The Importance Of Pre-Season Snow Plow Maintenance for Western Plows

It should come as no surprise that your Western snowplow takes a beating every winter because that is what it is made to do. That being said, it is important that you stay on top of regular Western plow maintenance, so you don’t end up breaking down when you need the plow the most. There are some pre and post-winter season maintenance routines that should be followed to ensure that you don’t have to worry about unnecessary repairs including:


  • Thoroughly clean the plow
  • Lubricate pivot points and sliding pins
  • Touch up the paint if needed
  • Lubricate any exposed cylinder rods
  • Coat electrical connectors with dielectric grease


  • Flush and replace hydraulic fluid
  • Check the cutting edge for excessive wear
  • Replace shoes if necessary
  • Inspect and tighten hoses and fittings
  • Test the truck charging system and battery
  • Inspect all pivots and pins
  • Check and clean all electrical connections
  • Check and tighten all fasteners
  • Check the plow and truck light operation
  • Inspect for mechanical damage

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Ensuring that your plow is ready for the winter months is crucial to having a successful season. When things go wrong, our team at Trius Inc. has you covered. We have grown to become one of the largest municipal equipment suppliers in the Northeast, specializing in the sale and support of truck-chassis mounted equipment and other municipal road and facility maintenance equipment. Our high-quality customer service is unmatched, and we promise to always be there when you need us. Our parts and services will help to keep your machine moving through the toughest winters. Give us a call today for more information!