Snow & Ice Industry News

How to Extend the Life of Your Snow Plow

Will Fries and Jeen Stork at 2020 NTEA World Truck Show

We sent Will the Welder to the 2020 NTEA World Truck Show to talk to industry experts and one thing he asked was advice on how to extend the life of your plow. Check out what they had to say! Think you know everything about maintaining your plow? Why not make sure! Here are the tips your industry peers wanted to share: “Do the maintenance like they said every year. Change the fluid so you don’t get any water in …

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See Who’s Getting Massive Warehouse Expansion

Buyer's Products 2020 Warehouse Expansion

Here’s some good news about the economy in 2020 – Buyers Products is more than doubling the size of their warehouse and corporate headquarters in Mentor, Ohio to accommodate their ongoing growth. The new warehouse space will add 280,000 square feet and 20 additional docks for Buyers along with 67-foot-high ceilings. At the same time, they are expanding office space to add 17,500 square feet along with a larger parking lot for employees. Representatives from Buyers explained that customer demand …

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Toro Takes Another Step Forward in the Snow Industry

Ventrac Snow Equipment - Being Acquired by Toro

The Toro Company just announced yesterday that they are diving even deeper into the snow and ice management world by acquiring Venture Products, Inc., manufacturer of Ventrac Products. Ventrac is a leading manufacturer of durable compact tractors that have a nearly unlimited assortment of attachments for all types of snow removal. A few years back, The Toro Company acquired Boss Snowplows, so they are no stranger to the Snow and Ice Management industry and seem to be focused on growing …

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Ventrac Tractors Bring Power & Speed for Snow Removal

Ventrac 4500z Compact Tractor with Power Broom & Drop Spreader

Check out the industry’s leading Ventrac snow tractors for sidewalk snow removal and tight spaces. Both the 4500z and the 3400 Ventrac Compact Tractors have all wheel drive traction to tackle tough terrain along with power steering on an articulating and oscillating frame to maintain a light footprint and impressive agility. Need flexibility? They’ve got it! Choose from over 30 professional grade Ventrac Mount attachments to transform your Ventrac into a productivity powerhouse. These models in our video are shown …

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And the SnowEx/Fisher Raffle Winners Are…

Raffle winners Anna Miller from Casa Grande, AZ and Chad Green from Dyer, IN

Remember that Pink Snow Equipment raffle we told you about at the Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO) on October 21-23, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky? For the seventh year in a row, attendees had a chance to win a limited-edition pink Fisher XV2 V-plow and a SnowEx HELIXX poly hopper spreader. Well, the raffle was a big success and Douglas Dynamics raised a total of $11,173 for breast cancer through Susan G. Komen® Kentucky. In fact, Douglas Dynamics has raised …

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What Berlon Thinks of Snow Plow News

SPN Testimonial from Berlon Industries

John Slawson from Berlon Industries shares how he appreciates Snow Plow News (SPN) for reaching his target market of snow plow contractors. With a list of over 50,000 subscribers, SPN gives the snow and ice industry a very cost effective way to reach their ideal audience. “Snow Plow News provides a great service. What an incredible customer list,” said Berlon CEO John Slawson, “it’s a great way for contractors and suppliers to be able to connect with customers.” Snow Plow …

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Forget Fall – Hello Winter: Plower Forecast 11/5/19

Neoweather map shows arctic cold next week - Nov 14, 2019

Don’t let the calendar fool you – it may say November but Mother Nature is serving up a whopping taste of January weather for most of the country this week and next. The fun starts tomorrow for the Upper Midwest when snow stretches from Minneapolis down into Chicagoland. It will be wet and heavy as it moves east. But the real fun comes from the multiple blasts of cold air that pummel the north and northeastern half of the country …

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What Makes Volvo Machines Different?

Volvo Motor Grader

Besides the name, what makes Volvo motor graders different from other snow and ice equipment manufacturers? It starts with the transmission. Volvo gives you a choice of either a standard 8 speed or an optional 11 speed transmission that will give you lower gears for fine grading applications and higher gears for times when faster speeds are important in any of their seven motor graders. Unlike competitors, Volvo also mounts their transmission in the front of the machine under the …

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Meet the YES JCB Skid Steer, UTV & Telehandler

JCB Snow Removal equipment line up

Check out the JCB snow and ice equipment tour! YES JCB is a Wisconsin-based dealer committed to new and used construction equipment sales, equipment rentals, service & parts. They’ll show you one of their unique, skid steers with a side door, one of their UTVs and a Telehandler that can stack snow up to 23 feet high. First there’s the “world’s safest skid steer” that has a side door for getting in and out of the cab with total ease. …

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Neoweather – SPN is Our Secret Marketing Weapon

Snow Plow News - The Leading Source in Snow & Ice Control

Brian Ivey from Neoweather explains how they use Snow Plow News for their marketing efforts and how it’s been extremely effective for them in recent years for reaching snow and ice management professionals directly. Brian feels that Snow Plow News attracts a lot of suppliers, contractors and vendors because it focuses on what’s new in the snow and ice world. Following Snow Plow News on their website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube channel and emails will give you a ton of product …

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