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Question for Neige, Blowerman, JDDave or anyone else

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ry_rock, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. ry_rock

    ry_rock Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Hi Fella's
    I am new to the tractor blower set up this will be my first year running this way. My question is do any of you oil or under coat your tractors?

    If there is any other important information you can think of or feel like sharing I would appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Yes we undercoat everything we own that goes out in the winter. We raise the hoods and get anythng metal around the rad, grill. Also get as much as you can underneath. Remember the harder the place is to get to the more it needs undercoated. We use Fluid Film but Rust Check Krown or even motor oil will be better then nothing. Just spray everything that is metal. Also do your locks and hinges as well as the bottom of your door jams.
     
  3. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    I agree tractors seem to be worse as they have alot of nooks and crannys around the cab and such where salt can get trapped and start chewin.
     
  4. bi-directional

    bi-directional Member
    Messages: 68

    JD Dave. What do you use to spray the Fluid Film. We have had trouble finding something that will properly spray bulk Fluid Film.
     
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I bought this gun at Napa. You need a gun that's under pressure not suction. http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=50483
     
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    The gun I bought was called a Shot's gun. It sprays a crude amount but covers very well.
     
  7. JoeCool

    JoeCool Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 214

  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I have 2 Schutz guns and they work well for equipment where it's easy to get at but the gun Napa sellls is pressurized and comes with a wand. you'll never use a Schutz gun again. Anyone wanting a rust proofing gun for Fluid Film or what ever, the one I use is on sale at Napa for $79.99 Part #65320. Mine is close to 10 years old and still works great.
     
  9. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    Dave is dead on about the locks & hinges... Ignore those and you might find yourself locked out of the machine at 1:00a.m.
    Others might find it odd, but I use a 2 gallon pump sprayer for applying diesel fuel. Anything is better than nothing. Even then I still get rust and corrosion!
     
  10. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    Ditto on what has been said so far. You can never over do it, just costs more in product if you do, equipment rusting costs loads more.
     
  11. ry_rock

    ry_rock Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Thanks for all of the informations, ideas and suggestions!!!
    I will post pictures of my equipment over the next week