Avoiding winter equipment problems

October 8, 2019

One of the biggest mistakes managers can make is to wait until the first snowfall to ensure that crews start the winter equipment-preparation process, according to an article from Facilities Maintenance Decisions on the FacilitiesNet website.

Pulling out snowplows, salt spreaders and other equipment in the fall to clean, inspect and service them can save money and reduce the cost of ownership.

Departments that do not start early on the preseason checklist run the risk of equipment failing at 3 a.m. in the middle of a storm. 

Managers who are lucky enough to have a dealer that is open and can fix the problem quickly still will end up behind schedule.

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