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Add Some Extra Green During Your Next Snow Plow Route

During the next snowstorm, pay attention to all of the driveways sitting full of snow as you pass by to your contract jobs. Those driveways will need attention at some point. Either Joe Homeowner has his own equipment, he’ll be out there doing it himself for 3 hours with a snow shovel, or he’ll be on the phone trying to find someone to blade out the drive. When you’re passing by all of these driveways, your truck is still eating …

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What’s the Difference Between Polar Vortex and Arctic Oscillation?

Meteorologist Rob Guarino reports for a SnowPlowNews weather update. Rob explains the major winter weather influences as parts of the country are hit with a blast of cold temperatures. We just heard the news that the groundhog did not see his shadow and yet here we are in the middle of a deep freeze. Was the furry prognosticator wrong or is winter giving us one last uppercut on the chin? First let’s discuss what’s causing this chilly weather. The primary …

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Why Snow Removal Contractors Care About This Lawsuit

            The views and opinions expressed in this article are strictly those of the author and are not necessarily the opinion of Snow Plow News or its related entities. Why Snow Removal Contractors Care About This Lawsuit You might not have even heard that two weeks ago a Federal Circuit Court stood by the decision of a 2014 jury trial, but I am going to tell you why you should care. This court case has …

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Arctic Snow Plow Review

In this episode, Mike Stevens of Snow Plow News talks with Al Hoskin of Arctic Snow Plows. Arctic Equipment manufactures snow plows for the light to medium duty truck market. Their primary aim is to service landscaping and snow plow contractors with their galvanized snow plows. Arctic Equipment knows snow as they have been building plows in snowy Ontario since 1969. Even though they reside in Canada, Arctic serves much of the US market as well. Not everyone raves about …

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Meteorologist Rob Guarino Reports On Coming Nor’ Easter & Lake Effect Snow

Meteorologist Rob Guarino reports from Syracuse for a SnowPlowNews update highlighting the week ahead on the East Coast and Great Lakes region.     Lake-Effect Snow Dumps 13 inches On Syracuse And Region For the next couple weeks, the Great Lakes, Cleveland, Detroit, Michigan areas can expect more lake-effect snowfall as cold arctic air continues to breed these conditions. Thirteen inches of snow has already fallen in the Syracuse area and more is on it’s way. Some of these areas …

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Spotlight On The Arctic Sectional Sno-Pusher

In this episode of SnowPlowNews, Mike Stevens talks with Randy Strait, inventor and designer of the unique and innovative Arctic Sectional Sno-Pusher. Arctic Equipment Mfg Company is based in Frankfort, Illinois and they have a 144,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Bradley, Illinois. Arctic is a manufacturer of innovative snow and ice removal equipment. That’s not all though. Arctic also has a commercial snow removal division. They have a fleet of 400 vehicles equipped with the Arctic Sectional Sno-Pusher. They’ve …

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The New SnowEx Automatixx Snow Plow Attachment System

SnowEx introduces the first completely automatic snow plow attachment system. Michael Frank, SnowEx Product Marketing Manager, walks us through the new system. The company, SnowEx, was started by snow and ice contractors. Their product lines implement innovations that make that obvious. Their focus on durable, easy-to-maintain equipment is what helps keep operators on the road working. Fewer moving parts means fewer breakdowns.     Automatixx SnowPlow Attachment System     The all new, fully automatic attachment system by SnowEx makes …

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Western Developing New IMPACT Snow Plows For UTVs

This edition of SnowPlowNews puts the camera on Doug Clark who describes the up and coming UTV IMPACT snowplows for Western. Western Products carries a full line of snow plows for commercial applications and light municipal operations. They also offer a range of hopper and tailgate mounted sand and salt spreaders, along with a full line of parts and plow accessories.     Western Planning New Entries Into The Non-Truck Snow & Ice Market   The news at Western is …

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Staffing Shortfalls: Finding Workers To Fill Critical Positions In Snow & Ice Removal

I hear this all the time from business owners, “We can’t find enough good help. And when we do find them, we can’t keep them.” It’s not uncommon to see ads like this in the classifieds especially during a particularly long winter. Maintaining A Reliable Workforce One of the biggest concerns in the snow and ice removal business is maintaining a stable, reliable workforce. Performing the work of snow and ice management is not easy. The hours are often at …

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Western Products New Tailgate Salt Spreaders

In this episode of SnowPlowNews, Doug Clark shares the latest innovations in tailgate salt and sand spreaders from Western Products. Western is a well-known name in the snow and ice removal business. They’re located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and manufacture Contractor Grade snow plows, a variety of hopper and tailgate mounted spreaders, parts and plow accessories.     Western’s Brand New LOW PRO 300W Wireless Tailgate Salt Spreader The 300W is sure to become a popular winter item. It’s a nifty …

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