Truck Industry News


What Are the Biggest Mistakes New Snow Contractors Make?

Plowing Beginner Mistakes graphic

Will the Welder pulled dealers aside at the 2020 World Truck Show to get their input on the biggest mistakes that snow contractors make. See what they had to say in the video and blog below! Will interviewed dealers on behalf of Snow Plow News to get some helpful tips on what mistakes contractors make with equipment purchasing and operation. He started off with Rondo Ziegler from Rondo Enterprises & Trailers who warned that a lot of snow contractors think …

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Ram Gets in on the Snow Plow Prep Package Craze!

Ram Truck's Snow Plow Prep Package

Ram Truck showed off its new Snow Plow Prep Package at the National Truck Equipment Association’s “Work Truck Show®” in Indianapolis recently. The Snow Plow Prep Package will be available later this year for the 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman, Big Horn and Laramie 4×4 models with the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8, 5.7-liter HEMI eTorque V-8, or the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine setup. This Snow Plow Prep Package price is tough to beat at just $195. With it, you get an upgraded 220-amp alternator, truck-side plow …

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Ford Rolls Out “Snow Prep Package” on 2020 F-Series Super Duty

2020 Ford Super Duty with Optional Snow Plow Prep Package

Doesn’t it just make you drool? The new 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck has an optional Snow Plow Prep Package that delivers best-in-class gas with a 1,400-pound maximum snow plow rating (which includes mounting hardware). And that’s not all… this bad boy also has awesome features to conquer bad weather like optional windshield wiper deicer, heated steering wheel and heated front and rear seats! The new Snow Plow Prep Package, available for 4×4 pickups, includes heavy-duty springs specific to …

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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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Fluid Film is Rust’s Worst Enemy!

Fluid Film Rust Protection comes in many sizes

Protect your snow equipment from rust and keep it working and looking much better over the years with Fluid File rust and corrosion protection. This stuff works! You can buy it in many sizes. Try it and see for yourself! Powerful Corrosion Prevention Fluid Film is a unique lanolin-based brand of corrosion preventive and lubricant made by Eureka. It is insanely popular in the snow and ice management industry and used worldwide. It protects all metals from rust and corrosion …

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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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NTEA Welcomes Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley

The NTEA will welcome Nikki Haley to be one of it keynote speakers during its annual meeting that overlaps with the NTEA Work Truck Show.  Joining the NTEA annual meeting in Indianapolis on March 5th, 2020, at the NTEA Annual Meeting, Haley will be sharing through a moderated conversation with the audience. Starting in the business world at the age of thirteen taking care of bookwork for her parents’ clothing store, Haley switched over to politics in 2004 at the …

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Chevy Silverado 4500-6500 – Plow Ready Trucks

Chevy Silverado 4500-6500 Plow Ready Trucks The Chevy Silverado 4500 is ready for you to start plowing! This new truck starts at 15,000 lbs. and goes all the way up to 22,900 lbs. The capacity of the Chevy Silverado 4500 speaks for itself. The truck is also available in 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. This easy to drive truck also features a regular cab or crew cab depending on your fleet needs. Increase your productivity with Chevy’s new plow ready …

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Mills Insurance – Documentation Standards

Organization is Key Time to get organized. Mills Insurance wants to make sure you are the most organized contractor out there. Documentation standards are something you as a contractor need to keep up with. There are so many resources out there for you to utilize. Monitor Everything Rally your team together and start going through your documentation standards and how they hold up to the industry standards. Be sure you are monitoring everything you are doing. Photos, time-stamps, logs etc. …

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