With the lack of snow now is a good time to start thinking about the Spring. Most likely you are prepared for any snow or ice events that may arise. Now is a great time to schedule repairs and upgrades for your equipment that you will be taking out of storage for the warmer months. It is also a good time to schedule a date for having your plows and spreaders prepared for storage. Plows need some special care for off season storage. If they are not prepared, unnecessary and costly damage can occur while they sit. Plows are built strong, and are mostly steel. Rust can wreak havoc on a plow. Mainly on the hydraulic system components. While it is not pretty on the moldboard and framework, it is usually not detrimental to the plow or its functioning properly. Storing your plow properly in the off season is very important. There are some "do's" and "don'ts".
Our Plow Storage Prep Service includes:
*This is all based on the plow working properly when it is dropped off for service. All of the above does not include any parts found to be damaged, that need to be replaced for proper operation.
The picture above is a Meyer E-47 base ready for assembly. The lift cylinder O ring is oiled and in place, and the sump filter is installed (to the left of the O ring). Look at how much space there is for debris to accumulate below the level of the drain plug (bottom of picture). Now scroll down!
The above picture shows just how much gunk can accumulate in the sump base. This one was so bad the drain plug was partially blocked, and needed to have the blockage removed just to drain the pump. We were not surprised to see this on the inside. You can also see how milky the fluid is. It should be a translucent blue, like in the photo above this one. There is a lot of water in this hydraulic system that needs to be removed.
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