Homemade Snow Removal Solutions Best Left Untried

Remote Control Snow Plow - RC Snowplow

Unlike us at Sneller Snow Systems in Grand Rapids, MI, most people groan when they realize that winter is coming. Snow and its solidified evil cousin, ice, cause hazardous conditions, safety concerns, and are downright inconvenient to have to deal with for several months in a row. However, the war against winter will never end, leading some people to MacGyver impressive tricks and creative ways to keep battling on instead of just letting experts like us tackle snow with ease… Kind of like the folks going to extraordinary measures in these videos:

Building your own metal snow plow for under $10 (minivan not included – but based on the sound of the engine it might not add much to the price!):

Or souping up a remote control car to plow snow for you if you want to stand outside for hours waiting for the mini-plow to get the job done:

And then there’s always building a wooden plow for your mower in all your spare time:

… Or you could leave your snow removal up to the professionals.

When most people are cringing, those of us here at Sneller Snow Systems get pumped up. We work year-round to prepare for the upcoming snow season, learning from the previous season, upgrading and maintaining our commercial equipment and helping our customers prepare in advance for intense Michigan winters. With over 30 years experience and ISO 9001 certification, we have the kind of knowledge and reliability that puts all of your snow-related worries to rest. Since our services are both preventative and proactive, we’ve got you covered. Don’t let winter get the best of your business. Keep the safety and accessibility of your customers, employees, and residents at the top of your priority list with the expert guidance of Sneller Snow Systems.

Winter will be here before you know it–are you ready? We are. Contact us today to find out what kind of winter maintenance and preventative measures you need to keep your business safer and stress-free. We’ll design a custom snow removal plan just for your business!

It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Snow Plows: Safety Tips & Scary Clips

Snow Plow Accident

December. It’s here and time for us to get serious about Lansing and Grand Rapids snow removal services. We’ve already had our first snow event that sparked the idea of a few new winter safety tips. When sharing the roadways and parking lots with heavy equipment this winter season, there are a few things you should know to help keep you safe in Michigan or wherever you drive. Here are a few snow plow safety tips and scary video clips that might help:

The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Fall

Although snow plows and snow removal equipment are effective at spreading salt, deicer, or other ice melt chemicals on slick surfaces, those surfaces aren’t always equipped to bear the weight (This is NOT our equipment, and hiring a professional like Sneller Snow Systems will ensure that this does not happen to you!). Be cautious when driving or parking near these machines.

The Bigger They Are, the Slower They Stop

Remember that it takes great skill and precision to handle large machinery. Often operators are required to obtain extra licenses and specialized training before handling them. We believe the best snow removal services include certified operators and ISO certified snow removal systems. But even all of these precautions are no match for the unexpected. Other motorists, unaware of how long it can take large vehicles to come to a stop, could pull out at the wrong time and cause a problem.

If you’re going to share the roads with large snow removal equipment, take sensible precautions. First, allow big rigs more time for slowing and stopping. Second, leave plenty of room. Most states require you to stay back from snow plows at least 200 feet by law.

The Bigger They Are, The Further Away You Should Be

Take a lesson from one reporter from Traverse City, Michigan, who discovered what happens if you stand too close to the edge of the road when a snow plow goes by. If you’re going to walk or stand alongside the road for any reason, pay attention to your surroundings. Keep your head up and keep well back in the event of snow plows.

The good news is that all of our operators at Sneller Snow Systems are well-trained, well-qualified, and fully experienced in winter safety. We take great care to follow guidelines and keep our eyes out for other drivers and pedestrians. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for every truck, plow, or big rig on the roads this winter. It’s our hope that this post will remind you to exercise caution.

If you have questions or comments about our Lansing or Grand Rapids snow removal services, snow plowing, or ice management services, please feel free to contact us.