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first snow for boston.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by lawn king, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    First plowing event, december 18th, 3" of nice light frozen stuff, you heard it her'e first!payup
     
  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I am from Boston born and raised. I bet you'll be pushing before that. Lucky b**tards!! :)
     
  3. sir spaniourd

    sir spaniourd Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    I predict (yeah right) a nice snow storm on november the 25th. 7"
     
  4. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    Thankx anyway,12-18 will be fine. We have quite a bit of aerating and fertilizing to do.:nod:
     
  5. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Yes iam confident that it will be before that, some time between Novemver 24 and december 7. Thats my guess.

    I will be fully redy by next week.
     
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    It better snow before that, ill say November 20th. Just a guess! Wish i had a plow! One more year to go though!!
     
  7. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Hey CJA, do you like your Curtis? I was looking at that brand for my '04 Dodge 2500. I can't seem to find anybody selling anything used (within reasonable distance), so I contacted a Curtis dealer nearby and I think he wants like $3600.00 uninstalled. Anyways I have always had Fishers and love them. The nearby Fisher and Meyer dealer want almost $5000.00!!! installed.:eek: I am plowless now and winters coming. Curtis looks like a decent blade.
     
  8. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572


    Im not CJA, but I do have a curtis....

    I have a 8ft on my 3/4 ton. I havent plowed with it yet, but Ive heard great things about them.

    Something that I have noticed is how easy it is to hook up, and it has a LARGE room for margin of error while driving up to the plow to hook it up.

    Hope this helps some.
     
  9. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I forgot that you have a Curtis too. Is it nice a solid when hooked up? All three of my Fishers were the conventional speed cast type. I have never owned a quickmount or minute mount type. How much did you pay for your plow?
     
  10. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    i dont know what you mean by "nice and solid when hooked up". and I couldnt compare it to anything else, because this is my first plow. And the plow came with the truck when I bought it in may.

    the other nice thing is that the plow has a built in jack, so when your taking it off, you can be on an incline, thus being able to adjust the height of the plow when attaching. Its pretty neat. Only thing is that I forgot that the plow had to be in float for the jack to work, so I started freaking out thinking something broke. LOL
     
  11. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Like I said I am not used to the quick mount plows. I always had the head gear mounted on the truck. I am sure its a stong piece of equipment, just curious how sturdy Curtis's mount seemed to you.

    Boy I sure got this thread off topic I guess. :dizzy:
     
  12. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Banksy,
    I love both my Curtis plows. They are very strong and neither have ever quit on me. I think Curtis has one of the best mounting systems because the truckside mount is nice and neat looking and the thing mounts itself if you hit it right (which as primerland said is not hard to do because of the design of the truckside mount). Then it is only one plug to plug in and your all set to go. Yes the curtis and all "quick mount" plows are "stable" on the truck, no chance of them falling off thats for sure. I would not pay $5000 for a plow, those dealers are price gouging because they are selling in a smaller plow market in NC. Id get the Curtis based on price. You will not be disappointed and Curtis plows are better then Meyer plows and at least as good as Fishers in my humble opinion.

    If you want to know more about Curtis plows, feel free to ask, I have plowed quite a bit with them.

    PS
    Where around Boston are you from?
     
  13. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Ok great advice. Thanks alot guys. I'm going to call a Western dealer in Fayateville and see what they charge.

    I am from Wellesley. Lived there 21 years before I became a cop down here. I'm 25 now. My family is still in Wellesley. I come home a couple times a year. Every February I go to my grandparents house in New Hampshire for the annual ice fishing derby. I miss the winter! In the spring I am buying back my very first truck from a guy I know.'86 F250 w/ 8' Fisher. He needs it this winter to plow and then he said he will sell it to me for about $2,000. !! It is in mint mint shape, I bought it in '96 for $3500 w/ 43,000 original miles. Then sold it 2 years later like an idiot, still kicking my butt for that mistake, but once I get it back I'll bury it with me.
     
  14. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    There will be no snow till after January 1st for the Boston Area.
     
  15. polplow

    polplow Member
    Messages: 45

    November 14 heavy and wet 5 inches
     
  16. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO:cry: :cry: :cry:

    LOL!!!:waving:
     
  17. Fastcar

    Fastcar Member
    from MA
    Messages: 87


    I'm with on ya on that. 4"

    Roy
     
  18. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    To All Bostoninans

    For sake of good laughter, who from MA would be willing to put $5 into a pool, and everyone who enters picks the first day of accumulating snow fall, and the winner gets whats in the pool????
     
  19. Fastcar

    Fastcar Member
    from MA
    Messages: 87

    I'm in, Nov. 27th. This has to be plowable right? Also where is it going to be measured? North Adams or Logan airport? How about at the weather service at Taunton?

    Roy
     
  20. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Roy should we do it? You wanna start a new post or something. Official reading can be logan airport or worcester regional airport, wherever most are from

    Greg