Well I`ve talked about it in a few other threads. The Wideout was awesome, it was super productive amd breakdowns were fairly minimal. I have a new outlook on downtime going through this season and with the scope of some new snow work in the future I am really trying to minimize downtime. I guess you could say that was behind the decision to sell the Western. It was still worth some money. I think it will be replaced with a Blizzard Speedwing, less functional moving parts, with similar productivity. I`ve had a Powerplow and I liked it overall. Something a bit lighter is always nice too, given the weight of the Cummins.
The Kage was a bit different of a story. It does have more parts than a regular pusher but none of them can really fail unless you`re extremely hard on it. The downfall was it sat out pretty far in front of the skid. Though we didn`t get to use it last season, transporting it with the pusher because we drive it everywhere was pretty bouncy, its heavy. So I sold it as a new unit, took a minimal loss and will go a simpler route. Something like a Protech pusher. The account that the Kage would be utilized best at is long gone anyway. So it made sense financially to sell it while it was worth something.
Well here is the new truck set up, went with Blizzard this time, I think I am going to like it alot. And I'm stuck with it for a while so thats good! Blizzard IceChaser will be a nice change from the tailgate. A levelling kit is in the horizons also because with the weight of the Speedwing and motor the truck squats a solid 2 inches.
Yeah we went over how that should not have been done, you're right. Empty lot, 7 am, business is closed (and out of business for that matter, shut down months ago) It says "no unauthorized parking" on a sign, and there were no tracks in the snow meaning it was left there long before the storm when it shouldn't have been. If it was in business, we would not have done that, and won't do it anywhere again because of the liability reasons.
In my defense, my best worker (dad) plowed him in, and he was the boss at that point.
I know a guy who did something like this once, but it was completely justified. Some guy in his Lexus came barreling into the parking lot through the unplowed entrance (there was one plowed about 30ft down) and got stuck. He got out and demanded that the guy I know pull him out and called him an idiot for not having the entrances cleared (even though one was) Well when the guy I know professionally told the guy he could not pull him out due to insurance purposes the guy got all pissed off and went and took a shovel out of the his truck (it was parked because he was just using it to pull his skidder to lots) and shoveled himself out, threw the shovel in the middle of the lot, ran it over and then drove by the truck and chucked his coffee on the windshield of the truck. Moral of the story....never piss off a guy in an S250 and a 100" snow bucket in a lot covered in 7" of fresh snow
How's that hope and change working out for you???
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Some shots of the Avalanche on the 205, and I did some work this past weekend to the Taco because I just couldn't take the squeaking anymore, so I replaced the rack and pinion, tie rods, balljoints and struts. Awesome experience overall, trying to gain more skill in mechanical work. Soon to come is a levelling kit for the Cummins (any suggestions?) and the syncro in the 2nd gear in gone in my Tacoma so that needs to be fixed.