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winter ready

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rmartin, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. rmartin

    rmartin Member
    from mass
    Messages: 68

    What do you guys do to get your trucks and plows ready for the winter. Tuneups for the plows, trucks??????Anything really important you do?
  2. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Check condition of all connections both mechanical, hydraulic and electrical. Clean as required. And Lubricate. Lubricate Lubricate.

    Check condition of hydraulic lines.

    Check all above for tightness.

    Test all functions vigorously.

    Same for truck.
  3. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Don't forget to spray your trucks. I use ATF, used motor oil, and a little diesel to dilute the mixture. I put it in a pump sprayer, and coat the undersides of the truck, while trying not to get it on rubber hoses, or tires. It does wonders for protection, and also seals existing rust.
  4. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    -change all fluids (brake, tranny, oil, differential, transfer case washer fluid switch to pink,
    -check and replace worn belts keep the old ones in the tool box for a 2:00am replacement
    -check ball joints and steering components
    -check all welds and seems on plows
    -check brake and headlights
    -remove any corrosion on battery and apply dielectric greese to all battery, plow, and trailer connections
  5. fisher42

    fisher42 Banned
    Messages: 55

    about spraying your trucks... does this really help? can't this be bad for some parts?
  6. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,815

    what r u spraying i never heard of that my self
  7. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Check airpreasure in my tire.

    Last edited: Aug 21, 2004