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Maintaining plant equipment and truck fleets during winter is essential to blooming spring sales. With proper preparation, problems from the cold and snow will melt from vital equipment as if it were spring. Good planning includes identifying which trucks, conveyors, and even plants will be shut down. Producers should create a status sheet listing all equipment. Mark units as active, planned maintenance, or idle. Active equipment should be serviced for winter use; idled units should be cleaned and readied for spring.