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New Plow? Old Plow? We Know Cleveland Snow Plows

Cleveland snow, and Cleveland weather in general, for that matter, is as unique as the rest of our beloved town. Northeast Ohio’s special blend of snow, wind, lake effect, salt (OH, the SALT!) and dizzying changes in temperature and humidity is hard on machinery. To say nothing of the operator…

Snow Plow Maintenance jti-meyer-warranty-card

While we are a Meyer’s Diamond Distributor and proudly sell Cleveland’s own Meyer Products, we take care of plows, blades and attachments of all makes and models. Our experienced techs know when it snows, you have to uphold your end of those snowplowing contracts. When something isn’t right with your plow, we can help you get back to work, fast.

Snow Plow Accessories

When your lights aren’t working, you probably have to keep working — but you need to get your lights fixed, fast. We’ve worked through more than 80 Cleveland winters, and keeping our customers and their equipment in working order has always been our goal.

For the accessories you need, from gloves and lights to batteries and sunglasses – and a magical formula known as Fluid Film – people who depend on their plows depend on JTI.

JTI, Cleveland trailer experts We’re open 6 days a week, just off I-271 at the Forbes/Broadway exit. Our goal is to keep our customers rolling. Need a new snow plow blade, general maintenance, hard-working accessories or some knowledgable advice? Stop in or call 440.232.4311.



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Cleveland Snowfall 2016-2017

“Last year we were lulled by a strong El Nino,” News 5 Cleveland’s Mark Johnson reminds us. This year, it’s a different story.

Cleveland temperatures are expected to be much lower this winter, and snowfall is expected to be “near to slightly above normal.”

“Get the hat and gloves ready!” Johnson suggests.

Get your plows serviced, we suggest.

Make a service appointment now. 

Snowplow Maintenance in Cleveland

JTI sells the Meyer line of plows, salt spreaders, tailgates and walk behinds, in addition to Meyer genuine parts.

Meyer LotPro snowplow

LotPro LD for half-ton truck or SUV

We’re proud to be a Meyer partner and full-service dealer, and have been for years. But many of our customers have several plows, from different manufacturers. JTI services them all.

At JTI, we work with hundreds of grounds crews, landscapers and maintenance companies throughout Northeast Ohio. Their clients depend on them to clear their lots, keep their walkways safe – and many municipalities rely on us to keep their city snow plow fleets in good working order.

Snowplow Operators Need Tough Accessories, Too

accessories for snow plow operators

Quality accessories = greater safety for plow operators.

Gloves. Batteries. Lights. Fluid film. Your plow isn’t the only thing you depend on to get your snow removal jobs done.

People rely on you and your crew all winter. You can rely on JTI to keep their equipment in good shape and your drivers safe on the road.

If you need tough gloves, safety glasses to beat the glare, fluid film to keep your plow in shape, lights, or any other accessory to make snowplowing in Cleveland safer and easier – we’ve probably got it.

If you want to find genuine Meyer parts, a new snowplow, or people who have worked on virtually every make and model of plow that clears Cleveland’s streets, get in touch with our crew at JTI today. We’re here Monday-Saturday to serve Cleveland’s snow removal teams: 440.232.4311


Cleveland winter forecast 2015

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Ohio Snow Forecast 2015-2016

October’s peak fall colors are such a tease…because we know what’s coming, don’t we?

Actually, predicting Cleveland’s weather accurately, months in advance, is really outside of our area of expertise. That said, we’ve rounded up some info from sources who know more than we do about the weather.

Here’s our best prediction: If you’re a snow removal professional, you’re going to be busy again this winter.


Farmer’s Almanac Said What?

“According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the winter of 2015–2016 is looking like a repeat of last winter, at least in terms of temperatures with unseasonably cold conditions over the Atlantic Seaboard, eastern portions of the Great Lakes, and the lower peninsula of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, most of the Tennessee and Mississippi Valley, as well as much of the Gulf Coast.”

Nope, we’re not kidding. Read all about it on the Farmer’s Almanac site.

And that’s not all.

“Precipitation-wise, if you like snow, then you should head out to the northern and central Great Plains (most of the North Central States), the Great Lakes, New England (sorry Boston!), and parts of the Ohio Valley where snowier-than-normal conditions are forecast.

Over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States, the winter will be stormy with a good amount of snow. We are “red-flagging” the second week of January and the second week of February for possible heavy winter weather with a long, drawn out spell of stormy weather extending through much of the first half of March.”

Did you ever wonder how Farmer’s Almanac makes its predictions? Us too.

Live Weather Blogs Scare Us

Predictions vary a little among different bloggers on Live Weather Blogs, but nobody’s saying “warm and sunny in Cleveland.”

To wit, of the Midwest Region (IL IN OH KY) we’ve read, “This area starts off slow but may have one heck of a snowy and icy round of weather the second half of the winter.”

Northeast Ohio, 5’s on Your Side

News Net 5’s Mark Johnson offers the best advice, in our opinion. No, not his thoughts on a frigid February (we don’t like that part). This was our favorite part: “Enjoy your fall while you can!”

Cleveland winter forecast 2015

JTI, Cleveland trailer expertsCleveland gets snow. We get snow plows. Snow removal experts rely on JTI. We’ve been in the trailers and hitch business for more than 80 years – and we’ve seen at least that many Cleveland winters. If people depend on you and your plow, depend on JTI.

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Snow Removal: Are You Ready for the 2015-2016 Season?

When you put your blades away in the spring, did you clean your plowJTI-Meyer-Fleet-friendly carriage and blades? Check for corrosion? How do your pumps, fittings, and springs look?

Before those first flakes fall – and those first customers call – you need to know that your plows are ready to work for you. If you don’t have time to prep your plows, you definitely won’t have time to make repairs once the snow plowing season is really underway. 

At JTI, a Snow Plow Tune-Up includes:

  • Degreasing all electrical parts & re-greasing them
  • Degreasing all wear parts, pins, and connections & re-greasing them
  • Draining of hydraulic fluid, cleaning all valves & refilling the hydraulic fluid
  • Bleeding air out of the system
  • Cleaning the screens
  • Tightening the  springs
  • Adjusting headlights

In short, we’ll help you buy getting your plow ready to make money for you this season. Call for an appointment or bring your plow in. The shop is getting busy, so don’t wait!

Call 440.232.4311 or request an appointment online.

2015 Meyer snow plow

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Snow Removal: We Have The Technology!

If you want a smarter snowplow, it’s here. More specifically, it’s here, at JTI thanks to Cleveland’s own Meyer Products.

New Technology in Snow Removal? Yep! 2015 Meyer snow plow

If the ground everywhere was smooth and level, snowplowing would be a lot easier, right? Until that happens – and if you know anything about potholes and Cleveland winters…you’re not holding your breath – you need a snowplow that can adjust!

The Snowplow That Can Adjust Is Here

Meyer really delivered this year: With Ground Tracking Technology, the blade automatically pivots up to 12-degrees and stays engaged with uneven surfaces, so you can clean in just one pass. It also allows the plow to remain level during transport and keeps the mount straight when mounting/dismounting on uneven surfaces. Ground Tracking Technology is standard on Road Pro 32-Series and optional on Lot Pro and Diamond Edge plows.

Do you want a plow or a smart plow?

See plows and get our pre-season pricing through September 30 here at JTI, just off I-271 at the Broadway/Forbes exit. Learn more about the technology behind these smart snow plows at Meyer’s website.

Want to Start or Grow Your Snow Plow Business?

We love sharing advice from Meyer. And we know snow plowing…if you have questions, ask us: 440.232.4311

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5 Tips to Keep Your Trailer and Hitch Happy This Winter

Cleveland Winters are never “easy” but this year’s temperature fluctuations (and great variety of precipitation)  seems a little tougher than usual. What does that mean for your trailer?

Diaelectric Grease5 Things You Should Do For Your Trailer (and Hitch) This Winter

1. Wash the salt off your trailer and hitch. It’s the curse of the snowbelt: the salt that keeps us safe on the road creates problems for our vehicles. Keep your machine clean.

2. If you’re not using your hitch, REMOVE THE BALL MOUNT. The gunk and temperature extremes just cause excess wear. (Bonus: people who park behind you will appreciate it.)

3. Buy $4 worth of “insurance” called dielectric grease. Use it to keep moisture out of your wires and prevent corrosion on your battery posts.

4. Put a plug on it! Inexpensive but extremely valuable (and a piece of cake to use!) 4-flat connector covers protect your wiring from whatever the street throws at ’em.

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5. Plan on repacking your bearings this spring – or at least once each year. Winter’s constant freezing and thawing and refreezing practically guarantees moisture will get in the bearings, creating corrosion. The solution: clean and repack them. (Yes, we can do it for you: 440.232.4311)

Bonus tip: Check your tire pressure often and adjust as needed! Cleveland’s roller-coaster temps play havoc with tire air pressure, and improper inflation can cause uneven wear on your tires, leading to vibration and worse, unstable handling. ___________________________________________________________________________________

JTI, Cleveland trailer expertsIt’s been a long winter, and we are definitely thinking about spring! If you’re looking for a hitch-mount bike rack, a pop-up tent trailer, or dreaming about other fun you can have with a hitch, we can help! Call us at 440.232.4311 or stop in to our Oakwood Village showroom, where we’re open Monday – Friday 8am-5pm & Saturday 8am-2pm. Our Twitter @JTI_Inc and Facebook pages are open 24 hours 😉 __________________________________________________________________________________

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Show the Snow Who’s BOSS and SAVE BIG! Clearance Sale

Looking for the best prices on Boss Snowplow parts? Need to replace a blade?

Boss Snowplow Blades and Parts Inventory Clearance!

We are liquidating our inventory of Boss plow blades (only a few left) and also have a variety of parts on hand. THIS IS AN INVENTORY CLEARANCE: trust us, you will not see lower prices (we checked).

BossBladeSTB15020Want an example? Here ya’ go:

STB 15020 – Boss 7’6″ Standard Duty Straight Blade $578. 19

STB 03165 Plow box $2161.00

————————————The pair $2739.19

Call quick if you’re interested! 440.232.4311

Best Boss Deal in Cleveland!

Also, many parts. Need something for your boss plow? We just might have it. Winter’s only half over, folks. And in Northeast Ohio – that *probably* means we’ll be getting some more snow.


JTI, Cleveland trailer expertsPeople who rely on their trailers (and hitches, and plows) rely on JTI. Please stop in to our Oakwood Village showroom, just off I-271 between Bedford and Northfield Village, or call 440.232.4311. We’d love to help you.