing snow blowers are similar to common walk-behind snow blowers and are typically used for residential driveways. When used on a tractor and combined with a front blade, the operator can push snow, windrow or back-drag, then also use the rear-facing snow blower to move the snow pile with the same machine. A skid steer, for example, only Whether the permits one function at a time, middle of summer or the whereas the tractor allows more first day of winter, it’s versatility. never a bad time to start Inverted or drag-style snow blowers operate in a unique way. thinking about snow Featuring an auger that faces removal. the tractor, the operator backs into a driveway, about 12 inches from the garage, for instance, then blows snow as the tractor drives away. This style of clearing driveways has been popular in Canada for years and U.S. contractors are beginning to follow suit. The process, intended for professional use, is especially effective for contractors with very densely populated accounts or several within a neighborhood, as the operator can travel to and from each property on a tractor vs. needing to transport a unit with a truck or trailer.

5. Box Pushers As the name implies, box pushers are just that—boxes that push snow. Because of their design, they also contain the snow while pushing it. Especially effective are box pushers with floating cutting edges. Rather than one long section of cutting edge, these small spring-loaded sections break up the pusher’s cutting edge into smaller sections that adjust to changes in terrain. This accommodating design results in better scraping down the pavement for cleaner results faster, and requiring fewer resources like salt and sand. These pushers are ideal for contractors servicing large commercial properties. A unique style of box pusher offered by some dealerships features a design that allows the box to be removed while operating, quickly transitioning to a straight-blade pusher that can angle, windrow or back-drag. Whether the middle of summer or the first day of winter, it’s never a bad time to start thinking about snow removal. Taking the time to outfit your equipment with the right attachments is the first step in preventing accidents when the snowflakes begin to fly.

4. Hydraulic Wing Pushers The hydraulic wing pusher can operate in three unique ways, making it one of the most versatile and popular options for snow management, and appropriate for both commercial properties and residential

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The VersaPlow Brings Versatility to Plowing

Plows that Get Pavements Back to Black

The new Fox VersaPlow combines the functions of a box-style containment pusher, a back-drag containment box and a conventional snow plow into a single unit that mounts to a skid steer or compact loader. Other features include: • Availability in 8- and 10-foot blade widths with a steel trip edge or urethane resilient edge. • Advanced hydraulic controls that allow operators to change the configuration of the VersaPlow without the need to mount or remount equipment. • Suitability for retail parking lots, apartments, municipal campuses and industrial areas. • A 14-pin connector to fit most skid steers and compact loaders, a 7-pin CANbus adapter for some Bobcat machines, or a universal single-button diverter control and harness. • A floating or standard-mount configuration.

BOSS Snowplow launched its SK-R skid-steer box plows to unlock the force and maneuverability of the skid steer to get pavements back to black. The company says these box plows additionally boast: • A durable 1-1/2- by 8-inch reversible rubber cutting edge that cannot only stand up to winter’s worst, but also offer quieter plowing operation and protection to sensitive surfaces. • Articulating, heavy-duty wing shoes to maintain pavement contact on uneven surfaces and provide optimal wear resistance. • A fixed attachment system that attaches easily to the skid-steer attachment plate. • Availability in 8- and 10-foot models. • An optional back-drag edge accessory—simply rotate the box plow forward, and pull snow away from buildings, doors or objects.

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SNOW & ICE REMOVAL Fighting Snow and Ice with Stainless Steel BOSS Snowplow believes that, for some, the best way to fight snow and ice is with stainless steel. That’s why the company is introducing its BOSS XT plow in 8-foot, 2-inch and 9-foot, 2-inch stainless steel models. The BOSS XT plow also provides: • Flared blade wings and an enhanced curl design that allows users to throw snow higher and farther over existing banks. • The ability to increase the blade width on a stainless steel plow by a full 22 inches at a 30-degree angle with convenient stainless steel plow wings to cut plowing time. • The capability to attach and detach the wings within seconds. www.greenindustrypros.com/12421472

V-Blade Attachments for Snow Removal Versatility John Deere’s snow utility V-blade attachments provide multi-functional versatility for snow removal or light dirt work with skid steers, compact track loaders or compact wheel loaders. The three models available—the BV6, BV8 and BV9—further offer: • Four hydraulic angling positions, including straight for larger cuts; V-configuration for pushing through hard pack; scoop (both sides inward) for snow stacking; and 30-degree right or left positioning for moving snow or dirt. • An electrohydraulic valve for independent blade function that operators control from the cab. • Trip springs to protect the vehicle from impacts. • Availability of a rubber cutting edge. www.greenindustrypros.com/12352436

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• Available widths of 8-ft and 10-ft • 7-gauge moldboard with 5/16” end plates, AR-400 skid shoes • Adjustable 1.5” x 8” ultra rubber cutting edge • Models for “universal” skid steer attach, JD 400/500 attach and Euro/Global tool carrier

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CLEAR THE WAY FOR MORE BUSINESS. BEEF UP YOUR FLEET WITH THE SV340 — our biggest, strongest, meanest skid steer yet. This productivity monster can handle the heft of heavy snow while easily maneuvering into those hard-to-reach places that trucks and plows can’t touch. Rugged, reliable and versatile, pair it with a CASE Sectional Snow Pusher to plow through winter, or any of our other 250+ attachments to help bring in additional business during any season. Learn more at CaseCE.com/Snow

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SNOW & ICE REMOVAL Comfort in Cold Conditions Milwaukee Tool recently refreshed its Heated Gear product line, each item powered by M12 REDLITHIUM battery technology, with faster heating to provide a better experience for the wearer. More specifically, according to the company: • M12 Heated TOUGHSHELL jackets use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest, back and front pockets. Milwaukee added a Quick-Heat function to helps deliver heat three times faster than before, fully heating up the jacket in 2.5 minutes. Other features include: FREEFLEX mobility gussets to help users maneuver more easily, three heat settings, up to eight hours of run time, machine-washable construction, a compact charger and portable power source for on-the-go charging via micro-USB in wall outlets, vehicles or computers. • M12 Heated hoodies also use carbon fiber heating elements to heat the chest and back with the new Quick-Heat function. Combining a cotton/polyester exterior with a thermal lining, these hoodies further feature: three heat settings, up to six hours of run time, a fitted hood for use under a hard hat and machine-washable construction. • M12 Heated AXIS jackets and vests consist of AXIS Ripstop polyester, providing a lightweight, compressible design that can be used as an outer shell or a mid-layer, and protecting the wearer from wind and water. Quick-Heat distributes heat three times faster to the chest, back and shoulders of the jackets, and the chest and back of the vests. Available in men’s and women’s sizes, each comes with the M12 compact charger and portable power. www.greenindustrypros.com/12422612

The Ultimate Sidewalk Spreading Solution The SnowEx Drop Pro 600 drop spreader provides the controlled application of bagged ice melters and bulk rock salt, making it the ultimate sidewalk spreading solution for use with utility vehicles (UTVs), tractors and other compact vehicles. The electric-powered spreaders additionally deliver: • Precise adjustment of the spreader’s material feed rate. • A 6-cubic-foot material capacity and 36-inch spread width. • LED indicator lights and a digital diagnostic display that make it simple to accurately set the spread rate and monitor spreader functionality from the cab. • Maximized material flow and consistency. • Polyethylene hoppers supported by corrosion-resistant steel frames. www.greenindustrypros.com/12422616

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Next Generation of Expandable Wing Plows Fisher Engineering recently updated its XLS expandable wing plows with new blade options, sizes and more. Some upgrades include: • Expandable flared wings to help operators maneuver confidently in areas like parking lots or alleys. • A flared height of up to 36 inches on the expandable wings, giving operators the ability to maneuver more snow than ever. • A model that measures 8 feet, 6 inches long and reaches 11 feet when fully expanded, while all models measure 31 inches in height. • A trip edge to protect the equipment. • Easy touch-button or joystick controls that independently change the position of each wing, switching from scoop to windrow to straight blade right from the driver’s seat. • Availability with yellow powdercoated steel or corrosion-resistant stainless steel. www.greenindustrypros. com/12422836

Prevent Salt Waste, while Protecting Landscaping BOSS Snowplow designed its EXACT PATH drop spreader to precisely drop deicing material to protect grass and landscaping. The company says the EXACT PATH additionally offers: • Variable-speed control and precise application to make quick work of sidewalk jobs. • Availability in 2.5- and 6.0-cubicfoot capacities. • A stainless steel hopper and frame with a polyethylene cover to keep materials dry and free-flowing. • An eight-position adjustable feed gate that allows the adjustment of material discharge amounts without tools for extra flow control. • A top screen with a bag splitter to easily open bags and filter deicing material. • Three mounting options to fit utility vehicles (UTVs), compact/sidewalk vehicles and tractors. www.greenindustrypros.

The HLA SnowWing is built for those who like to lead the assault against snow. Designed to fly in different formations the SnowWing is adaptable to any snow clearing task replacing a variety of other snow blades with a single tool.

It features patented Rotary Actuators, Tire Protection System, and an exclusive removeable wing tip for clearance under low overhangs such as trailer pins. Contact your local dealer for more information.

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SNOW & ICE REMOVAL Straight-Blade Plows that Clear Large Properties and Long Roads Efficiently Fisher Engineering recently launched its HC Heavy Contractor plows for heavy contractor work as well as municipal applications. Other features include: • An 11-gauge powder-coated steel blade reinforced with eight vertical ribs in order to handle tough tasks. • A height of 34 inches, and widths of 9 or 10 feet, allowing them to clear large properties or long roads efficiently. • Compatibility with trucks up to a 27,500-pound gross vehicle weight. • An oscillating A-frame for improved scraping and cutting-edge wear. • Larger hydraulic rams, pins, gussets and hardware, plus a T-frame design with a massive center pin. • Faster hydraulics that are enclosed and protected from bad weather conditions. • User-friendly universal control options. • The MinuteMount 2 snow-plow mounting system. • The SECURITY GUARD anti-theft system. • Customization with a range of accessories, including snow deflectors, blade angle stops, shoe kits, cutting edges and more. www.greenindustrypros.com/12422827

ADVERTISERS INDEX Bobcat Company.......................................................28 BOSS Snowplow........................................................... 2 Buyers Products Company.........................................7 CASE Construction.................................................... 23 Chapin International...................................................21 ClearSpan Fabric Structures Inc............................. 27 Earthway Products Inc.............................................. 24 Ford Motor Company......................................... 14, 15 Hiniker Company................................................... 9, 19 HLA Snow/Horst Welding........................................ 25 John Deere...................................................................17 May Wes Manufacturing........................................... 22 Progressive Insurance...............................................20 Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery (SDLG).............................................................................13 SoundOff Signal........................................................... 11 Worksaver Inc.............................................................. 22

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C A Snow Plow as Tough as the People who Operate It Western Products designed its PRO PLUS HD straightblade plow with the strength to tackle the challenges of heavy contractor jobs and municipal applications. According to the company, these durable straight-blade plows additionally provide: • An 11-gauge powder-coated steel blade reinforced with eight vertical ribs for added strength and stability. • Larger hydraulic rams, pins, gussets and hardware, plus a robust T-frame design with a massive center pin. • A width of 10 feet and a height of 34 inches. • Compatibility with up to Class 6 trucks. • A simple design that can be customized to fit specific needs with a range of accessory options, such as half-inch, abrasion-resistant carbide cutting edges; blade angle stops; snow deflectors; shoe kits; and more. www.greenindustrypros.com/12422813

Quit Being a DRAG—Get a Back-Blade Plow BOSS Snowplow introduces its DRAG PRO rear-mounted snow plow to improve productivity and efficiency when clearing parking lots, loading bays and residential driveways. Designed to clear snow using the back of the truck, the DRAG PRO also delivers: • The reduction of the number of passes required with plow widths ranging from 8 to 16 feet. • The power to open wide to maximize the area being plowed. • Availability in 8-foot fixed-wing, 8- to 12-foot hydraulic folding-wing, and 8- to 16-foot hydraulic folding-wing models. • Independent wing control of the hydraulic foldingwing models via a remote in the truck’s cab. • Simple attachment and detachment for quick operation. • Easy access to the hydraulic valve to raise and lower speeds. • A low-profile coupler design for unobstructed tailgate use and visibility. • A steel blade cutting edge and urethane wing edges. • Availability for four-wheel-drive ¾- and 1-ton trucks. www.greenindustrypros.com/12422832

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