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Loading up our 988 and 980 on float trailers

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by kcress31, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Just found 2 weeks of 24 - 7 work for our two loaders. I would have never expected these two machines to be working in the winter. It's too bad I can't run that 988 down the road legally. Got a job at a local gold mine feeding a conveyor with about 500 ton per hour of crushed rock.

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  2. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Here are some more pics of the loaders and the big float.

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  3. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,569

    Those are some big ass toys you have there! Congratulations on the work.
     
  4. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Here are a few pics of our plow trucks. Our newest one is a 2008 GMC 2500. We bought it n the summer of 08 and got $17,000 off list!! We also have an 02 GMC 2500 and the Silver ford we bought at an auction this summer with another similiar ford. Got both for $4000 and put about $750 into each for safety. Might put plow on them next year.

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  5. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Nice old Iron. You dont use the 980 for plowing? I guess the 88 would be a little big.
     
  6. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    We occasionally use the 1979 980 for snow, but only for extreme events or as a backup. The brakes tend to freeze up on it every now and then. I think the 988 would do too much damage. Rip curbs out pretty easy. One full bucket of Gravel is about 13 ton. At the mine we are going to they have a 992 K with about a 20 ton per bucket load. I hope to get some pics.
     
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Looks good, I bet your glad you got some extra work.:drinkup:
     
  8. JustinD

    JustinD Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    Nice rigs.
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Glad to see you picked up some work. Do you provide the operators so you know who is running your gear?
     
  10. TommyMac

    TommyMac Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    1st of all congrats on getting work....Is the economy bad in tymusic as ussmileyflag
     
  11. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    $17,000 off of list! I'll drive to canada for that much off. Tell me where and I'm buying a new one tomorrow. Or as soon as I can make it there.:D
     
  12. mtchockey30

    mtchockey30 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 70

    some big stuff you got going on there
     
  13. sparky2410

    sparky2410 Member
    Messages: 43

    Nice vaders in the background.....nothin' runs like a DEERE!!
     
  14. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    gotta wonder what size box that 988 would push lol
     
  15. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Man, those are tiny...

    HA, those things are freakin huge... How much dose it cost to put new tires on those?
     
  16. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Nice Machines
     
  17. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Yeah. It sure helps make up for the slow start to winter.
     
  18. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    The trucks are still cheaper in the US.
     
  19. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Now I'm guessing here, about 7 - 8 k per tire?
     
  20. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Yeah. JD is right. They are cheaper in the US. But if you know how to shop anyone can get a new car or truck for $200 to $1500 over cost. I worked in car sales for a while and it's amazing how if someone does their homework they can get a good deal on a vehicle. When we got $17,000 of list it was about a $1000 to $1500 over cost. Bought it in Goderich ONT, Mcgee Motors. If anyone needs any help on buying a new truck or car send me a PM. Be glad to help.