Snow Equipment Auction on Oct. 12th in Illinois

Snow Equipment Auction 10/12/19

Looking to buy late model snow removal equipment? Then check this out! Lyon Alex & Son is holding an auction with all kinds of snow fighting equipment including things like late model rubber tired loaders, salt/sander trucks, skid steers, hydraulic excavators, trucks, trailers, support equipment, and more! Call Chad at 262-903-6269 with questions. WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 9:30am WHERE: 16W179 Jeans Road, Lemont (Chicago), IL 60439 (click for map) Snow Equipment Auction Highlights: 18 RUBBER TIRED LOADERS 11 …

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ASV Introduces its RT-50 Posi-Track Loader


ASV Holdings Inc. introduced their new compact RT-50 Posi-Track loader this week and it should be ready to ship spring of 2020.  This new track loader is meant to complete their lineup, filling in the gap between their RT-40 and RT-65 track loaders.  One highlight of the RT-50 is it can carry more weight (1400 pounds operating capacity) than tractors similar in size among its competition (often only 1000 pounds operating capacity).  That extra 40% carry capacity means you can …

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Buyers Products has an “Insane Selection of Lights”

Buyers Products Amber Light Bar

Will Fries at Xtreme Fab shows off a small sample of lights you can get from Buyers Products. To keep people safe, most snow contractors install amber lights so people can easily see where you are at work.  And where is a good place to find amber lights for safety? If you go to the lights page on the Buyers Products website, you are going to find over 100 different options for various lighting needs.  You will find DOT lights, …

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Sno-Way UTV V-Box Spreader

Rvb10 Spreader

We met up with Terry Wendorff, President of Sno-Way Intl., at the SIMA show to hear more about the Sno-Way UTV spreaders.  Watch the video to hear what Wendorff has to say. Sno-Way has been manufacturing snow and ice removal products for UTVs for several years now, and one of the things they ensure is versatility so their spreaders can handle as many situations as possible.  Their RVB spreaders already spread anything that can be spread on ice without getting …

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Fisher Steel Edge Storm Boxx Pusher Plow Review

Fisher Steel Edge Storm Boxx mounted on a tractor in winter

In the video above, Will Fries at Xtreme Fab, covered the Fisher Steel Edge Storm Boxx Pusher Plow at the 2019 NTEA show. It was back in 2013 that Fisher Engineering introduced their Storm Boxx Pusher plow, a big versatile pusher plow with a rubber cutting edge.  This year, they finally unveiled the Storm Boxx with a steel cutting edge at the NTEA Work Truck Show. Tyler Jones, a Fisher Engineering Product Manager, quipped, “”Our customers asked, and we most …

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Heavy Duty Skids for Snow Blowers and Snow Pushers

In the video, Will Fries at Xtreme Fab takes a look at heavy-duty wear skids for snow throwers and box plows. Wear parts are often a pain in the tail side for snow contractors, especially when the wear part was cheaply made in the first place.  With a snow plow, you at least have options for replacement cutting edges.  You can choose from a few different materials and often have a choice between OEM cutting edges or a replacement parts …

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Snowcaster Sidewalk Shovel Review

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 …

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Sno Power Pull Plow 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 …

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Hi-Way Xzalt Salt Spreader Review

Xzalt Salt Spreader on a municipal truck driving on a slushy road

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, …

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Review of the New Hiniker Torsion-Trip Scoop Plow

Hiniker Torsion Trip Scoop Plow

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 …

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