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Ford Truck Discussions

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Ole Tower, May 30, 2007.

  1. Ole Tower

    Ole Tower Senior Member
    from MAINE
    Messages: 210

    I DONO? as an Ole GUY! & in reading Posts it appears to ME? that a Large Majority of Members are operating New & late Model Equipment & 99.% under Warrantee & w/ very FEW? Re-Pairing & R-Building their OWN! & Now that its Summer & Nice Out Nows the TIME to Fix & Re-Pair! I never Hear of any Members Big or Small mentioning? their Fuel or TIRE Depot? or their Local Machanic? All three of the ABOVE! very Imporant in operating a Sucessful vehicle Business! as I have all Three Above plus a Local Welding Shop! ALl available 24/7 & I*M NOT! what I*D call a Professional Plower! & in Reading BIG DOGS post & looking at the Number of His Vehicles listed at the Bottom of Each of HIS Post! as He has a Fleet & NO Mechanic? I*M NOT posting a Negitive Post--Just Wondering??--Ole JIM--
     
  2. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Jim,

    I have been down the road of running older stuff and keeping it in good shape. I used to have a full time mechanic and kept him busy all the time. But after I had a couple of incidents where two of my units were totaled I got sick of being bent over by the insurance co's. In both cases we couldn't come anywhere even close to replacing the lost units with the settlement they considered fair. I always kept everything in really good shape both mechanicly and cosmeticly and they kept paying out on what the average value was and I kept getting screwed.

    I also got sick of the amount of time I was spending keeping things going and deduced that that time was better spent elsewhere in my business and with my family. I have since gotten rid of a full time guy and all the aggravation that came with him/ it. The guy's are happier with the equipment and we spend more time on jobs making $ than in the shop spending $.

    I do have a good welder, we actually fabricate most of the bodies and hitches on our trucks ourselves. I do have a good friend/ tire guy that lives right across the street from my shop as well as a very good relationship with the service manager at the dealer we use for warranty and service work. We also have our own on site gas and diesel supply. It saves a lot of wasted time at the gas station fueling up and socializing plus we have 24/7 acess to fuel even when the power is out.
     
  3. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    ole tower

    reading your posts gives me a headache:dizzy:
     
  4. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Same here i was thinking about that yesterday. UppeR CasE, LoweR CasE. I feel like :dizzy: when i read them. LoL
     
  5. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    I run new trucks becasue I like the thought of my truck stardting when i need it. I know that the new ones break too and I don't buy for a warranty. I have had to put ball joints and a trans in a new truck ( not covered by dodge). I have all of my general maintenance done at the local penzoil. I maintain their property in exchange for all maintenance on our 2 trucks and my wife's truck( oil, all filters bulbs ,trans flush, wipers, anything they offer.) I do brakes ,trailer repairs, welding and any other jobs I can do my self. As mentioned earlier , I also know guys in the buisness that run older trucks and it seems they spend more money keeping them on the road than I do on my payment!!! I guess it is all in how you look at it. Just my opinion !!!
     
  6. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    If I remember correctly he has a sight problem and has some kind of device that puts the wording up on a large TV screen and that device is what causes the difference in the case the letters are displayed in.
     
  7. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Really!!! I didnt know that, i was just playing around.
     
  8. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134


    As far as I know he has some kind of handicap or it is the computer set up or both. It is a bit difficult to read at times but it's not something that's done intentionally.
     
  9. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    I take it back. I thought it was done intentionally. :eek:
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Web TV I think.
     
  11. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    oh man now i feel like *****. i thought he was just trying to be funny
     
  12. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Ole Tower's a retired truck driver so he may not know alot of the rules of computer posting.
    Give him a break at least he's here when it's warm out.
    It's a adventure to read his posts.

    In an answer to the post:
    I use older stuff but I have no payment.
    I am a very good mechanic so repairs just need parts and fluids.
    I enjoy fixing and repairing problems.
    If I had to pay to have stuff fixed I would be dead in the water rather quickly.
     
  13. Ole Tower

    Ole Tower Senior Member
    from MAINE
    Messages: 210

    Ford Truck Discussion

    Hi Guys I*M NOT against New trucks! nor the Guys that have them--I chatted w/ a certifyed Accountant--HE exlained to Me WHY? the Depreation thing!--works the way it Does!--so I understand Now trading ater the Depreation thing runs OUT!--when You can*t De-Duct any more! I couldn*t have Bought my 96 Ford F-350 w/ out the Above! as the Previous Owner traded Due to the Above!--He was a Farmer & Hauled a Horse Trailer--Highway Miles--it Never Plowed--He just had it Serviced & re-placed many parts--but--His Book keeper told Him He had to Trade!--Due to NO More Depreastion--I have chatted w/ HIM Nice Ole GUY!--He gave ME all the Receipts of Work He had Done--& He stops In every once in a while as He passes By--I Not only Got a Nice Truck but a New Freind Also!--I wrote an Appoligy on the Site--after I understood this Depreastion thing!-- as I understand NOW!--THANKS & have a SAFE ONE! --Ole Tower--
     
  14. capt caper

    capt caper Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Maybe it's a voice program that types for him?

    Ole Timer is that true?

    Cheers.Keep truckin
     
  15. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    The problem isn't just the upper/lower case letters, the grammar is terrible. However if its a voice program, that would explain the bad grammar.
     
  16. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Hi, welcome to a year ago. :waving:






    :D
     
  17. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Ole Tower still lives !