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New Truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Polarisrmkguy, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. Polarisrmkguy

    Polarisrmkguy Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hello everyone! This will be my first post on this site, And was wondering if anyone out there might have a check list to go by as far as a yearly things to check and replace. I just bought a 1986 Chevy 3/4 2500 with a 7 1/2 western. This will be my 2nd year plowing with it but first year owning it. Don't know much. Any feedback would be wonderful. :help:
  2. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,522

    Hello and welcome,

    Check this thread out:


    In this thread is a list that has been started by the Professionals that have been doing this for a long time. Thanks guys for putting this up. Sure is helping me to get things in order.

  3. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    Sounds like some good suggestions. I like the idea about spraying your frame with a lubricant/protect-ant. I have always sprayed my salter, but didn't think about the entire truck frame, that just makes sense. I don't know how old that western is, if it operates slow there is a screen filter in the reservoir. To access it, drain fluid, then remove the electric motor, (this will require a new gasket before you replace it) and filter should be in plain site. You can either replace the screen or clean it. All of this is pretty simple & relatively cheap to do. I do recommend this because the plow is second hand & if you don't know the previous owner, you don't know what could be in the fluid or case. I would also replace the hoses if they show any signs of damage, a new hose can bust just as easy but not as likely. Remember if you don't change the filter, at least change the fluid.
    Hope this helps!
    BOAST :waving:
  4. Polarisrmkguy

    Polarisrmkguy Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Wonderful!! I now have a full list of things i should get going on thanks ALOT for all of your help.