If you rely on your truck and snow plow to keep your business running during the winter months, the last thing you want is for your equipment to break down unexpectedly. However, even with regular maintenance, snow plows can experience wear and tear over time, which can lead to a variety of common repair needs. Here are some of the most common snow plow repair services to look out for:
Blade repair or replacement. The blade is the most important part of your snow plow, and it's also the part that's most likely to experience damage. Whether it's from hitting a curb or scraping against hard ice, blade damage can affect your plow's performance and make it more difficult to clear snow.
Hydraulic system repair. The hydraulic system is responsible for lifting and lowering the plow, as well as controlling the angle of the blade. If you notice that your plow is slow to respond or not responding at all, it could be a sign of a hydraulic system problem.
Electrical system repair. Snow plows rely heavily on electrical systems to operate, from the lights that help you see where you're going to the controls that allow you to lift and angle the blade. If you're experiencing electrical issues with your plow, such as a dead battery or malfunctioning controls, it's important to get them fixed right away.
Pump repair or replacement. The pump is the heart of your snow plow's hydraulic system, and if it's not working properly, your plow won't be able to lift or angle the blade. If you're experiencing pump problems, such as leaks or a lack of pressure, it may be time for a repair or replacement.
Welding and fabrication services. In some cases, the damage to your snow plow may require more extensive repairs, such as welding or fabrication services. Whether it's fixing a bent frame or replacing a broken part, a skilled welder or fabricator can help get your plow back in working order.
If you're experiencing any of these common snow plow repair needs, it's important to get them addressed as soon as possible to avoid further damage or safety hazards. At ESI, we offer a variety of snow plow repair services to keep your equipment running smoothly all winter long. Contact us today to schedule a repair appointment or to learn more about our services.