Truck or Skid Steer Snowplow?

Mark Holman

An Unbiased Look at the Pros and Cons by Dale Oberg, Regional Sales Manager The debate rages – what’s better and more efficient for snow removal, plowing with a pickup or a skid steer? There are strong feelings on both sides. Some are skid steer devotees who wouldn’t plow with anything else. Others like their trucks and would rather be …

11 Tips for Hiring the Right Snow Removal Subcontractors This Winter

Mark Holman

by Mark Holman, Director & General Manager, WolfDesign Now that it’s late summer, you’re probably on the hunt for the best subcontractors to help you with your snow removal accounts. How do you hire the right subs? Here are 11 tips to get you started: 1. Look early. Yes, your snow removal competitors start looking for their subcontractors in September. …

How’s This Snowpusher Strike You?

Mark Holman

UltraPusherTE™:  Introducing the Softer Side of Snow Removal by Mark Holman, Director & General Manager, WolfDesign You’re in for a jolt with the UltraPusherTE snowpusher, as in a pleasant surprise when you feel how much smoother the ride is with one on the front of your skid steer. But now that I think about it, you’re actually in for fewer …

The Right Cutting Edge for Plowing or Pushing Snow

Mark Holman

Steel, Rubber or Poly? That depends. by Dale Oberg, Regional Sales Manager  It’s 3 a.m. The snow removal contractor is in the driveway of a condominium complex. He’s already pulled the snow back from the front of the garaged doors and now it’s time to move all that snow to the far end. He lowers his pusher and starts moving …

QuattroPlow™ – What’s in a Name?

Mark Holman

Meet the Most Efficient Snow Removal Attachment in the Industry by Mark Holman, Director and General Manager, WolfDesign QuattroPlow. If you’re a snow removal professional, you’re gonna want one of these babies. Why? Because with a QuattroPlow, you’ll have an angle plow with wings, a straight plow with wings, a hydraulic angle snowpusher, a high-capacity backdrag plow and a wide …

SnowWolf®: A Storied History of Snow Removal Innovation

Mark Holman

SnowWolf®: A Storied History of Snow Removal Innovation Need to Solution Through the Years by Mark Holman, Director and General Manager, WolfDesign® Firsts. When we take a look back at SnowWolf’s nearly 25-year history of snow removal equipment manufacturing, there have been a bunch of them. We’ve had a steady drumbeat of innovations. UltraPlow™. Tight moldboard curvature. Sharper angle. MegaBite …

Trip Edge vs. Full Trip – The Differences

Mark Holman

By Mark Holman Trip happens. Well, at least it should happen. Let’s face it, stuff jumps out at you in this business. Curbs, manhole covers, control joints…. You name it, we hit it. To protect operators, machines and plows, you need a trip function. “Tripability,” to coin a term, can be achieved in different ways, but it’s usually done in …

Wheels vs. Tracks – What’s Better for Snow Removal?

Mark Holman

By Mark Holman More and more often lately I’m being asked whether a tracked skid steer or wheeled skid steer will perform better in the snow. Why? Tracked machines outsold wheeled machines 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent for the first time ever in 2015 according to Equipment Data Associates, which tracks UCC financing activity in the U.S. for sale and …

Snow pusher or angle plow? How to choose.

Mark Holman

By Mark Holman Angle plow vs. snow pusher. There’s a long-standing debate among experienced plowmen about which is best, especially when it comes to plowing large, open lots. Snow pushers contain more but can’t angle or backdrag, and typically you only plow in one direction – toward the pile. Angle plows have limited containment, and, like snow pushers, leave windrows …