Summer is finally here at last, which means it’s time to put those heavy duty snow plows away. Just be sure to do it correctly. If you don’t, you’ll wind up look so many others who have to go get replacement steel snow pushers, because of their mistakes.
Here’s what you should keep in mind.
Putting the Steel Snow Pusher Away Dirty.
You should never put your steel snow pusher away dirty, as all that leftover salt and grime will cause it to corrode. Make sure to wash it off before you put it into storage, and remove any excess salt and sand that might have accrued during the season.
Parking It in the Yard.
When you store your steel snow pusher, you need to store it properly. That means not leaving it in the yard. Although it’s an awfully convenient storage option, it’s an awful storage option. Storing it on the ground will cause it to rust much faster than if it were stored in your garage. If you have to store it outside, it’s best to put the pusher on a platform so that it’s elevated.
Maintaining the Spring Tension.
When you put your plow away for the winter, you don’t want to maintain the spring tension. Most manufacturers recommend that the trip return springs be tightened during operation so that a business card can be slid between the coils in the middle of the spring. But when you store your plow, you don’t need this tension. Instead, it’s much better to loosen the trip return springs.
These are just a few of the tips steel snow pusher manufacturers have to offer. If you avoid making these mistakes, your plow will be in good shape for next winter.
If you have any other tips that can help others put their steel snow pushers away, feel free to share in the comments.