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Dirty Truck with 810

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by IMAGE, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. IMAGE

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    My Dirty 2500HD with 810

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  2. IMAGE

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    And a couple drives
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  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
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    The last picture looks as if the driveway was shoveled.
     
  4. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
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    that truck is too long for drives you should be plowing footbal fields with that setup. lol.
    nice truck though.:D
     
  5. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    nice truck how does the lettering hold up during one season ?
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    I guess your name is Steve. LOL Nice truck, white on white nice!
     
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
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    Those are the cleanest driveways I have seen. Did you clean around that car by hand?
     
  8. IMAGE

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    Yes I did clean up the edge with the shovel. Customer is a PITA and emailed me today after being serviced and asked me to remove the built up compacted snow/ice from all the little storms we have had that were under my trigger. He had drove on the crap the whole time and had a solid inch of snow/ice.

    Anyways I went back and spent 20 minutes breaking that crap up dropping the plow on it and going back and forth. Got most all of it once i was able to get under it. After breaking it up I touched it up with a shovel. BTW, we snow blow all sidewalks, and shovel the front steps on all our resi's.

    When I got home from cleaning up his ice mess I sent him a reply email stating this one was on me, but in the future its $125/hr with 1/2 hour min. OR that he could allow me to apply salt as needed, at MY discrestion. Or we could change his contract to a "trace" instead of 2".

    I'm hoping he goes with salt payup
     
  9. IMAGE

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    Next yr this will be a commercial lots only truck, but for now since I am just starting I needed something big enough to handle everything, towing, load, crew....etc. Next yr its either a jeep or a regcab and a back plow for resi's.

    Oh yeah, got the truck for $13.5 --- 2005 2500HD LS, 85,000miles.
     
  10. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
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    I would be hoping he QUIT. I have no time for jerks like that. I don't mean to offend you but some people are anal. As I said above those are some of the best driveways I've seen.
     
  11. IMAGE

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    Thanks, I dont know yet. First day with it today :D. I will update if it falls off or not. It is a printed piece, not cut vinyl, so that should help.
     
  12. IMAGE

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    Well my laborer did :nod::nod:

    Here he is on another drive
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  13. IMAGE

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    Well, his checks clear. Actually he pays with paypal the same day usually. And he is a disabled vet, so I will try to keep him the season. I wont complain if he quits, but I will do try to keep him happy at least until the schedule is full enough to pick and choose clients.

    Also, Thanks about the drives :drinkup::drinkup:
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2007
  14. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
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    I know starting out is hard. The good thing when you are starting is you have the time to please them. I am at a point where I stick to the contract or charge extra and I let them know it real fast. I was challanged on Thursday about a Housing place I have and they gave us printed maps. We will do the work but it will be more. Not a whole lot more but enough for them to think about calling next time.
     
  15. IMAGE

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    I am hoping to always have time to make the customer happy, and charging them for it to:), by expanding with dedicated crews that know the quality of work I expect. I am still learning how to handle customer situations as they come up, and maybe I should of billed him for removing that ice. In the future with that same situation I will probally talk to them first about why the ice is there, the cost of thier options, and bill em payup. Oh well, live and learn I guess.
     
  16. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    How did you figure that out?












    :D:drinkup:
     
  17. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
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    So the copying starts, Ive had my plows lettered with my phone number for 2 years now. lol. it looks good and atleast its a chevy
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009
  18. IMAGE

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    haha, I wasnt copying you dude. It's more like great minds think alike! :drinkup:

    I like the way you went BIG with the lettering and #. Looks Good:salute:
     
  19. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
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    haha, im just bustin your chops, were all family here anyway, minus repoman.

    i should have pattened it, I know next year half the plow guys in my area will have that done to their plows. BTW; this is the beginning of the second year and both plows are still hold up to the abuse.
     
  20. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    The lettering is a great idea. I would do it to mine, but I don't think it would last long on the poly!