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Frozen plow connectors

cut-rite

LawnSite Member
Location
mid coast,Maine
Does anybody have a solution to the problem of hydrolic plow connectors freezing in the colars? It seems every time I put on my plow I have to get the tourch to thaw the connectors.
thanks
brad
 

Chuck Smith

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Nutley, NJ
You just found the best remedy, a torch. I use a propane one, my brother uses a pocket torch. He keeps one with him all winter. He uses it to thaw locks on his snow mobile trailer too. In fact, last time he went to the Tug Hill area, he brought a whole case of them with him, and sold them in 10 minutes.

~Chuck
 

Chip

LawnSite Member
Location
Ambler, Pa
My locks froze on my truck doors during the last storm. The old pocket torch worked miracles. I have used it on my plow connectors plenty of times.
 

jimsmowin

LawnSite Member
Location
wrightsville pa
generally before a storm i'll put a little oil on connectors. that usually takes care of promblem, or mount plow early. be careful not to scare storm away. my father used to say i'll go put the plow and chains on and scare the snow away.
 

diggerman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Iowa
WD40 ,starting fluid,brake cleaner,all do a nice job,the starting fluid and brake cleaner melt the ice but evaporate really quick. All of these also work great in the closed environment of a truck cab when left so that the nozzle bumps in to a solid item when stopping hard provides a plowing experience thats hard to beat.
 


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