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Plow maintenance

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by MidcoastMainiac, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. MidcoastMainiac

    MidcoastMainiac Member
    Messages: 95

    Who pulls their plows off their truck to go over everything in between storms?
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    not me....service them in the fall and besides looking them over and greasing when needed I leave them alone till winter is over
  3. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I do the same as hydro 37, I clean and inspect after ever storm.
  4. Lsanzerr

    Lsanzerr Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Clean and Inspect x3
  5. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    There should be no reason to go over them every time you plow, unless your plowing 50mph over stone parking lots, beating the crap out of your stuff. I 4th what the others say. Wash after each plow. Touch up Fluid Film on them, and grease when needed, and call it good.
  6. cpmi

    cpmi Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 167

    Agree with all of the rest-clean and grease in between storms.
  7. equip guy

    equip guy Member
    Messages: 38

    I clean, grease, ck hardware, hoses, connectors. and brackets. What the hell if I'm done with it and there is nothing comming in soon, then I have NO excuse when a hose blows, or a weld failed when I had down time. I'm not one of those "if it aint broke don't fix" types. Time is money, If it breaks during a storm then what?