The Snowcaster sidewalk shovel allows you to cut a lot of time removing snow from sidewalks.  The Snowcaster basically took the design of a snow plow blade and applied it to a shovel.  About as quickly as you can walk, the Snowcaster shoves snow to the side of the clearing path, and it does a nice job cleaning down to the concrete.  The Snowcaster was made to be both extremely easy to use and durable.  It is geared toward the … Read more Snowcaster Sidewalk Shovel Review

Will Fries, owner of Xtreme Fab, gave us a tour of the Sno Power Pull Plow.  A pull plow is mounted on the back of your truck which is exactly where trucks are designed to take a lot of weight.  These plows were inspired by farm implements many years ago and allow you to gain some additional efficiencies. Used as a stand-alone plow or in conjunction with a plow on the front-end, they can move a lot of snow.  The … Read more Sno Power Pull Plow Review

Berlon Industries of Hustisford, Wisconsin, announced John Slawson is their new CEO this year. Berlon Industries is a manufacturer of attachments for a variety of common landscaping equipment like skid loaders, wheel loaders, utility tractors, and even trenchers and mini skid steers.  Berlon offers a lot of attachments not available from OEMs and is known for the rugged durability of its product. Slawson has an extensive background in manufacturing and plans to bring a “lean manufacturing culture” to Berlon.  A … Read more Berlon Industries Hires New CEO

We interviewed Tom Krick of Hi-Way, maker of road maintenance equipment, so he could tell us what is unique about the Hi-Way Xzalt Precision Applicator. The Xzalt uses a directional spinner to apply material to the road in different spread patterns.  With the integrated pre-wetting system, it creates less material bounce and better road adhesion of the salt when it is spread.  A simple control system allows operators to adjust the spread pattern, which can be symmetrical or more important, … Read more Hi-Way Xzalt Salt Spreader Review

Bob at Hiniker showed us their new Torsion-Trip Scoop Plow.  It is a scoop plow with 20° fixed-angle outer ends to capture snow so you can push a lot of snow all at once.  Hiniker built the plow to still allow full angling, giving you the opportunity to windrow if you want as well. You can buy the plow with 8’ or 9’ blades.  It has a full width steel cutting edge (also available with a rubber cutting edge).  Since … Read more Review of the New Hiniker Torsion-Trip Scoop Plow

Will Fries from Xtreme Fabrication reviewed the brand-new SnowDogg “High-Speed” Expressway Municipal Snow Plow for us.  Xtreme Fabrication is both a large snow plow dealer in Maryland, selling plows from several different manufacturers, as well as a snow removal contractor.  They use the plows they sell. Buyers products set Will up with the new High-Speed Expressway plow which he mounted on an Oshkosh Plow Truck.  Will was impressed with the results. It is a full trip plow with a carbon … Read more SnowDogg Expressway Municipal Snow Plow Review

We talked to Brian Ivey, meteorologist at Neoweather, to find out why people would pay for a custom forecast instead of using a free app. Why pay for a premium weather service?  The payback can be found in as little as one storm according to Ivey.  The secret is in the precision that allows you to make smart decisions in the allocation of your limited resources. Neoweather creates customer weather forecasts that are tailored to you as an individual company, … Read more Custom Weather Forecasts to Save Money

We talked to Scott Moorman, Director of Engineering at Buyers Products to review their new Gen 2 MD & MDV snow plows. The SnowDogg MD and VMD series plows are for ½ ton to ¾ ton trucks and are meant for light to medium duty use, which means this plow is targeted at home owners and businesses with smaller parking lots.  In reality, Buyers Products also knows that some folks are using their ½ ton or ¾ ton truck for … Read more Buyers Products MD & VMD Snow Plows

We met with Joe Bonnell at Bonnell Industries to discuss their new front mount patrol wing snow plow. Bonnell Industries tends to build everything “heavy duty,” to withstand the heavy use a municipal snow plow needs to take, and their front mount patrol wing is no exception.  It has a trip edge cutting blade to minimize the impact when the plow hits objects hidden under the snow and a rear hill lift cylinder which keeps the wing plow on the … Read more Bonnell Front Mount Patrol Wing Review

Buyers introduced a new combination dump-body/salt-spreader combination under its SaltDogg Brand. It is fabricated using 304 Stainless Steel and is available in a 9 ft or an 11 foot body. This unit is a mid-sized dump body with a capacity of 3-4 yards, and it is intended for class 4 to class 7 trucks. There are both electric and hydraulic drive options for the units. The benefit of using a combination dumb-body and salt spreader unit is you now have … Read more SaltDogg MDS Dump Body Salt/Spreader by Buyers