Boss Snowplow has introduced new products and accessories the company says will help snow and ice professionals perform at their best when nature might be at its worst.
Boss says that the new Pre-Wet System, D-Force and Pro-Lid are now available as optional equipment to help contractors prepare for the 2017/2018 winter season. Boss also will now offer a line of walk behind spreaders for smaller jobs and new plow options for bigger jobs, like the skid steer SK12 box plow and tractor plows.
“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.”
Boss says that with the Pre-Wet System it has made its first entrance into the liquid de-icing category with a system that allows contractors to pre-wet solid de-icing material to melt through snow and ice faster at low temperatures. Equipped with a 60-gallon tank capacity and able to reduce material bounce for improved material placement and efficiency, according to the company, the Pre-Wet System is available as an accessory on all new VBX and FORGE spreaders.
Designed for the Boss VBX spreaders, the new hard cover polyethylene system has an ergonomic, easy open lid design that allows operators to remain on the ground while opening the cover doors. Also featuring 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 the company says allows truck plow operators to maintain a consistent hydraulic pressure through the use of a hydraulic accumulator for improved scraping performance. It is now available as an option on select new straight-blade plow models including the Super-Duty, standard Duty and HTX straight-blade plows. Boss also offers a back drag edge as another new product option, which the company says works with the D-Force to improve scraping performance when backdragging.
Boss has also introduced two new professional grade, walk-behind spreaders for ice control on smaller jobs and sidewalks. Featuring a patent-pending conical auger to minimize clumping of de-icing material, the stainless steel walk behind spreader has a 100 lb. capacity, a stainless steel frame and a hopper with enclosed metal gears and solid steel linkage for full gate control. The company says the walk behind spreader is available with a 100 lb. capacity poly hopper with the rugged stainless steel frame, for contractors who prefer poly. All walk behind spreader models feature adjustable front and side baffles for pattern control, and Boss says they can spread up to 100 lbs. of your preferred de-icing material, from partially assembled salt to ice melt and halite.
The newest addition to the Boss skid-steer box plow family is the SK12, which is a trip-edge box plow that excels at moving large amounts of snow with each pass. Boss says that the self-adjusting hitch allows the blade to adjust to any terrain, and rugged support struts add structural strength, long-term reliability and stability. Boss has expanded its equipment applications for plows and now offers tractor plows in straight-blade and v-plow options for select Kubota and John Deere tractor models. A complete plow package includes plow box, tractor undercarriage, control kit and blade crate.