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Snow and ice control innovations ready for winter work

Snow and ice control innovations ready for winter work

BOSS Snowplow introduces an arsenal of new products and accessories to help snow and ice professionals perform at their best when Mother Nature is at her worst. With a focus on technologies and innovations that maximize performance of BOSS products, the new Pre-Wet System, Pro-Lid and D-Force are now available as optional equipment to help contractors prepare for the 2017/2018 winter season. Further expanding the lineup, BOSS now offers a line of Walk Behind Spreaders for smaller jobs and new plow options, like the skid-steer SK12 Box Plow and Tractor Plows, for those bigger jobs.

"We know the market and its challenges," said Mark Klossner, marketing vice president for BOSS Snowplow. "BOSS engineers are focused on designing the tools necessary to make managing snow and ice storms easier, safer and more profitable for contractors in the field." 

The SK12 is the newest addition to the popular BOSS skid-steer box plow family. The SK12 is a trip-edge box plow that excels at moving large amounts of snow with each pass. A self-adjusting hitch allows the blade to adjust to any terrain and rugged support struts add structural strength, stability and long-term reliability. Expanding the equipment applications for plows, BOSS now offers Tractor Plows in straight-blade and v-plow options for select John Deere and Kubota tractor models. A complete plow package includes blade crate, plow box, tractor undercarriage and control kit.

With the new Pre-Wet System, BOSS makes its first entrance into the liquid de-icing category with a system that allows contractors to pre-wet solid de-icing materials as they are distributed. The Pre-Wet System activates the de-icing material to melt through snow and ice faster at low temperatures. It also reduces material bounce for improved material placement and efficiency. Equipped with a 60-gallon tank capacity, the Pre-Wet System is available as an accessory on all new VBX and FORGE spreaders. 

BOSS designed a new hard cover polyethylene system for BOSS VBX spreaders with an ergonomic, easy open lid design that allows operators to remain on the ground while opening the cover doors. The Pro-Lid also has a secure weather seal to protect the de-icing material inside the spreader. The Pro-Lid is available as an option on VBX spreaders and can be retro-fitted to existing BOSS VBX Hopper Spreaders, with the exception of the VBX3000.

The BOSS D-Force is a down force system that allows truck plow operators to maintain a consistent hydraulic pressure through the use of a hydraulic accumulator for improved scraping performance. The D-Force is now available an option on select new straight-blade plow models including Super-Duty, Standard Duty, and HTX Straight-Blade plows. To complement D-Force, BOSS also now offers a Back Drag Edge as another new product option, that works with D-Force to improve scraping performance when backdragging. 

In addition to these equipment accessories, BOSS also introduces two new professional grade, walk-behind spreaders for ice control on sidewalks and smaller jobs. The Stainless Steel Walk Behind Spreader features a patent-pending conical auger to minimize clumping of de-icing material. With a 100 lb. capacity, the rugged stainless steel frame and hopper has enclosed metal gears and solid steel linkage for full gate control. For contractors who prefer poly, this Walk Behind Spreader is available with a 100 lb. capacity poly hopper with the rugged stainless steel frame.  All of the walk behind spreader models feature adjustable front and side baffles for pattern control and can spread up to 100 lbs. of your preferred de-icing material, from partially assembled salt to ice melt and halite.

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