The time has come for the snow to flurry and the plows to come out. But before you do, there are a few steps to take to get your box plow ready to attach to your snow removal equipment.
Use this inspection checklist to prepare your box plow for the first push this coming season:
____ Inspect all bolts and fasteners
____ Inspect all welds in plow structure
____ Tighten the trip springs. You’ll want to tighten them until you can slide a business card between the coils
____ Inspect the plow shoes and cutting edge. Replace if necessary
____ Grease the wing pins
____ Most importantly, grease the hitch of your box plow
____ Just like a truck plow, you should have an emergency parts kit handy. This should include a spare chain, binder and extra trip return springs
____ Perform a walk around of the machine you plan to operate throughout the winter months. Check for any leaks and the air pressure of the tires
____If you hadn’t done so before you put your plow away last season, now would be a good time to touch up any areas of chipped or worn paint on the plow to prevent any further wear or rust.
Winter is here, so get the plow out, get ready for the next storm and push that snow!