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ever think "why did i even buy a plow?"

Discussion in 'Weather' started by birddseedd, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    seriously. janurary and im walking around in a t shirt quite comfortably.

    michigan...
     
  2. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Not if you plowed last year.
     
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,566

    no, but I often think why didn't I stop after 1 plow
     
  4. StratfordPusher

    StratfordPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 951

    Buying a blade

    I would not worry too much about buying one new blade, if you don't use it this year you will next year....

    I had to spend a bunch to upgrade my stuff this fall thinking we would have a normal winter

    This fall I bought 2 new BOSS VXT's with wings = 17000.00
    2008 GM 3/4 ton Duramax with only 4700 miles = 36000.00
    New Horst 9-15 swingwing = 8000.00
    2009 Case 115 maxium with FEL & 400 hours = 66000.00

    Ya it sucks to have no snow
     
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    thats like $5 USD right? ussmileyflag

    yea, bought a new truck, new vxt this year. I am SOOOO glad I couldn't get a 20yd dumpster rental lined up for the winter, normally I store a triaxle load. this year, I've used 2 tons that I had left over from last year, and I still have one more to go before i'm out. At the rate we're going I should be fine. I would have been really screwed if I did get that load of salt.
     
  6. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    I'm in the same boat... $2k for a new t-case and other driveline work on one truck, then $5k to add another (beater) truck to the fleet plus $1000 to get that plow on top of it's game... Then tires for all the trucks... But all my accounts are seasonal so the only thing that really sucks is the boredom.

    As for asking myself why I ever bought a plow? Yes I have, last season after about 40 hours of plowing with only a few hours rest... And every time something breaks.
     
  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    i picked up a driveway today. i can plow it to keep the melted snow from freezing.
     
  8. CuzMike

    CuzMike Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    No doubt a tough time to own a plow ... Especially if you live in Michigan. He'll even the salt guys are struggling.:realmad:
     
  9. CuzMike

    CuzMike Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Should have said.. "SE Michigan"
     
  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    ya. im walking through water trying to fix my car
     
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Good examples why I'll pay for my plows with a bank loan.Keeps the cash flow going. Who needs snow when your seasonal anyways!
     
  12. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,537

    You must be in heaven gv
     
  13. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    62* today wash n waxin
    65* tomorrow lubing and oil changes

    the sh*t is gonna hit the fan in feb............:laughing:
     
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Not for the next 10 days!:D
     
  15. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    Every time something breaks then when I'm up and running, I"ll think " I love this sh*t"
     
  16. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    Buy a salter. We had 13 salts this month. $$$
     
  17. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    You forgot the Ebling.
     
  18. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    keep cash flow going by spending more money :confused:
     
  19. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If your referring to the bank loan the interest equals about 2 tank full of gas.Track record is just important in the back end of your business as to your plowing experience.This is why I'm not welding everything together every night. You need good equipment to keep your customers happy and your business to grow.
     
  20. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    you must have an awsome interest rate.

    but ya. better equipment makes everythign better. ciant wait till i have the means to have perfect equipment.