Did you Know...Dan's Automotive
is a Factory Authorized Fisher Dealer & Installer
The Leader in Snow Plow Technology
Dedication to high quality products and unparalleled service has been a FISHER®
tradition from the start. A proven and a trusted company, Fisher Engineering has been
producing snow plows, as well as hopper and tailgate mounted ice control spreaders, for
over 65 years in the coastal city of Rockland, Maine.
Their industry-leading expertise has earned them a solid reputation among snow plow
professionals, enabling them to help communities recover from weather events faster
and remain safe.
Keep It Original
The best way to assure original equipment reliability and
efficiency is to purchase only genuine, Factory-Tough
Fisher parts and accessories for your FISHER snowplows.
We Can Help
If you are trading in your Truck or want to sell your plow
and get a new Fisher, call us at 207-369-9302 and we'll
work with you to get you the best trade-in for your plow and
get your new plow installed.
Trading Your Truck for a New One...
Call Us First
If it's time for a brand new plow truck, BEFORE YOU
TRADE IT, CALL US at 207-369-9302...we give top dollar
for used 4x4 trucks and SUV's and we'll work out a deal to
install your plow or a brand new one on your new truck that
will make your friends jealous.
We Can Install Your existing
Plow on Your New Truck
Getting a new truck but want to keep your current
plow...not a problem...we can remove your plow off your
old truck and install it on your new truck...Not a problem!
Looking for a great used Snow Plow?...
Check with Dan's Automotive
We frequently buy used Plow Set-ups
We often have several used plow set-ups for sale and many of them are Fisher Plows. Whether you are looking for or have a late model Fisher used plow you, give us a call at 207-369-9302...we love to buy, sell and install snowplows!
PUTTING YOUR SNOW PLOW TO SLEEP FOR THE SUMMER
As much as we’d like to plow snow year-round, winter has to come to an end at some point—at least for most of us. And when the seasons change, we have to adapt, too. The plows go into hibernation for the summer, and you bring out your other equipment to get you through the spring, summer and fall.
But just because you don’t need your snowplow right now doesn’t mean you aren’t going to need it ever again. There are a bunch of things that you can do now that will help ensure that when winter arrives again, your plow is ready to take care of business for another year. And good news! Most of these tasks are simple, inexpensive, and will add years to the life of your plow.
Get It In Proper Position
In addition, in order to keep your hydraulic system healthy, either fully angle (for a straight blade plow) or fully retract the wings of a V or wing plow. The idea here is to put as much of the chrome piston inside the ram where is protected from corrosion and pitting. The remaining exposed section of piston can be coated in some sort of petroleum product to coat it in a layer of oil/grease, which is another reason to try and ensure that the plow is on a concrete floor.
Give It A Nice Coat Of Grease
Before applying grease to electrical components, make sure to carefully clean all the electrical connections, removing dust, dirt and any build-up. While greasing, coat ALL electrical connections with dielectric grease. This protects the vital electrical connections and ensures that come fall, your plow will act the way you want it to. Basically, if it’s susceptible to corrosion, or might be, put something on it to protect it.
At this point your plow has been “summer-ized”. We can’t guarantee that nothing bad will happen in those 7 or 8 months, but we do know from experience that to help your plow last longer, “summer-izing” it is crucial.
For more information or if you have questions on how to protect your plows in the summertime, don’t hesitate to ask your local certified dealer.
Give It Shelter
First, store your plow in a sheltered place, out of the elements and sun, and preferably on a concrete or at least a gravel surface. Heat, cold, and moisture can all take a toll on hoses, fittings, electronics, and plow powder coats. And as these wear down, they break down, often requiring replacement. In the worst cases, these elements can kill the plow years before its time, as corrosion destroys the vital structure of your plow.
More than any other action you can take right now, putting the plow inside a garage or warehouse or other structure is the single most impactful thing you can do.
Don’t Throw A Tarp On It
Please note that “shelter” does not translate to “Put a tarp on it.” In fact, placing a tarp over the plow traps moisture and heat and can damage the plow. Even if you are protecting it from UV exposure, ventilation is important too.
Wash It Clean
Above and beyond location-specific measures, there are things you can do to the plow itself to increase its life. This should go without saying, but you should make sure that your plow is well washed before you leave it alone for the next several months. It’s been bathing in salt and other corrosive materials, and you need to make sure it’s clean and dry when you step away for summer.
Top It Off
In addition, make sure the hydraulic fluid is topped off. Pockets of air in the system will lead to condensation and then water in the system, corroding your system from the inside out. For the cost of less than a quart of fluid (unless you’ve REALLY been neglecting your maintenance) you can cut off any number of valve and fitting replacements come fall.