We named this serious the “Revolution” series because it has revolutionized snow plowing. At the touch of a button on the controller, this straight blade snow plow becomes a box plow on the front of your truck, moving more than twice the amount of snow than a regular v-blade snow plow.
A Heavy Duty Half-Ton Plow that is Easy on Your Truck
Our trademark Shock Killer™ system absorbs more impact so your truck doesn’t have to. That is not the only benefit our plow has for your medium duty truck. Our plows are physically lighter because we user higher strength steel on our plow than the competition, which means less stress on your vehicle for more plow on your front end.
The Best Cleaning Half-Ton Rated Snow Plow
Will a “light” plow clean the surface as well? You bet when that plow is the 26R with our patented Ground Hugger™ blade design as well as our patented Down Pressure™ hydraulic system. Other plows are too heavy for a ½ ton truck, they drag down your front end and leave little weight on your back tires making you slip and slide while plowing.
With the light weight of our plow, with our Ground Hugger,™ and with our Down Pressure™ technologies, you actually plow a cleaner surface than your average heavy plow and because the down pressure allows more weight to be on your rear tires than an average plow, you can safely plow a lot at a higher speed even in heavy wet snows because you have the control and stability you need with your truck.
We aren’t Done Telling You How Much We Love this Ultimate Snow Plow!
The 26R Snow Plow has a drive in mounting system as well as a light system that directly wires into your truck (it makes for a faster install and a system that does not break). The e-coat primer and military grade powder coat finish means it is harder for rust to attack your blade. We can’t even imagine a better plow for a half-ton truck; this plow truly Revolutionizes the Half-Ton Snow Plow market.
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A snow plow is an expensive investment and like any other piece of equipment that is used for only part of the year, your plow should be stored properly to keep the equipment in its best condition. It takes very little time to prepare a snow plow for storage and it not only keeps the plow looking good, properly storing your snow plow could also prevent costly repairs down the road. Most experienced people can prepare their plow for storage in less than an hour. If this is your first time or your snow plow is really dirty, it may take a little longer.
You can watch our video or keep reading below for the information you need to properly store your snow plow.
1. Clean the Snow Plow
Remove any dirt and debris from the plow. Salt, sand, and dirt on your plow will encourage corrosion, so to keep you plow in good condition for the long term, clean it with warm soapy water (regular dish soap works fine) and a water rinse. We do NOT recommend use of a high pressure power sprayer and do NOT run your plow through an automatic car wash. Be careful to avoid getting any electrical connections excessively wet while cleaning your plow.
2. Look Over the Snow Plow for Damage.
Look for hydraulic fluid that appears after washing the plow to discover any hydraulic leaks. Do a visual inspection of all hydraulic lines and wiring for kinks, scrapes, bulges, or anything abnormal that shows damage to the plow. Complete a visual inspection of the frame for cracks, bowing, or buckles. Be sure to also check for scratches or holes in your headlight lenses. Now is the time to find and fix any damage rather than letting your snow plow get worse while it sits in storage. For severe damage, make plans to replace your plow next season.
3. Disconnect the Snow Plow
Park the plow where you can store it. If you have the ability to move a pallet, we recommend you put your snow plow on a pallet so you can easily move and store your plow. Follow the directions that came with your plow to disconnect your unit. We recommend parking your plow indoors or on concrete or asphalt.
4. Protect the Electrical Connections.
Put dielectric grease on all electrical connectors (connectors on the truck AND on the plow) to prevent corrosion. Put all necessary caps on or plug together any necessary electrical connections. You can find dielectric grease at most automotive parts stores, most big box stores with an automotive department (like Walmart), or online.
5. Remove Rust
All plows work in harsh environments that will create scratches and chips on the finish of your plow. To keep your plow looking cosmetically appealing, remove the rust with a wire brush then cover the affected areas with 2-3 layers of factory formulated touch up paint for the best protection and for a color that will match what is on your plow.
6. Grease the Plow
Use lithium grease spray to protect and lubricate every movable part on the plow including all joints, pins, and hinges. We recommend a spray on lithium grease like you can find in most automotive stores or automotive departments.
Use Lithium grease on the cylinders too (non-painted side) to protect them from the elements.
Should I change the Hydraulic Fluid? There are different opinions in the industry, but we like to change our hydraulic fluid at the start of a new season so we know we have fresh oil in the snow plow. If you suspect a hydraulic leak, however, it is a good idea to both fix the leak and change the fluid to ensure no corrosion promoting moisture is sitting in your snow plow.
7. Remove Spring Tension
Relieving spring tension will give the springs a longer life. Release the spring tension so that the coils touch one another, but not so much the springs hang loosely on the plow. Remember to reset spring tension in the fall so that there is just enough room to slip a business card between coils.
8. Move Your Snow Plow to a Summer Storage Location.
Just keeping your plow out of sight (out of sight/out of mind) goes a long way to keep your snow plow safe from theft or vandalism. You may choose to put a chain and padlock on your plow to also deter against theft. We assume you have already recorded the serial numbers of all your equipment, but to be on the safe side, just before you put the snow plow away is a good time to write down the serial numbers of the equipment you own.
Inside storage in a dry location is the best option for storing your plow. If you need to store your plow outside, park the plow on concrete, asphalt, or gravel, not over grass or dirt (grass and dirt will keep moisture by your snow plow). If you store your plow outside, put a tarp over the plow to protect it from the sun and the rain. The tarp should be attached tightly enough that it does not come off, but there should be room for air movement to ensure there is not a build up of condensation or moisture inside the tarp on your plow.
9.Write on the Calendar When You Need to Get the Snow Plow Out of Storage.
Most people wait until snow is in the forecast to get the plow out of storage. If you plan ahead, you will be ahead of the game and under a lot less stress by having your snow plow ready to go well in advance of the first snow fall.