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plow storage

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ratherbfishin, May 5, 2012.

  1. ratherbfishin

    ratherbfishin Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    What is the best way to store plows for the summer? Unfortunately,I do not have the luxury of indoor storage.Not too sure about covering with a tarp.I have always just coated with whatever and left to bake! I just invested in a new V and would like to preserve it and my others.

    Thanks to all in advance!
     
  2. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    You can use a tarp to keep the sun and rain off of it,just be sure to leave the bottom open for ventilation, heard of some guys building a A-frame around the plow then tarping, some just let it sit out in the elements unprotected, or bareback if you prefer lol!!!!
     
  3. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    Fluid Film coat it and cover with a tarp and leaving a opening for it to vent and it will look like new this fall
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    Ok four. So I can ff my plow, and throw a tarp over it,,,and when I unveil it in Oct Nov. It'll look like brand new, even tho its an 03
     
  5. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    Dear D. If your 03 plow still looks like new today as it did in 03 off the factory floor (NOT) then I would say most likely if you FF it every year It should still look awsome today But we all know the truth to your posting
     
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I was thinking the same thing when I read that post! LOL
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    Lol. That's the way I read it,,,,the plow will come out shiney and new lol......
    But as far as what we do with our work plows,,,,just white lith the angle rams and that's it
     
  8. jasonz

    jasonz Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    well

    Last year we stored them under our "garage" but this year we bought some industrial shelving so we would have the freedom to still use that space in the garage and also witht he purchase of new equipment all of our plows wont fit under there now. Plus now we can park the skid steers under there or pull them out to work on trucks or plows etc...

    We are also going to shrink wrap the plows so they stay out of the weather while sitting on the racks.


    Last year vs. this year.

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  9. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    wash em
    fluid film em
    park em

    all these plows are 10 years old or so.

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    Last edited: May 10, 2012