No matter how much — or how little — you enjoy those soft snowflakes that tumble down from the sky every winter, they will soon be coming.
With winter quickly approaching, it’s time to get the plow out from storage and make sure it is ready to go with the first snow fall. A massive blizzard already dumped deep snow from Wyoming to South Dakota in early October, so the next snowfall may not be too far off.
Before the snow hits, check your plow rig to ensure it’s ready for the job. Be sure to check the fluids of your rig, ensure that your headlights are in good working order and that your push frame, pins and blade markers on the snow plow are all in good condition. You don’t want a blade marker to snap off and end up hitting a curb or catching another vehicle’s fender.
You will also want to be ready for those cold mornings with a heavy coat, sturdy gloves and a mug of hot coffee to keep you warm — just be sure to sip it only when your rig is stopped. If you’re comfortable and your rig is in working order, waking up before the sunrise in the frigid temperatures won’t feel as tedious.
If you’re looking for a snow plow that takes as little maintenance as possible, consider one that doesn’t use hydraulics or electrical components. Your prep work will be cut in half and you won’t have to worry about additional things on your checklist. These plows will make installation and operating straightforward and quick.
The LT Utility Plow offers low-maintenance plowing and is self-engaging. It features a rubber cutting edge so you can use it on concrete, gravel and brick without cutting into turf or scratching pavement.
So make sure that your plow rig is prepared when the first heavy snowfall hits, because it may not be too far away.