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Plow Truck Maintenance

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by The Grassman, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. The Grassman

    The Grassman Member
    Messages: 55

    What type of maintenance will i have to do on my truck each year if i start plowing with it. How much as well would it cost to do this.

    96 GMC 3/4 ton Truck.
  2. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    General routine maintenance.

    I change the oil before the season starts, if need be, in the middle of it as well. Make sure everything is greased, change the rear diff every two years, tranny depends, I have been flushing it annually, rotate tires, check proper inflation, check brakes, ujoints and wheel bearings, may need repacking or replacing, depends on the truck and the mileage etc. I also flush the radiator annually, just to make sure its clean and at about a 50/50 mix, Tuneup if needed, fuel filter ever 15-20k, I just follow the reccomended service schedule, but I am very meticulous, Im sure some people dp nothing different to their truck regardless of whether it plows or not.
  3. campi

    campi Member
    Messages: 53


    I agree with snowybowtie, I do the same thing, just got done changing all the fluids, rears, trans filter& fluid , transfer case, new anti freeze, tune up batt terminals, I also change oil and filter after each storm if i plow 10 hrs or more just my thing!! let it snow!!!! Campi !!!!!!
  4. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    I'd have the plugs changed every year or two,as they tend to sieze in the head.Brake service is also very important,as all the snow and salt that gets packed in around the wheels makes everything very rusty.The electrical system is stressed pretty hard with an electric plow,so having a good strong alternator and a big battery (two is better) will ensure the truck makes it through each storm.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    since in p.a. we have safety inspections yearly
    that takes care of some of it

    change oil , tran, tranfsfer case

    load test battery , check alt out put

    check belts

    flush out plow pump,lines, angle cylinders

  6. campi

    campi Member
    Messages: 53


    cardoctor, have done all of the above!! i even put all new emergengy cables, front to back!! inspection next month!!! have a good season! Let it snow !!!!! we had flurries covered grass on oct. 2!!!! in poconos!!! Campi!!!!