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Flooded out snow plows under 5 feet of water

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by snow game, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    Any ideas outside of changing fluids on what should be done to snow plows that were submerged in water? I have 15 Fishers Min mount 1 & 2, Vplows and XLS, all were submerged in a recent flood. are they trashed or what pm steps can be taken?
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Change the fluid and clean the connections spray with FF and test it out.
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Drain the fluid, then cover them with fluid film fill with Meyer Hydra-Flush and operate.

    After putting the plow though it's functions drain the hydra-Flush and refill with a premium snowplow fluid.
     
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Coat with FF asap. and do like Basher said
     
  5. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    make sure to pull the covers on the elec boxs and get water out of them, maybe spray inside of elec box with wd40, it is a water displacement spray, also maybe make sure there is no water in elec motors, worst come to worse, claim on ins, get new plows, sell the old one to plowsite members for cheap if ins dont want them back
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    FF please.

    For your ad you can put in it ,washed at the end of the season!
     
  7. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    FF? what are you talking about?
     
  8. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    fluid film
     
  9. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
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  10. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    That's why I put a life jacket on my plow (you know living on an island and all and being in the middle of the Detroit river)

    but wow, were the plows full of dirt and debris from the water? And how many trucks were under water?
     
  11. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    is fluid film safe for electronics?
     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  13. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    People spray cans of WD-40 with Fluid Film to keep the WD-40 from rusting
     
  14. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    non one has still anwesered my question does your fluidfilm remove moisture from electical components, from what i see it will keep moisture out, but will it remove moisture that is allready there?
     
  15. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Yes it will displace water
     
  16. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    thanks, thats what i was wondering, i am going to have to try to find some up here in northern maine, would like to try it out, almost time to put the plow away
     
  17. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    How many trucks were under water?
     
  18. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    My guess is probably none. Since they have wheels and motors and can move themselves quickly out of the way.
     
  19. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    We had about 10 trucks under water all but 3 had mechanical problems prior to the storm, but the water came in so fast we had a lot of support equipment and inventory we could not move and some stuff that we would not have thought to move. Tow behind compressors, plows, attacments, shop equipment, the list goes on and on. Still counting how much money we lost.