Best Practices

Winterization Inspection
Winter Storage

Avoid permanent damage by identifying potential problems now

Winter Operation

Avoid 2 a.m. breakdowns with service before the snow falls

Winterization Includes
  • Change engine oil and fuel filters
  • Lube chassis
  • Load test battery and test alternator
  • Check and adjust drive chains
  • Pressure check cooling system and test freeze protection
  • Check door, window, heater, and seat operation
  • Perform coolant test to determine freeze point
  • Check for water: chain tanks, final drives, swing gear baths and gear boxes
  • Recommend proper fuel conditioner additive for winter
  • Check fuel filter for service
  • Verify proper operation of cold start aids
  • Assess condition of block heater
  • Inspect lights and wipers
  • Check battery
  • Examine heater hoses, heater core and defrosters
  • Recommend proper grade lubricants for winter
  • Inspect cutting edges
  • Check tension and belt wear
  • Inspect air pre-cleaners to prevent clogging from snow
  • Test backup alarms

After a thorough review of your machine, Groff Tractor & Equipment will provide an estimate for any recommended repairs.