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MA, CT, RI Southern New England 2010-2011

Discussion in 'Weather' started by plowmaster07, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    With 135 pages in last years thread, we need to start fresh with a new one I believe. How's everybody's summer going? Getting those snow contracts signed yet??

    What are your thoughts on this winter approaching?
     
  2. JCPM

    JCPM Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 320

    If I sent conctracts out now they would just get lost in the shuffle. No ones thinking snow around here until october.
     
  3. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Yeah good point. Don't want to do it to early. I was talking to a company that I have a landscape contract with, and they want numbers for doing their snow removal. The sooner the better he said. sweet. lol
     
  4. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    mines going well i got me a new lightbar and im trying to figure out who im going to work for in the winter....its a toss up between two plow site members.
     
  5. JCPM

    JCPM Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 320

    Winter just has me thinking about the ball joints I have to replace on my 05 f350 dump truck which only has 38k miles on it.
     
  6. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    tell me about it new balljoints are going in mine after i get back from maine along with a whole new front end ball joints, wheel bearing, rebuld the hubs and the tranfer case....this aint gonna be fun
     
  7. FISHERBOY

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    I need a new oil pan in my dump, and new winter tires & a few minor odds and ends
     
  8. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Ahh. What are the pro's and con's?
     
  9. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Yikes! Do they have grease fittings on them? Yeah, come to think of it... I need to rebuild the plow pump, give it a quick coat of paint, pick up a set of tire chains, that's about what I need to do. Not including what I want to do though. lol
     
  10. JCPM

    JCPM Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 320

    I'm hoping I'm gonna get another season out of my spreader too
     
  11. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    How old's the spreader?
     
  12. JCPM

    JCPM Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 320

    Only has 5 seasons on it but its mild steel and I run a lot of straight salt through it. It almost needs to be painted twice a year no matter how much I wash it. Ill probably go throught the whole thing this Fall.
     
  13. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Got ya. Next one going to be stainless?
     
  14. JCPM

    JCPM Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 320

    Who knows. I like the idea of going to an electric poly unit but don't know too much about them. Everythings so expensive these days.
     
  15. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I haven't done too much looking around in the spreader market. But I've heard that the electric ones work good, if you have enough battery power reserve/ a strong alternator.
     
  16. mansf123

    mansf123 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 817

    i dont know about everyone else but summer is flying by..... starting to think about snow.
     
  17. Santry426

    Santry426 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Crazy rain in march and bone dry summer....Wonder what mother nature has up her sleeve this winter
     
  18. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Yeah it does make ya wonder sometimes... Lawns and everything are slowing way down. (Thank you customers that have irrigation! Your lawn & landscaper appreciate it very much! lol)

    It almost makes ya think we may have a heavy winter... but I dunno. Time will tell. I'm looking forward to when accuweather.com announces their winter storm predictions, same with The farmers almanac.
     
  19. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Starting with snow contracts now, I'm really looking forward to this winter. We have added a good amount of equipment and I'm going after a bit more of a diverse portfolio this year. So far, I've retained everything from last year as well.

    Anyone have any insight to how our winter will be?
     
  20. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    i heard we'll get hammered since its been a such hot dry winter but we shall see