Tools a Snow Plow Driver Should Never Be Without

Created March 17, 2020

Tools for a snow plow

If you stay ready, you never have to get ready. Planning ahead and stocking your truck with crucial tools will allow you to get up and go at a moment’s notice. Prepare your fleet with the following essential and emergency tools that will help your crew out in the field.

Remember to Pack the Essentials

Other than healthy food and plenty of water, you may encounter a time when these essential tools are crucial to get you back up and running. You’ll be thankful you planned ahead when that time comes.

  • Electrical Tape
  • Magnetic Work Light
  • Clamp on Multimeter
  • Bottle Jack
  • Pipe Wrench
  • Spare Fuses
  • Ratchet Tie Down Strap(s)
  • Butane or Propane Torch
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • WD-40 Grease
  • Ice Scraper/Snowbrush
  • First Aid Kit

Survival Tools to Help During a Snow Plow Emergency

Plow drivers find themselves in some of the most dangerous winter conditions. Having these tools on hand may help in an emergency situation.

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Tire Plug Kit
  • Air Compressor
  • Power Supply/Jump Starter
  • 12V Electric Heater
  • High Visibility Vest

Don’t Let a Breakdown Freeze Your Workflow

Having the necessary tools is only half the battle. When you’re out plowing at 3AM and the dealerships and hardware stores are closed, you need to be self-sufficient. Even small inexpensive items can fail and stop you in your tracks. Make sure to have common parts on hand that may need to be replaced. WESTERN® offers an Emergency Parts Kit specific to the UltraMount® attachment system that comes equipped with extra hoses, hydraulic fluid, a solenoid, pins and more.

Procrastination usually results in something important being left behind. Don’t fall into that trap—stay prepared with these necessary tools every snow plow driver needs.