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Insurance damage, i need help from PS member's ASAP

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by powerjoke, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i was taking the salter off the 08' yesterday and the chain slipped on the fork of the forklift and it came crashing down on the truck....so i called the ins. company for laughs and they said "we'll have someone out there tomorrow" i did not expect them to work that quick :dizzy:

    so my Q' to you is how much is a replacement v-box and how many hours to change everything to the new box?

    i know it's not worth fixing but they want to know how much $ so they can decide if they are going to total it or not.

    the channle of the frame (all one peice of the box) is what got damaged nothing else so i was lookin online, for a replacement and am not haveing any luck

    thanks in advance

    PJ

    p.s. sorry but no pic's(at least not tonight) before the adjuster get's here in the morn
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2008
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Well for one Rick, we need to know what kind of Vbox it is to help get a value for it. I would guess around 4-5 grand for a new one???
     
  3. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i knew i would leave out some info (who would knoew it would been the most important stuff) lol

    it's a 8' SS v-box gas driven

    it bent the "frame" on the salter that the salter sits on 8' lon

    it's all one peice

    i need to print something off for the adjuster tonight but i am still looking on the web

    angelos and RCPW dont sell that part, i find alot of chain's and the other breakables
     
  4. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Rick that sucks buddy,
     
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    How bad will that effect your rates? Is that worth putting through insurance?

    I would think it would be fixable.
     
  6. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    since it is less than 1% of insured property it wont raise it any, and this is my first claim, i pay them 10times that in one year so i am going to take advantage of it :D

    it is fixable and i may fix it if they start to act funnie about it but we'll see tomorrow

    thanks to all
    i am off tobed now so i'll update w/ pics tomorrow

    PJ
     
  7. Mick

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

    Rick, I did some poking around and found a couple for comparison:

    Buyers Stainless Steel 8' 1.8 cu yd with standard chute - List Price: $4958

    Fisher Poly 7' - list price: $5526

    Both from CPW


    Rick, I'm sending you a PM.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2008
  8. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    o.k. here are some pic's

    there is not much damage to the unit and none to the chute, only to the frame of the machine
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  9. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    heat it up and straighten it.......good luck bud:drinkup:
     
  10. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Exactly, what I was thinking!:rolleyes:
     
  11. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    I'd prolly take the insurance money and leave the dent. payup Hope you dont squash your sweeper.
     
  12. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    see. thats exactly what i was thinkin ;)

    the next call will be to tell them that my sweeper is dented lol

    i may be able to dolly most of the dent out but stainless dosent heat and bend as well as steel does so i'll take out what i can,
     
  13. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    That doesn't look to bad. I think I have a bigger dent in my door right now then you have there. With a little heat and a hammer you should be able to get it back to being close to normal.
     
  14. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Any word yet?
     
  15. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    talked to the ins. guy the other day and a check for a replacement is in the mail [​IMG]

    so it was a minor inconveinance but a good experiance with my ins companie
     
  16. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    They paid for a whole new one?
     
  17. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    minus deductable
     
  18. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    THANKS NOW MY RATES ARE GOIN UP:salute::waving: