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Snowplow cover during summer?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by vincedovy, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. vincedovy

    vincedovy Junior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 2

    I have a new Fisher HT plow. Unfortunately I don't have a garage / shed to store it in during the non-winter months. Should I get the Snow Parka (hydraulics and electronics cover)? Anyone have any experience with this?

  2. nyy845

    nyy845 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 7

    I used a tarp for the blade and the largest BBQ cover I could find at Home depot for the lights/pump/wires. Much cheaper than the Fisher brand cover.
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I make an A frame with 2x4 s and a tarp. you have to let air circulate or condensation will get trapped in it
  4. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Spray it with fluid film and leave it sit outside. We've done it for years with no issues.
  5. Dakota Dave

    Dakota Dave Member
    Messages: 44

    My old western I cover the rams with grease and the electrical connections with duct tape Has set outside since the mid 1970s without any problems.If you cover it you need to have a way for air to circulate or you will just accelerate the rusting process. Put a plank under it so its not sitting directly on the dirt.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2013
  6. vincedovy

    vincedovy Junior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 2

    Thanks all!
  7. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Keep it off the ground on some boards, and as the others have said, let the air circulate. Also, grease the hydro rams, clean the electrical connectors and pack them with dialectric grease.
  8. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    Cover the holes on the A frame and pump mount, I got bees in mine when I had it.
  9. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Aaa yes forgot to mention I used to park my plow on pallets, I now have a portable garage from harbor freight for $200 that I pack with my plow stuff

    3 plows 2 sets snow tires ballast....
  10. fownu

    fownu Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    great signature
  11. info4tim

    info4tim Senior Member
    Messages: 235

    X2 on FF freezes rust production lasts 3-6 mos. DO NOT EVER COVER A PLOW SETUP!
  12. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i just put a tarp on loose so it can breathe