Kage Innovation Blog
Do you have job sites where you’re regularly back dragging snow? Do you want to dramatically increase the efficiency of your snow plow when back dragging snow? Everything we design at KAGE Innovation for snow plowing and lawn maintenance centers around building products that provide a more efficient way of doing performing standard tasks that come with the job. The KAGE Back Drag Kit is a perfect exampleread more
“Just curious what the best way to plow heavy wet snow? Seems like this stuff don’t want to push easy, for any distance. I have to keep stopping backing up and ramming through 1/2 the pile in front of the blade, then going back over what was left.” – 2dogs2/Member on Plowsiteread more
The first question any reputable, educated, disciplined landscape contractor or property manager would ask one of our sales reps is, “Why should I buy a walk-behind mower, much less a sulky like the Wheel Kaddy?” Fair enough.
I would respond, “How much does the health and well-being of your lawn crew matter to you? If I can deliver a product that allows your operators to not only ride rather than walk, but ride comfortably for 8-10 hours a day, is this a product you would consider investing in?”read more
These short stories will be an interesting look into a fictional snow removal company. Many of the experiences, problems, solutions, and headaches were real. Let’s cut the fat, snow removal can be a disaster. Couple no sleep, breakdowns, tempers, and hasty decisions with customers that expect real performance and you’ve got a real volatile business. One not for the faint of heart.
Every snow removal contractor is well aware of the dangers of night time snow plowing, but making sure your snow plow operators get it we put together this checklist of safety tips that will keep them plowing throughout the night.
This story is fundamentally true, and happened to us when we just started snow plowing with skid steers. The following story resulted because we had the local fab shop make some skid steer snow plows for us from some brand new ‘pickup truck’ V blades. Being that there weren’t any good solutions for heavy duty skid steer plows yet, this was the next best thing.
Attention Skid Steer Snow Plow Operators
We’re a company that builds its products through experience and one thing you can count on in the snow removal industry is accidents. Hazards lie everywhere when snow falls, but as professional skid steer Snow Plow Operators are concerned, many of those hazards can be avoided with proper training and preparation.read more
If you’re using a truck snow plow for commercial snow removal, you’ve either A) never known anything better to use, or B) are okay with habitually doing things the hard way. The other day I was sitting in my hotel room in Duluth, MN preparing my video equipment for a day-long video shoot with a property manager that uses KAGE skid steer snow plows and a tractor snow plow handling snow removal for their three multi-unit apartment complexes.read more
Only the cutting edge you say? Sometimes the hasty choices that we make regarding our snow plow are not so “cutting edge”. The cutting edge of the skid steer plow is like the sole of your boot, or the rubber on your wheels. Decisions that you make when purchasing your snow plow cutting edges can directly affect how your customer views you, your level of service, and your profitability.
Small articulated loaders are carving a dent into the skid steer market. More and more contractors are finding that the compact wheel loader is a suitable, and sometimes better option to buy or rent than a skid steer loader. Snow removal contractors are no exception. There is no perfect formula when you are trying to decide between the two, but we are going to point out some of the important considerations that may be part of your decision.read more