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snow plowing accessories?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by hatchmastr, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. hatchmastr

    hatchmastr Senior Member
    from 516
    Messages: 243

    im new to plowing got a setup last year . got a couple contracts and we didnt get anythig not one plowable event. what a great invistment ,-(

    anyway im hoping this year will be better

    just trying to think what i should have in the truck for worst case senario
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Truck and plow type?
  3. hatchmastr

    hatchmastr Senior Member
    from 516
    Messages: 243

    gmc 2500 seirra
    8ftwestern unimont strt blade
    snow ex pivot bulk pro 1875
    arien pro 28

    I lost my pants buying all this last year not making one dollar with the snow
  4. shovelracer

    shovelracer Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    What's the paper bag for? Lunch size, Grocery Size, or Lawn Leaf Bag Size?

    For starters try a plow emergency kit, a basic tool kit, BFH, extra hose and fluid, jumper cables, bailing wire, duct tape, oil, atf, water, brake fluid, change of cloths, jack, pull strap, racket straps, flashlight, more than 1 pen.
  5. hatchmastr

    hatchmastr Senior Member
    from 516
    Messages: 243

    im geussing i should have a extra hi pressure hose , hydrolic fluid . ,realy
    just finding to figure out what parts are common brake downs on plow setups
  6. shovelracer

    shovelracer Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    I've never had common truck breakdowns if there is such a thing. Only twisted mounts, dragging exhaust, torn brake lines, doors stuck open, hoses burst, etc. Pack a bag with what I put in the last post. It will let you McGyver out of most situations and at least get you home. Plowing breakdowns generally are the result of hitting something or having unmaintained equipment. I've made belts out of wire and duct tape, secured doors and exhaust with bailing wire, pinched off water hoses with clamps, taped flashlights to the plow frame, strapped broken mounts to the frame.

    The best thing you can do is make sure your stuff is good to go before you go out to begin with. Obviously the big one is do not hit anything.
  7. MWSAI

    MWSAI Member
    Messages: 54

    Flashlight, basic hand tools ie: screw drivers, sockets, ratchet wrenches, a couple of plow pins. a hose or two, 2 - 3 quarts of plow oil. Just check your equipment before you go out and after you get back. Do your preventative maintenance early. Change that rusty / corroded plow solenoid now rather than during the snow. Keep a snow shovel handy as a just in case lol.
  8. JT SNOW

    JT SNOW Member
    Messages: 74

    Spare pair of underwear and toilet paper......:eek:
  9. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Coffee, sirius radio, multiple pens, a clipboard and all the tools & parts these guys have mentioned. Oh and s cell phone to make that embarrassing 'I'm stuck' call.