When doing it right means doing it yourself.

Owning your own snowplow, especially here in the northeast, can be empowering. It means no more waiting for a contractor. It means clearing driveways in a fraction of the time. Also, it means sitting comfortably in your warm vehicle without being exposed to the elements. Here are some factors to consider about becoming a plow owner.

Know your needs. Don’t be tempted by the biggest plow your vehicle can handle. Bigger plows may handle bigger jobs, but small plows offer greater agility and better value for most residential uses while getting the job done.

Choose quality. Brands that focus exclusively on snow and ice control products typically work closely with vehicle manufacturers to offer safer, more reliable products. High quality plows will last longer and retain value better than a low-quality product.

Do your research. Know what fits your vehicle. There are two parts to a plow—the plow itself and the part that mounts to the vehicle. If you’re buying a used plow, make sure the vehicle-side components fit your vehicle. A reputable dealer can help you determine what will fit your vehicle.

Buy your plow from a reputable dealer.
Ideally, you should do this at the same time you purchase your vehicle. Dealers have extensive support networks which can help ensure your satisfaction with your investment.

Fisher Engineering has been producing snow plows, hopper and tailgate mounted ice control spreaders for more than 70 years in Rockland, Maine.

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