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Maine Blizzard + 60 inches

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by allagashpm, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Hey guys, well here in Maine we have been slammed with storms pretty much every 2 days. We got hit with Juno 2 weeks ago which dropped close to 3 feet in some spots, and crazy drifting. Since then we have had several smaller storms and we are currently getting a slow storm dropping 10-14 inches over 3 days. I haven't taken a lot of pictures since it has been so busy, but here are a few of my 2011 f350 with boss 9'2, and 2 yd sander.

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    My dog thinking if he took my glove I wouldn't be able to leave again

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    crappy cell phone pic of an eagle watching me plow

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    cleaning up an empty lot for a customer


    Over all, my truck and plow have been great. the poly mold board has pulled off 2 bolts on my vxt as of the last storm, but I haven't had a chance to fix it yet. my sander controller caught fire just before the blizzard but I rewired that and its fine now. I also bent the a frame on the vxt, but that may have happened last year, not sure. I haven't seen my family since mid January it seems, but hey that's how it goes. There are a lot of guys around here working harder than I am, which says a lot. Hopefully this winter weens a lot of guys out that are doing it for side cash. Hope you enjoy the pics, and stay safe out there fellas!
     
  2. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 704

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    sunset

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    stacking with 3/4 load of sand, shes got her squat on

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    Another sunset...you know you're a mainer when you can still stop and enjoy the sheer beauty around you, despite crazy hours
     
  3. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 704

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    for the website

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    a road I plow. This was the second time I plowed it, the drifts were wicked deep. I probably could have plowed it three times, but it wasn't crucial as it is all new construction and the crews were not going out.

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    just a side shot of the truck.
     
  4. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    Nice pictures
     
  5. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    X2 on the pics!!, especially the one on the road in front of your plow and truck.
     
  6. Maine_Train

    Maine_Train Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    The eagle might be thinking "If I sit up here, I might be able to stay above all that snow." :D
     
  7. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    How have you liked the power of the 6.2 while plowing?
     
  8. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,244

    looking good, lots of snow!
     
  9. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    nice pics, neat eagle too! Duratrac tires? we have them on two trucks they are pretty good in deep snow. Nice truck and plow too!
     
  10. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Thanks guys for the compliments. Yes duratracs I love them as you can see by the rims and running boards its been deep and they have been great. With 2yds of sand the thing is unstoppable haha.
    The 6.2 is an awesome engine. I have the dreaded 3.73 gears but it doesnt bother me at all and I have not once felt it was under powered, I came from a 7.3 before this. I get 7 mpg plowing, which I think is not terrible considering the weight of the whole set up is probably at least 12k ? My 7.3didn't have a sander and on a big storm I would average 10.
    We are getting more snow this weekend I will try to put some pics up
     
  11. JSutter101

    JSutter101 Member
    Messages: 79

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    That's a great shot right there!
     
  12. hatchmastr

    hatchmastr Senior Member
    from 516
    Messages: 240

    wow now that's a lot of snow!!!
     
  13. TMLGC

    TMLGC Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Thanks for sharing I think I'm going to have to look into one of those V plows for next year.
     
  14. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Honestly with you working coastal properties like myself they are worth it. The drifting on some with a 12 inch storm can be 4-5 feet. That pic you posted was brutal
     
  15. Ray

    Ray PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    I have a couple of drives that would really suck without the V. I got stuck in one of them on Mount Hope a couple of years ago with my power plow. The second truck I added we are looking at going from a straight blade to a V.
     
  16. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    Ray how do you like that DXT?
     
  17. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 637

    Great pics and nice setup.

    Ray you're a better man than me, I avoid that hill like the plague in the winter.
     
  18. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    At least you have V plow to get around in that deep snow. Just think how the guys with straight plows getting thru that deep snow. I always think its funny when I see one trying bust drifts with one.

    I like your Light bar Looks like needs be in the center.

    Nice pics
    Nice rig
     
  19. UpstateDzlGuy

    UpstateDzlGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Nice looking truck. I Would love a V at some point, but for now I make due with my 8 1/2' straight blade Fisher. I have to say, I've never had trouble with deep snow. I've pushed right through 2+ feet of snow. I guess running a diesel has made it possible.
     
  20. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    I am looking at a gasser and was wondering why this comment on the 3.73 gears?? Why are they dreaded?? Do you have the electronic locking 3.73?? Thanks for your answer.