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?
Aug 29, 2017
If you are new to commercial snow removal, you may not be familiar with why box plows are such a popular option. Yet those who have been doing commercial snow removal for years find box plows are an essential part of their snow fighting arsenal. The box plows (also called containment plows) bring cost savings, ease of use, and flexibility to the commercial snow removal market making them one of the tools of choice for commercial properties. We had a … Read more Why Use a Box Plow?
Aug 24, 2017
The Sno-Way RVB Spreader | The Best Poly Spreader on the Market Sno-Way found a unique solution that has plagued every spreader manufacturer since there was something to spread – How to truly design a multi-material spreader that can deal with the huge variables in substrate. The Revolutionary RVB line actually offers this… The key factors is in combining a poly spreader with a controller that can be dialed in to control auger and spreader motor separately along with a … Read more New Spreader Design Trumps Competition
Aug 16, 2017
After a snow removal company grows to a certain point, the business owner often begins to think about whether the company should continue to take anybody and everybody that will sign a contract or if they should begin to specialize in handling only certain kinds of clients. We caught up with Kevin Gilbride, Executive Director of the Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA), and talked to him about the differences between commercial and residential snow removal and why the average snow … Read more Is Specializing in Commercial or Residential Snow Removal Right for You?