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.
The job you do will dictate the type of fire extinguisher for your truck. You may even need more than one if your job comes with the risk of different types of fires. Fire extinguishers also have a “use by” date. If you are required by state law to have a fire extinguisher on your truck, you’ll need to remember to check the date on the fire extinguishers and replace them at the appropriate time.
If you are ordering new trucks for your fleet, whether they have flatbeds, crane bodies, service bodies or dump bodies, order the on the RAM 5500 chassis. The Dodge RAM 5500 chassis is one of the strongest chassis available, and will take everything you have to throw at it during the course of a harsh work day. It’s also one of the most comfortable-riding trucks available.