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Opinions wanted please Wash or not to wash

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SNOWLORD, Nov 12, 2012.


    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    So over the years I have wrestled with this in my head so thought I would throw it out there. Every year my salt truck gets a good washing and everything but the cab gets a heavy coat of used hydraulic oil, (being a hook truck it is easy to get entire frame and what not) anyway I am not sure if it would be better to set salter off and wash everything 3 or 4 times per winter or just leave the oil do its thing and clean and wash good in the spring. I have tried both ways and it seems when you wash in between storms you wash the oil away. What do you all do? Im thinking I will just leave and wash in spring. I hate rust!!
  2. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    Old timers use motor oil cut with a lil diesel. But yeah, I think youll be fine with a good shallacking and no washing. Youd probably be best to reapply a few times throughout the season though, and while at it, you may as well wash her down too lol....
  3. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I have the same setup as you mentioned. I use a backpack sprayer with a 50/50 mix of used motor oil and diesel. I power wash the truck, sander, frame etc after each salting and then spray the entire thing minus the cab with the mixture.