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Old 03-14-2012, 08:24 AM
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So glad I bought a plow - NOT

Hey guys -
This past fall I picked up a complete Fisher set up for my 97 TJ and since then it snowed a total of 8 inches during 2 storms all winter in northern NJ! Seems like a big waste of $ but hey, there's always next year. Fortunately, I am not a commercial plower and just bought the set up for my personal use.

I am thankful for all of the great information on this site and all of the input from the members here! Great site!
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:11 AM
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I bet there was a whole lot of that this year.

Last year we were hit HARD in NY, 12 storms IIRC. This year we had one 4" snowfall, followed by a warm day.

I can imagine all the stories of how much so-and-so made plowing the year before and all the best-case-senario math going through peoples heads about return on equipment.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:51 AM
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I bet there was a whole lot of that this year.

Last year we were hit HARD in NY, 12 storms IIRC. This year we had one 4" snowfall, followed by a warm day.

I can imagine all the stories of how much so-and-so made plowing the year before and all the best-case-senario math going through peoples heads about return on equipment.
^ Absolutely.

Next I am gonna invest in a natural gas stand-by generator for my home to ensure that PSE&G never drops power
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:34 AM
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How about going and buying an electric car so the gas prices will drop for the rest of us if is your luck causing things... LOL
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:13 AM
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^ Absolutely.

Next I am gonna invest in a natural gas stand-by generator for my home to ensure that PSE&G never drops power
My standby unit ran for 5 days last year due to the hurricane.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:27 AM
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Waiting for all the used equipment to start hitting the market...
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:00 PM
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Waiting for all the barely used equipment to start hitting the market...
Fixed.

BTW, hello fellow Long Islander.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:38 PM
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How about going and buying an electric car so the gas prices will drop for the rest of us if is your luck causing things... LOL
HAW! GM is idling their production of the Chevy Volt - they can't give that thing away!!
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:00 PM
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HAW! GM is idling their production of the Chevy Volt - they can't give that thing away!!
A $50k sticker price might have something to do with the slightly lackluster sales.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:23 AM
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A $50k sticker price might have something to do with the slightly lackluster sales.
You can buy a whole new plow truck for that. Why buy a little hippie car that you can't do jack with? I don't have a problem with being Eco friendly but when the automotive industry gets serious about it maybe something will change. $50k for an electric car isn't serious in my opinion, its ridiculous.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:53 AM
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You can buy a whole new plow truck for that. Why buy a little hippie car that you can't do jack with? I don't have a problem with being Eco friendly but when the automotive industry gets serious about it maybe something will change. $50k for an electric car isn't serious in my opinion, its ridiculous.
The world according to Peteo 1

Thankfully not ever body wants or needs a PU. so why get something that gets 11 MPG ALL YEAR LONG to only need it 2 or 3 times a year. Cheaper to pay for delivery service.

How many customers would you loose if all your customers had PU trucks.

If I commuted to work an electric car sounds good to me.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:43 PM
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The world according to Peteo 1

Thankfully not ever body wants or needs a PU. so why get something that gets 11 MPG ALL YEAR LONG to only need it 2 or 3 times a year. Cheaper to pay for delivery service.

How many customers would you loose if all your customers had PU trucks.

If I commuted to work an electric car sounds good to me.
The world according to the plowmeister. You obviously missed the whole point.....again.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:52 PM
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HubJeep,

Plow might seem like a waste of money now, but a plow is a long-term investment. Wait until you get dumped on with 10" next year and a 2 day blast of wind and you clean your driveway off in minutes, rather than hours. Suddenly it'll be the BEST investment you ever made.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:13 PM
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HubJeep,

Plow might seem like a waste of money now, but a plow is a long-term investment. Wait until you get dumped on with 10" next year and a 2 day blast of wind and you clean your driveway off in minutes, rather than hours. Suddenly it'll be the BEST investment you ever made.
Absolutely, but many people do not think long-term... instead buy a plow expecting instant payback.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:41 PM
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BTW, do you have any pictures of your setup?
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:06 PM
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BTW, do you have any pictures of your setup?


http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=87357
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:49 PM
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Well that looks like a really nice setup. Not too heavy, blade won't rust, should be easy on the Jeep front end. Nice work!
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:48 PM
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That Jeep to the left ( in your link ) looks like my kind of toy!!!!!
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:36 AM
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That Jeep to the left ( in your link ) looks like my kind of toy!!!!!

http://www.jpmagazine.com/featuredve...j/viewall.html
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