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Section 5: Snow Plow

The Snow Plow is an attachment for a six-
and 10-cubic yard truck. It is used to remove snow from the pavement.  (click in image to see full-size image) Anchor: #i1000815grtop

Figure 3-4. The Snow Plow is an attachment for a six- and 10-cubic yard truck. It is used to remove snow from the pavement.

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Pre – storm activities

Well before a storm strikes, be sure to:

  • complete Snowplow Inspection Checklist
  • check blade and moldboard on snowplow
  • mount to truck to ensure proper operation
  • check hydraulic hoses and fittings
  • check snow plow attachment to make sure it is tight
  • perform a visual check for any leaks
  • check levels on hydraulic tank
  • check switch to make sure blade will go side to side for easy snow removal
  • install lights to ensure the ability to see while plowing snow
  • adjust trip chain on plow.
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During the storm activities

While using the equipment during a storm:

  • perform occasional walk around to check for any problems that may arise (lights, leaks, tires, etc.)
  • keep constant check on blade wear to protect moldboard
  • watch hydraulic levels to assure correct operation of the plow.
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Post storm activities

Once the storm is over, be sure to:

  • clean equipment as necessary
  • make sure equipment is ready for next snow event
  • check all hydraulic lines and fittings for wear or leaks
  • install new blade on plow if necessary
  • check snow plow for fatigue cracks.
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