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Winter Equipment

We supply a broad range of heavy duty commercial winter gritting and snow clearing equipment.

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Winter Equipment

OUTCO is the sole UK distributor for BOSS winter equipment, North America’s premium brand of highly resilient gritting and snow clearing equipment: tough gear for tough conditions. From gritting spreaders to a range of snow ploughs, we stock all the BOSS winter equipment to service the winter industry’s requirements including all spares, and a full maintenance and a full servicing provision.

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OUTCO (formerly GRITIT) are the UK’s award-winning winter gritting and snow clearance experts. Our mission is to be the preferred supplier for outdoor infrastructure and compliance delivering quality, and more than anything else reliability. Our nationwide winter gritting service has an established, market-leading track record of providing award winning specialist winter services

OUTCO Snow Clearance

OUTCO specialise in providing a reliable and high-quality snow clearance service for commercial and industrial properties. Our unmatched expertise and dedication is guaranteed to keep your car parks, walkways and access routes clear and safe, even in the harshest of winter conditions

De-Icing Products

OUTCO has the capability to spread or supply a wide range of traditional and specialist de-icing products. Available products range from traditional salt and grit types to low corrosive or eco-friendly products, all supplied in bulk or bagged. OUTCO de-icing products cater for all surfaces, including metal car parks and stairways, airport runways, train stations and sensitive ecological areas

winter equipment

OUTCO is the sole UK distributor for BOSS winter equipment, North America’s rugged brand of highly resilient gritting and snow clearing equipment: tough gear for tough conditions. From gritting spreaders to a range of snow ploughs, we stock all the equipment to service the winter industry’s requirements including all spares, and a full maintenance and servicing provision

Grit Bins & Salt

OUTCO’s managed grit bin solution provides strategically placed grit bins with a salt top-up service including the required tools. This service offers additional peace of mind ensuring your site is always safe and ice free. We also supply grit bins, shovels and scoops for outright purchase as well as grit bin refills as and when you need

BOSS Winter Equipment

Gritting roads, car parks and footpaths demands precision to ensure maximum effectiveness. BOSS gritting machinery is engineered with accuracy in mind. Innovative BOSS technology allows for controlled and even distribution of grit, minimising wastage while maximising traction on icy surfaces. This precise grit application is essential for maintaining safety on the UK’s often treacherous roads and footpaths, given the UK’s winter weather can change from one moment to the next. BOSS gritting machinery is specifically designed to adapt to these rapid shifts seamlessly. Equipped with real-time weather monitoring and automatic controls, BOSS machinery can continuously adjust the amount of grit dispensed based on realtime conditions. This adaptability ensures that car parks, roads and footpaths remain safe and clear, no matter how unpredictable our winter becomes.

When a sudden frost or snowfall strikes, a rapid response is essential to prevent accidents and maintain traffic flow. BOSS gritting machinery is built for swift action. Their equipment is designed to cover large areas efficiently, reducing downtime and minimising disruptions. Such rapid response capability is vital for keeping facilities and sites running smoothly, even in the face of winter’s challenges. Safety is also paramount when it comes to winter road maintenance – BOSS gritting machinery is equipped with advanced safety features that protect both operators and pedestrians. From anti-skid technology to operator-friendly controls, BOSS ensures that their machinery not only gets the job done but also prioritises the well-being of everyone involved.

Gritting is not just about maintaining safety; it’s also about minimising the impact on the environment. BOSS gritting machinery embraces environmental responsibility through efficient grit distribution and eco-friendly practices. By optimising grit usage and minimising waste, BOSS winter equipment contributes to sustainable winter maintenance efforts. Winter’s demands can be relentless, and BOSS understands that winter equipment must withstand the test of time. Their equipment is built to be rugged and durable, capable of enduring the harsh conditions of UK winters. This longevity ensures that operators can rely on BOSS machinery for years to come.

BOSS equipment

BOSS is the number 1 snow plough brand in the USA and are global leaders in designing and manufacturing snow ploughs & high-performance salt spreading equipment.  BOSS has a growing reputation in the UK for the highest quality and most reliable winter equipment and are known for their powerful and accurate snow ploughs & salt spreaders. The harsh winters of northern USA have been the testing ground for BOSS’s design and development for more than 30 years. 

BOSS salt spreaders

As with all BOSS equipment, all BOSS salt spreaders disperse de-icing materials quickly and efficiently. All Boss spreaders feature: 

  • Powerful electric high torque motors, sealed against weather and dust 
  • Durable, corrosion-resistant feed systems that deliver consistent distribution 
  • poly hopper that is built to last and with a low profile for better visibility
  • Variable speed control and overload protection 
  • 2-year warranty 
  • A wide selection of de-icing salts and grit can be used. We can advise on the best choice for the conditions and environmental concerns.

BOSS snow ploughs

Straight blade snow plough

The BOSS Sport Duty snow plough range has been specifically designed to fit UK vehicles. The extra-rigid moldboard and trip-edge technology ensure that only the cutting-edge trips when you hit an obstacle, so you won’t lose the load you’re pushing. When winter is at its worst, the job calls for more than muscle, which is why BOSS engineers smart, tough, innovative solutions to make snow and ice removal fast, easy and efficient. With a variety of tripping technologies and features to make your job more productive, BOSS has what today’s professionals need to take on winter and restore order. 

UTV snow plough

Whether it is snow removal in tight spaces or clearing trails and sidewalks, UTV ploughs are engineered to perform through even the worst weather conditions. BOSS full-size UTV ploughs are available in straight-blade and V-plough options. And because they are re fully hydraulic, you do not have to mess with chains, winches or pulleys. Innovation with you in mind is how Boss backs you up.

ATV snow plough

Along with the durability, toughness and reliability you expect from BOSS full-size ploughs, ATV ploughs feature exceptional manoeuvrability for hard-to-reach places and tough terrain. The fully hydraulic system delivers maximum efficiency with no winches, chains or pulleys. Available in both straight-blade and V-plough options, BOSS ATV ploughs offer easy to use controls to help you restore order in tough winter conditions.  The BOSS ATV is the most compact plough but with all the power and built for exceptional ground clearance in tough off-road terrains and hard to reach places. 

As the United Kingdom faces its annual battle against winter weather, the importance of reliable and efficient gritting machinery cannot be overstated. BOSS, a trusted name in winter equipment, has taken on this challenge with its exceptional gritting machinery. In this concise blog post, we’ll delve into why BOSS gritting machinery stands out as a crucial asset for combating the UK’s winter woes.

OUTCO Services

Winter Gritting Contractor

OUTCO provides a complete range of winter maintenance to keep outdoor estates free of snow and ice, ensuring sites remain safe, compliant and operational even through the harshest of winters. From gritting to snow clearance, our winter services come with a full audit trail and automatic indemnity for protection against claims

Empowering our clients with a bundles outdoor estates service portfolio

Services to keep the grounds of your estates well-managed, tidy and appealing. With our PPM or one-off Grounds Maintenance contracts we believe that well-managed grounds and communal areas are central to enhancing the consumer and employee experience

Full service asset maintenance and replacement solutions for estate infrastructure, keeping your assets fully maintained, operational and up to specification 365 days a year come rain or shine.

Case Studies

fosse shopping park outco

The external car parks and walkways at Fosse Shopping Park have a high footfall from both customers and staff. Not only do many people pass through the public areas on a daily basis but there is also a high volume of traffic. The shopping park has a responsibility to its customers and staff to keep its grounds clear of snow and ice in order to minimise any slip-ups or accidents. During the winter months the car parks and walkways need to be cleared long before the shops open so that the employees can arrive safely

Heathrow Airport

It is essential that Heathrow remains compliant, safe and operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This becomes even more of a necessity during the winter months. OUTCO delivers 24/7 winter gritting and snow clearance service to Heathrow each winter season.

OUTCO provided a robust, consistent solution that ensured the sites remained safe and operational throughout winter. For the first time in many years, not one snow and ice related claim was received from the prisoners unaccompanied through the gates. This worked particularly well and provided us with greater flexibility with regard to service times.


winter gritting services

With over two decades of expertise in winter gritting, OUTCO’s operational team has more experience than any other winter services provider in the UK

Cold weather time to sort winter gritting OUTCO

The UK just recorded the coldest night in November for the last 13 years with temperatures dropping as low as -8C.

Winter Gritting DIY Tips from OUTCO

As winter approaches, many businesses and facilities in the UK are starting to think about gritting their own premises

Big freeze winter gritting and snow clearance OUTCO

As the UK braces for a cold spell and wintry showers this week, it is important to be prepared for the changing weather conditions with winter gritting. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing for much of the country this week, with lows of -8C (17.6F) forecast for Tuesday. Snowfall is possible, but there is “a lot more uncertainty than normal” in forecasts.

Leaf Clearance OUTCO Services leaves

As the leaves begin to fall, businesses of every size are faced with the annual challenge of Leaf Clearance on their premises. Those red, brown and yellow tones of Autumn may look stunning and evoke dreamy thoughts of stirring family walks and mulled wine, but for business, falling leaves clog drains, leading to water damage and flooding, and accumulate on paths, car parks, and other areas, posing a slip and fall hazard. Fallen leaves also attract pests and block gutters

Icy weather winter gritting and snow clearance

The UK is due to for icy weather from the end of this week, with road surface temperatures dropping below zero to as low as -5C in various parts of the country. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England