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Pictures Forum
Post pictures of vehicles, equipment, tools, and other misc. pictures.
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Post all of your pictures of storms and other amazing snow situations you may encounter along the way!
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Snow & Ice Forums
If you are just getting started or considering getting started in the snow and ice industry this is where you post your questions, statements, etc...
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This forum is a place to discuss all aspects of commercial snow removal, including plowing, shoveling, etc...If you are new to the industry, post questions in the beginner forum.
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Discuss ice management here. All de-icers, and de-icing topics. Spreaders, sprayers, V boxes, etc...
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Discuss the safety and training involved with snow and ice management
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Discuss all issues relating to the weather, upcoming storms, etc. and how they effect your business and the snow and ice industry.
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This forum is for the members who don't own or operate a snow plowing business. Post here if you want to discuss non-commercial equipment or ask plowing tips from the pro's to help keep your driveways clean and clear of snow & ice.
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If you need help fixing your equipment or truck, this is where you ask!
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This is the forum where snow and ice professionals can discuss the use of ATV's and UTV's for their business.
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This forum is a place to discuss all aspects of snow removal and ice management in regards to public works and airports.
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Business Management Forum
Finance, Management, Marketing, Taxes, and other subjects pertaining to the back office operations of snow removal.
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A new estimate to give? Not sure what to charge? Want input from other pros? Ask here.
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Post here if you can help out other Plow Site Members by plowing accounts, working as a sub, or covering their sites in emergencies. Also post here if you need help with accounts. NO FOR SALE ITEMS. NO OFF TOPIC POSTS
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If you are looking for employees or someone to help with your work, or if you are looking for a job, post here!
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Snow & Ice Management Videos & Additional Resources

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Beyond Mow, Blow & Go
Click image to enlarge. Landscapers have plenty of service options because so much under the sun can be described as landscape work. Services run the gamut from cutting grass to building w... Read More
The Total Package
Click image to enlarge. Jim and Robin Weidner abandoned their maintenance and snow management services to focus on design and construction, which has earned their firm many awards in the No... Read More
Second-Stage Business Blues
Click image to enlarge. Groundscape Maintenance LLC relies on a self-qualifying job application and pre-employment drug testing to get good workers. Job descriptions and guidelines in an em... Read More
The Five Deadly Fears of E-Newsletter Publishing and How to Overcome Them
As a small business owner, it takes three things to effectively market yourself and your business: 1. You need to be viewed as an expert. 2. You need to stay top of mind with customers an... Read More
Keeping It Green
Many successful professional landscape company owners start modestly and go down one of three well-trodden paths in growing their services businesses. They begin their career journeys by eit... Read More
Be Smart When Adding Services
Many contractors are adding services to grow their businesses. Lawn care and snow removal are two services some contractors are adding to increase business and protect their customer bases. ... Read More
What's New!
The Cutting EDGECEAttachments has redesigned its EDGE Sod Unroller attachment for skid steers and track loaders. The EDGE Sod Unroller attachment has an enhanced design that provides fo... Read More
What You as an Owner Can Learn from Scientists
When a scientist approaches a problem, he or she thinks about it using a tested scientific process. The steps in this process are: 1.) Purpose/Question; 2.) Research; 3.) Hypothesis; 4.) Exp... Read More
Drip's Role Will Only Grow
Click image to enlarge. It's easier to install a subsurface system before turfgrass sod is installed. Generally drip is put down in grid rows 12 to 18 inches apart and emitters spaced at ab... Read More
Trimming and Edging the Right Way
Click image to enlarge. Rocscape Landscaping uses a redefiner bed edger at the beginning of each season to establish deep, crisp edges that will separate turf from mulch. Photo courtesy o... Read More
Earth-Friendly Family Affair
Click image to enlarge. The Beres clan (l. to r.) Patti, Jacob, Rob, Jeremy, Bonnie Raechal and Robbie. Also shown (l. to r.) Rosie and Koko. Photos courtesy of Be Green Lawn Care. The... Read More
In Your Own Words
aaronmg: Not quite ready to go out and start the first rounds of applications yet, but I want to know if I forgot anything to pack in the trucks if I get stopped by DOT or pesticide/fert police. Here'... Read More
Franchisors Continue on the Growth Path
If you own a lawn care business, you're being targeted by companies who use algorithms and cloud-computing and can explain to you, in minute detail, how having a lawn care business with satisfied clie... Read More
17th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium
The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) will hold its 17th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Columbus, Ohio, June 18-21. The four-day event will feature a trade show, speakers, educationa... Read More
Employment References Still a Useful Tool
Too many business owners and managers have given up trying to get references on job applicants because most employers will only report dates of employment and starting and ending wages. Th... Read More
Do What You Can to Prepare for the Variables
The landscape business has many variables both internal and external. Sometimes these variables become roadblocks and sometimes they can be navigated around, over or through. But they exist... Read More
Rolling, Rolling, Rolling
Click image to enlarge. Andrew Lala, left, and John Freitag, right, founded Yellow Wagon Landscaping LLC in 2010. Photos courtesy of Yellow Wagon Landscaping LLC. Yellow Wagon Landscap... Read More
Building on Solid Ground
Click image to enlarge. The LaurelRock Company matches its professional residential services with a professional image. Photos courtesy of The LaurelRock Company. Throughout the years ... Read More
Talk About Diversification!
Click image to enlarge. Michelle O'Donnell, center, owner of 82 Rents and Services, with her team. Photos by Keith A. Muccilli/Keith Muccilli Photography, LLC. In Michelle L. O'Donnell... Read More
Oh, Deer!
Click image to enlarge. Photos courtesy of American Deer Proofing unless otherwise noted. More landscape contractors are finding that to keep clients happy with their landscape investmen... Read More
Riding Mowers and Accessories
Riding mowers are most likely the most important piece of equipment in your fleet. With many new technologies, there are a lot of choices out there, and you need to do your homework. In this month's p... Read More
Trimmers and Edgers
In order to keep your clients' properties in pristine condition, you need to make sure you take care of every last detail. That's where trimmers and edgers come in. The manufacturers included in t... Read More
Following a "Pattern" of Success
Click image to enlarge. Safety vests and street cones attest to ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design's emphasis on safety. Photos courtesy of ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design.... Read More
Extreme Green
Click image to enlarge. Georgia Lawn, Inc. is off to a strong start in the Atlanta Metro market. Photos courtesy of Georgia Lawn, Inc. Strategic planning is the basis for Georgia Lawn,... Read More
Heed These Work Rules for Young Workers
The green industry is full of small businesses and family-owned businesses. We often rely on family members and their friends to help out during the busy times of the year. With much of the ... Read More
Embrace Ornamental Pest Management
Click image to enlarge. Some of the same pests that damage turfgrass can also attack ornamentals. This photo by entomologist Whitney Cranshaw shows the damage that spider mites did to ornam... Read More
Getting with the Program
Click image to enlarge. Photos courtesy of DK Landscaping, Inc. David Lee, the "D" of DK Landscaping, Inc., has a simple philosophy in life: do a good job. An adjunct to that might be: d... Read More
Industry Equipment Forums
Ask your questions about Sectional Plow here! www.sectionalplow.com
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Discuss SnowDogg Snow Plows with other members of the forum and with a representative from the company.
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Discuss Kage products here. If you would like to visit Kage directly go to www.kageinnovation.com
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Discuss training and help for the snow and ice industry, as well as upcoming SIMA events and feedback.
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Discuss SnowWolf Plows here with members of the site. If you want to contact SnowWolf direct, go to www.snowwolfplows.com
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Discuss fluid film and it's protective uses on your equipment.
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03-31-2014 10:22 AM Go to last post
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Discuss and ask questions about our patented, affordable ''Bolt-On BackDragBlade'' design here..visit backdragblades.com for photos and more info
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Discuss Snow Hogg Back Blades here. You can also visit their site direct at www.asinnovations.com
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Discuss SnowEx products with other industry professionals and manufacturer reps here. Also, visit the official Web site at www.snowexproducts.com
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Discuss Blizzard Plows here with other members of the site. If you want to contact Blizzard directly go to www.blizzardplows.com
by DIYhard
03-20-2014 01:35 PM Go to last post
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Discuss Western Plows here with other members of the site. If you want to contact Western directly go to www.westernplows.com
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Discuss Meyer & Diamond Plows here with other members of the site. If you want to contact Meyer or Diamond direct, go to www.meyerproducts.com
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04-12-2014 03:25 PM Go to last post
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Discuss Box Plows, Angle Plows, Snow Pushers, Dump Inserts, Spreaders and more. - www.avalancheplow.com
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Discuss the whole Metal Pless product line, including our new revolutionary LiveEdge cutting edge with other snow pros and manufacturer reps here. Also, visit the the company Web site www.metalpless.com
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Discuss Normand Snow blowers...from our industrial models to the well known inverted snow blowers with snow pros and manufacture reps here. Also visit the company web site www.cienormand.com
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Discuss Boss Plows with other members of the site here. If you want to contact Boss Plows directly, go to www.bossplows.com
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Discuss Fisher Plows here with other members of the site. If you want to contact Fisher directly, go to www.fisherplows.com
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Discuss The SnowPlow Snow Pushers or your favorite shovels here. For further information email sales@thesnowplow.com
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03-19-2014 04:13 PM Go to last post
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Discuss Bonnell products here and with a company representative. www.bonnell.com
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Questions about Pro-Tech/Protechcorp.com- ask Here! www.protechcorp.com
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Ask your questions about Hiniker here! www.hiniker.com
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Ask your questions about Curtis here! Or visit them at www.snoproplows.com
03-21-2014 04:53 AM Go to last post
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Discuss Cotech Plows with other members and a representative from the factory
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11-08-2013 10:21 AM Go to last post
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Trucks
Show pics and discuss your strobe lights in this section.
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Post your questions and comments about Chevy trucks.
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Post your questions and comments about Ford trucks.
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Post your questions and comments about Dodge trucks.
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Light Import Trucks- Toyota, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Suzuki, etc.
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Who says you need a truck to plow snow? For all of you jeep users and enthusiasts, post here!
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Equipment & Truck Marketplace
This forum is for listing plow and truck related items ONLY. Do NOT list lawn care products. Also, NO dealers or unsponsored MFG posts allowed. FREE listings! No replies to threads. Contact via email, phone, or PM.
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Additional Forums & Sites
Dozers, Tandem dump trucks, Track Hoes, Back Hoes, Road Graders, Excavators, Skid Steers, Tractors, etc.
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Discuss all of your sweeping issues here in this new forum!
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Visit this forum to discuss all issues relating to paving, asphalt, and seal coating.
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Other Topics
Rules of the site, questions answered, and help if you need it! Also, announcements about sponsors, the site, etc...
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This forum is for subjects not related to snow plowing.
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If you are not sure how to start a new thread you can practice here.
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