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Central IL, 2011-2012 Snow Thread!

Discussion in 'Weather' started by White Gardens, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Thought I'd get the ball rolling early this year. Winter can't come soon enough. It's been a hot dry one, and I could use a break from the summer work.

    Hope I see the usual faces!

    Good luck this season guys.


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  2. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    Thanks Nick!!...Its definitely been a hot one this year. Been working on a few new snow contracts recently, put 2gether a dedicated salt truck, and just picked up another wideout the other day. Pics to come soon.

    Hope everyones summer is going well!
     
  3. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    hey all hope your summer has benn good just way to frickin hot lateley.AC in house has been on since june every day, all though won't lie I tried to turn it off but just got to darn hot in house again. Thumbs Up Hey Nick :salute: Hey SNOCRET did you buy OLDDOGGs wideout????
     
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
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    The heat hasn't been so bad except for those few really hot weeks we had. I still hear stories from the old-timers around the area that talk about 1939(?methinks) and how they had many many days over 105 throughout the spring and summer.

    What gets to me is the constant sun shine. No cloudy days to speak of and the sun is almost torture if you aren't working in the shade.

    Things have gone good-great this year for me. Slowly expanding, tons of calls, and finally hired on a guy. I'm almost ready to hire another person, but this late in the season and the way my work comp is set up, I'm just going to power through to the end.

    Good to see ya back Mike! :salute:, and good to see you too DIRISHMAN! :salute: Hope you guy's summer has been successful!

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  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Plow Truck

    Thinking I need to get a second truck this season. Anyone know of a cheap plow truck for sale for my newbie.

    Just for small lots, possible help on a big lot, and to haul around a snow-blower. Just need something cheap so he can get some good experience in before I upgrade my PU/work truck and put a plow on it.

    Thanks Guys!


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  6. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    Thanks DIRISHMAN...you got AC in your mixer? Most of the drivers here dont it seems. And I think my houses AC has been on since late April:dizzy:


    No I did not buy olddogs....I generally like buying new.


    Here's a couple pics of my new one. Got about 630lbs in the bed in these pics, but will be keeping closer to 8-900lbs in the bed when the season actually gets rolling. Also still need to put my wing edges on (thanks Jerre).
     

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  7. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    Dont know of any trucks specifically, but know of a good plow for sale.
     
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
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    Got a link or info to your plow?


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  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    Its the poly 7.5 meyer we ran on our old blazer(retired). The plow is in great shape, has a steel edge on it that is in good shape, a poly edge that is at least 1/2 life remaining, & prowings.

    You still have my #?.....if so, and if your interested, just give me call.

    BTW, I drove through Danvers a couple weeks ago on my way to the airport, and saw your truck sitting just off the main drag....is that your place that sits on the corner?
     
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
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    I think I still have your number, PM me it again anyway to make sure I do.

    Yep, that's the little place I call home. I really need to try and do more landscaping around it but I've been so busy that I haven't had time. The back-door area around the tree and sign look good, but the west side of the house is pretty blank.

    I store all my crap just north of town.

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  11. awddsm1

    awddsm1 Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I was wondering when this was going to pop up... started looking for a new thread a couple weeks ago! Summer has been really hot and DRY...

    White - I actually am trying to sell my 90 plow truck with the 7.5 meyer on it. I've got an add on Peoria craigslist for it, but can get you more info via PM later this evening...
     
  12. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
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    That would be sweet. PM me your info on the truck and we'll go from there.


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  13. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    pm sent

    Good to see you back here Rob! Hope you've been having a good summer!
     
  14. awddsm1

    awddsm1 Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Not a bad summer by any means, but I definitely like the cooler weather better... Can't wait until fall/winter.

    Maybe we should think about a GTG well before we all get busy with prep work for the winter.
     
  15. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    Hey SnowCrete to answer your question our RIG's Have AC and Radio's air ride seat But i stilll mlike my old ride 1995 mack now I drive a 2008 mack Old one takes more of a beatin than the damn newer one crap hit a bump in the road the wrong way and the light go out or the computerr acts up or side ladder falls and gets bent,ect.ect.ect.:dizzy: Oh yeah nice plow and rigsThumbs Up
     
  16. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
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    While I'm no longer any level of competition for you guys, I'll still hang around and post from time to time.:jester:



    I just blasted and refinished the mower deck on my old JD, hoping to start on the blade in the next couple of weeks. I'm picking up a blower attachment for it as well. I'll be busy just in my own neighborhood! payup
     
  17. Thomas.Creation

    Thomas.Creation Member
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    Hi all. Mike, new truck looks good. John, your old 210 deere ran great all summer. My old man almost killed himself on it but thats a story for the next g2g. (his fault, bad driver)
     
  18. turn54

    turn54 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    hey everybody, good to see everybody's coming back to life. Nothing substantial new with me. Hope to see everybody at the gtg once planned
    Stephen
     
  19. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
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    Turn! Good to see you back.

    We'll need to talk shop soon. I'm still wanting to try a liquid setup on my truck this year.


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  20. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    its almost oct, and we are usually pressed to get everything done by Nov 1. So since my life isnt stress filled enough, I figured a few more projects to complete b4 the season starts would help. Here's a couple pics of 2 things we are getting ready to start - refurb on 1 of the pushers, and repairing/modifying an old 8ft meyer w/prowings (for a skid steer) I picked up the other day.
     

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