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Some of our tractors from the last big storm.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JD Dave, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    #1 Thank goodness I didn't have to listen to Taylor Swift again. Dire Straights is a much more "manlier" choice shall we say?

    #2 You allow red tractors on your sites?

    #3 Nice technique in the first vid, I use that as often as I can.
     
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    The red one's are subs and they're are the first one's we've had with front 3 point hitches. I think if I ever buy another new one I'll go that way. The 6150R is a subs also so maybe I should rename the title to some of our subs tractors.
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    I figured knowing you, that they were subs.

    Just don't buy any Massey's............although I would like to see your username then. MFer Dave. :laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    That would be funny. I do think the new Massey's are pretty good tractors. Not sure about the smaller ones but the bigger ones are a cheaper version of a Fendt and people seem to be pretty happy with them. A lot of tractors are going on there 11th plowing and we couldn't be happier. We know there will be more repairs in the next years coming but that is to be expected. We bought 4 7220's in 2004 for $74,900 and even on trade in our highest hour one is still worth 46k. We average out at less then $1000/year in maintenance and repairs/tractor so it's pretty easy to figure out if plowing with tractors is a wise decision or not.
     
  6. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Didn't see ant Ventracs........Your Loss........:laughing:



    Nice Video....Were you running any of those machines or just driving around being a Big Shot.....:drinkup:
     
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    I sometimes plow for a while and then I spread salt. My wife says I'm pretty good at it.
     
  8. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
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    awesome videos. seeing your using HLA's, did u sell your sectionals ? Know u werent happy with the durability.
     
  9. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Just wondering, why ag tractors over loaders? Is it just cost or do you use them for other jobs in the summer?
     
  10. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
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    was wondering the same thing , asked paul he said a couple of things , Loaders can stack and turn better . But also said both together work great on a lot. Wondering the price difference between loaders and tractors .
     
  11. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
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    JD Dave
    Is a farmer the rest of the year. I believe he is using what he already has on hand.
     
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    We use about half our tractors on the farm the other ones are snow only. When buying new a loader can't come close to making me a return on investment like a tractor can. Also for the same money as a new loader I can have 2 tractors which can be in 2 differnt spots at the same time be it in the same lot of differnt locations. A loader will push more and turn better and get more done but it can't compete with 2 tractors. Plus we know tractors and have a really good relationship with out dealer. Still have the 2 sectionals and just use them as backups.
     
  13. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
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    Wow, without cars in it, that site is huge!!!
     
  14. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
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    Dave just got a few questions for ya. Where is this massive lot it sure isnt in caledon? how do you find time for plowing farmers are buusy or are you just cash crop? Oh and are your subs also farmers?
     
  15. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    None of the Snow we plow is in Caledon. All of the subs are farmers and yes we cash crop.
     
  16. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
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    where do you plow then?
     
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Did you ever think that maybe he doesn't want to let everybody in his area know what and where he plows? So someone can come after those places and bid them?

    Especially on an account that size?
     
  18. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    He sneaks across the the border and he plows in Grand Rapids, don't tell Mark.
     
  19. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
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    No I didn't actually lol I didn't know the acounts you plow where such a secret especially when company's like clintar leave there equipment in the site with decals on them, I guess it makes sense if it's a really important job.
     
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Well son of a.........................

    He might as well, since I never knew if my 6.0 was going to start.