Snowplow Prep Packages are available as a factory installed option. These packages include components necessary to equip your
vehicle with a snowplow. 4
Before installation of a snowplow it is highly recommended that the owner/installer obtain and follow the recommendations contained within the current Body Builders Guide. See an authorized dealer, installer or snowplow manu- facturer for this information. There are unique electrical systems that must be connected to properly ensure operator safety and prevent overloading vehicle systems.
¼ to ½ inches (6 cm to 1.2 cm) above ground in snow plowing position.
SNOWPLOW PREP PACKAGE MODEL AVAILABILITY
The loaded vehicle weight, including the snowplow system, all aftermarket accessories, driver, passengers, options, and cargo, must not exceed either the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) or Gross Axle Weight (GAWR) ratings. These weights are specified on the Safety Compliance Certification Label on the driver's side door opening.
Detach the snowplow when transporting passengers.
Vehicle front end wheel alignment was set to specifications at the factory without consideration for the weight of the plow. Front end toe-in should be checked and reset if necessary at the beginning and end of the snowplow season. This will help prevent uneven tire wear.
The blade should be lowered whenever the vehicle is parked.
Maintain and operate your vehicle and snowplow equipment following the recommendations provided by the specific snowplow manufacturer.
OVER THE ROAD OPERATION WITH SNOWPLOW ATTACHED
The blade restricts air flow to the radiator and causes the engine to operate at higher than normal temperatures. Therefore, when transporting the plow, angle the blade completely and position it as low as road or surface conditions permit. Do not exceed
40 mph (64 km/h). The operator should always maintain a safe stopping distance and allow adequate passing clearance.
Under ideal snow plowing conditions, 20 mph (32 km/h) should be maximum operating speed. The operator should be familiar with the area and surface to be cleaned. Reduce speed and use extreme caution when plowing unfamiliar areas or under poor visibility.
Snowplows should be maintained in accordance with the plow manufacturer's instructions.
Keep all snowplow electrical connections and battery terminals clean and free of corrosion.
When plowing snow, to avoid transmission and drivetrain damage, the following precautions should be observed:
(24 km/h). At higher speeds operate in 4WD High.