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PA Winter Services 2012-13

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by MatthewG, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    First Snow 11/27/12
    Forecasted accumulation 2-4, up to 5-6 in heavy snow bands
    Picture taken at 9:45 AM

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  2. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    i wish we were getting that!!!
     
  3. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Truck looks good!
     
  4. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,851

    good luck, hope you get some snow.
     
  5. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    Lookin good!
     
  6. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    looks great man, Truck looks like it will push a mtn of snow.
     
  7. A&J Landscaping

    A&J Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    good luck this season
     
  8. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Did you have the XLS last year or is that new?
     
  9. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    XLS is new this year and my god do the wings make an awful noise as they skip and hop and bind across the pavement, I hope they wear in and that goes away or this plow is coming off.

    Anyway, plowing only on the north side of 2 of the warehouses, one building is 2,000 feet long, I didn't have a chance to get the front end loader and bobcat doing that work as at that time we were trying to dial in the big V box, too much salt shooting to the right side.

    I had to buy some salt at a dealer ,since my 50 tons wont come until tomorrow

    Thanks

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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
  10. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Yeah my wideout is the same way but they wear in quick and it comes out of it. Thats the worst part after putting a new cutter on having to deal with that but like i say it wont last long.
     
  11. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    how u like the xls than the v plow been thinking about puting a xls on my f350 but cant make my mind up i just want to get rid of my straight blade thanks
     
  12. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    I would have kept the V if it was 9.5 the 8.5 was way to small for what I do, the XLS should be a time saver like it is proclaimed to be, I hardly used it, the poly edges need to be worn in so plowing was not exactly enjoyable

    I really loved the stainless though too bad the XLS cannot be stainless
     
  13. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    ya the stainless xls would be sick the only thing i dont like about the xls is the weight but im preaty sure my 350 reg cab can handle it
     
  14. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    u got a long push at that lot!!!!
     
  15. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    did u get the sander working better?
     
  16. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Long push is done with a cat 966 and older clark loader, its 2000 feet long. I just couldnt wait to drop my blade for the first time this season.

    I need a new spinner and need to adjust the baffles, but we were getting it figured out as the night went on, needed more speed on the chain
     
  17. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    sometimes the feed and spinner control can be touchy i know one of ours was
     
  18. Matt10486

    Matt10486 Member
    Messages: 53

    how many of these type accounts do you have ? In the next few years I would like to get out of residental and pick up more commercail accounts.
     
  19. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    1 customer - 36 commercial acres, made up of 9 total lots, the largest is 18 acres, that is subbed for plowing, but I salt it, I also sub 6 other acres out completely.

    Im plowing 13 acres and salting 31 acres
     
  20. Matt10486

    Matt10486 Member
    Messages: 53

    man thats great. i also want to try to get a dump like the one you picked up and sub it to my local township. hear they pay good money per hour