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Snow Boot Camp: Introducing TeamX to Present and New Equipment

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We have a variety of equipment pieces here at Xtreme Snow Pros. It’s a necessity if we want to be fully prepared to answer every call and beckon from our commercial clients when the wintery weather comes in. From ice and hail storms to wet sleet and mountains of snow, there are a variety of winter weather conditions we have to respond to for close to 7-months out of the year. In order to be effective, we have a fleet of equipment that covers parking lots, roadways, sidewalks, and more.

As a result, we require our team members to be adept in all of our equipment offerings, ensuring they understand the difference and when to leverage each piece of equipment for different scenarios. We want our TeamX members to be autonomous, which brings us to the next portion of our summer Snow Boot Camp: present and new equipment.

Equipment Training

We include a two-part training when it comes to our equipment: that of the classroom and that of the field. We kick off our large equipment training in the classroom, where we begin absolutely everything we do here at Xtreme Snow Pros.

We require TeamX members to sit through training sessions in which we go over our tech apps, the mechanics of each machine, how to address small repairs, and proper usage of the equipment. Once the classroom sessions complete, it’s time to take it out into the field.

During our hands-on training, we require everyone to demonstrate:

Operation: We own many pieces of equipment to get the job done; tractors, loaders, and skid steers, that provide very different services for our clients. During these training days, we require everyone to take turns on each machine, demonstrating they know how to operate each machine properly when the pressure is on. We cater to everyone’s strengths as management and supervisors teams are performing assessment tests as each TeamX member is training so each person may be assigned to the piece of equipment they have the most knowledge and comfortability with. Utilizing mulch in place of snow provides them with a real hands-on training experience, so they may get the feel and understanding of the equipments vital operation.

Management Ability: Lastly, we assess overall management ability. We ensure our team members are able to operate the machines safely, while also making smart calls and on-the-go tune-ups if something goes wrong out in the field.

We do all of this during the summer and fall months, ensuring our team members are trained and ready to go for when the Northeastern winter hits us faster than we typically expect. We’re happy to see Winter 2017.18 finally dissipate, but as we all know, Winter 2018.19 will be here before we know it.

Why You Should Consider Hiring a Snow Removal Company that Owns Its Own Equipment

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Snow and ice removal is no easy business. It requires heavy duty machinery, treatment chemicals and resources, and technological infrastructure that paints the whole picture in real-time. That’s a lot of responsibility put on the winter weather clearing company, which is why you want to consider a company that owns everything it uses in-house. When a blizzard is knocking on the backdoor, it doesn’t wait for service providers to assemble the equipment. It just comes.

Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a snow removal company that owns its own equipment:

RELIABILITY: If a company rents its snow removal equipment, what happens when the provider recalls it or doesn’t provide it in time, and snow is coming? A company that owns its own equipment is reliable; they will always be able to answer the call because it's their property. Snow and ice isn’t something to play around with today, and when you need reliable winter weather clearing services, you need them immediately.

EXPERIENCE: When a company owns their own equipment, they can train employees on it year-round. They don’t have to wait for deliveries or shipments to get everyone familiar with the tools. Instead, they have total experience immersed, using their owned fleet every year with the same hands.

EXPERTISE: Managing one’s own winter weather clearing fleet creates expertise among the staff, tasked with learning the ins and outs of the machine from front to back. Having that kind of knowledge is invaluable when winter weather is on the way and a machine needs a quick tune-up.

AFFORDABILITY: Although the up-front cost of buying the equipment can seem expensive, in the long run, it’s a more cost-efficient option to own the capital. As such, the company is able to offer more affordable rates to clients looking to secure winter weather clearing.

Here at Xtreme Snow Pros, we’re a one-stop-winter-shop, which is why we own absolutely everything we deploy and utilize on our clients’ commercial properties. We don’t need to wait around or answer to another person when crunch time comes. We have everything we already need, fine-tuned, and prepped, with an expertly trained staff that knows how to leverage it immediately.

Xtreme Snow Pros Takes Part in West Milford Autumn Lights Festival

As a snow and ice clearing company that’s about more than just our services, we work hard to integrate ourselves into the incredible communities that we support today. Having just bought property in West Milford, we’ve been working hard to acquaint ourselves with the community members and really get to know the people and businesses that make up the backbone of the West Milford community.

Expanding our servicing area into a new region in 2018 has our team very excited, and we can’t wait to mingle even more with the West Milford community heading into the future.

The West Milford Autumn Lights Festival

This past October, our Xtreme Snow Pros team took part in the West Milford Autumn Lights Festival: 23rd Annual Celebration of West Milford. As a celebration that is very important to the community, and one that has been going on for 23-years, we were very excited to be part of the event and introduce our team, our values and our services to all those in attendance. Taking place from 10AM until 5PM on Saturday, October 14th, over 250 vendors, children’s entertainment companies, and rides were available to the friends and families at the celebration.

Starting at 10AM, the Character Parade, where children and parents paraded at the triangle starting at the Shoprite, presented kids and parents with the opportunity to sport their Halloween costumes. Princess Bella, Princess Poppy, Batman, Big Red Dog, and Blue Karate Turtle led the excursion, finishing just 1-hour later.

The Xtreme Snow Pros team took part in the daily festivities, bringing along their HET as well as several other pieces of equipment that they showcased and discussed with all interested viewers. Children were able to see the pieces up close and personal, spending time to learn about what our team does during the dangerous winter months. Working hard to network with everyone who stopped by, we had some awesome conversations with parents, students, and children thinking about going into a career of winter weather clearing and removal. To inspire that kind of excitement was really rewarding for our team.

 

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Xtreme Snow Pros in 2018

As we head into the new year, we are planning to immerse ourselves in even more community activities, showing all of our clients that we are a transparent operation. We’d be nothing without the communities we serve, and we want to integrate our services and support into every local business that shows interest. Stay safe for the remainder of the 2018 winter, and consider what winter weather removal services can do for the longevity of your company