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Northern Illinois Elgin,McHenry,Crystal Lake,Woodstock and in between.

Discussion in 'Weather' started by REAPER, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Maybe us northern boys wont get lost in the Chicago thread.

    1ST snow?

    December 2nd but be ready at the end of November just in case! Thumbs Up

    My pine tree's are telling me it will be a good year. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    I'm hoping for a few weeks between the end of picking corn and the time to make a couple salt runs. Gotta set up some salter wiring and controller, mount a v box, and finish up a few little things on my v plow and it's off to the races.
     
  3. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

  4. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    Soon as leaves are done bring it on!
     
  5. MidwestSalt

    MidwestSalt Junior Member
    from Batavia
    Messages: 19

    Hope we get some good ice storms in Nov, too! Not sure how you guys feel about ice, being a supplier WE LOVE IT!
     
  6. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    As long as I can drive safely in it any winter weather is fine by me.
    Ice has its own problems depending on amount but over the years I have become accustomed to it.
     
  7. Triton Snow Professionals

    Triton Snow Professionals Banned
    from McHenry
    Messages: 126

    Seems like it's getting colder earlier than the last few years. We are preparing for early ice.
     
  8. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    It does seem to be getting colder earlier. After the year I've had and the past average years of snow I could use a good one.
    Not wanting to overwork the truck pushing but I wouldn't mind overworking the spreader.
     
  9. DuramaxLML-42

    DuramaxLML-42 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Im right up in your guys areas. Looking to get myself a new plow for my truck. Found the one to buy need to sell mine. Everyone keeps trying to low ball me on my 2012 MVP 8.6' poly...
     
  10. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    You'll never get a price you want on a year old plow unless you sold the truck/plow combo together. There are far to many out there for guys to buy used a lot cheaper or they realize they can spend a few 100 more and get a new one. Unless you find someone really anxious to get what you have and the market is low on that style. I would just use what you have a couple more years then sell it. Probably get the same money then as someone is willing to offer you now.
     
  11. DuramaxLML-42

    DuramaxLML-42 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Is $3,800 for a plow that looks brand new much to ask.
     
  12. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Not sure how much they go for new. Dont sound bad to me but I've been in it a while and know what it can bring me back work wise. People these days want the moon while only willing to pay for a rock.

    Same with what they want to pay to plow. They want zero tolerance service and want to only pay for a one time plow. :gunsfiring:
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
  13. DuramaxLML-42

    DuramaxLML-42 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Yep thats whats it been for the psat couple years now. Thats about to change soon. Dont worry. Thats all i can say and i can promise you that.

    If youre a regular guy walking in off the street that plow would cost more than $6,800.00-$7200.00 new and installed. Maybe more.
     
  14. Triton Snow Professionals

    Triton Snow Professionals Banned
    from McHenry
    Messages: 126

    what is the weight on that plow? would you sell without mount?
     
  15. DuramaxLML-42

    DuramaxLML-42 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    I cannot sell the truck side kit but the weight is approximately 847lbs. According to western snowplows website.
     
  16. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,761

    Cant believe novembers knocking on the door. All the predictions i see look good but we know how that go's.
     
  17. DuramaxLML-42

    DuramaxLML-42 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Yah im bummed out of my mind. I wont be fully dedicated to snow this year. only temp. Other things to take care of. We all need a good year to pay the bills and then put some in our pockets for a rainy day.
     
  18. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Cold air moving in tonight. Could get down to 35* in areas around us.
    Was out scoping the route today and it sure seems ready for winter out there.
     
  19. DuramaxLML-42

    DuramaxLML-42 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    ****. Id give anything to be in town for that kinda weather! Love the weather! Coming back tomorrow to install new go fast parts on my LML Duramax. Shooting for 600rwhp
     
  20. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,266

    I was just quoted $5,300 for a new boss 8'2" boss vxt. That was cash and carry no install.

    If I was looking at your plow I'd be offering around $3k.