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dutchess sealcoating winter thread

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by dodgegmc1213, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    thought this year I start a winter thread, working on plows, salters and storm pictures/videos. I got a go pro last year for Christmas and have yet to use it. so to start off I bought some new night saber 2 lights for my fisher xblade, had a hid kit laying around that has the same bulbs as the low beams so ima throw those in these lights as well. I started wiring them up today will probably finish tomorrow. just ordered a new spinner motor for my salt dogg and a new pump for our spare plow.
    hope you all enjoy!

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  2. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    got the lights all done. when I tested the wires I used our ford, today I went to try the lights out with the gmc and stuff was messed up, low beam wire was reading ground hi beam was reading hot ground was reading hot, so I put the ford back up to it and everything worked perfect. so now I know something wrong with the gmc :dizzy: anyway I put the new zxe bulbs in for the high beams, suppose to be hid quality but no were near it.

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  3. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    my pump kit and spinner motor came in today

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  4. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    got my led spot light on my salter. also took our spare plow pump assembly apart, found a bunch of crap in the reservoir tank, cleaned everything out, put the new pump on, gonna clean the lines and cylinders out one day, if it don't work right then next thing is new cartridges and coils, and then if it still don't work right I give up! it will go right to the dealer and let them mess with it.

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  5. FISHERBOY

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
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    very nice set ups, this is ddlandscaping from lawnsite, if you still have sealing to do the weather looks great for sometime, leaves for me are taking a back for awhile
     
  6. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    thank you sir. yea this weather has been crap, we been trying to finish this condo, that they wait till last minute to say ok even tho we gave them the bid back in april :dizzy: if the weather is gonna be nice like its suppose to be next week, we could hopefully be done for good by the end of next week Thumbs Up
     
  7. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    got the plows moved around today to get to my spare plow that ive been working on. got the pump assembly back on, wired up, got the fluid out of the lines and cylinders and maybe sometimes next week will throw some fluid in hook it up to a truck and see what happens.

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  8. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    well got the big salter out and the 2 saltdoggs down from the rack...took my spinner motor off and replaced it with the new 1...had to cut the wire harness and add connectors to make it the way the old 1 was. also realized the shaft is longer on the new motor and has 2 holes so had to bolt it to the top 1.

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  9. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    got the spare plow working better then before, so im gonna take that pump system and put it on the plow for the gmc. also got my salter on and back up alarm. the new spot light is a lot brighter now Thumbs Up
    hoping I don't need to use the salter at all this season...yea right. but they are calling for some rain and snow mix tonight I guess possible dusting, we'll see

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  10. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    heres the little snow we got lastnight/morning...1st of the year and hopefully maybe the last

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  11. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
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    Why would you want that to be the last snow fall of the year?
     
  12. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    If we get mostly seasonal contracts payup
    but if we get more per push then let it snow payup
     
  13. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
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    Did you get the 3 sites from the landscape company
     
  14. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Not yet, been waiting for the whole insurance thing. But we could get 3 different sites by the push on our own and a possible bowling alley for seasonal. I would prefer getting stuff on our own and not changing the insurance, but it would mostly be per push sites but no one knows how the winter would go. If we sub from them and get these other sites we would most likely need another truck and driver, maybe just for the bigger storms.
     
  15. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
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    Agree your own are better but take the money any way you can
    Good luck
     
  16. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Thank you sir, I will let you know what happens. What sucks right now is those 3 sub sites would of started this month and we would of been making money, but no one finalized yet.
     
  17. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    bought a car port to put in the shop and put the 500gal tank full of sealer inside it so we can put a heater in there and store it for the winter...then I realized it can be my paint booth in the summer!! :D

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  18. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    got a little bit done today, spent most of the day trying to start our forklift, she starts great in the summer but once it gets cold forget it. but we put the other seal tank away, my mowers away and some other odds and ends. put the plow on the ford to make sure it all works, added a little fluid, replaced a couple marker light bulbs and its good to go just need a new cutting edge. got to go through the 4yd salter, grease the truck, change the fuel filters, clean the sealer off of it, clean the inside, put the salter on and the ford will be all set.

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  19. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    more progress done today, salters on the ford, made sure it runs fixed some wires, tomorrow im wiring up some led marker lights, grease it put the chains on and its good to go.
    shot a quick pic of it on the chain hoist..would of got a better pic but didn't want to get yelled at by the old man lol

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  20. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
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    Where did you get that fine forklift my friend ?