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Easy Steps to Remove a Snowplow from Your Truck

Easy Steps to Remove a Snowplow from Your Truck

Adding a snowplow to your truck is the best way to fight snowy winters. It saves you like no other. But what after the winter is gone? Does one have to keep the snowplow mounted? Is it a permanent attachment to your truck?

Well, we understand your concern, and therefore we are here to help you get through this. Firstly, a snowplow is not a permanent attachment. It can be detached once the need is over. Wondering if detaching is possible? Well, yes, it is possible. Once the need for the snowplows rests, you can always detach it back.

But how do you detach your snowplow? Detaching your snowplow is quite simpler as compared to the attaching process. And to help you with the detaching of your snowplow, we are here with tried and tested steps used and advised by several professionals.

So, without delaying it any further, let us start understanding the steps involved in removing your snowplow.

Steps Involved in Removing Your Snowplow from Your Truck

The process of removing your snowplow is not that complex as it seems while installing. If talking about the, snowplow vs. snowblower detaching process then without a doubt snowplow wins, in terms of ease and comfort. The removing process involves a few detaching of nuts and bolts here and there. Check the below-given steps involved in detaching your snowplow.

  1. Firstly, you need to prepare your plow for the removal. What we mean by that is, bringing your plow to a stable position. Halt your truck at the location you wish to initiate the process.
  2. Now that you have put your truck to a halt. The next step is to lower your plow and bring it to complete the ground level.
  3. Using the joystick get the plow down and pay complete attention to the light popping up. If the light is green, wait for the plow to settle down completely. As the light turns orange, it means now your plot is completely on the ground.
  4. Please ensure not to turn off your truck throughout the process and put your controller in a very safe place to avoid any misfortunes.
  5. The next step involves compressing the lift cylinder. Before removing your snow plow, you need to compress the lift cylinder, and the best way to do it is to step on it and compress it. Please be careful while doing so in terms of balancing.
  6. Once you are done compressing the lift cylinder, it is time to rotate the stop plate now. This is a crucial part of removing your snowplow, and it should be rotating before you release the plow. You can achieve this by pushing the headlight bar and connecting the stop plate to the closest tooth of the truck.
  7. Now that you are done rotating the stop plate, it is time to locate and disengage the sliders. The sliders are held by safety pins which will need to be removed. The next step includes locating the slide handle and pushing it towards the middle of the truck.
  8. You need to lower the kickstand by detaching the safety pins. Also, you will be required to detach the wire connections between the snowplow and the truck.
  9. That is, it. Now almost all your major steps are covered. So, recheck the steps.
  10. Once you are confident about all the steps mentioned above, slowly reverse your truck in a backward direction, and there you go. Your snowplow should be standing, and your truck should be free. So finally, you successfully removed the snowplow from your truck.

Reasons You Would Want to Remove Your Snowplow?

Snowplows are specially designed to deal with the snowy conditions in the winter. Once the winter is gone, you would not require your snowplows too much. Thus, it is advisable to get it removed after the winter to experience a smooth drive.

Moreover, after the winter, your snowplow will remain an attached component with no vital use. So instead, it is better to get it removed and stored in a safer place to use it in the future when needed. Also, accidents and misfortunes can lead to unnecessary damage to your snowplow. Therefore, to avoid such situations, you should remove it and store it for next winter.


Thus, pulling out a snowplow from your truck gets easier with the above-mentioned steps. The above steps are extremely effective and reliable in helping you get rid of them when not necessary.

Snowplows are greatly beneficial during winters but remain just a normal component during other seasons. So, it is better to have it kept stored when not in use to be used in the next season.

Use the above-given steps while removing your snowplow or request a verified professional help. Both ways are utterly beneficial and depend on the user’s choice.

We hope this article helped you find answers to your questions effectively. If you still have any doubts or questions, please feel free to voice them using the comment section below. We will get back to you at the earliest possible with the best knowledge available on the same.

Paul Sellers
Paul Sellers is a renowned Outdoor Power Tools specialist with over 15 years of landscaping and tool engineering expertise. He has done his BS in Mechanical Engineering, complementing his hands-on experience with a solid academic foundation. His previous role as a product manager for a leading tool manufacturer gives him a unique perspective on tool design and usability. He ran a successful landscaping business and contributed to several industry publications. His articles blend technical expertise with easy-to-understand tips. He is also a passionate environmentalist, dedicating his free time to sustainable gardening practices.

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