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Has everybody made repairs to their equipement and are ready for the next storm??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jakegypsum, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. jakegypsum

    jakegypsum Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I spent the past two days trying to get repairs done to my equipement. (Work kind of gets in the way, Lol.) The last storm thumped me up a bit but finally I have everything back together. :). How about you guy's? Jake.
  2. fordhipo

    fordhipo Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Yup but I took the easy way out just ordered a new Boss V plow:D

    Sorry for the Lower Michigan guys, that means the last 11" was the last for the year now.
  3. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 Member
    Messages: 84

    we are finishing putting band aids on all damaged equipment and hoping it will hold!!!

    vehicles should be ready to rock and roll 100% tomorrow.

    lets hope for snow!!!

  4. BRIMOW525

    BRIMOW525 Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    I lost the 4*4 in the pick up but had it fixed today, along with EVERY single drop of fluid that is in the vehicle was changed. Replaced blown fuse for the dumps' wipers. New bracket for spreader tomorrow. Going to take pics of that project. dump needs new front tires but too late for that. Restocked on salt. The only thing I can seem to fix is the lack of sleep from the last storm! LOL
  5. Dockboy

    Dockboy Guest
    Messages: 0

    Repaired blown ram seal, changed the fluid.

    All I need is for my U edge to FINALLY get here:D :realmad:

  6. roblandscape

    roblandscape Senior Member
    from Phila
    Messages: 187

    I put new wheel bearings and u joints on the truck. Fixed up the snowblower, all ready to go, ....But just saw the news and they are down grading the storm in the phila area, they are saying 2-4 inches but I still don't believe them. I am hoping for three inches,.... That will be nothing compared to what we just had, My truck won't even feel like it's working, Bring on the easy gravy!!:nod:
  7. NNJSnow

    NNJSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    Cleaned, repaired, and ready for the next storm. Just have to mount for hopfully thursday.
  8. GesnerLawn

    GesnerLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    New front tires today and I'm ready to go. Wish I had them on for the last storm!
  9. fordman

    fordman Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    The tuck's in the shop until next Monday. My drivers side front tire came of while I was driving. Broke 3 studs and riped the nuts off the rest, and I have to get a new wheel as well.:realmad:
  10. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496


    replaced the right front u joint . and need to replace the tank fuel sender ( I was wondering why it wasnt moving ) and I should do a fluid change plus band adjustment
  11. flakesmeangreen

    flakesmeangreen Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Thankfully (I'm knocking on my desk now, particle board IS wood), nothing broke and everything looked fine after THE STORM. They're only calling for an inch or so here (3" residential trigger) but who knows; said it's heading south of me. I'm sure you guys down there can use it!

  12. phillyplowking1

    phillyplowking1 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    I just put new tires and a new exhaust on my F-350.New hubs on F-250,and muffler on my cj-5.Now everything is ready.
  13. landman

    landman Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 185

    I would have finished my repairs but Home Depot was sold out of duct tape!
  14. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Had my son take the 1/2 ton into the shop where he works. Came back saying it needs a power steering pump and a radiator. Thought (for about a minute) of getting a new truck instead of keep fixing this one. But then I think that the $600 they will cost is only one month's payment not counting the increased insurance.:eek:
  15. Dockboy

    Dockboy Guest
    Messages: 0


    I wish my payment was only $600/mo.!!:eek: :eek: :D

    It's nice to have new vehicle's, but no payments are nice also!!;)

  16. sno-mover

    sno-mover Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    I'm ready but my trans has been acting up, guess will have to wait and see.:waving: :drinkup:
  17. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Greg, I went into your photo album. Nice truck. I think if I had that, I'd have to live in it. I wouldn't let snow touch it, let alone push snow with it.

    But you're right. For me, I'd rather not have the payments.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,304

    im ready



    2 rear tires

    owning a repair shop has its advantages

  19. UHLGS

    UHLGS Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Dodge 4x4 is still in the transmission shop getting a rebuild; F250 is back on line with a new clutch & other assorted parts. Checked remaining plow truck today - lots of growling noise on lifting, we'll fix that one tomorrow in am. Skidloader gets wired for Blizzard plow controller tomorrow as well - thought we'd give one of those a try this time around. My best weather guess is that it will be either a miss or just an inch or so in central PA.
  20. landman

    landman Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 185


    If it's your trans and its a E4OD get ready to break the bank. we just replaced one this week in one of our trucks, we bought the trans from the Ford dealer $1700.00 plus our labor to remove and install, trans coolers (2) of them another $160.00. Don't let a trans shop talk you into rebuilding yours cause we had a local shop tell us $2100.00 with no warranty plus they rebuilt this one 14 months ago and it blew anyway, the one we bought from the dealer is Ford remanufactured and comes with a 3 year 36,000 mi waranty.