It’s that time of year again. If you haven’t done it already, get your trucks and plows ready for that first snow. For new plow owners, always be sure that the moldboard is lowered and is sitting on the ground when you are working on the plow. And, don’t forget, the truck needs preseason maintenance, too, especially if it’s a truck that you use only during the snow season.
You might think about keeping an emergency kit in your personal vehicle during the winter, but this is also important for your fleet trucks. Your fleet is more likely to be out in inclement weather fixing power lines, plowing or even rescuing people who slid off the road. Your fleet always has a chance to get stuck or break down in below-freezing temperatures. Keeping an emergency kit in all of your trucks could save an employee’s life.
Even though it’s only September, it’s time to get your snow plow ready for another season. You never know when an early snowfall might surprise you, and you definitely want to be ready, especially if you have a fleet of snow plows. You’ll also want to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the plowing season. After all, snow plow maintenance isn’t going to do you any good if your vehicle is not up to the job. Bring your plow and truck into Drake-Scruggs for maintenance. If you do choose to do your own plow maintenance, remember to keep the moldboard lowered to the ground while you are servicing it.
Has your business grown over the past year? Are you ready for winter? Add the truck equipment you need to your truck or your fleet’s trucks before you actually need it. With winter comes bad weather and less sunlight to work. Adding equipment to your truck makes it much easier to work in unsavory conditions.
When it’s time to upgrade your landscape work trucks or purchase a new fleet, contact Drake-Scruggs to discuss the Knapheide landscaper body. This body includes many standard features that will make your business more efficient and profitable. Our Knapheide bodies make it possible to move and dump loads of dirt, mulch, rocks and whatever else you need to move in bulk. The metering gate and integrated dump hoist even lets you fill wheelbarrows.