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Why Weather Apps Are Bad for Snow Contractors

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 2018 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 …

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Are plow sub-contractors good for business or a cheat?

Many property managers and owners don’t understand why the industry relies on subcontractors. Here are answers to common questions that will calm customer fears. Read More Here:  http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/article/ll-090518-push-for-profit-all-about-subs/  

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Minnesota plow trucks delayed due to stop in prison labor programs after officer death

STILLWATER, Minn. – The MnDOT snowplow fleet will likely feature fewer new trucks this winter. The reason? Safety improvements at the Stillwater state prison. The death of a corrections officer inside the prison this summer has caused a big change in the state’s inmate work program, which is now having a ripple effect at MnDOT and even the DNR. MinnCor Industries, which has provided metal fabrication within the prison for decades, has announced that Stillwater inmates will no longer be …

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Snow plow thefts already starting – Look for license plate number SNOW9!

Halifax District RCMP are looking for a white 2008 Chevrolet Silverado truck with an attached snow plow that was stolen from a Windsor Junction business Halifax District RCMP are looking for a white 2008 Chevrolet Silverado truck with an attached snow plow that was stolen from a Windsor Junction business. They believe the truck, with a yellow Fisher V-plow, went missing from a parking lot on Greentree Ave. between Sept. 1 and 23. The truck has the Nova Scotia licence plate SNOW9. …

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Why move the snow when you can roll it? The snow rollers are a fantastic part of history

In a wooded area behind Peacham’s war monuments stands a small barn, long known as the roller barn. It is unremarkable in appearance except for its exceptionally wide double doors. It was built in the late 19th or early 20th century to store Peacham’s snow rollers when they were not in use. From about 1888 until 1938, snow rollers, hitched behind teams of horses or oxen, were used to pack down snow on Peacham’s roads to keep them navigable. Before …

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Giraffes and Elephants Welcome Snow in South Africa – Really – This is True! Not fake news

Travelers to South Africa were treated to an unusual sight earlier this month, as they got a chance to see wild animals frolicking in the snow, after an unexpected storm. Most people on safari would expect to see creatures like giraffes, elephants and antelope in the sunshine, over the grassy plains and arid landscapes that we associate them with. These creatures flourish in the dry heat of the country, but a freak September blizzard saw them playing in the snowfall. …

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Does Your City Clear Your Sidewalk of Snow and Ice? Syracuse Will!!

Syracuse officials today announced a plan to clear snow from sidewalks in busy areas, including those along the city’s high-traffic arterials. The city will clear snow from 20 miles of sidewalks this winter, including most of James Street, South Salina Street and West Genesee Street. The plan is a breakthrough for city officials and lawmakers, who have wrestled for years with how to better clear sidewalks and enforce weak snow removal laws. City residents and advocates have long sought for a solution to …

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Earliest Fall Snow in Your City

Fall’s arrival marks the beginning of increasingly cold air sweeping across the nation, and of course, that means the potential of the first snows in parts of the Lower 48. How early it can snow in your area depends on simple factors such as geographic location and elevation as well as weather patterns from year-to-year. For some, the record earliest snow is in September or even late August, while others haven’t seen the first flakes fly until November.   Read more at: https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2018-09-20-earliest-first-snow-records-united-states

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Buy Your Snow Plow Now to Beat the Price Increase

Buy Your Snow Plow Now to Beat the Price Increase You can expect Snow Plow prices to go up as we get closer to winter.  You may have heard the US is in a trade war with China and that trade war is making the price of steel skyrocket.  That change in steel price is forcing some manufacturers to adjust their prices for every order of plows a dealer receives (as a steel surcharge added to the order). We have …

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Fisher HC Plow Line Replaces Successful MC Line

Replacement for Fisher MC Line has Arrived Fisher has deep roots in personal plows for homeowners, but commercial plows are their larger market. Their new commercial line, HC, is a replacement for the long running MC plow line. While products need to be revamped, Fisher understands that you don’t always need to start from scratch. That is why they took all of the features and benefits that made the MC line successful and put them in the HC line. Accessories, …

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