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Some ones tax dollars at work

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by keitha, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. keitha

    keitha Senior Member
    Messages: 133

  2. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    tymusicI would love to have a machine like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. A Man

    A Man Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    That town must not have a clue, I guess Neige has been doing it wrong after all.........bobcat loaders are better for loading snow:dizzy:
     
  4. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    you would think they would do the research on the machine before they spent the money
     
  5. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    60 for just the blower or the whole thing including the loader? that would be a great deal if its for the loader and blower i think!
     
  6. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    They probably would be able to use a machine half the size to load trucks. Someone is gonna get a deal. Brand new blower for lower cost. Although, the warranty is probably long gone.
     
  7. Tommy10plows

    Tommy10plows Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    Outrageous!

    They will be sorry after they sell it. My town sold its jet powered $250,000 snow melter for $8,000 to an airport authority years ago. Right before the blizzard of '78 hit. Boy did they look foolish.

    When you get big snow, a municipality needs big equipment. If you are fighting a fire on a ranch home you don't need an aerial truck. If it is a three story house that is another matter.

    They should keep this blower.
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    The price was for the blower only.
     
  9. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    I live in Utica, I would bet you a chicken diner that this machine is too efficient for Utica to keep. They like the over time too much so the longer it takes to clear snow the better. They have been loading single axle dump trucks all week with skid steers, not the way I would do it but I am not paid by tax dollars. It could be that they also think no one is smart enough to run it with out chopping up some pedestrians or a few stop signs. The towns all around Utica have the same machine or something like it and use it often.
     
  10. Lencodude

    Lencodude Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    I bet the town mayor and all his kins work there also. Why not milk the tax payers and keep it in the family.
     
  11. s&mll

    s&mll Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 260

    Use to visit that area alot. Turning stone is a few minutes from there right?
     
  12. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    yup just a few minutes on the thruway lol. i want whoever is in charge of buying this **** fired as they lack common sense. look at what the cops drive, 2wd tahoes who in the hell would do that, then they have to get hemis, i thought you couldnt out run the radio, wtf is wrong with these guys oh thats right they have to spend theyre money or they lose it. i say someone should be held accountable for these stupid purchases imo
     
  13. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Damn, i'd be pissed if i lived there. Typical government operations.