Mar 07, 2022
Where to Park Machines for Cold Mornings
In many parts of North America, you can still see a frigid morning (or two) before summer sets in. If you’re handling pavement repairs—or even snow removal—this spring, take time at the end of the shift to ensure equipment will be easy to access tomorrow morning. Do you have a low spot in your equipment yard where snowmelt or overnight rain will freeze mud onto tires, tracks and undercarriages? That’s a nightmare waiting to delay morning startup.
If you don’t have a climate-controlled garage or shed for pavement maintenance equipment, make sure you’re parking it uphill from sludge and mud. If possible, park on a paved surface or, at the very least, put down some planks and drive the skid steer, pothole patcher, infrared trailer and so on, onto the boards that will keep tires and tracks out of the freezing mud.
Luckily, it’s almost time for warmer mornings to keep these worries at bay.
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