Snow Plow Tips & Techniques

When a snow storm hits you want to make sure you are ready. Any of the DK2 Personal Snow Plows can make your life a whole lot easier when it comes to safely and effectively removing snow from your property.

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Properly maintaining your snow plow will help to ensure it performs to its full capacity when you need it most. Always make sure to double check all electrical components before each use. Check to see if your winch is working properly using the wireless remote. Make sure all nuts and bolts on your vehicle mount and also your snow plow are tightened before operating.

There is also preparation that can be done before the snow falls. Staking out the area you will be snow plowing will help you to know exactly where the surface you are plowing is and keep you from damaging grass or other landscaping.

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Use your skid shoes to help protect the surface you are plowing by setting them slightly below your scraper blade. The skid shoes will brace the majority of the impact while protecting your scraper blade and the surface being plowed.

Having a plan before you start plowing is crucial to effective snow removal. Make sure you are stacking your snow in a safe space that will not block any roadways. As the winter goes on the piles of snow will get higher and larger so being aware of that and planning ahead will help avoid unsafe snow banks. It is also very important not to block fire hydrants, mail boxes, or electrical boxes. You never want to pile snow on someone else’s property or in a place that could obstruct traffic.

If you are plowing a short straight driveway it is most effective to pull in forwards and back blade the snow towards the street. Once you have enough snow cleared at the front of the driveway you can back in and push the snow off the driveway into a safe spot.

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With a larger driveway or a small parking lot you can push the snow forward using the blade angle feature which will help you push the snow all to one side. This will avoid having to plow over the same area more than once. Make sure when you angle your snow plow blade that it is locked in that position by pushing the handle in all the way.

It is very important to be aware of your surroundings while snow plowing. Make sure you are always looking around in all directions and do not simply rely on your mirrors or back up camera. Visibility can be poor during a snow storm so be sure to be extra cautious.

It is always a good idea to get out and plow while the snow has freshly fallen and is still light. As the snow sits it will freeze and get packed down which will make for a more difficult snow removal.  Be mindful that heavier wet snow will cause more stress on your snow plow so you should plow accordingly.

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