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Old 02-11-2018, 04:58 PM   #271
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Bambi the backhoe. Sounds like a stripper name.

Our 3 loaders are Calvin,Hobbs and Quagmire. (giggity giggity) Our 12 wheel salt truck is Big Shaker. The 650 salt truck is Dasher. Our 550 salt truck is Pincher. Until it was completely fixed the RTV was called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:37 PM   #272
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Awesome. My niece named my skid "Holly" New holland LS170 so when I bought my backhoe a John Deere Bambi seemed fitting. She does bring in bank like a stripper though.
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What brand of pushers fo you use? We make our own in the welding shop.
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They use a whole bunch of different ones it is a hodgepodge. The got pro tech avalanche some boss they have bobcat snow buckets Haagen snow buckets and some 3 way plows. They rent them to the subs for $25.00 a event. First year I got a rental deduction I was like what did I rent? The push box for the skid. I am like the one you said I had to use, yeah that one. Huh? Yeah I will be buying one, till I started pricing them.oh my.... I think $25.00 sounds more than fair. shit we have only pushed a couple of times a year the last few years. But making one is on my list of things to do. One of the other reasons I bought a new welder. And now I know a guy that could speed that up by getting me some specs
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I know a guy that could speed that up by getting me some specs
Hmm...wonder who that could be.

ProTec is huge around here. Probably cause they are made here in Rochester. Most everyone that pushes snow seriously, has one.
A few guys run Arctic Sectionals. They are pretty cool to watch.
A few years ago we had a 20' Daniels Wing plow on our Cat 950. That was a beast!

The box pushers we make for ourselves go from 10'- 24'. You can tell our pushers a mile away. They are all black.
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His location is listed as Rochester you might know him...Dam near forgot to give you a recap of our dusting last night. The asshat says that his guy has the flu so he is only bringing one truck well what’s new so I tell him I am covering half your properties. So he says well that isn’t worth me coming in then just to do a few properties. in truth it is about 10 with (2) 4 acre lots, so it is not like I took the bigs ones that were easy and made him do the all the small shit. So I tell him OK see you on the next one. So he calls me crying and boohooing about he can get them all and blah blah. So I tell him if you get the 2 big ones (a high value church and shopping center) I will let you do the other ones everything else wasn’t going to be open for hours so the longer he takes the longer all the back ups get. And I have already addressed this with the office and they don’t want to take action then it is out of my hands. So I tell all my guys make sure you start and spin your spreader before you put salt in it otherwise you will be digging it out before you go home. So this tool gets to his property and can’t get his spreader started. I got a guy out there spying on him to make sure that he was onsite on time, cause I figure if he lies to be about what time he got there the office wouldn’t tolerate that for liability reasons and I would be able to get rid of him. So my guy goes over to give him a jump cause he drained his battery trying to start it. Then he had it choked the whole time so so he smoked the spark plug. So I ask him you got one with you Nope... I personally have 4 in every truck with a small set of tools in every truck and the more tools in my truck just in case things like this happen. He says I will go home and get one he lives 45 min away he didn’t got to the 24 hour walmart 2 miles from him. Real thinker this one. Well call me before you head back cause we’ll likely be wrapping up. So he didn’t drop a nugget of salt. So all went smooth and my goes go back to the salt depot to dump and guy calls me and says the spreader won’t throw salt no big deal it is probably a chunk stuck at the gate I will be there in a bit. Yeah it was a chunk alright a chuck of metal from the top of the spreader that hods the grate up on the extension. Snapped the pintle chain half FML I have a identical spreader that I was going to sell but know I thinking it should be a parts spreader cause I did the math I have more value in parts than I think I could get out of the spreade. It still runs and throws but it is not beautiful. I only put it aside cause I got another electric. So I am on the fence buy a new chain and put it on the new spreader or used the old and down that spreader I really don’t see using it this year but you never know right so I will probably just buy a new chain they are only $300.00 and then. I know I won’t have any problems with newer one. Cause that would be some shit spend all that time for it to break again
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Sounds like more drama than snow over there.

All our salt trucks except a couple of 550's stay inside for the night. Had a new guy park his 550 salt truck outside without dumping it back into the pile. Had about 1/4 hopper left. It snowed about 2" that night. Fun in the morning when he picked it back up.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:47 PM   #278
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Ah, crap. Did you make him dig out the solidified salt?
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Did you make him dig out the salt?
Gave him a chipping hammer to go with his coffee. Amazing how hard salt gets.
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I got one of them stories. New kid loader driver. This guy left his 8 yard spreaders the salt depot the kid "thinking" he was doing him a solid and loaded him up to the tip top and rolled out. the next morning was awesome
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Oh. My. God
It was a solid all right.
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Well he was new after all didn't realize the ramifications of what he was doing. I had a kid knock the front wheel off one of my duallys middle of a storm, jump in with your dad we will get it later come to find out he has a half a hopper of salt and he cracked my inner duals. He dad is like my right hand in these storms. He is a great guy but his son is retarded. If that wasn't enough the check engine light had been on for 3 days and he never told me he doesn't work for me any more still cool with his pops but he has broke his dad's truck 3 times this season alone twice last year
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:37 PM   #283
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Relocating snow.....
Operators love full buckets....
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Now he just wants to show off.....
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OSHA, just keep scrolling nothing to see here
I thought you were off this week mild weather and all. I miss the days of relocation we haven't had any in years. At least not in my zone. It is 60 here and I just dropped my dam spreader on the ground. Set it on saw horses and all was well, went to back out and the saw horse buckled and crash boom bang
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