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Plow storage in the off season...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by TurfPlow, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. TurfPlow

    TurfPlow Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Does anybody have any ideas about plow storage in the off season? I am looking for ideas on space saving, easy mobility, etc. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Well you cant fold them up so where do you have the most room to put it? Shelving if it is strong enough and you can get the plow up on it, etc. Put it outside side with a tarp over it. Only issue with that is they can get weathered still so spray it down with WD40 or similar product.

    As far as moving it around they make plow dollys or I have used snowmobile movers.
     
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I just sell them at the end of each year and buy new ones come fall. Saves me space and I always have new plows the next year.
     
  4. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    I dismount mine outside and use Bobcat to store it at one end of a barn. If you can I think you'll have less problems stored out of the elements.
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    snowmobile dollies work great if you have a cement floor in your shop
     
  6. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    and furniture dollies from HD or Lowes work great also. They are cheap, or you can build some of your own.
     
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    seen one guy with overseas shipping tub store them on top all lined up for the summer. used a fork lift or bucket loader to lift them up.

    i know you prob dont have these but idea for others. off the ground / basicly dry up there in the sun / vary vary hard for someone to steal them from you in the off season also. unless the truck has a MASIVE lift kit to reach that high. :laughing:
     
  8. qualitylawn

    qualitylawn Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    i spray mine with fluid film and put them on furniture dollies from harbor freight that way i can move it around in the garage!
     
  9. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I keep mine inside out of the sun and rain, on a pallet sprayed with PB blaster and covered with a tarp.
     
  10. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    There's always that haha Thumbs Up
     
  11. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    outside to bask in the sun for the summer
     
  12. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I was just playing around, but I am sure there is someone out there that does this.
     
  13. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    bad idea.

    you ever do the pb blaster test for rusting after so long? and or read the can. its not designed for a lube or long term use.

    it will rust stuff up faster as its a catilist.

    wd-40 would be 10x better as it was designed as a water replent for the airplane industry years ago.
     
  14. joshg

    joshg Senior Member
    from VT
    Messages: 141

    I bought a set of snowmobile dollies from Northern Tool. They work well on my concrete garage floor, but the casters are not great...if they fail I'd get something more rugged. In addition I need to make a saddle to work better on on support the frame.

    For the price though in combo with a floor jack the dollies are working well for me.
     
  15. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I grease the Rams, I put it on a pallet to keep it off the ground, put a large piece of plywood on top of the plow to keep the rain off and let the air blow through. Tarps seem to cause condensation and rust.
    A friend of mine just puts his in the woods to be out of the way but nothing ever drys in a woods as there is very little wind and too much shade.
     
  16. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    I have a Diamond MDII. I disconnect my blade, put that on top of the shipping container at my friends shop, then unbolt the wings that the lights bolt to and put those and the pump in my garage at home where they cant walk away, then I put the head gear inside the container
     
  17. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    back of my garage on a few furniture dollies. right next to the leaf loader for the fall
     
  18. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    PB blaster makes something like fluid film, I don't remember the name right now, but I will look when i'm back at the shop, to me it worked better then wd-40.
     
  19. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

  20. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Thats it, worked out great.