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rob_cook2001
10-04-2012, 07:35 PM
Crazy weather Andy!!!

BPS#1
10-04-2012, 09:31 PM
for mental health reasons.:dizzy::dizzy:






You are already teetering on the edge aren't you?


:laughing: :laughing:

BPS#1
10-04-2012, 09:31 PM
Man the change from yesterday to today was nuts! And then back to 70 on Monday... WTF?!

Crazy weather Andy!!!





You got that right.

You guys got any white gold in the forecast??????????

Look at ours.


Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 1:47 PM MDT on October 04, 2012

... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday evening through
Saturday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Winter
Storm Watch... which is in effect from Friday evening through
Saturday afternoon.

* Timing... 6 PM Friday through 3 PM Saturday. Heaviest snow looks
to fall from early Saturday morning before sunrise through noon
Saturday.

* Total snow accumulations... 4 to 8 inches along the eastern
slopes of the Laramie range. 10 to 14 inches over the Laramie
range.

* Winds/visibilities... visibilities reduced to under a quarter
mile at times... especially Saturday morning.

BUFF
10-04-2012, 09:44 PM
You are already teetering on the edge aren't you?


:laughing: :laughing:

Yepperz, but I'm getting betterThumbs Up

BPS#1
10-04-2012, 09:54 PM
Yepperz, but I'm getting betterThumbs Up





You know what they say, admitting you got problems is the beginning of the healing process.


:laughing:

BUFF
10-04-2012, 10:02 PM
You know what they say, admitting you got problems is the beginning of the healing process.


:laughing:

I have no problems, the voices in my head said so........:nod:

They're saying maybe a inch, could be a foot or nada.

BPS#1
10-04-2012, 10:51 PM
Usually I wouldn't expect much accumulation but with 23 last night, 40 today, 20 tonight, 29 for a high tomorrow and 20 tomorrow night I have no doubt the ground will be cooled down a lot by the time it starts snowing.

BUFF
10-04-2012, 11:05 PM
Usually I wouldn't expect much accumulation but with 23 last night, 40 today, 20 tonight, 29 for a high tomorrow and 20 tomorrow night I have no doubt the ground will be cooled down a lot by the time it starts snowing.

From what I've read the further north, northeast you go the colder and more snow, west of I-25 and into the mtns it'll be warmer and about 1". Given the temps we had today and expect tomorow we'll be lucking to have anything stick, even on the north side of stuff.
This is my forecast:

BPS#1
10-04-2012, 11:10 PM
Yeah that'll keep much from sticking, 50s during the day.

Heres mine.




7-Day Weather Forecast for 82009
Thursday, 4
Partly Cloudy
42 | 25 F
Partly Cloudy
Chance of
Precipitation
0%

Friday, 5
Chance of Snow
34 | 20 F
Chance of Snow
Chance of
Precipitation
40%

Saturday, 6
Snow
29 | 20 F
Snow
Chance of
Precipitation
70%

Sunday, 7
Clear
47 | 23 F
Clear
Chance of
Precipitation
0%

Monday, 8
Clear
56 | 29 F
Clear
Chance of
Precipitation
0%

BUFF
10-04-2012, 11:27 PM
Well sounds like you'll have snow and I'll play with leaves.

BPS#1
10-05-2012, 08:43 AM
10/5/12 first snow of the season.


Yeah its just flurries on the wind shield piled around the cowl and wiper blades but hey its white stuff. lol

Just need it a little deeper to profit from it.

BUFF
10-05-2012, 09:58 AM
Paul did you check the fence post to see if 6" was stuck to the side of them.
Just enough to make the ground white and leave about 1/2" on vehicles.

BPS#1
10-05-2012, 10:03 AM
Not enough wind to do that.

BPS#1
10-06-2012, 10:30 AM
Snowing good up here, big fuzzy flakes. Couple inches on the pickup, not so much on the ground.

But looking at the web cams from Cheyenne I'll probably have to plow off some of the apartments just to keep the ice levels down when it gets into the teens tonight.
Don't want all that slush turning to ice ruts.

BPS#1
10-06-2012, 10:31 AM
80 between laramie and cheyenne has been closed most of the night.
Doesn't look like it'll be any time real soon that it opens either.

LoneCowboy
10-06-2012, 03:51 PM
that looks bad.
people forgot how to drive.

BPS#1
10-06-2012, 03:59 PM
Other than the guys doing a couple hours of sidewalks and stairs at one apartment ............ no plowing.

Sun took care of the asphalt areas.

BPS#1
10-06-2012, 04:02 PM
that looks bad.
people forgot how to drive.




One dead and it sure looks like more than 7 vehicles to me from the pic I posted.


http://www.9news.com/news/article/293148/339/Fatal-crash-in-Wyoming-closes-I-80

unit28
10-06-2012, 05:00 PM
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR AREAS ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHEAST
WYOMING AND SOUTHERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MOVE SOUTH ACROSS
SOUTHEASTERN WYOMING THIS MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE TO BRING SNOW
TO MUCH OF THE FORECAST AREA. THE HEAVIEST SNOW AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN WYOMING AND SOUTHERN
NEBRASKA PANHANDLE THIS MORNING. SNOW IS BEGINNING TO COME TO AN
END FROM NORTH TO SOUTH EARLY THIS MORNING AND SHOULD CLEAR ALL
FORECAST ZONES BY EARLY AFTERNOON. FOR THOSE STILL SEEING SNOW...
VERY SLICK ROADS ARE STILL LIKELY AND WILL INCREASE THE HAZARDS
OF TRAVEL IN THIS AREA TODAY.


----------

sorry to hear about that accident

BUFF
10-06-2012, 07:38 PM
80 between laramie and cheyenne has been closed most of the night.
Doesn't look like it'll be any time real soon that it opens either.

That's a gnarly stretch of Hi-Way, seems like at least once a year there's a big wreck.

stang2244
10-08-2012, 07:24 PM
Woohoo! Warm weather for the next two weeks!! People can back off with their irrigation calls for now!

That weather looked real nasty up north.

BPS#1
10-08-2012, 08:32 PM
Woohoo! Warm weather for the next two weeks!! People can back off with their irrigation calls for now!

That weather looked real nasty up north.




Hows the ankle?

BUFF
10-08-2012, 08:56 PM
Woohoo! Warm weather for the next two weeks!! People can back off with their irrigation calls for now!

That weather looked real nasty up north.

This 60-70 degree stuff sure is nice for getting stuff ready for winter and wrapping up the summer.
I saw some places in the upper midwest got a good dump over the weekend, not to sure if a 12-14" storm of heavy crap is the way to pop the cherry on a new season.

rob_cook2001
10-08-2012, 09:30 PM
I'll take a little more warm weather. Got my long range rifle back from the gunsmith after 7 months and would love to play with it more before it snows.

stang2244
10-08-2012, 09:38 PM
Hows the ankle?

Much better, just a little sore. Thanks for askin.

Ya 12-14" would throw everything into a tailspin!

BPS#1
10-08-2012, 10:03 PM
12 to 14 separates the men from the children.


Bring it.



12-14" would throw everything into a tailspin!

That it would, it would certainly put a major crimp in the get along when it comes to completing the fall work.

BUFF
10-08-2012, 10:04 PM
Kind of have to laugh, all summer long it's been too hot and winter couldn't get here soon enough, now that we've had our first cold snap along with a taste of winter weather we're all enjoying the mild temps. You know it could be said we should like a bunch of old women.:dizzy:

BUFF
10-08-2012, 10:07 PM
12 to 14 separates the men from the children.


Bring it.





That it would, it would certainly put a major crimp in the get along when it comes to completing the fall work.

Sounds like somebody had a extra dose of something today......

BPS#1
10-08-2012, 10:11 PM
Sounds like somebody had a extra dose of something today......






Just being the usual smart axx.............. like my hero........ YOU.


:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:


Oh king of smart axx. lol

BPS#1
10-08-2012, 10:13 PM
It'd be nice if they could describe the vehicle a little more.

The current description really narrows it down................ not!



Wyoming Amber Alert--Child Abduction--The Cody Police issued an Amber Alert for 11-year-old Katelynn Groves. She was last seen at the Park County Library Monday evening wearing a pink shirt, black capri pants and wearing brown glasses. She was seen getting into a white newer model Toyota four-door driven by a white male, age 55 to 65. The driver was believed to be around 6 feet tall, weighing between 185 and 200 pounds, with white hair and a white goatee. Groves is 4 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 70 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. If you see this vehicle, please call 911 or the Cody Police Department at 307-527-8700.

BUFF
10-08-2012, 10:26 PM
It'd be nice if they could describe the vehicle a little more.

The current description really narrows it down................ not!

Well if you think about it, it's better than looking for a Ford, Dodge or GM. What I'm getting at is how many Tojo's are in Wyo?

You've probably seen there's a similar thing going on in Denver now, for some reason stuff like this makes me want to let my kids carry a side arm.

BPS#1
10-08-2012, 10:36 PM
Well if you think about it, it's better than looking for a Ford, Dodge or GM. What I'm getting at is how many Tojo's are in Wyo?

You've probably seen there's a similar thing going on in Denver now, for some reason stuff like this makes me want to let my kids carry a side arm.




There are more than a guy thinks.



I hear ya bro, I don't have kids but if I did I'm sure I'd be terrified at letting them out of my sight.

BUFF
10-08-2012, 10:53 PM
So not to sound too dark but these two situations have some serious similarity's and time lines can add up to a whack job on a binge. Both are about the same age, there's a couple days apart and distance between the two is enough to not raise any extra precautions. Ever hear of a guy named Ted Bundy?

BPS#1
10-08-2012, 11:04 PM
http://www.9news.com/news/article/293565/339/Search-expands-for-missing-Westminster-girl






I just got this for the WY girl.

AMBER Alert: Cancelled. Child was recovered safely. 08-OCT 20:55

BUFF
10-09-2012, 12:09 AM
http://www.9news.com/news/article/293565/339/Search-expands-for-missing-Westminster-girl






I just got this for the WY girl.

Well that's good news, I'd been interested in hearing what happened.

BPS#1
10-09-2012, 12:10 AM
If I see an article I'll post it.

BPS#1
10-09-2012, 10:47 AM
Dave this would have to be a parents nightmare as well.

http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2012/10/09/news/19local_10-09-12.txt


My wife used to baby sit the 12 yr old the story mentions.
Shes at home recovering now.



So far I've seen no stories on last night's amber alert.

BUFF
10-09-2012, 11:11 AM
Probably illegals..........another reason to fortify our boarders.

BPS#1
10-09-2012, 11:22 AM
I know the one from last week they said the plates don't match the vehicle.

BUFF
10-09-2012, 11:28 AM
I know the one from last week they said the plates don't match the vehicle.

Why doesn't that surprise me.........

BPS#1
10-09-2012, 11:44 AM
Any of you guys know any body looking for firewood?

I've never tried to sell around here because of the expense of getting wood, but now with all the beetle kill its economical to try selling it if a guy can find buyers.

BPS#1
10-09-2012, 04:33 PM
So I found this.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/285764_10151082621382997_375147044_n.jpg


And this......


FBI is looking into possible connection with abduction of 10 yr old girl on Friday in Westminster, Colorado. She is still missing but looks a lot like the girl abducted in Cody.

stang2244
10-09-2012, 04:43 PM
Holy ****. That is not good.

BUFF
10-09-2012, 04:47 PM
I'd love to get a hold of this guy and get after him with a torch, pliers and go mid-evil on his @$$.

BPS#1
10-09-2012, 04:56 PM
There are a whole lot of red blooded americans that would like the chance to teach him that this is not how a REAL MAN treats little girls or any body for that matter.

I hope that when he lands in Rawlins the other inmates provide him some free edumacation.

BPS#1
10-09-2012, 09:57 PM
http://www.casperjournal.com/news/article_143af3b8-9726-5b12-a8ae-af507b280e30.html

BUFF
10-09-2012, 10:11 PM
The best solution for these types is a full cranial cavity cleansing performed with a 240gr projectile.

BPS#1
10-09-2012, 10:24 PM
While I agree that'd be effective I like the idea of them hog tied near a fire ant mound.

With honey poured over certain areas.

It'll take longer, much longer and they'll have a chance to realize the error of their sins............. many times before death comes.

BUFF
10-09-2012, 10:29 PM
Now you're just being silly............... geez :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:

rob_cook2001
10-09-2012, 10:39 PM
The best thing you can do to these people is a life sentence.... in general population. Prisoners have very few morals, but they do NOT like people who hurt children.. corrections officers can look the other way from time to time.

BPS#1
10-09-2012, 10:40 PM
Now you're just being silly............... geez :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:





I know too many folks that have been molested.

It gives that person a life long sentence of issues they have to deal with.

I don't want retribution to the offender to be quick.

BUFF
10-09-2012, 11:06 PM
The best thing you can do to these people is a life sentence.... in general population. Prisoners have very few morals, but they do NOT like people who hurt children.. corrections officers can look the other way from time to time.

At an average cost of $22K (paid by tax payers) a year spent on housing a prisoner I have a hard time with our judicial system. If a crime justifies a life sentence why spend the money to wait, lets short cycle the process and use the millions of dollars spent on them for something useful.
Call me narrow minded or barbaric but there's a lot to be said for an eye for an eye justice.

BPS#1
10-09-2012, 11:11 PM
I've long said that if some one is convicted of henious crimes they should get a trial. And then one appeal with a thorough investigation by completely unrelated investigators, completely unrelated prosecutor, judge, lawyers, and jury from the original conviction so as to have no chance of wrongful conviction.

Once that is done....... the sentence needs to be carried out.

I agree there is no need to waste millions every year on housing scum.

cold_and_tired
10-11-2012, 08:17 PM
He's here!! 10-9-12 7lbs 13oz 20.5". Mom and baby are doing fine, my nerves are wrecked.

BUFF
10-11-2012, 08:48 PM
He's here!! 10-9-12 7lbs 13oz 20.5". Mom and baby are doing fine, my nerves are wrecked.


Tanner congrats on your new tax right off, does the boy have a name?


Here's some advice: have two they're like dogs and will entertain themselves, only have two otherwise you're out numbered, and have the second one as soon as possible, My kids are 14months apart, by having them close together the oldest doesn't have issue's with the competition.

rob_cook2001
10-11-2012, 08:59 PM
Congratulations!!!!!

cold_and_tired
10-11-2012, 09:13 PM
Hudson Cade Ward. It's the wife's maiden name and my middle name.

I'll have to get some sleep before I can even begin thinking about another!

BUFF
10-11-2012, 09:58 PM
Cool name, it's neat to see names with reason/meaning behind them, both my kids names have a reason behind them.
You need to find him a name plate, grill or hood ornament from a Hudson pickup.

You may not know but making babies does'nt require thinking..........:laughing:

BPS#1
10-11-2012, 10:17 PM
Congrats, and glad to hear every one is doing fine.

LoneCowboy
10-12-2012, 09:48 AM
congrats, very exciting for you two.

BPS#1
10-12-2012, 07:34 PM
Damn, I was hoping they'd find her alive.


A body found in a suburban Denver park was identified Friday as that of a missing 10-year-old girl

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/12/police-id-remains-as-missing-colorado-girl-as-manhunt-for-kidnapper-heats-up/?vgnextrefresh=1#ixzz298AqLDe1

stang2244
10-12-2012, 07:57 PM
Congrats tanner!

Sad news on the girl.

In2toys
10-13-2012, 08:45 AM
Kool deal Tanner. Hey Robert, wheres a good place to check grass hay prices at?

LoneCowboy
10-13-2012, 07:55 PM
Kool deal Tanner. Hey Robert, wheres a good place to check grass hay prices at?

The Fencepost (in murdoch's feedstores, online) every week (comes out on Monday's)

rob_cook2001
10-14-2012, 11:28 PM
The fencepost is a great place to look.. grass hay is hard to find this year with the heat/lack of rain. Good grass is going for 10-15 bucks at the auction. They had some moldy grass hay at the last auction brought 8.25 a bale. I have alfalfa left but no grass

BUFF
10-14-2012, 11:31 PM
$10-15.....really? I bet the horse market is flooded.

BPS#1
10-14-2012, 11:41 PM
FYI for Dave and who ever else is following the story.

The WY HP announced today that they believe they have the kidnapper/rapist from last monday in Cody WY in custody as of today.
They caught the guy in Bozeman MT.

rob_cook2001
10-15-2012, 12:57 PM
Now that they have him they need to fry him. David I totally agree on the fact that we waist way to much money on prisoners.. and your 22k figure is probably for county jails. When I was in college the number for state and federal prisons was closer to 60k a year.. I also believe that anything longer than 10-15 years should be the death penalty. After 10-15 years they are institutionalized and can no longer be a productive member of society.... they are ******. Prisons should also be supporting them selves by putting those **** bags to work.

BUFF
10-15-2012, 11:25 PM
Our Justice system needs to adopt the practices of Judge Roy Beam, Hang them first and try'em later.Thumbs UpThumbs Up

This sure is some nice weather, a fresh coat of snow on the back range, cool nights and mid temps. The question is when will we have our first bill able event?

BPS#1
10-16-2012, 12:38 PM
I got word today that the weather guesser's HQ accepted my plow bid but due to current budget constraints it'll be a call in situation as they feel its needed until congress gets their collective heads out into fresh air and funds them appropriately.
No auto trigger.

BUFF
10-16-2012, 12:51 PM
I think this justifies a 15% "on call" fee and they're the last customer serviced.

mjstef
10-16-2012, 12:58 PM
Buff, Subdivision question for you. We lost out on a bid for just under 12 miles of road. It included the road of course (likely 3 passes with 9' plows), 8 intersections to plow back and sand plus a half dozen hills to sand and opening 36 driveways at the street. (no berms in front of the driveways) all to be completed by 6AM. We where at $900. Don't know how anyone else could have done it much cheaper?? Was i way off or what?

BPS#1
10-16-2012, 01:02 PM
I think this justifies a 15% "on call" fee and they're the last customer serviced.





They understand the last part.

I'd not have gotten the bid had the first part been part of the pricing.
I've got other call in customers. They realize they are not the ones that have a plowed lot when they show up for work.
Every $$$ of call in work is one more that I wouldn't have had other wise.

For the most part we're done plowing by 9ish. Call ins come after that and keep the income coming.

BUFF
10-16-2012, 03:34 PM
Buff, Subdivision question for you. We lost out on a bid for just under 12 miles of road. It included the road of course (likely 3 passes with 9' plows), 8 intersections to plow back and sand plus a half dozen hills to sand and opening 36 driveways at the street. (no berms in front of the driveways) all to be completed by 6AM. We where at $900. Don't know how anyone else could have done it much cheaper?? Was i way off or what?

Heck if anything I think you may have been a little light. The subdivisions I do require 4passes to get the full width and give me room to put snow later if needed. The roads are paved and smooth (no issues with manhole covers or any of that crap). I run about 15-20mph, any faster and it just blows over on to the windshield (I have a 12" rubber deflector).
I push back at intersections and sand them, when I get to driveway I angle the blade towards the centerline of the road then back to the ditch after it leaving a small windrow.
I charge $100 per mile for 4-8", 8-10" it bumps up 60%, 12"+ it bumps another 60%.

Granted your in a different market area but the other guy must be using a retired DOT truck and a pick up to do the detail work. The way I see it you'll have about 2.5hrs just pushing the road, 3min per driveway opening (1.8hrs) and then the sanding. So I figure with one truck you'll be in there for about 5-6hrs for a 4-8"push.

BPS#1
10-18-2012, 11:57 PM
Well its installed.


The rubber strip mjstef sent me wasn't quite wide enough to install it the whole way across the wings Dave made.
So its like this until I find some thing wider.

The top flap I think I'm going to like it like this, but if I don't..... all it takes a good sharp knife to remedy.
We'll have a better idea after a couple snows.


Mjstef swears the drive train doesn't have enough axx to plow 60" wide. We'll find out.

stang2244
10-19-2012, 12:23 AM
Dayum! That plow looks big! Looks well built with the wings and all. Take pics when you put that thing to work.

BPS#1
10-19-2012, 10:11 AM
Dayum! That plow looks big!




That it does, even in person.

BUFF
10-19-2012, 10:32 AM
That it does, even in person.

If you were to stand it up it'd be as tall as you.........:laughing::laughing:

stang2244
10-20-2012, 08:50 PM
They're calling for snow Thursday night boys....

BPS#1
10-20-2012, 08:55 PM
They're calling for snow Thursday night boys....





I WAS planning on making a rapid trip to visit parents on both sides and take in the Louisville EXPO this coming week.

Depending on the looks of the forecast wed morning........... I'll be staying home.
So far they are saying cold with showers.


FRIDAY...MORE COLD AIR REINFORCEMENT AS THE ROCKIES TROUGH ALOFT
DEEPENS...AIDING MORE COLD AIR INTRUSION FROM THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES
SOUTHWARD ALONG THE LEE SLOPES OF THE ROCKIES. CURRENT MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE FORECASTS WILL LIKELY NEED TO BE LOWERED IF THE GFS 5280
METER 1000-500 MB THICKNESSES TRULY PAN OUT AND WITH SCATTERED TO
BROKEN CLOUDINESS ON TAP UNDER CYCLONIC CURVATURE ALOFT. HIGH
TEMPERATURES MAY ONLY BE IN THE 20S AND 30S IF ENOUGH CLOUD COVER
PREVAILS. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS SOUTH OF A DOUGLAS TO SIDNEY
LINE DUE TO OROGRAPHICS...UPSLOPE AND CYCLONIC CURVATURE ALOFT.

BUFF
10-20-2012, 09:48 PM
They're calling for snow Thursday night boys....

:laughing::laughing::laughing:

BPS#1
10-21-2012, 08:30 PM
My help and I did some landscaping and fall clean up this weekend at one of my commercial customers.
Office is down town with limited parking, especially when pulling a trailer.

We pulled out some bushes, trimmed other shrubs, rebuilt the sprinkler valve box area, cut down 3 trees, hauled in 5 tons of rock and hand shovel placed it.

And picked up this trailer load of leaves with one of the walkers. I figure running the leaves thru the walker reduces volume by around 75%.

The island shown will get two whiskey barrels in the spring with flowers or some thing purdy growing in them.

I'm hoping to sell them some christmas lights/decorations this year as well.
They don't mind spending money, I am just happy that I'm there to help them do so. :D

BUFF
10-21-2012, 09:43 PM
Looks good Stretch, the shrubs you pulled are leave magnets and they must die....:eek:. Did you buy the trailer or is it a rental?
I spent yesterday sucking leaves with my Scag and wished I had a dump trailer.
Does your Walker suck leaves off of paved or concrete surfaces?

BPS#1
10-22-2012, 12:48 AM
Looks good Stretch, the shrubs you pulled are leave magnets and they must die....:eek:. Did you buy the trailer or is it a rental?
I spent yesterday sucking leaves with my Scag and wished I had a dump trailer.
Does your Walker suck leaves off of paved or concrete surfaces?




Thanks, trailer is a rental.
It'd be nice to own a dump, but I don't need one often.
I can rent all weekend for $120. Or week days for $120 each. I can't justify the expense for that.

The walker doesn't do too bad on asphalt. Its not a street sweeper but it gets the job done.
Once I'm done I tell the customer to call their street sweeper guys.


As for buying a dump trailer...... some thing like this is what I WANT. 20' long so I can haul my
mowers and have a dump trailer. I can dump the grass/leaves into the box and not ever touch the product to load or unload.
Its not going to be ideal for hauling rock or gravel on every occasion but it'd sure be nice most of the time for a lawn maint company.

http://www.keeslers.com/Utility-Equipment-Dump-Trailers/Felling-Dump-Trailers/DE-SD/FT-16-DE-Felling-DE-SD-Series-Hydraulic-Side-Dump-Landscaping-Trailer.jpg

BUFF
10-22-2012, 09:29 AM
That trailer is pretty cool.....Could you image the tongue weight if you have a load of rock or sand in it.:dizzy::dizzy:

BPS#1
10-22-2012, 10:12 AM
That trailer is pretty cool.....Could you image the tongue weight if you have a load of rock or sand in it.:dizzy::dizzy:





For sure. You'd just have to be careful with it.

This trailer wasn't designed for a landscaper in mind.
For what its designed to do... maint and hauling grass/leaves/branches/mulch I'm sure it'd do very well at it.

If I was going to do much landscaping at all I'd rent a regular dump trailer.


You should see how sand blasted clean the underside of the deck is this morning. I flipped it up to change blades and wow....... no hanging on grass bits. All the leaves, twigs and sand particles from the parking lot sure cleaned it off.

BUFF
10-22-2012, 10:48 AM
Yeah I betcha the blades have a nice full radius where the edge use to be.....

The Forecast is moving around, it went up 2" Friday to 5" Thursday night and 1" on Friday.:laughing::laughing:

BPS#1
10-22-2012, 10:51 AM
I used blades the help already had screwed up. And yes they aren't real sharp now.

With that forecast I wont be going on a trip.

BUFF
10-22-2012, 10:57 AM
You just want an excuse, nothing is going to happen.......
In Boulder they're calling for 4", Longmont, 5", Berthoud 3" = clear skies and 75degrees:jester:

BPS#1
10-22-2012, 06:37 PM
You just want an excuse, nothing is going to happen.......
In Boulder they're calling for 4", Longmont, 5", Berthoud 3" = clear skies and 75degrees:jester:





Normally you'd be right.... Looking for an excuse.

This time tho I was wanting to go to the EXPO.

PatrickC
10-22-2012, 07:28 PM
:laughing::laughing: Snow yea right. Anyone looking for a ATV plow blade only, I have a warn 54 inch ATV blade for sale brand new. Could use for whatever with some fabrication $100.00 I was gonna use it on the rider but got a 2007 arctic cat 400 with 500 miles on it with a brand new plow for $3400.00 guy even had a brand new warn winch in the box for it, saweeeeet sidewalk machine and hunting no more walking.

BPS#1
10-22-2012, 07:58 PM
:laughing::laughing: Snow yea right. Anyone looking for a ATV plow blade only, I have a warn 54 inch ATV blade for sale brand new. Could use for whatever with some fabrication $100.00 I was gonna use it on the rider but got a 2007 arctic cat 400 with 500 miles on it with a brand new plow for $3400.00 guy even had a brand new warn winch in the box for it, saweeeeet sidewalk machine and hunting no more walking.



If there is plowable snow this weekend it'll make 3 out of the last 4 years there was plowable snow the last weekend in Oct.

BUFF
10-22-2012, 09:24 PM
Normally you'd be right.... Looking for an excuse.

This time tho I was wanting to go to the EXPO.

Sure whatever buddy.....

PatrickC
10-22-2012, 11:41 PM
Well according to customer calls for blowouts here's the weather report "Its gonna be 50 below and 27 ft of snow so please come blow my sprinklers out" This is most assuredly in line with local forecasting efforts by our local news. So I want e everybody to stock up on food , blankets, and flashlights and home depot still has generators left. If you need me I all be outback making snow cones............Laterz

BUFF
10-22-2012, 11:47 PM
Well according to customer calls for blowouts here's the weather report "Its gonna be 50 below and 27 ft of snow so please come blow my sprinklers out" This is most assuredly in line with local forecasting efforts by our local news. So I want e everybody to stock up on food , blankets, and flashlights and home depot still has generators left. If you need me I all be outback making snow cones............Laterz

You realize stocking up for a storm is a normal thing in New England, the have several storms of the century every season.:nod:

So $100 for the ATV blade?

PatrickC
10-22-2012, 11:54 PM
Oh I know about stocking up beer more beer and some snacks and more beer haha:nod: My family is all upstate new York and I remember stocking up. Yes $100.00 its brand sparkling new very well built. Let me know 720-270-1188

BUFF
10-22-2012, 11:58 PM
Oh I know about stocking up beer more beer and some snacks and more beer haha:nod: My family is all upstate new York and I remember stocking up. Yes $100.00 its brand sparkling new very well built. Let me know 720-270-1188

I'll give you a buzz about the blade in the morning, I'll take it.

PatrickC
10-23-2012, 12:00 AM
Sounds great, Thank You

BPS#1
10-23-2012, 08:31 AM
The latest word from Dave's favorite people.


TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...9 TO 15 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
8000 FT. 4 TO 8 INCHES AT LOWER ELEVATIONS.

BUFF
10-23-2012, 09:33 AM
The latest word from Dave's favorite people.

Uh uhm yeah.......my local has changed too, it's dropped to a 40% chance and up to 2".......

BPS#1
10-23-2012, 09:40 AM
Is that all?

We're in the 70% and up range at least some of the time.

BPS#1
10-23-2012, 06:06 PM
This afternoon's forecast changed a lot for us.

The over all temps are up quite a bit and the precip amounts have come way down.

BUFF
10-23-2012, 07:54 PM
You seem to be surprised by the change in the forecast.......

BPS#1
10-23-2012, 08:18 PM
Not really surprised, just irritated that I'm loosing money by this all over the map storm.
Probably won't get plowing income and wasted money on buying EXPO tix.

BUFF
10-23-2012, 08:22 PM
Not really surprised, just irritated that I'm loosing money by this all over the map storm.
Probably won't get plowing income and wasted money on buying EXPO tix.

Well when the storm doesn't produce hop in the truck and bust butt east. You should be able to pulled it off in about 20hrs or so.

BPS#1
10-23-2012, 08:25 PM
That may happen, but it'll disrupt my carefully planned trip. lol

rob_cook2001
10-23-2012, 08:30 PM
I would love to get some snow and go make some money.
But if not I am going shooting, still have not taken my newly built rifle past 300 yards.

BUFF
10-23-2012, 08:32 PM
The best plan is the one that never existed..

BUFF
10-23-2012, 08:35 PM
I would love to get some snow and go make some money.
But if not I am going shooting, still have not taken my newly built rifle past 300 yards.

Robert the first thing I'd do is pull up on the cat sitting on the counter next to the stove top.:)

rob_cook2001
10-23-2012, 08:41 PM
Haha, would make an easy target David.

BUFF
10-23-2012, 08:47 PM
So 15yrs ago we got 21" over a 2 day period, they probably hosed up that forecast too.

PatrickC
10-23-2012, 09:56 PM
Land train wooo woooo

BUFF
10-23-2012, 10:05 PM
Land train wooo woooo

How about a picture after you picked up the leaves.:laughing::laughing:

Do you mow out of that trailer or do you have a open bed?

I've been looking/lurking around for a enclosed trailer and was on the fence whether or not they'd work well for mowing out of. The biggest advantage would be not having to worry about stuff getting jacked when your not with the truck.

cold_and_tired
10-23-2012, 10:16 PM
They are calling for an entire tenth of an inch of precip for Monument!

BUFF
10-23-2012, 10:35 PM
They are calling for an entire tenth of an inch of precip for Monument!

And the bashing of the weather clowns is official, guess the season has begun.:dizzy:

PatrickC
10-23-2012, 10:38 PM
[QUOTE=BUFF;1504511]How about a picture after you picked up the leaves.:laughing::laughing:

Do you mow out of that trailer or do you have a open bed?

I've been looking/lurking around for a enclosed trailer and was on the fence whether or not they'd work well for mowing out of. The biggest advantage would be not having to worry about stuff getting jacked when your not with the truck.[/QUOTE

No way I'm cleaning those up its my yard and that's the girlfriends job lol Yes we mow and various projects work out of trailer. We found equipment getting jacked a pia
and sun weathered equip drives me insane cause it looks like crap IMO right now I have the genset, leaf vac a 34 inch rider and aerator on board with air compressor up in corner across from side door for blowouts. We don't haul clippings any more they get bagged and left with clients weekly trash. We love the trailer in the summer its a nice shady area to take a break

BUFF
10-23-2012, 10:39 PM
Just saw this on Denver C-list, after cost are covered you'd be pulling down minimum wage.

PatrickC
10-23-2012, 10:42 PM
Couple weeks ago there was a posting for whopping $20.00 an hour hope they get a crap load of blown out curbs and ran over cars

BUFF
10-23-2012, 10:48 PM
No way I'm cleaning those up its my yard and that's the girlfriends job lol Yes we mow and various projects work out of trailer. We found equipment getting jacked a pia
and sun weathered equip drives me insane cause it looks like crap IMO right now I have the genset, leaf vac a 34 inch rider and aerator on board with air compressor up in corner across from side door for blowouts. We don't haul clippings any more they get bagged and left with clients weekly trash. We love the trailer in the summer its a nice shady area to take a break[/QUOTE]

That's pretty much what I was expecting to hear. I don't do any bagging during the summer, only for spring and fall clean ups.
I unload and put everything in the shop to keep stuff out of the weather.
Been looking for a 7x14 tandem, but I need a 7ft ceiling so I can stand up it. I'll proabbly have to go with new due the ceiling height.

BUFF
10-23-2012, 10:51 PM
Couple weeks ago there was a posting for whopping $20.00 an hour hope they get a crap load of blown out curbs and ran over cars

It almost sounds like a National Outfit is looking, there's enough horror story's on the Commercial thread that sound like this.

PatrickC
10-23-2012, 11:04 PM
Call Wes he had a tandem with ramp door for sale let him know Pat told you about it he works usps goes in at 3 am gets off around noon its a nice trailer303 548 5689. The one for $20 an hour you had to provide your own truck and insurance no flipping way

PatrickC
10-23-2012, 11:07 PM
The loading and unloading got to be too much and no room in the shop for two harleys and all the landscaping crap I mean great stuff lol so now we load and move stuff around maybe once a week.

BUFF
10-23-2012, 11:50 PM
Well the weather clowns have done me some good, had 2 more sign on for the season, still have one rezi I haven't heard back from and contemplating whether or not to pursue it.

LoneCowboy
10-24-2012, 09:42 AM
The one for $20 an hour you had to provide your own truck and insurance no flipping way

yeah, and you guys wonder why I'm happy to be out.
Why even bother competing with that?

BPS#1
10-24-2012, 09:58 AM
yeah, and you guys wonder why I'm happy to be out.
Why even bother competing with that?




No way you can. What ridiculous pricing.
Why any body would do that to themselves is beyond me.
They run the rates down so low in an effort to get market share and then can't handle the work load when they do get a big storm.
But the damage is already done. The customers now think thats the going rate and thats what they expect from legit companies.





Its already snowing in Rawlins.

cold_and_tired
10-24-2012, 02:28 PM
Forecast for Monument is now 3-5". Maybe some of it will stick!

stang2244
10-24-2012, 02:34 PM
Tanners got the itch already!!

cold_and_tired
10-24-2012, 02:37 PM
Tanners got the itch already!!

The itch never goes away...no matter how much medicine I take.

I hope the guy that bought my business gets his act together. He's already lost one customer because of lack of contact. Fortunately, it was the smallest one.

BUFF
10-24-2012, 02:40 PM
The itch never goes away...no matter how much medicine I take.



Dang it Tanner you beat me to the punch.......

Maybe you should spend less time around livestock, could be fleas.

stang2244
10-24-2012, 02:56 PM
Anyone have any dealings with SMS Assist? They contacted me about plow 8 Walgreen locations in my area. Just trying to get some feedback on them. Rob said he knows people who have dealt with them and they aren't too bad.

BPS#1
10-24-2012, 03:05 PM
Tanners got the itch already!!



You beat me to it.
We talked about this at the lunch.

BPS#1
10-24-2012, 03:06 PM
Started raining here right before 1.

BUFF
10-24-2012, 03:34 PM
Anyone have any dealings with SMS Assist? They contacted me about plow 8 Walgreen locations in my area. Just trying to get some feedback on them. Rob said he knows people who have dealt with them and they aren't too bad.

Andy I'd tread lightly and you may even what to do a credit/payment check on them.

stang2244
10-24-2012, 04:04 PM
Care to elaborate David? I agree on the credit check I've just never dealt with theses segment companies.

BUFF
10-24-2012, 04:53 PM
Care to elaborate David? I agree on the credit check I've just never dealt with theses segment companies.

Sure buddy......
I'm refering to a DnB http://www.dnb.com/ , we use this to do a complete credit/background check / rating on customers before doing bussiness with them.

BUFF
10-24-2012, 05:26 PM
There's snow happening in Steamboat and west of Laramie along 80. Maybe someone will get out and make some bank.

BUFF
10-24-2012, 08:38 PM
It's gone from rain to snow, temp is just at freezing.

rob_cook2001
10-24-2012, 09:37 PM
It is snowing like crazy in keenesburg!!

BUFF
10-24-2012, 09:50 PM
It is snowing like crazy in keenesburg!!

Sweet Thumbs Up ..................it's going to have to in order to stick on the pavement.

BPS#1
10-24-2012, 10:30 PM
There's snow happening in Steamboat and west of Laramie along 80. Maybe someone will get out and make some bank.




80 west of cheyenne has been closed for a few hours.


I figure I'll be out in it before 5.

PatrickC
10-24-2012, 10:33 PM
Snowing in Denver met highlands ranch lone tree just a few places I've been through blowing up I mean out sprinks :laughing:

PatrickC
10-24-2012, 10:35 PM
Mother nature is a real biatch:guns:

BUFF
10-24-2012, 11:13 PM
It's not going to amount to anything, I just came in from hooking up and loaded up with de icer.

PatrickC
10-24-2012, 11:25 PM
Arctic kitty loaded ice melt loaded shovels loaded, just to be unloaded in morning bleckick

cold_and_tired
10-25-2012, 12:59 PM
Rained like crazy at the house for a few hours then switched over to big, wet flakes and we ended up with about an inch on the grass. The weird thing is that the roads were 100% dry by 6:00 this morning.

BUFF
10-25-2012, 01:12 PM
I didn't get a heavy rain, ended up with about 3" on the grass and picnic table.
It was still lightly snowing around 5a and started to break up by 6:30a. Roads were wet but evidently icy in places, there was a 5 car pile up on the Diagonal (119) and a couple multi car wrecks on 287 south of Longmont. Probably 1st storm jitters and bald tires, dumb@$$'s.

Skies are pretty blue to be snowing like they said it's suppose to be........

BPS#1
10-25-2012, 01:31 PM
Buff musta had fun with the wifey last night and is in a good mood.


No rude comments about the talent or lack there of of the weathermen.


I didn't go on my trip and get to hear about the lack of snow plowing from my wife and mother in law.
Well I don't have a crystal ball to look in now do I?

6" of snow forecasted......... .5" ice is what we get. :guns:

Another up to 3" forecast for tonight. :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

BUFF
10-25-2012, 01:37 PM
Nope the wife is shut down for 3-4 more days......... hope I don't get an itch from hanging out in the livestock pens.:eek:

BPS#1
10-25-2012, 09:47 PM
Less than 1, 1 to 2, 2 to 4, 1 to 3, less than 1, 2 to 4 and 1 to 3.


Geebus, Mary and Joseph!!!!! decide already.
Yeah I've seen the above forecast for tonight's accumulations in the last 24 hrs.

My head hurts, I'm going to bed, we'll see what 2:30 AM brings.

BUFF
10-25-2012, 10:02 PM
Less than 1, 1 to 2, 2 to 4, 1 to 3, less than 1, 2 to 4 and 1 to 3. = a early breakfast...........

BPS#1
10-26-2012, 04:24 AM
In the east they are sh##ing their proverbial pants.


http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/east-coast-readies-frankenstorm-monster-17569370#.UIpG9IaBz3A

BPS#1
10-26-2012, 04:25 AM
I think the weather guessers got the 1" forecast right.
I'll be plowing a couple places.

BUFF
10-26-2012, 08:20 AM
In the east they are sh##ing their proverbial pants.


http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/east-coast-readies-frankenstorm-monster-17569370#.UIpG9IaBz3A

Good for them, they love the drama.........:laughing::laughing:

I think the weather guessers got the 1" forecast right.
I'll be plowing a couple places.

They're just 20% ers, just like the odds of a blind man winning at a shell game.

Had 2 that just made 1" depending on how much shade the concrete gets, so did a "Good Karma" service call.

cold_and_tired
10-26-2012, 01:18 PM
NWS said 4-8 for Monument. Got a dusting. The new owner called me this morning to let me know they put down some ice melt.

rob_cook2001
10-26-2012, 03:09 PM
We got enough to plow on the northsides of the buildings, better than nothing. Driving home at 6am I76 was BRUTAL, Brighton was awfully bad. I swear the city and dot didn't start working until there was 1in of ice on the roads.

BPS#1
10-26-2012, 03:14 PM
Odd storm, some places nothing to a dusting, move a half mile and have an inch.

Another mile and snow/ice. A few blocks from there 2 to 3.


The walker blade combo plows surprisingly well. Heavy wet snow and it'll push a bunch. The extensions
Buff made pitch forward a bit and it doesn't want to roll around the sides very well as wet as it is. Even on angle.
I'll probably take them off for another wet snow.
Powder I think it'd be just fine.

BPS#1
10-26-2012, 10:19 PM
Because a few pricks can't drive for conditions it messes up the roads for many.

One of my pet peeves is A holes that won't slow down in fog, ice or other poor visibility conditions.
When I was driving truck I'd get off or stay off the roads long before they got bad simply because I know there are so many other putzes that can't drive.
I don't want one of them taking me out when they pile up.

http://www.9news.com/news/article/296225/188/Multiple-semi-trucks-crash-closes-WB-I-70

BUFF
10-27-2012, 09:43 PM
The extensions Buff made pitch forward a bit and it doesn't want to roll around the sides very well as wet as it is. Even on angle.
I'll probably take them off for another wet snow.
Powder I think it'd be just fine.

At full angle the wings should be running close to parallel with the front of the Walker.
With wet snow you're probably not getting enough ground speed for it to roll off. As you said dry (normal) snow will be fine.

BPS#1
10-27-2012, 10:56 PM
I'm sure you are right about the ground speed.

I thought of that too. It ends up pushing a pretty big wedge of snow out in front.
Like I said I'm rather impressed with how it does.

LoneCowboy
10-28-2012, 08:24 AM
At full angle the wings should be running close to parallel with the front of the Walker.
With wet snow you're probably not getting enough ground speed for it to roll off. As you said dry (normal) snow will be fine.

yes,that's the problem
I had a plow on a Ag tractor (that would do about 15mph in top gear) and if it was wet, it simply didn't go fast enough to make the snow roll off, you would end up with HUGE piles in front of it until it stalled.

should have bought a box for that tractor

BPS#1
10-29-2012, 07:17 PM
:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:





http://www.nordicautoplow.com/

BUFF
10-29-2012, 09:32 PM
:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:





http://www.nordicautoplow.com/

Oh I guess if you were knocked up, wearing flip flops and wanted to plow snow in your 3 Series BMW I'd be a handy thing...........

Do you have any interest in a JD Gator?
One popped up just south of me that's for sale.

BPS#1
10-30-2012, 09:52 AM
Dang the east sure got hammered good with that cane.

Gonna be a lot of clean up $$$ for a long time to come.

BUFF
10-30-2012, 10:18 AM
Dang the east sure got hammered good with that cane.

Gonna be a lot of clean up $$$ for a long time to come.

They got whooped and all that salt water is going to hose things up for quite sometime.

cold_and_tired
11-02-2012, 03:17 PM
What a freakin nightmare of a day!

It started out with the CSPD giving me a piece of paper telling me how fast the Mustang will go in second gear and how much I have to spend to make them happy.

Then, I get to work, open my email and find an overdrawn notice from Wells Fargo on my business account. WTF? I haven't used it in months. Come to find out that someone has my debit card number and decided to take a little road trip up and down the east coast.

For some reason, they needed a car wash every time they filled up their truck. The thief is clearly a seasoned veteran at this because every charge was under $100. I was told by an Interstate Fraud detective that they keep it under a hundred to avoid some of the felony charges if they are ever caught.

Unfortunately for this guy, he caught me on a really bad day. I called each of the gas stations that he went to and they have him on surveillance cameras making the purchases. Hopefully he will be tracked down soon.

rob_cook2001
11-02-2012, 05:16 PM
Sounds like a total **** day tanner. Sorry man.
I guess now would be a bad time to ask if your still interested in any of those guns lol.

BUFF
11-02-2012, 05:43 PM
I have to laugh about the certificate of speed award, been in that situation when I was a young pup too many times. My last one was for doing 98mph in a posted 75 I was in my 00 PS on I-80 just east of Rawlins Wyo, after discounts (for wearing seat belts) it ended up being $80.00 out of pockets and no points.
The guy who's running your CC probably got the number from a nudey bar your were at while on the road, always use cash or better yet don't go......

It's still a bummer no matter how you slice it.

LoneCowboy
11-02-2012, 07:35 PM
so, how fast will the mustang go in 2nd gear????????

and you know to go to court right?
always go to court.
it can't get worse, it can always get better.

cold_and_tired
11-02-2012, 07:53 PM
so, how fast will the mustang go in 2nd gear????????

and you know to go to court right?
always go to court.
it can't get worse, it can always get better.

He wrote the ticket for 50 in a 40 but showed me the radar gun at 68. I don't think I'll fight this one. He was way too curious about the car to ever forget it.

Plus, I'll have to burn some personal time and sit in court. Neither of which I want to do. I talked to my insurance man and he says my rates shouldn't budge because this is the first ticket I've had in 12 years. The fine is $100 and 4 points.

BUFF
11-02-2012, 09:28 PM
Hey Tanner check this out:

http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/how-to-get-a-warning-not-a-ticket

BPS#1
11-02-2012, 11:37 PM
Tanner the high speed trophies suck.
You are lucky he cut it back.


I met with my insurance man today as my policy is due for renewal.

Its scary times to be an agent because things are changing sooooo fast.
And its a scary time to be paying for insurance.......... because every body's rates for every kind of insurance are going up.
How much? Dunno yet. Its all in turmoil.

He stressed don't get tickets and don't have any claims that are your fault.

BUFF
11-04-2012, 07:57 PM
A potential storm next Friday-Saturday, it should be intersting to hear the hype (lies) all week........

BPS#1
11-04-2012, 09:45 PM
Big
changes in the weather will affect the cwa starting on friday and
continuing through next weekend. Temperatures will be much colder
by the weekend with a good chance of snow.

BUFF
11-04-2012, 09:56 PM
They're calling for sunny,mid-hi 60's most of the week, we'll need a serious cold snap to cool down the pavement/concrete if anything is going to stick.

BPS#1
11-05-2012, 09:18 AM
So if you saw this and know for a fact its coming from one of your contract customers what would you think?

I'm supposed to be doing the lawn/sprinklers. Its in my contract.




Maintenance Technician needed for large apartment community in Cheyenne, must have knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, electrical and HVAC. Position includes ON CALL rotation, snow removal, appliance repair, after hours emergency situations, light grounds maintenance, sprinkler system trouble shooting, ordering supplies, etc. Successful candidate must have valid drivers license and dependable transportation. We would like to fill this position immediately.

BUFF
11-05-2012, 09:27 AM
So if you saw this and know for a fact its coming from one of your contract customers what would you think?

I'm supposed to be doing the lawn/sprinklers. Its in my contract.

They're also looking for a guy to plow the place too......

If this has been made public or been posted they you should question them about.
They're going to have a hard time filling that gig if they need all those skill sets in one guy, you may be able to "help them out" by keeping the sprinklers and doing their snow.

BPS#1
11-05-2012, 09:28 AM
I only plow the lot, the hand shoveling has always been done in house. (walks and stairs)

That doesn't worry me.




To the best of my knowledge they don't have fire sprinklers in the building for them to be talking about.

BUFF
11-05-2012, 09:32 AM
Saw Snow Removal figured it was plowing:cool:

I'd still quizz them.

BPS#1
11-05-2012, 09:37 AM
Post ho


lol

BPS#1
11-05-2012, 09:37 AM
Saw Snow Removal figured it was plowing:cool:

I'd still quizz them.





I do not believe I'd get a straight answer!

BUFF
11-05-2012, 09:50 AM
Post Ho......you did just say that:eek:
So in 2 more post you won't crack 1000?
So what you're just going to give up on it; "Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor, no we didn't", so go confront them instead of rolling over like a liberal "Bama" supporter.

BPS#1
11-05-2012, 10:37 AM
Can't take a joke this morning?


I've long been proud of being a post ho. I've got other forums where I'm over 10k posts.
Comfortably over.


Man....... do you really gotta go with the L word? lol

cold_and_tired
11-07-2012, 03:03 PM
Sure am glad I'm not a small business owner anymore.

BUFF
11-07-2012, 03:10 PM
Sure am glad I'm not a small business owner anymore.

I assume your referring to the outcome of lastnights events. Unfortunately I think we're going to have to learn Chinese because at the rate the US is borrowing money from China they're going to own us.

BPS#1
11-07-2012, 03:16 PM
Its official, we now live in a nation populated by a majority of dumb asses.

BUFF
11-07-2012, 03:21 PM
Its official, we now live in a nation populated by a majority of dumb asses.

By shaving off the east and west coast states we'd be a much better place, they're the heavily populated areas and carry more electoral votes.

LoneCowboy
11-07-2012, 05:50 PM
Sure am glad I'm not a small business owner anymore.

+1000000000000000000000000000
totally picked the right year to quit

But don't worry, the government will beat it out of everyone, esp in California the 2nd (colorado, all dims now)

BPS#1
11-07-2012, 07:17 PM
I'd still quizz them.






The story I got was the office person posting the ad was "copy/pasting" a standard ad.


Hmmmmm




I got both eyes and ears open.

BUFF
11-07-2012, 08:45 PM
Supposedly we're getting snow Saturday into Sunday with accumulations of 2-4".
If indeed this pans out timing would be great being over a weekend and the amount is perfect for the 1st event of the season. Plus the billing would be great too since most of the lawn work is done for the year.

BPS#1
11-07-2012, 09:43 PM
I don't think we are getting much.

At least from what they are saying so far. The storm is too far north
and supposed to be moving too fast to bring us much more than wind.
Subject to change with no notice, of course.
It is the "no talent weather clowns" that we are talking about.

BPS#1
11-07-2012, 10:46 PM
Tonight they say this, guess I better keep an eye on this thing.


RIGHT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE A FEW INCHES OF SNOW WILL
BE POSSIBLE OVER MOST AREAS OF THE CWA...BUT THE MODELS HAVE BEEN
TRENDING HIGHER IN THE LAST FEW RUNS...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE COLORADO
BORDER.

rob_cook2001
11-08-2012, 01:25 AM
I just checked accuweather and they are saying 4-8 for northglenn!!!

BPS#1
11-08-2012, 08:37 AM
I just checked accuweather and they are saying 4-8 for northglenn!!!


:laughing:




Nearly 60 on friday here and in the high 30s friday night.
I wonder really how much will stick around to be plowed?


They are saying 1 to 3 for us and 6 to 10 in the mountains.

BUFF
11-08-2012, 09:52 AM
They have no idea of what's going to happen, we'll just have to look outside and if it snows we plow, if not we do something else.

rob_cook2001
11-08-2012, 11:53 AM
Exactly David!!!

BUFF
11-09-2012, 11:18 PM
Well it appears the forecast has changed..........imagine that.:dizzy: What a bunch of morons.:laughing::laughing:

BPS#1
11-09-2012, 11:46 PM
Chance of accumulation somewhere between very slim and hell no?

LoneCowboy
11-10-2012, 02:49 PM
i dunno, looks like they missed by 45 minutes
it started snowing at 11:45 instead of 11am, now here a little before one it's huge flakes and snowing like a sonofabitch.

have fun

BPS#1
11-10-2012, 02:51 PM
We have white grass.

More than likely icy bridges, I'm at home so don't know.

BUFF
11-10-2012, 02:56 PM
Left my place at 6:30 and managed to do 2 clean ups and unloaded before it started to dump. Everything except the roads turned white within about 45min. Temp is sitting at 31, who knows what it's going to do.

stang2244
11-10-2012, 02:58 PM
I've got big flakes that aren't even sticking to grass.... I'm not convinced there will be any worth while accumulation.

BUFF
11-10-2012, 05:28 PM
Been coming down pretty steady, roads are getting white and starting to acumulate on it by my place. If it continues at this place Ill be going out in the am for sure.

LoneCowboy
11-10-2012, 06:20 PM
the forecast just changed for overnight (I know, SHOCK)
a few hours ago it said 1-2 overnight
now it says 2-4 overnight

BUFF
11-10-2012, 06:23 PM
the forecast just changed for overnight (I know, SHOCK)
a few hours ago it said 1-2 overnight
now it says 2-4 overnight

Well sounds like they've given the storm the kiss of death........

LoneCowboy
11-11-2012, 08:20 AM
yep, it died.
just a dusting on pavement, inch or so on grass.

looks cold though

BUFF
11-11-2012, 08:37 AM
Yep....got up and went for a early morning drive.

stang2244
11-11-2012, 08:45 AM
Definitely the kiss of death! Spread some ice melt and then hit like 7 residentials. Weak.

BPS#1
11-11-2012, 09:38 AM
looks cold though





8 degrees earlier, 11 now.

fscharnell
11-14-2012, 06:38 PM
After this Saturday snow storms it looks like we are all clear up to Thanksgiving. Hopefully enjoy turkey day. 8-)

BPS#1
11-14-2012, 07:31 PM
I've seen this before.

Other than a minor hickup or two the weather was nice thru thanksgiving. Then it snowed and snowed.

I know one thing, I'll be in a world of hurt if the winter stays this dry.

rob_cook2001
11-14-2012, 08:59 PM
Bps..... your not the only one!!!!!

BUFF
11-15-2012, 10:08 AM
Don't worry boys our supreme leader will take care of everyone............

BPS#1
11-15-2012, 10:25 AM
Right.............

BUFF
11-15-2012, 10:34 AM
Right.............

Well the majority of the country seems to think so.......

BPS#1
11-15-2012, 10:38 AM
Well the majority of the country seems to think so.......




If you were able to peal back the amount of election fraud that there was it would look differently.

BUFF
11-15-2012, 10:50 AM
Yes it would, flew into to so cal lastnight and the airport was like being on Noah's Arc. There was a couple of every breed and the anoucments were is multiple languages. Pretty messed up IMO.....

BigJ
11-15-2012, 08:49 PM
Well it seems that i finally found the colorado thread. Does anyone know of any subs looking for work? We work mainly south denver down to castle pines.

PatrickC
11-15-2012, 09:30 PM
Well it seems that i finally found the colorado thread. Does anyone know of any subs looking for work? We work mainly south denver down to castle pines.

What kinda work, it doesn't snow anymore lol:laughing: I'm in acres green 470 and 25 have arctic cat 4x4 with plow for hire let me know 720 270-1188 Accurate Cut

BUFF
11-15-2012, 10:58 PM
Well it seems that i finally found the colorado thread.

Yeah it's a difficult thread to find, hope you carry a GPS to help you get around during the day.......... BTW I'm a bit of a wise guy at times. :nod:
Most of us have met and it's been a good way to network and tap into each others strengths and resources. Nice to have you on it with us.Thumbs Up

BPS#1
11-16-2012, 12:48 AM
Hi to the new guy.


I'm from WY but I hang here. lol



First its gotta snow before we need to worry about subbin.
10 day forecast......... highs in the 50s.

PatrickC
11-16-2012, 12:57 AM
Colorado Australian for California 70 and sunny , but we are getting a couple cabelas in 2013 weeeeeeeehaaaaaaw guns bullets bows and arrows

BUFF
11-16-2012, 09:09 AM
Colorado Australian for California 70 and sunny , but we are getting a couple cabelas in 2013 weeeeeeeehaaaaaaw guns bullets bows and arrows

I'd rather have In-N-Out Burger than Cabelas, just saying..........

BPS#1
11-19-2012, 11:03 AM
Sell your plows and draw welfare, its gonna be a slim snow fall winter.


http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/pub/includes/columns/newsstory/2012/590x393_11191134_snowupdate1213.jpg


http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/sandy-winter-2012-2013-forecast/1741302

stang2244
11-19-2012, 11:07 AM
Eh, we don't trust their 5 day forecasts so why trust this one... Remember, positive vibes!! Haha

BUFF
11-19-2012, 11:28 AM
Accuweather blows, if Jerry Springer had a weather segment on his show Accuweather would do it.

BPS#1
11-19-2012, 11:40 AM
LMAO


Good points, I just posted it as an opinion. And so we can laugh
at them. I do not use their "weather" service. They get it wrong
more than the NWS does.


For the next 10 days they look to be right. Drier than dry.

BUFF
11-19-2012, 12:59 PM
Ah we'll be doing spring clean ups the week after New Years.

BPS#1
11-19-2012, 06:51 PM
Dear Lord let it snow for all the good little plow boys and girls.



LONG TERM...THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THERE CONTINUES TO BE A TREND FOR A RETURN TO WINTER WEATHER EARLY
NEXT WEEK. THE FORECAST CHALLENGES DEAL WITH TIMING OF PRECIP AND
TEMPERATURES TOWARDS THE END OF THE LONG TERM

MODELS STILL IN DISAGREEMENT FOR THE STORM SYSTEM SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY. BY MONDAY MORNING...THE GFS SHOWING A COLD FRONT LAYING
ALMOST EAST TO WEST FROM THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE...BISECTING THE
CWFA. PRECIP CONFINED TO NORTHEASTERN WYOMING INTO THE CENTRAL
PANHANDLE. NEW ECMWF SOLUTION HAS THE FRONT LAYING ALONG THE
WYOMING/COLORADO BORDER

THIS IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING WE WILL BE WATCHING AS THE SYSTEM
DRAWS CLOSER.

BigJ
11-19-2012, 08:57 PM
Since plowing is such a pain in the ass to begin with, I'm happy to have the nice weather. I make way more money building water features than pushing snow any day. But now that the season is upon us.

LET IT SNOW

BigJ
11-19-2012, 09:03 PM
I'm looking for a boss rt3 7' 6" plow with lights and a controller so if you know anyone...

BUFF
11-19-2012, 10:50 PM
I'm looking for a boss rt3 7' 6" plow with lights and a controller so if you know anyone...


There's a 8ft super duty on Denver C-list for $4k with a newer Chevy mount. Not what I'd call a good deal when for another $1200 or so you can have a new one mounted and with a warranty.

The only hassle with plowing is, you can't schedule it and you really can't plan on leaving town during the winter months.

BPS#1
11-20-2012, 04:38 AM
The only hassle with plowing is, you can't schedule it and you really can't plan on leaving town during the winter months.





There are times when my wife DOES NOT appreciate the fact that I'm just as much if not more so married to my job as I am to her.

BUFF
11-20-2012, 10:23 PM
There are times when my wife DOES NOT appreciate the fact that I'm just as much if not more so married to my job as I am to her.

Bummer buddy, you should have trained her better from the get go......

So there's a new lie out there, Snow Sunday night:rolleyes::rolleyes:

BPS#1
11-20-2012, 10:26 PM
Maybe a half inch, depending on storm track.......... nothing.

BUFF
11-20-2012, 10:43 PM
Maybe a half inch, depending on storm track.......... nothing.

Weather Underground is calling for 2" for you and 3" for me, could be nothing or the storm of the century..........:dizzy::dizzy:

BPS#1
11-20-2012, 11:38 PM
This from the NWS is what I was going by.


I'll be happier with 2'' than I will be with .5



ALL MODELS SHOW A STRONG COLD FRONT PUSHING ACROSS THE FORECAST
AREA STARTING LATE SUNDAY. MODELS IN POOR AGREEMENT WITH THE
PLACEMENT OF THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND SPEED OF THE ACTUAL
SURFACE FRONT. THE 12Z ECMWF IS CONSIDERABLY FURTHER NORTH
COMPARED TO THE DGEX AND GFS...WHILE THE GEM DIGS THE UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH SOUTHWARD INTO NEVADA AND UTAH AS IT PUSHES EAST. THE ECMWF
SHOWS THE JET ENERGY AND DYNAMICS FAR ENOUGH NORTH WHERE AREAS
ALONG I80 MAY NOT GET ANY SNOWFALL AT ALL. THIS IS IN CONTRAST TO
THE OTHER MODELS...WHICH SHOW UPSLOPE FLOW AND BETWEEN A QUARTER
INCH TO ONE HALF INCH OF QPF ALONG AND EAST OF THE LARAMIE
RANGE...MOSTLY IN THE FORM OF SNOW. FOR NOW...INCREASED POP
BETWEEN 35 TO 70 PERCENT

BUFF
11-20-2012, 11:43 PM
This from the NWS is what I was going by.


That's all fine and dandy until the flux capacitor goes on the blink.....then what look outside?

BPS#1
11-20-2012, 11:48 PM
Couple summers ago I watched a tornado on the ground for nearly 20 mins before NWS even issued their first severe weather alert for the area.


So you may not be real far off.

PatrickC
11-21-2012, 12:56 AM
The angle of the dangle in proportion to the heat of the beat in direct cohesion with that which has been facilitated another words yes....... the weather jesters have no I dear what the heck is coming. For me I'm depending on Fred, Fred is my weather rock if he's got white stuff he's either having a really good time or it is snowing :jester::help:

BUFF
11-22-2012, 11:37 PM
Mild and dry for the next 7days.............

rob_cook2001
11-23-2012, 11:22 PM
Can't make any money plowing when there is no snow to plow.....

BUFF
11-23-2012, 11:50 PM
Can't make any money plowing when there is no snow to plow.....

Diversify, I picked up a fab job that'll keep me busy for a while. I'm building "10" dolly's, 34" X 50", 6 casters per, and each dolly will hold 7ton. I have about $1150.00 in materails, 3.5hrs time and I'm getting $1600.00 ea.

BPS#1
11-24-2012, 09:39 AM
Diversify,




I'm helping a friend with his christmas tree sales.


Sure aint plow money, but it'll buy a little fuel.

BUFF
11-24-2012, 07:04 PM
I'm helping a friend with his christmas tree sales.

So I went to Home Depot & Jax in Loveland today, in the vacant lot west of HD their was a guy using his snow plow to knock down Prairie Dog mounds where was setting up to sell Xmas trees. I don't know which is more messed up, using a snow plow as a grader or setting up a tree lot on a active Prairie Dog town,

cold_and_tired
11-25-2012, 11:18 PM
You'd be surprised at how efficient pushers are at grading. I used one of mine to build a driveway once. I had the dump truck do a slow spread and followed behind him spreading the gravel perfectly. Brought the roller in for compaction and we were out of there.

BUFF
11-25-2012, 11:29 PM
Moving road base or gravel is one thing, prairie dog holes that are 12-16" tall is another. But I will say it did a pretty good job.:dizzy::dizzy:

BPS#1
11-26-2012, 05:44 PM
What is it called when you get less than a skiff or dusting?????




Thats what we got this morning.

My plow is rusting away without getting used, what is wrong with this picture?

No snow in the 10 day forecast either. WTF? when did this area turn into the coast south of I-10?

BUFF
11-26-2012, 05:48 PM
Good questions............ The forecast for today was partly cloudy and hi 50's, they really hosed that one up.:dizzy::dizzy:

BPS#1
11-26-2012, 06:04 PM
For sure.

28 here with a cold wind.

BUFF
11-26-2012, 07:31 PM
So isn't your Hinkler a poly?????
If the steel components are rusting use some fluid film.... Lol