BY Jessica Boldt IN
9 Tips for Postseason Snow Pusher Pros
The winter of 2016–17 will go down as one of the balmiest in history. Forget about what the Weather Channel or the Farmer’s Almanac predicted. Snowy, long cold winter in the Northeast? Pshaw!
Even Billings, MT saw 50°F temperatures during the third week of February. Granted, Billings did end that week on a snowy note.
Yet, if you live in the South, it may be time to pack up your snow pushing equipment. For those snow movers in the Mid-West and the Northeast, these early spring temperatures can be deceiving.
Old Man Winter likes to surprise you in March or April with one last punch of snow and ice. So you may want to hold off on packing up your snow removal equipment for a few more weeks.
As you know, the three major objectives for every post season clean-up are:
Make sure the mounting blocks, springs and joints connecting plows to trucks are secure too. Replace loose bolts, springs and other pieces that keep the moving parts in motion during a blizzard.
Check and replace snow tires, windshield wipers and all of the other essential parts that make these snow moving machines rock n roll in the winter.
Post Season Review (and Party?)
In order to keep your snow equipment working and lasting for many winters, you need to take care of it at the end of the season. The same goes for your clients, employees and subcontractors. Here are some tips to help you get the most of your post season review:
Remember, it’s also good to end the snow season on a positive note with your employees and subcontractors. If you’re a landscape design/build firm, consider lighting up your fire pit for an outdoor pizza party. And if you don’t have that kind of fancy, then just get together in the break room.
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