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Spare Parts To Carry???

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by nailerdog, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. nailerdog

    nailerdog Member
    from WI
    Messages: 57

    I have an 06 8.5 MVP on an 06 F-350 that installed myself last fall. I used it to plow my own road and a few driveways for friends and family. No issues or problems with the plow last year.

    I have an opportunity to sub for a commercial contractor this winter that says my shifts will typically be a minimum of 8 hours and could be as long as I want to go.

    What spare parts do you experienced guys carry? I was thinking a spare hose and fluid at a minimum.

    Thanks
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,481

    As you stated a hose or two ( most plows use 2 different ones) Hyd fluid,
    trip or wing spring, tools, hose clamps, a few nuts & bolts, radiator stop leak, radiator hose, fan belt, SHOVELS, HY-lift jack, spare head lamp, fusses. flash light or spot light.
    spare pair of soxs, shirt, hat and gloves. and a camera.
    There is more stuff but I would have to go look lol as It's been a few months sense I have needed any of that stuff!! lol
     
  3. nailerdog

    nailerdog Member
    from WI
    Messages: 57

    Thanks SnoFarmer,

    I always have a full compliment tools, tug-strap, hi-lift, and lights, Hadn't thought of clothing and cooling system related stuff though.

    My spare hose will work for either length. My plow is a trip edge, do they break springs often? My old Fisher springs lasted for 10 years.
     
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,481

    I do not think you will need a spring for your set up..as trip edges compress the springs. You never know plowing what you will need.. I started carrying a radiator hose and stop leak when I was driving my 74 as my main plow rig. I haven't needed it with the newer trucks.. old habit... lol...

    a spar pair of gloves too:D

    Some spar dry cloths sure can make a lot of difference some nights if you get wet or sweaty...
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2006
  5. MStine315

    MStine315 Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    J Thomas sells a repair kit for each type of plow that is in a nice flat case that fits under the seat. It might be worth checking out. Probably more expensive than buying each part, but if nothing else, it'll give you some ideas. I got one last year, but luckily I didn't need it!
     
  6. ljbev

    ljbev Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    list

    list of accts
    list of sub contractors
    list of people to call when you break down...

    Spare truck in tow incase of emergency:nono:
     
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,481

    Jumper cables and a couple of cans of starting fluid.
     
  8. concreteman

    concreteman Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    20 ft chain, 20ft strap, hose and 2qt of atf hat and coat cell phone and o yea jumpers camera shovels and fusses and a lot of coffee:gunsfiring:
     
  9. MStine315

    MStine315 Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Dry gas, fix a flat