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Snow Plow Operator Emergency Kit

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by s1gnature, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. s1gnature

    s1gnature Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 1

    I am compiling a list of all the things you need to keep in your truck in the case of a break down. Please add your suggestions.
  2. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Spare hot woman---or 2,depends on how long the downtime will be.:) Seriously,I do believe this was chapter and verse about 5 or more times now--kinda old, no offense.
  3. chris694205

    chris694205 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    1. extra hydralic hose
    2. quart of fluid
    3. socket set
    4. cressent wrench
    5. channel locks
    6. flash light
    7. shovels
    8. spare fittings that go on the angle cylinders cause i always seem to break them
    9. teflon tape
    10. extra plow selenoid

    can never have to much
  4. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Agreed- however I keep essentially a full set of tools- wrenches, sockets, deep sockets, pliers, screw drivers
    bottle jack (stock jack is crap in my truck),
    replacement lug wrench (stock one shattered- yes, shattered @ 2am in a blizzard with 14 inches on the ground and the city had not been able to keep up with it),
    cheater pipe (2 2foot length of pipe that nest for those tough lugs or nuts)
    emergency blanket (mylar space blanket)
    emergency candle in a steel tin
    waterproof matches
    spare cotter pins (no problem with cylinder fittings here, but I lose those bloody pins)
    Electrical tape (second only to duct tape!)
    extra gloves and vest
    engine oil
    washer fluid
    a few jumper wires with alligator clips on the ends
    DVM (digital multi meter) or 12v test light.
    STEEL d handle shovel - digging out especially when on packed snow or ice
    tow chain (S)
  5. palmer570

    palmer570 Member
    Messages: 31

    I also carry a cable come along. Incase I get stuck and need a nudge or if my plow breaks down and I cant fix it I can atleast lift it to get home.
  6. snowman69

    snowman69 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    a torch of some sort
  7. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    the best thing to have is a nice heated garage fully stocked with all the tools and beverages to get any job done in a timely mannor.:mechanic:
  8. herb1001

    herb1001 Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    fire extinguisher
  9. bill7101

    bill7101 Member
    Messages: 34

    This is the greatest tool you could have, even if its just a torpedo heater to thaw out the equipment
  10. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Bag of pretzels and a couple gatorades
  11. Jgramlich

    Jgramlich Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Tarp.you don't want to be laying in snow getting under there.

    I also carry 2 flashlights, 3 sets of gloves (work, salt and shovel), a bag of spare clothing, haynes manual, full compliment of tools, tow rope, damn near every fluid my truck drinks, shovels (whether you think you'll use them or not), and some plow parts.

    Also all the parts I've purchased and haven't had time to fix yet...
  12. Carpenter98

    Carpenter98 Member
    Messages: 41

    Extra wiper blade or two. Streaks bother me.

    One way I've found out what tools to carry (besides the standard ones) is to 'explore' my plow while sitting in the driveway in the evening. Do it when the sun is setting so the lighting isn't the best. Then you will realize you need a T25 driver that wasn't included in your tool kit.
  13. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    i would def say a few ratchet straps so that if that hyro stops working on you. you can strap it up or some times use it as a tow strap in a real pinch...
  14. qualitylawn

    qualitylawn Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    9mm pistol!