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FIRSTTRAX FACTS - FAQs

Q: Can I drive on the road with my snowplow attached to my truck/SUV?

A: To drive on the road with your snowplow attached, most provinces and states require the installation of a light kit with turn signals, and it must be fully operational while on the road.

Depending on the year and model of you vehicle, you may need additional components to install this feature. We suggest you have a trained technician wire in the plugs supplied at your local dealer. A safety chain is also required, which will not allow the plow to fall off the front of the truck. Always consult your local regulatory agency for their particular requirements.

Note: Driving at highway speeds with the plow attached is NOT recommended as it may cause your engine to overheat.

Q: Is an actuator or hydraulic lift system better than using a winch mechanism?

A: Yes, an actuator or hydraulic system offers a more reliable, repetitive-use mechanism than winches, which are typically known for acting up or burning out.

Q: Why is FirstTrax’s finish superior to other brands?

A: The hot dipped galvanize coating we apply is an extremely tough finish which doesn’t seem to mind too much about getting roughed up a little. We all know we’re pushing around a lot more than just fluffy snowflakes when clearing a path. Gravel, salt and who knows what other abrasive items are lurking below that white blanket of snow.

No, our product isn’t clear coated for that out of the box one day shine or tested at the salt water spa like our competitors. Sorry, no useless marketing schemes here.

Our hot dip galvanizing provides consistency. Our snowplows will look great the first year and the next, and the next…and the…well, you get the picture.