The snow is already on the ground. Are your snow plows prepared for the harsh winter ahead? It's not unusual to see snowfall until the middle of April. This is why you must make every effort to ensure that the snow removal equipment you have in place can last that long. Care for your snow plows will ensure that you're ready to compete against other snow removal businesses through the winter. Keep reading to learn about five tips to maintain your snowplow till the spring freeze. If you have questions about the maintenance of your plow this winter, do not hesitate to reach us. We'll respond to you with a solution as soon as we can.
1. Make sure your equipment is properly stored Don't keep your snow removal equipment in water and encrusted in salt. If it does, you'll need to clean up a huge mess when you next have to use the equipment. Because Michigan weather can be unpredictable, it is important to ensure that the snow removal equipment you have is available at a moment's need. For instance, it's not unusual to receive snow at Halloween and even into November. A well-prepared and organized work environment will give you an advantage over your competitors. The last thing you need is to rush to clean, repair, and take care of your equipment when your competitors are clearing parking areas. If you are responsible for the municipal snowplow fleet, the residents rely on you to ensure that the roads are safe and clear.
2. Inspect equipment during the off-season Even in the off-season, monitoring the snow removal equipment is essential to ensure it's working properly. If not, you could be in for unwelcome surprises when it's time to move your snowplows on the roads.
3. Install New Plows in the Early Hours The last week of fall is the busiest season for many shops that install new snow plowing machines. This is why it's crucial to arrive early when you need repairs. If you don't, you'll have to wait in line ahead of the other customers to have new snow plows fitted on the front of vehicles. The earlier you install the new snow plows onto your vehicles, the better prepared you'll be once the snow starts sticking on the floor.
4. Make sure you keep your pickup trucks in good working order Be sure to take care of your pickups this year. You will not be able to plow roads, driveways, or parking spaces if your pickup trucks fail to operate. Additionally, you should be aware that many repair shops for automobiles will charge extra for urgent repairs that cannot be scheduled until their regular working hours because snowplows do much of their work when the city is sleeping. An urgent repair could cost you more than if you initially put money into vehicle maintenance. Check that your snowplow gets its annual maintenance, especially before when the season gets underway. This could include changing the oil or checking to ensure there's no damage to the mechanical part. The snow plowing process can be difficult on pickup trucks. This is why it's essential to ensure they receive the care they require to keep running all winter long.