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Preventive Maintenance

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Santo, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. Santo

    Santo Banned
    Messages: 255

    Has anyone replaced springs, eye bolts ,rams, seals ,pins,bulbs ,juices and other goodies . Wiperblades , sneakers,hoses and valves. Broken Wings

    Come on lets go ......Lets Ride.

  2. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I'm ready, I guess. Although if it snowed tonight, I'd probably a brick, I'm kinda liking this last harrah of 70°+ days, its letting me get those last projects wrapped up.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 7, 2003

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    went over everything
    tighten plow mount
    painted plow
    replaced battery in truck with gel battery
    go new boots, long johns etc

    now we just need snow

  4. Santo

    Santo Banned
    Messages: 255

    What the heel is a gel battery???
    You gotta keep me up on this
    Would that be an OPTIMA?
  5. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    too early !!

    Its to early to get ready , bad luck , I am not saying wait for the first flakes , but too soon means something will let go LOL

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    optima is one of the brands of gel batteries

    they dont freeze
    their maint. free
    they even work upside down
    and they put out alot of amps

  7. JustUsDe

    JustUsDe Senior Member
    Messages: 181

    Bought new truck
    bought new plow
    bought new strobes
    bought used back-up truck
    bought used plow

    Let it snow!!

  8. LocalTouch

    LocalTouch Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 26

    Changed all hyraulic fluids, all 3 trucks. Replaced worn, pitted angle rams. Welded any cracks. Replaced some wiring. Oil changed. Trans fluid changed. Antifreeze on 1 truck. Brakes on 2 trucks. Bought plow wings-need to install. Still some touch up painting, and install new Meyer sticker to 8.5 poly. Only thing left is to find a under tailgate spreader for dump. Then ready to roll!!!!

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    where did you get the decal kit

    just bought a used c-8

  10. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    Does an oil change count - lol

    Gonna start on the trucks next week. When you have alot of trucks, you kind of put it off, due to the large amount of work ahead of you.

    Chuck B.
  11. Jake00

    Jake00 Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 19

    Cutting Edge Question

    I spent the better part of yesterday afternoon removing the cutting edge from my 8' fisher plow.

    3 bolts came right out, all but one of the rest broke off. But the last one was a real ba$tard to get of. I broke a $30 nut splitter on it, and finally (after much looking) found my 2 pound hammer and cold chisel ... and got it that way. No workshop here ... true part-time snowplower. A cutting torch would have helped a whole lot ...

    Anyway, the bottom edge of the plow itself was beginning to curl out, and push the cutting edge away. That has been keeping the egde from touching the ground before the rest of the blade, and therefore not doing a clean job.

    My question is this ... the cutting edge is well broken in, but not totally worn out yet. What are the pros and cons of putting the edge back on with the inside facing out. It will reverse the angle of the bottom edge from being parallel to the ground to being perpendicular ...



    Last edited: Oct 8, 2003