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Simple ? from a newbie!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Dude C, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Dude C

    Dude C Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hello all! Long time reader, first time poster. Just getting started this season with plowing and have a couple quiestions. I currently own a window Cleaning Biz, that doesn't do so hot in the middle of winter, so I had to look for other avenue's of income for three months. The trucks in the shop getting maintence done, and the plow showed up yesterday. My question is, what extra's would I need to carry on board as a " just in case" situation? I have a few things that were obivous. 2 tow straps, toolbox of misc. tools, work gloves, HD shovel, flashlights, bumb box.....Any idea's would be great.

    Matt
     
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Buy the emergency parts kit for your plow. It'll have an extra hose, solenoid, pins (most of the stuff that breaks when plowing).
     
  3. cleansweep007

    cleansweep007 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    A couple beers and a bottle of jack daniels to keep you warm !
     
  4. pohouse

    pohouse Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I have a few things that were obivous. 2 tow straps, toolbox of misc. tools, work gloves, HD shovel, flashlights, bumb box.....Any idea's would be great.

    Matt[/QUOTE]

    What's a bumb box?
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Welcome to the site Matt, but try the "search" feature or read the other posts about what to carry.
    Best thing to have ia s cell phone. You WILL get stuck
     
  6. Dude C

    Dude C Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Maybe if I drank.....lol

    What's a bumb box?[/QUOTE]

    Sorry bout that, a jump box.

    Thanks for the welcome. Cell phone, check. Now if it just got decent service. :nod:
     
  7. dchr

    dchr Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Use the search function-I haven't been a member here that long but have been plowing for 23 years and have learned a ton from the knowledgable people here. I see you mentioned that you are getting a new plow but I still would carry some spare parts (hose,pins e.tc.),some extra fluid for not only the plow but for the truck,a couple of ice scrapers,extra socks,boots,jacket,hat,gloves,salt/sand (for traction if you are not salting/sanding drives). I know it seems like a lot of crap to drag with you but there is nothing worse than being stranded/stuck at 3 in the morning in the middle of a job with snow falling-especially if it is because of a $5 part. Make contact with a towing service in your area and get a 24 hr number you can reach them at-as was mentioned previously you will get stuck sooner or later. Good luck this season.
     
  8. Dude C

    Dude C Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Thank you for the idea's and list of stuff. Have plenty of room to carry extra's. We all hope to never get stuck, but yes it will happen..lol
    Like I said this is gonna be a new thing for me, but the snow fall here it'nt as bad as say Michigan. Last year was bad at about 2 feet and people were just nuts on the road. Not looking to make a killing at it at first, this year is just a trial run..
     
  9. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

  10. Dude C

    Dude C Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    That is a great thread, plenty of insight. Thanks a bunch.:waving: