The Edge:  Stay Sharp

The Edge is your definitive source for solutions, tips, insights, ideas and best practices that can make you more efficient, profitable and safer on the job. Every post is by an expert and innovator who has operated machines and plows from the same cabs where you make your living. We get the work you do. More to the point, we’ll help you keep your edge over the competition.
November 21, 2018

Bidding on Low Snow Tolerance Facilities? Here’s What You Need to Know

Snow and ice management on medical facilities can be lucrative. However, you need to understand the details that go into...

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November 13, 2018

Maximize Your Plowing Efficiency While Lowering Your Salt Dependency

By now, you know that there is a shortage of salt. The snow and ice management industry has stayed on...

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November 5, 2018

10 Tips for Hiring the Right Snow Subcontractor this Winter

Snow and ice removal is a risky business. You need to nail down properties to plow, hire subcontractors and get...

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October 31, 2018

New Game-Changer in Snow Removal Profitability

Edge Down, Profit Up  What’s the standard for profitability in snow removal? Efficiency, or clearing more snow faster with less...

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October 24, 2018

14 Smart Ways to Use Social Media in Your Snow Removal Business

There’s no way around it. To do business today, you need a social media footprint—even as a snow and ice...

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October 19, 2018

5 Software Programs to Keep You & Your Crews Organized, On Time & Successful This Winter

Whether you’ve been in the snow removal business for decades or this is your company’s first winter, you want to...

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September 28, 2018

11 Tips to Running Your New Snow Removal Business

When you’re first starting your snow and ice management company, there are so many things you need to know, such...

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September 13, 2018

Take a Bite Out of Risk Management This Snow Season

As a snow and ice management company, you and your crews have a lot riding on your ability to reduce...

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August 6, 2018

3 Tips for Picking the Right Plow for the Job

Tis the season when you buy snow equipment to get ready for the 2018 – 2019 winter season. While your...

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July 23, 2018

How Many Parking Lots Can You Clean by 7 A.M.?

You know the deal—the faster you can clear snow from a parking lot, the quicker you can get to the...

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July 2, 2018

Buy Your Snow Equipment During the Summer Slow Season

3 Reasons Why You Need to Buy Your Snow Equipment During the Summer Slow Season   Do you want to...

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June 13, 2018

How Different Colored Warning Lights Prevent Rear-End Collisions Plow Trucks

We all do it. It’s snowing, and you’re behind a snowplow going 30 mph. You’re getting impatient, wanting to pass...

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May 11, 2018

4 Chores You Need to Complete During Post Season Clean-Up

By SnowWolf Staff The snow season is just about to end. What are you going to do in the post...

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April 26, 2018

Why You Need to Follow Up with Your Customers This Spring

By SnowWolf Staff The snow season of 2017-18 is winding down. It’s time to start thinking about doing end of...

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January 12, 2018

6 Tips to Keep Your Crews Busy Between Storms

By Mark Holman, Co-CEO So, Mother Nature has finally given you a break between storms. And it’s a well-deserved break...

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December 14, 2017

6 Tips for Surviving the Holidays as a Snow Pusher

By SnowWolf Staff The holidays are upon us and depending on where you live in the U.S. or Canada, you...

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December 11, 2017

How to Keep Everyone Safe on the Road—Including You

8 Tips to Maintain Safety during a Snowstorm By Mark Holman, Co-CEO While safety is number one on your mind...

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November 20, 2017

What’s Your Favorite Snow Gear?

By SnowWolf Staff  When you’re out in the field, clearing snow and ice for your customers, what is your favorite...

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November 10, 2017

10 Tips You Need to Know about Slip & Fall Claims

 By SnowWolf Staff  Please note that the information presented in this blog is informational only. It doesn’t replace your lawyer...

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October 30, 2017

18 Night Plowing & Safety Hacks

By Mark Holman, CO-CEO It’s Jack’s first night out on the road pushing snow from a parking lot so a...

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October 23, 2017

Add Anti-Icing to Your De-Icing Services This Winter

By: SnowWolf Staff In the past few years, the use of brine as an anti-icing agent has grown in popularity....

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September 25, 2017

15 Tools to Put in Your Emergency Plow Repair Kit

By SnowWolf Staff The last thing you want to worry about when you’re in the middle of a blizzard is...

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September 18, 2017

6 Hacks to Get Your Clients to Pay on Time

By Mark Holman, Co-CEO You get in your truck on a dark, cold night to push snow so your client...

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August 28, 2017

How to Start a Seasonal Snow Removal Business

By Dale Oberg, Regional Sales Manager Photo Credit: Winter Nurseries Landscaping You’ve decided to move forward with your seasonal snow...

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August 18, 2017

5 Tips to Market Your New Snow Removal Business

By Jessica Boldt, Marketing Coordinator  So, you’ve decided to start a snow removal business. Since it’s still summer, you’re ahead...

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July 17, 2017

4 Factors You Need to Include in Your Snow & Ice Removal Bid

By Dale Oberg, Regional Sales Manager So you decided that you want to add snow and ice removal services to...

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June 27, 2017

So You Want to Get into the Snow Removal Business?

Tips for First Time Plowers By Mark Holman, General Manager It’s the middle of summer, and you’re looking into an...

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April 5, 2017

6 Benefits to Attending a Snow and Ice Industry Trade Show

By Mark Holman, General Manager Now that the snow has melted and snowstorms are less frequent, it’s trade show time...

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March 15, 2017

Packing It Up Early?

9 Tips for Postseason Snow Pusher Pros The winter of 2016–17 will go down as one of the balmiest in...

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February 1, 2017

Why Your Snow and Ice Removal Company Needs to be Well Insured

Even though it’s in the middle of the snow removal season, you still need to make sure you have enough...

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January 4, 2017

Avoid Snow Equipment Breakdowns with These 5 Maintenance Tips

By Mark Holman, General Manager  When you and your crews are out pushing snow during a blizzard, you don’t want...

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December 7, 2016

5 Steps to Keeping Your Snow Employees this Winter

By Mark Holman, General Manager It’s almost time to start your busy snow removal season. And you want to make...

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November 30, 2016

The Most Efficient Way to Remove Snow from Lots

Angle Plowing with Wings is Best, but There’s More to It Than That by Dale Oberg, Regional Sales Manager Big,...

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November 23, 2016

4 Tips to Adding Ice Removal to Your Snow Management Services

By Mark Holman, General Manager Do you want to boost your snow removal offerings to include ice management? Becoming a...

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November 9, 2016

How to Plow Snow and Scrape Ice to a “T” this Winter

Find Your Super Power Where the Rubber Hits the Road by Dale Oberg, Regional Sales Manager Slip, slide, skid. When...

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October 26, 2016

3 Preseason Tips to Prep You for the Snow Removal Season

What You Need to Know to Start the Snow Season on the Right Foot By Mark Holman, General Manager There’s...

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October 12, 2016

Which Skid Steer Should You Buy for Snow Removal?

The Highs and Lows of Hydraulic Flow by Dale Oberg, Regional Sales Manager High-flow or low-flow? When you’re ready to...

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September 28, 2016

The Right Snow Removal Attachment for Your Skid Steer

Bucket, Pusher, Plow or Blower? Listen to the Job. by Dale Oberg, Regional Sales Manager           ...

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September 14, 2016

Truck or Skid Steer Snowplow?

An Unbiased Look at the Pros and Cons by Dale Oberg, Regional Sales Manager The debate rages – what’s better...

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August 31, 2016

11 Tips for Hiring the Right Snow Removal Subcontractors This Winter

by Mark Holman, Director & General Manager, WolfDesign Now that it’s late summer, you’re probably on the hunt for the...

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August 19, 2016

How’s This Snowpusher Strike You?

UltraPusherTE™:  Introducing the Softer Side of Snow Removal by Mark Holman, Director & General Manager, WolfDesign You’re in for a...

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August 3, 2016

The Right Cutting Edge for Plowing or Pushing Snow

Steel, Rubber or Poly? That depends. by Dale Oberg, Regional Sales Manager  It’s 3 a.m. The snow removal contractor is...

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June 23, 2016

QuattroPlow™ – What’s in a Name?

Meet the Most Efficient Snow Removal Attachment in the Industry by Mark Holman, Director and General Manager, WolfDesign QuattroPlow. If...

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June 17, 2016

SnowWolf®: A Storied History of Snow Removal Innovation

SnowWolf®: A Storied History of Snow Removal Innovation Need to Solution Through the Years by Mark Holman, Director and General...

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June 8, 2016

Trip Edge vs. Full Trip – The Differences

By Mark Holman Trip happens. Well, at least it should happen. Let's face it, stuff jumps out at you in...

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May 25, 2016

Supercharge Your Skid Steers in The Snow. Here’s How.

By Mark Holman If you've spent even a few hours in the seat of a skid steer doing snow removal,...

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May 11, 2016

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

By Mark Holman More and more often lately I’m being asked whether a tracked skid steer or wheeled skid steer...

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April 15, 2016

Snow pusher or angle plow? How to choose.

By Mark Holman Angle plow vs. snow pusher. There’s a long-standing debate among experienced plowmen about which is best, especially...

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