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Lets see your plow rigs!

Discussion in 'Snow Plowing Forum' started by nothingbutdarts, May 29, 2011.

  1. 67 Power Wagon

    67 Power WagonWell-Known Member

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    I know a couple years ago we in New England could have used those truck mounted snow blowers whether or not it pissed the neighbors off or not I would not have cared! There was a lot of snow that year! (2014?)

    Anyway, I ain't got a plow rig! Besides my '67 sits to high for one anyway! the plow hang in med-air just about 4 inches off the ground (sort of mocked it up at the step-sons with his largest plow!)

    ALTHO, I'd love to find a couple MODELS in 1/25th or 1/24th scale for 2 of the model builds I got going on! LOL (the only plow rigs I'm gonna have till I own my own home! LOL)
     
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    That was a rough winter . I don't think me or my Ramcharger got much sleep at all that season .
     
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      -I tell ya bear, I was simply GLAD I had a snow blower and a POWER shovel that winter... for God's sake man free falling snow level was damn close 5 feet in my yard (NOT piled either!) The piled stuff was over 15 feet tall in places!
       
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      Same down here . My neighbor thought he was helping me out during one of the storms . While I was out plowing the hospital he grabbed one of the local plow jockey's who said he'd plow his and our yards for 20 bucks . He "thought" he was helping us out . But the kid left about an eight foot pile of wet heavy snow in the middle of his driveway because he didn't know how to plow and couldn't get it any farther and then when he was in our yard the kid got stuck about a quarter of the way in , backed into our wall a couple of times trying to push the snow and finally my wife went out there and told him to just leave it the way it was and that her husband would take care of it when he got home . I came home to this mountain of wet heavy snow right in the middle of my yard on top of what had fallen and maybe enough room to park the Ramcharger so that I could run in the house for a minute . The neighbor meant well , but I told him thanks , but never again .
       
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      -And thats why I do my own parking area!!!! The guy the year before ripped are yard to crap, and had the snow piled so close the front porch that it was OM the porch..... Was piled up just enough that he couldn't see where it was going on the back side of the pile..... Thank GOD we had a back door too, as it was so much so on the porch we couldn't even open the damned door!
       
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      And that's why I hate these plow jockey's that think that just because they have a blade on the front of there truck , they "think" there a real plow driver . :mad: They give real plow drivers a bad name . :sour:
       
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        Yeah you got a good point there, I used to plow..... So I know it, a couple guys I worked with were like that too! Had blades but didn't know how to use 'em!
         
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        You guys would laugh if I was plowing anything. I've watched my plowing guy so I might not make a complete ass, but you'd still be getting a good chuckle.
         
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        Back when my boss hired a new guy to run the crew he brought in a bunch of "his" guy's . They were all kids that didn't have a clue . Between getting there trucks stuck , hitting cars in the parking lot , tearing up the edge's of the walk ways , etc. . I used to watch this mess and just shake my head . It's no wonder why he said to hell with this and decided to retire the company .
         
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        Yeah I have to side with Bear.... I used to ALWAYS watch the edge of the side walks EVEN curbsides, so. plus Egress, to NOT block it in, and if a windrow would happen to roll into a walk way I actually would get out and shovel it AWAY from the egress....

        AND one thing I HATE is the plow guy to rip up the lawn, I refrained from that too, there really ARE other places other then a lawn UNLESS you have a 5 foot storm hit then a windrow to the lawn is OK as long as the blade doesn't rip it up!

        WHEN I plowed, I also in the spring would go back and clean up any plow dump, I left dirt, gravel, to keep professional about it..... Also made for a bigger pay check (for me anyway) and kept me working the following year doing the same routine!
         
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        I have been plowing for a while and I think every year I learn something new to help me or make it easier.
         
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        This is my 98 2500 that I plow with, 7.5 Meyers that I added plow wings to. I built my own plow frame after the Meyers design out of 2" square tube. The plow is so old it had the behind the bumper mount.

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        I did the ball joints yesterday in the 2500, should be ready for snow.
         
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        Looks ready doesn't it.:)
         
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        Damn sporty thats a wide freakin plow!!!! Is that 10 foot or more?
         
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          Looks bigger in the pic than it really is, it's a 7.5 Meyers with the plow wings adding about a foot.
           
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            Yeah it sure does look bigger in the pic..... makes it look awful heavy too! LOL
             
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              I got a new amber signal light, its a Federal signal corp firebolt. I got it off the local auction sight for $23.36, still new in the box. Older model but should work great. It's a permanent mount but I wont mount it to the roof, I will build a mount that will attach in the stake pocket and put it above the cab.
               
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                Hey Guys,
                I am new to this forum and wanted to share a light that I had purchased recently that would be beneficial for a lot of plowers out there. It flashes amber and white and gives you the white flood option in the middle for an off road type of light. It is super bright as well and have a few sizes. If anyone has seen or has one feel free to share as well. I'd love to see how others have it mounted :)
                https://www.ultrabrightlightz.com/se...+flood&Search=

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                  Take a picture of it when you get it mounted