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11.5 hours of plowing.MY KNEE IS STUCK?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cc2004, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. cc2004

    cc2004 Member
    Messages: 50

    Everything thing got done.Equipment ran fine.The only thing that i'm having a problem with is my knee,it's like it's stuck.

    It must be from being in the same position for so long.Came home took a knap(i thought it would be gone) and it STILL DOES NOT WANT TO MOVE.

    Am i the only one with plowing pains?
  2. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Ive been plowing since yesterday morning until now, iam heading back out soon. The only probelm for me is after about 4 hours my back hurts, as long as i move around and stay alert, i usually feel great. Iam always moving around in the seat to get a better view and going between the plow controller, shifter, T-case leaver, etc. As long as iam moving, its worse for me to drive on the highway for extended periods of time because its all the same.
  3. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Ya, I get pains all right. Usually my right leg. Don't move it much, just move my ankle to drive. The other leg I move a bit now and then. 11 hours wouldn't do it to me but my average shifts are about 18 hours and I been out about every second day for the last month. Depends what you are used to. My right hip is really sore for about 5 days now. Another month or so and my knee will get real stiff. It will stay like that until about June sometime. Done that for about 2 years now. Would like to blame it on old age but I just turned 29 so I guess that is out :p
  4. frankmachine

    frankmachine Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    re : knee

    I hear you ,,,i was plowing last night ....my left calf was cramped all night,,,, guess its par for the course.... hope the knee is feeling better.
  5. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Grab one of those ICEYHOT kneepads maybe that will work..you guys play safe out there... payup payup payup
  6. Iowa

    Iowa Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 120

    I'd rather have pains and make money than have no snow (no snow here) :angry:
  7. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Wear a neoprene knee brace for long nights, works like a charm. Should be around $10 at a drug store.
  8. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    My first plow truck was a 1974 ford F100 with a 7'6" western plow.The truck had broken power steering(the power assist rams were shot) and they were 200.00 used.With a wife and a couple kids,I couldn't justify the expense to fix them...To make a long story short I plowed driveways all winter with broken power steering.That was a long winter! I upgraded to a 76 3/4 ton with a 4 speed.I remember plowing for 12 hours straight,going home,opening the door to get out of the truck and falling flat on my face(the clutch leg just wouldn't work).I look back on it now and always get a good chuckle..Happy plowing everyone!!

    1993 K3500 6.5 TD,810 Blizzard,Timbrens
    1989 K2500 350/4spd,8'Fisher,Timbrens,Buyers Spreader
    1999 Polaris 500 Magnum,60"plow,100#spreader
  9. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    The only pain I have is in my left cheek from sittin on the pile of money that ive made on this last storm.....Rob
  10. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644


    not able to PM you? where did you find enough snow to plow 11.5 hours? You must have a whopper of a commercial account, because my residential I have only done twice(and that was pushing it) Thank god for commercials with 2" triggers and salting.
  11. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    It's funny someone posted this. After the last storm, the next day my leg was numb and felt cold and the bottom of my right foot felt wet all day...It went away the next day...I guess from pushing the gas and brake :dizzy:
  12. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I got a Stat for you: 98% of the population has Arthritis in their knees by the age of 24. No wonder we limp along after the storm! My whole right side feels like it's 90 years old after some bouts of plowing. Pedals with the leg,steering with the arm and turning to look at the mirror with the neck. All the left does is operate switch's and reach for the 20 0z coffee cup.
  13. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Same here. After last storm right leg lower was all cramped up. Got out of truck and wobbled when I stood. I used to call it getting your sea legs, now I call it getting your snow legs.
  14. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    leg gone numb

    I found that if you wear a wallet while plowing it really kills you, so I put mine in the glove box now and that helps. Also there are these hard plastic seats that you can put down on top of your seat that helps.
  15. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    You are correct. Never carry a wallet in your ass pocket. It's a killer on the hip and will cause back problems especially if it's full of money. :rolleyes:
  16. roidman81

    roidman81 Member
    from nj
    Messages: 32


    Since when did we forget the dictionary definition of snow plowing.. its BLOOD MONEY!!
  17. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    i jumped outta the truck and landed on my ankle wrong = fracture and torn tendion.. beat that..... lol

    oh well...
  18. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    My right knee kills after a long storm. I carry a towel that I fold up and put under my knee after a few hours out. I also carry tums, motrin and hot mints to get through the night. I never carry my wallet. Cash in my left pocket and everything else in the console.
  19. cc2004

    cc2004 Member
    Messages: 50

    Grn Mtn,
    The reason we we're out so long was because of the commercial accounts.
    I'll work on this PM thing.:confused:
  20. DaveOhio

    DaveOhio Member
    Messages: 68

    Maybe get off your azz and shovel odd sidewalk?