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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!
by BUFF
09-01-2014 10:50 PM Go to last post
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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
08-19-2014 10:01 PM Go to last post
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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.
Yesterday 10:58 PM Go to last post
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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!
Yesterday 06:48 PM Go to last post
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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.
by Mike_
08-25-2014 07:41 AM Go to last post
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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.
03-31-2014 03:50 PM Go to last post
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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.
Yesterday 10:14 PM Go to last post
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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
09-01-2014 06:06 PM Go to last post
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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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Audacious Goals
Click image to enlarge. Project EverGreen and the green industry are partners in the work of beautifying America and restoring and enhancing green spaces in our bustling, paved urban enviro... Read More
Cooperating to Move Forward
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The Path Less Travelled
Jack Pizzo doesn't want to be regarded as your typical "landscaper." Nor does he claim to be a visionary. But a growing number of clients are convinced he is pointing the industry in a better directio... Read More
Two Issues of Vital Concern
Two huge issues with serious ramifications for the green industry are generating calls for regulatory action. One is of national (oops, make that global) significance and the other is a regi... Read More
Act Now to Finish Strong
This year is more than half over and by now you should have a pretty good idea of how successful your company will be at year's end. Even so, there's still time to positively affect your res... Read More
Maximizing Your Sales Results from Internet Leads
Since the inception of online commerce more than 15 years ago, businesses continue to shift their media advertising budgets to online advertising. I can attest to this being the case with ... Read More
Unfinished Business
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Supplier News
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Cold Lessons Learned
Click image to enlarge. Photo courtesy of Getty Images/iStockphoto. One year ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasted average temperatures and precipitation in... Read More
What Comes First: Mow, Edge or Weed?
mgarn: This probably applies more to solo operations, but it's open to anyone. I have always mowed first and edged, and then weedwhacked. I'm just curious of the order that everyone does it? mowisme... Read More
Take Control
Photo courtesy of Getty Images/iStockphoto. Consider these two options for providing what most of us now commonly describe as "smart" irrigation. Option Number One: Fetch a pen and pape... Read More
Featured Products
If you're looking to add to your equipment arsenal, take a look here. Winter is just around the corner, and while you may think August is too early to start thinking about snow, the white stuff is ... Read More
Butterflies, Bees and Birds! Oh My!
Click image to enlarge. A bird's-eye view of Shoemaker Green taken from Franklin Field. This SITES Certified Project is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Barrett Doherty. Patrons... Read More
Six Steps to Anti-Icing Success
Click image to enlarge. Anti-icing is a proactive, pre-emptive strategy to inhibit ice from bonding to pavement. It significantly reduces salt usage. Photo courtesy of SnowEx Products. I... Read More
Sound Business
Click image to enlarge. Rick Bayo believes that keeping good employees is key for company growth. Photos courtesy of GreenScene Lawn & Garden. For Rick Bayo, running a successful lands... Read More
Winter Deer Damage
The deer population across the country is exploding. While the sight of a deer in your backyard is exciting, the damage they do your plants is not. Deer browse damage, especially during the ... Read More
Communication that Builds Winning Teams
What were your last 10 or 15 employee conversations like? Chances are they included phrases like, "I need you to finish that project by the end of the day," or "How much longer do you think ... Read More
Thoughts on Road Debris Liability
We all have a basic understanding of how driver liability works. If you cause an accident by violating traffic laws, it's your responsibility. Run a red light, and you could be on the hook f... Read More
Peeking into Permaculture
North American's desire for more attractive properties, fueled by more disposable income and increased leisure, has driven our industry's growth post WWII. The industry responded and became expert in ... Read More
Working The Dream
Click image to enlarge. PHOTOS COURTESY OF CARLISLE LAND MANAGEMENT. The goal of Kyle Carlisle, owner and CEO/CFO of Carlisle Land Management in Sikeston, Missouri, is pretty simple. "Th... Read More
Solar Mowing a Hot Concept
Click image to enlarge. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SOLAR MOWING. Lyn DeWitt, owner of Solar Mowing in Bethesda, Maryland, had a problem. The Washington, D.C., area mother and dog owner would bri... Read More
Building a National Footprint
Click image to enlarge. SunTerra Landscape Services has about 400 commercial properties that it services throughout the state of Texas. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SUNTERRA LANDSCAPE SERVICES. ... Read More
Husqvarna's First 325 Years
Husqvarna shares its birth year with Johann Sebastian Bach. One of the world's greatest composers remains a powerful force in classical music because of the quality of his work, which consis... Read More
Landscaping Horror Stories
I had an employee call in once because his goat died. Another time we hired three college students and asked them to meet us at the job sites where we had 100 yards of mulch to spread. They ... Read More
Grub Damage Season Arrives
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Tradition of Excellence
Click image to enlarge. Dan and his son, Aaron Gundry-Monji Photos courtesy of Monji Landscape. Fred Monji started Monji Landscape in 1953 with a pair of pruning shears and the goal of... Read More
10 Tips to Slow the Burn
Click image to enlarge. Photo courtesy of Getty Images/iStockphoto. If you live in the West, you know that this year has been the driest on record. In addition, temperatures soared to ea... Read More
Club Car Powers Up the Carryall
Click image to enlarge. Photos courtesy Club Car, Inc. Q: How do you view the market for light utility vehicles in the next several years? If you see growth, what's driving it? A: Acco... Read More
Advice From a Pro
"The true secret to success is people. It's all about the people. The ability to surround yourself with the right people is the key to success and a life fulfilled both professionally and personally."... 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.
Yesterday 07:51 PM Go to last post
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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
06-10-2014 09:41 PM Go to last post
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Discuss best practices for snow staking and salting properties with a company representative
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Discuss fluid film and it's protective uses on your equipment.
08-26-2014 12:42 PM Go to last post
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Ask questions about Back-up Buddy here! www.back-upbuddy.com
03-19-2014 11:30 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
08-29-2014 10:40 AM Go to last post
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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
08-06-2014 04:19 PM Go to last post
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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
Yesterday 09:27 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
08-30-2014 05:53 PM Go to last post
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Discuss Box Plows, Angle Plows, Snow Pushers, Dump Inserts, Spreaders and more. - www.avalancheplow.com
02-01-2014 09:20 PM Go to last post
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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
14 141
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
by hlc&s
Yesterday 08:47 PM Go to last post
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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
Yesterday 08:45 PM Go to last post
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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
Yesterday 12:38 PM Go to last post
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Discuss The SnowPlow Snow Pushers or your favorite shovels here. For further information email sales@thesnowplow.com
by matts27
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
06-13-2013 02:53 PM Go to last post
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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
08-26-2014 05:08 PM Go to last post
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Ask your questions about Curtis here! Or visit them at www.snoproplows.com
08-25-2014 08:49 AM Go to last post
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Discuss Cotech Plows with other members and a representative from the factory
by rdl
08-18-2014 01:11 PM 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.
09-01-2014 06:06 AM Go to last post
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Post your questions and comments about Dodge trucks.
08-31-2014 08:16 PM Go to last post
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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.
by hellion
08-31-2014 02:52 PM Go to last post
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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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