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Industry Feedback

Discussion in 'SNO-PRO PLOW AND ACCESSORIES by Curtis' started by dbreault, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. dbreault

    dbreault Member
    Messages: 55

    Hello All,

    I am looking for some feedback on the snow industry from the people who know the snow business better than anyone (you ;) ). What is your feeling on gas prices and how they may or may not effect your purchases getting ready for the new season? For example buying a new truck or putting it off, new equipment purchases, etc. Most areas had a terrific snow season last year and I am curious how that may or may not effect your pre-season plans.

  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    Are you specifically looking for feedback from Curtis users or from everyone? If you want input from everyone you might want to have a moderator move this to a more appropriate category since this is sitting in the Curtis section.
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,817

    i wanna know if over the course of the summer its normal jack leg to go down ?
  4. dbreault

    dbreault Member
    Messages: 55

    ...no, general feedback is great, obviously I tend to be biased to Curtis owners ;) but everyones input is welcome.

    Jack legs aren't "supposed" to go down while the plow sits. You probably have a spec of dirt that is causing the jag-leg valve not to close perfectly. Sometimes just having the system flushed out will clear the dirt. Same thing can happen to all lift/angle pistons.

  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,817

    yeah its time for a flush i wonder if the ashphalt sinking
  6. dbreault

    dbreault Member
    Messages: 55

    ... I hope not, my buddy did that to my driveway with his Harley last summer!
  7. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,817

    its been clean and flushed and the dealer is hour or so away
  8. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    I think people are holding back on any big expenses they can. They know they need to replace something or add a new piece, but they would rather not.
    If they can get one more year out of a truck or plow, they might do that and see if the economy clarifies itself.

    I think that you may see a bunch of newbies get into the business because last year was a monster in many parts of the country.
    BUT, most old timers know that one monster year doesn't mean the next year is a monster.

    I think people/business's are being cautious.
    Price matters, a lot, esp when everything else is going sky high.