Storing a Salter

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Sealer People, May 19, 2020.

  1. Sealer People

    Sealer People Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    Hi & hope everyones doing well.

    Just wondering if anyone wouldnt mind sharing their routines for storing their salters prior to the Spring, summer & fall months.

    Im late at taking mine off the truck this year. Too heavy to do it alone,, but I have some help coming in a few days.

    Its a Western Poly 6.5ft, about 3 years old.

    Some have mentioned to spray the entire inside with a mix of ATF and WD40.
    Some say just grease the bearings and thats it.

    Any tips from would be great !
    Also wondering if anyone sits them up on their backsides rather than flat while in storage.

    Thanks in advance !!

  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 32,585

    WD40? Might as well spray water.

    Washed ours with SaltLick from Hotsy. Greased the bearings and soaked the chains with ATF and a bit of diesel mix.
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  3. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,371

    Western poly has a stainless track, take the chain off and throw it in a pail of oil till fall, grease the bearings and clean the electrical connections with electrical cleaner.
    I like to blow them out with the air compressor they come sparkling clean, then fill with dielectric grease.
    I havent figured out how to summerise the motors yet, hook them up a couple times a summer and give them a spin.