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Can the plow be left outside all winter?

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by MaineMike, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. MaineMike

    MaineMike Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 48

    Might sound like a dumb question but I'm a newbie.

    Does everyone store their Sno-Way plow indoors after use, or can they be left outside? I remember my gramps always left his plow outside all winter, in very cold temps, although it was a covered patio.
     
  2. kuryssnow5

    kuryssnow5 Member
    Messages: 39

    i dont have a sno-way plow but i put mine inside all year long. if it outside it could rust faster unless you cover it with a tarp but i have seen people keep them outside. i keep mine inside to keep it clean and dont have to hook it up outside in the cold.
     
  3. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i leave mine in tha back yard when not in use, havent had any problems
     
  4. Groundwork

    Groundwork Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 56

    I wish I could keep mine inside, that would be a luxury. First year with a Sno-way and it's been outside since it's been at the dealer and now it's outside at my house. My previous plow was outside all the time and never had any problems with it.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Change the fluid regular, di-electric grease the electrical plugs and spray it down with fluid film. I mean spray everything (but the lexan if you have it) under the cover, all over the pump and manifold, angle cyd. shafts, black iron, spray it all, it (fluid film) works good for waterproofing your work boots too. Then leave if sit outside, in the shade preferably, the sun's hard on things.
     
  6. rhkfwain

    rhkfwain Senior Member
    from FWA, IN
    Messages: 304

    I live 350 miles from the factory and my Sno-Way sits outside in my driveway all year long when it is not on my truck traveling around the territory with me. I do not plow commercially like many of you but I have never had a problem with storing mine outside. Like Basher said, some simple preventative maintenance goes a long way.
     
  7. jcesar

    jcesar Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 492

    I am one of the fortunate ones who is able to store them inside. I still use the p/m methods discussed above, when i set them in for the summer. Other than that, I have them inside unless in use.
     
  8. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,714

    Have BOSS, not Sno-Way but my stuff is all indoors. Will never put it outside. For the amount of $$$ equipment costs, definetaly inside.:)