Jun 08, 2018
Ford always has been at the forefront of final stage installed equipment, and that is no different for its latest spreader and snow plow assemblies that use a programmable upfitter interface module. The upfitter interface module is a factory-installed option that gives end-users “smart” logic controls that can affect the auger, spreader and the snow plow. Ford has various speeds of spreaders on the market presently, and with the upfitter interface module, the company can tie the speed of the … Read more Ford Programmable Upfitter Interface Module ‘Critical’ to Industry
Jun 06, 2018
Western Plows is constantly innovating, whether that means making improvements to its existing product line or creating new items. Most recently, the company unveiled its Wide-out and Wide-out XL adjustable wing snow plows. These plows represent Western Plows’ entrance into the heavy contractor segment. For the Wide-out line, Western Plows heightened the moldboard from 29 to 31 inches – the company’s tallest winged plows – and a 14-gauge steel moldboard comes standard with a ½-inch, high-carbon steel cutting edge on … Read more Western Plows Launches Wide-out Product Line for Heavy Contractors
Mar 16, 2018
Mouse over the image to see 4-Sight in action! New Accessory Turns Your Truck Lights On When Your Plow Blade is Down. We don’t know why no one thought of this sooner, but Sno-Way has added to their accessory line-up a simple harness that doubles your lighting. Called 4-Sight™, the new technology allows you to have four headlights on instead of two every time your plow blade is down. The normal setup with a plow basically turns off your truck’s … Read more Cheap Way to Double your Light While Plowing at Night
Feb 14, 2018
For much of the United States winter has been full of surprises – southern snow, arctic cold, very mild weather. There hasn’t been much weather we have missed this winter. The good news: we have avoided major catastrophes like floods, ice storms, multiple major winter storms and severe weather, so far. Winter Review Breaking down the United States into three areas – East, Midwest and West – let’s quickly look at what meteorological winter (December 1 to February 28) has … Read more Late February Early March Weather Outlook – 2018
Dec 12, 2017
Snow fighters get too little attention, so we were pleased to see a recent book written dedicated to the hard-working folks that keep the streets and walkways safe. In the tradition of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, we now have Small Walt. Small Walt is a UTV who tackles a blizzard just as well as all the heavy trucks can! Technical Specs: Name: Small Walt Vehicle Type: UTV Plow Type: V-Plow Salt Spreader Type: Custom made under tailgate spreader … Read more Small Walt – About Time There Was A Book About Us Again
Dec 04, 2017
Snow is on the way this week – Lake effect will start churning and the East is in for a treat!
Nov 20, 2017
Highlights for this week include tapering lake effect snows, cold and decent travel days for Thanksgiving – Watch to get the details!
Nov 02, 2017
Meteorologists Brian Ivy, Robert Carroll, and Mark Spencer sit down and bring us a preview of the 2017-2018 Winter forecast. Take a look at what the weather will dish out in North America this season! A Summary of the Forecast A weaker La Nina will allow for higher pressure to bring in cooler temperatures from Canada while a Pacific jet stream will bring moisture off of the ocean. Those two conditions should collide and create wet conditions in the Pacific … Read more 2017-2018 Long Range Winter Forecast
Oct 16, 2017
Leading up to a potential snow or ice storm there is much preparation that needs to be done. Knowing the weather forecast is one of the most important things to stay on top of snow fighting. Will My Smartphone App Tell Me What I Need To Know About the Storm? It’s 2017 and information is right at our fingertips. Smartphone weather apps are one of the most popular sources of forecast information these days. They are generally okay for deciding … Read more Why Weather Apps Are Bad for Snow Contractors
Sep 18, 2017
SnoHub made it first splash this month launching an app that matches snow removal contractors with clients just like Uber matches drivers and riders. Founder James Albis makes it all sound easy. Contractors and customers just download the app to their smartphone and get connected. As founder Albis puts it, “At SnoHub we connect our customers with great people by leveraging innovative mobile technology.” It only takes about 10 minutes to sign up in order to make money. What’s Great … Read more The Snow Removal Equivalent to Uber?