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Does this seem excessively rusty to you?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by MatthewG, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    This seems really rusty to me, considering I have the same machine - I guess some guys choose not to maintain equipment


  2. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Not to me, I've seen a lot worst then that, that can be cleaned up and painted in no time. JMO
  3. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 836

    Not really, looks kinda like ours, admitedly they are not cleaned as much as they should be, IMO anyway. But those are minor areas in my mind, I would rather have the guys focus on grease and fluid checks.
  4. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,786

    We don't see rust like out west, what I don't get is the rust on the window track on the inside of the cab. It appears to be a enclosed cab so it should be weather tight.
    Any idea of the year or hours on it?
  5. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    if the guy is loading salt all day, and people are coming up telling him how much, every time he opens and closes the window with a salty glove....
  6. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    looks like all the other machines that are 6 or 7 years old out there
  7. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    No, new holland window sills have no weep holes, all of the collect water and they can't drain, I have seen many like that
  8. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    how old is the unit? doesn't look to bad.
    Also depends what you do with the unit and where you store it.
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    A coat of Fluid Film will take care of that.Thumbs Up
  10. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,786

    I can see how that would play into the rusting. We don't use bulk salt out here, there really isn't a need for it. Everyone uses a bagged product and run a sand / salt mix that is pre-mixed by the yard you buy it from. .
  11. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    No kidding! That could easily have been prevented and even now any further rust could be halted. Fluid Film it! wesport
  12. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,658

    That's a great way to help ruin a set of pilot controls. It amazes me how guys can't seem to keep their salt covered gloves away from anything electrically controlled in a machine. Salt + electrics = expensive repair bill. I guess when its not theirs they don't give a crap
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    It looks like it's just surface rust to me. You could clean it up with a grinder with a wire wheel and paint it.
  14. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    I thought it was really really rusty, but then again im the most anal guy out there when it comes to my equipment, every year spring and fall I touch up my stuff.

    One time this winter my guy forgot his gloves, and we hand spread calcium on stairs...:nono:

    I gave him a pair of mine, then he got in the skid with the gloves on, man oh man salt everywhere, even started to rust the seat belt, needless to say I went out there with a 5 gallon bucket of water and washed down the cab about a month ago, I just couldn't sleep anymore knowing rust was invading :gunsfiring: