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What do you bring plowing?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by njsnowremoval, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. njsnowremoval

    njsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Hey guys was looking around and i know i saw a thred like this once just cant find it. So anyway ill be plowing next year and started to put a list together but wanted input from Those who have put there list together for years, Sho what do you bring plowing with you and what dont you leave home without wile plowing. Thanks
     
  2. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    A chain, shovels, snowblower, lots of gloves...even though I never end up wearing any, a spare jacket for those wet storms, a blanket behind the seat just in case, Mountain Dew, Cigarettes and a sense of humor...without that you'll probably go nuts and quit plowing. Bring a camera or camera phone too, you never know what you need to document along the way.
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I bring the gf,Since I don't have to worry about the wife showing up.
     
  4. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    A 2 fer and some dope. Yeeeeeehawwwww!!!
     
  5. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Little do you know Grandview, I've got your wife covered!.....;)
     
  6. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    On a serious note, JTV has a pretty good list... I might add: traction aids (you can buy them at napa), spare plow hoses (because they ALWAYS blow at 2 am), plow fluid, set of screw drivers and wrenchs, flashlight.... I'm sure others will add to the list.....
     
  7. ddb maine

    ddb maine Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    Gallon of hydraulic fluid, 4 adjustable wrenches, 2 vice grips, 3 different chains, tire chains, chain saw- Husq 359 - 20" ( gets used a lot during ice storms) 2 20 ton bottle jacks, gallon of water, extra jackets, sander, shovels, extra set of headlights, going to get another set of hydraulic hoses made this year... Absorbent pads for the fluid, 5 quarts of 5w20... I have two tool boxes full of things.
     
  8. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    Towstrap, gloves, jacket, 16" tool box full of wrenches, sockets, rubber mallet, and pliers, shovels, and I'm usually wearing carhartt bib overalls, next winter I'll probably add a few things.
     
  9. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    This storm I added the chainsaw...all this ice is bringing the trees down left and right
     
  10. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    wallet smokes dew phone everything els is in the trucks all year long
     
  11. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I tow my skid during the storm So I usually have the skid, bucket and plow on the trailer.
    In the bed of the truck I carry a few shovels, small walk behind spreader, tire chains for the skid, 4 bags of mag and 2gal of hydraulic fluid.
    In the tool box I have tons of wrenches, sockets, pliers, grease gun, extra grease, oil, windshield washer fluid, diesel fuel treatment, towrope, extra chain and boom.
    In the truck I have 2 changes of clothes, Extra boots, extra coat, bibs, 4-5 pair of gloves, a case of dr pepper(bottles, cans don't work in the skid lol), a camera and a few bottles of 5 hour energy :}
     
  12. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    I did that until the wife became the ex and the GF is now the wife..LOL:laughing:

    I keep extra plow pins, hoses, hyd. fluid, cell phone, camera / video camera, charger, 24V impact w/ sockets, sand for weight and traction if I get stuck, hammers, pry bars, chains, straps, blankets, case of water, food items, extra coat, gloves and this last time a pillow.
     
  13. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    tow chain, shovel, chloride, phone, phone charger, camera, flashlight, extra coat, extra gloves, toolbox
     
  14. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    coffee, extra coat, extra gloves, ski goggles for the windy storms and have to get out of the truck, hydro fluid, tow strap, tool box, propane torch for what I don't know but I have one just in case, shovel, blanket, smartphone, phone charger, 3 led flashlights, extra petty cash, extra pens and toilet paper in case I need to drop a deuce in the middle of the night and no place is open. other things I am forgetting but that is a pretty good list.
     
  15. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    tow chain stays in the toolbox yearround so i always have it. i have 2-3 pairs of gloves and a hat that doesn not leave the truck unless im wearing them. some tools, shovels, blower for the big storms and gas for that, icemelt, account list, food/drinks, and cell phone
     
  16. Harford13

    Harford13 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    All of these tools listed and no one takes a snow plow? I usually take my plow with me
     
  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    That's why I'm seasonal!
     
  18. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    condoms, roofies and cigarettes.
     
  19. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    My plow trucks are equipped with a Delta tool box. I keep jacks, hammers, pliers, vice grips, hoses, hydrolic fluid, motor oil, tranny fluid, 80W90, coolant, plow solenoid, nut's & bolts, jumper cables, I can go on for ever. There is just about everything in there, you just never know what you will need in an emergency.
     
  20. bigc1301

    bigc1301 Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Cigs, phone, dew, tools, more cigs, change of clothes and toilet paper. Comes in handy