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For you guys with employees

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JimMarshall, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    Do you ever have something happen and just sit there wondering how the F*** did that even happen???????

    Got a call today from one of my guys that their plow broke.... Showed up to the office with a sheared angle cylinder, broken center pin, and half of the MVP in the bed:dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:
     
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Once a week??????
     
  3. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Sometimes I just don't want to ask.
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Why do you think alcohol was invented?

    And Xanax?
     
  5. dingybigfoot

    dingybigfoot Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    That is stress.
     
  6. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,898

    Generally, when it's that bad, I don't ask how it happened.

    I ask how can this be kept from happening again. I've found my blood pressure stays lower this way.
     
  7. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    On the first plow, I was pushing snow over a bank and using new snow to push the old bank back.

    You had to push pretty hard to move the old bank that set up and it was like a safety!

    The guy who replaced me must of went down the ditch in reverse because I couldn't see and pusher marks digging in just tires.

    The dude never said a word to anyone about it , I think he was hoping heavy snow would cover it up!
     
  8. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 315

    Drivers' side wing, correct?

    Not the drivers fault.

    The Western MVP and Fisher Xtreme V both snapped the center pin down low, releasing the lower attachment point of the drivers' wing and snapping the drivers' wing cylinder when extended.

    DD corrected this design flaw with the Western MVP 3 and Fisher XV2.
     
  9. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,691




    My weapon of choice is Vicodin and A lot of Beer............:nod:..........:laughing:
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Lol, I tried vicodin and it is not for me
     
  11. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    Yes it was the drivers wing. 3 MVPs this is the first one it's happened to. $500 in parts and my mechanic already has it back on the road.


    Mark, I'm very familiar with alcohol and its accepted uses, but my wife tells me it's tacky and unprofessional to keep beer in my fridge at work.
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    That's what's so nice about winter, it doesn't have to be kept in the refrigerator.
     
  13. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    Touché. Just got home and getting ready to open a bottle of anti-stress juice.
     
  14. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,691




    Amen.........I have the largest refrigerator in the world.....An 8 foot pickup box....You can keep a crap load of Beer in there....:drinkup:
     
  15. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Mark, I'm very familiar with alcohol and its accepted uses, but my wife tells me it's tacky and unprofessional to keep beer in my fridge at work.
    __________________

    What!!!!!!!!!!! It's needed!
     
  16. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Don't they recommend replacing them every few years or so.
     
  17. lawnlandscape

    lawnlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Have 8 employees... the only damage caused this year was done by myself. :(

    Sometimes I even wonder wtf I am doing. :realmad:

    2013 Chevy Damage.jpg
     
  18. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    Your wife probably knows if you have beer at work you would never come home.
     
  19. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785


    I did worse than that to our brand new 2009 back the first winter we had it. 3 months old and backed into a concrete pole at (really fast)mph.
     
  20. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Bird is that you?