Snow & Ice 2000

Operating Small Four-Cycle Engines in Cold Weather

Jul 27, 2005 4:19 PM, By Miles Geringer, Tecumseh Products Co.

Starting a snowthrower in winter can be time-consuming and costly for grounds maintenance professionals if you haven’t winterized the engine properly....

Protect Concrete and Vegetation with Proper Use of Deicers

Jul 27, 2005 4:45 PM, By Melissa Weatherly, Scotwood Industries, Inc.

Did late storms take you by surprise last winter? Don’t be caught unprepared. The challenges of winter weather tracking keep us guessing, so you want to be sure that when the next storm hits, you are well stocked with a product that meets your snow- and ice-melting needs....

Weather Forecasting: The Nature and Prediction of Winter Storms

Jul 27, 2005 5:11 PM, By Jonathan E. Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Winter storms in the continental United States can be responsible for significant disruption to our commerce. In tragic instances, these storms can result in loss of life and property. To minimize the impact of such disturbances, we must accurately forecast the various meteorological elements that accompany them....

Bidding Effectively

Jul 27, 2005 5:33 PM, By Ron Kujawa, Kujawa Enterprises, Inc.

Put a dozen or more snow-plowing contractors into a room, mix them well, and you will get “snowed” with a blizzard of opinions—usually very strong opinions—on everything there is to know about equipment, plowing techniques, pricing, employees, clients, tricks of the trade and everything in between....

Snow Removal Challenges and Solutions

Jul 28, 2005 10:50 AM, By Don Walker, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Snow removal from parking lots, roadways and sidewalks is a major responsibility for ground managers. Our customers expect a safe environment and are not willing to tolerate inconveniences....

Pre-Season Checklist: Preparation Results in Increased Profits

Jul 28, 2005 11:05 AM, By Dino Tudisca, Exterior Solutions

It is 4 a.m. and snow is falling—the first snow of the season. You have waited months for this to happen. So how are operations proceeding? Are you scrambling trucks and equipment? Wondering what accounts should be done in what order? Frantically making phone calls trying to line up deicers? Or is everything a smooth running machine—at least as smooth as snow removal can be?...

'Tis the Season

Jul 28, 2005 11:21 AM, By Ben Boyd, Nigro & Boyd Landscape Inc.

If you don’t clear much snow in the winter (operating with four to six plows, one or two salt spreaders and a few sidewalk crews), you may be able to manage each storm using mobile phones and pagers, scratch paper and memory....

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