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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Clevername, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Clevername

    Clevername Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 66

    Okay - I just officailly plowed my first driveway.... EVER!

    I'm hooked! :redbounce

    I appreciate all the help you guys gave earlier this fall when I was trying to hook this baby up!

    I definatly need to get some balast in this truck before to ,uch time goes by, but I can get through this week since I am only doing Family and select friends....

    LET IT SNOW! :drinkup:
  2. QKSnowRemoval

    QKSnowRemoval Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    good to here it, you are lucky u are getting snow up there not many places are getting it
  3. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    and some of us are going to get it in spades, we are looking at about 10 inches of the white gold today, and 70km winds too, yeah
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    glad to hear. put some tube sand and salt in the bed for when you get stuck
    about 600lbs worth
  5. Clevername

    Clevername Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 66

    Right - I am going to prolly buy up some Bags of Salt for my balast....
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Let us know when you plowed 1,000 driveways if you still like it!
  7. Clevername

    Clevername Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 66

    Right - Trust me, I can tell very quickly how this woudl get old...

    The key here is that I don't HAVE to do it! I am only doing who and when I please....

    It's always easier when you have a choice! :D
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Sounds like my younger days when I was single !
  9. cleansweep007

    cleansweep007 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Congrats on your first winter clearing. Good luck with your business and make sure you get insurance !!
  10. Ottneys250

    Ottneys250 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2009
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What's your setup?
  12. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Grandview, your always a step ahead of me :realmad: was going to say the same thing. But enjoy it for now. I still love plowing, even if its only for an hour, the rest of the time kinda sucks,lol

    BTW Grandview I took a big breath and blew all that snow your way this week...we didnt get a flake!
  13. Clevername

    Clevername Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 66


    1998 Chevy K1500 Extended Cab 4X4 w/ roughly 205000 miles on it. Great truck but has the typical Chevy Rust in the cab corners and rocker panels. Has been a great truck, runs like a champ.


    Western Unimount. I bought this plow this summer. I found it on Craigs list. The whole plow including everything plowside and truckside. Mounts , wiring everything! I drove an hour to pick it up and only paid $700.00

    This is obviously my first set up and I am learning a ton everytime I go out and do something with it. Luckily I have had this place and a great freind (local) who has helped me set it up on my truck.


    The things I was concerened with while reading thru here were listening to people complain of their trucks over heating while driving even though they were running the plow as low as possible and driving like 40MPH. I was also a bit concerned about only running a one battery set up even though I am only doing a few driveways....

    Well after driving all over hell yesterday with the plow on - I experienced no temp issues at all. The guage never even fluctuated. As far as Power - obviously you can see/feel the drain when I raise the plow but other then that it appears I am GTG for awhile unless I pick up some more driveways....

    Once I get this ballast in I will be GTG. I can definatly feel my ass end boating around back there from time to time and my headlights are pointed to low in front of the truck. Once I drop the blade the lights shine where they should down the road......

    I did get some new tires last week. I ended up getting a decent deal on some 6 ply Master Craft Courser C/T's. M first impression with these tires is great. The tread bite is super aggressive but not loud at all on the highway. Even without ballast yesterday I had no problem plowing (in 2X4) my dads driveway which is quit hilly. I can totally tell the difference in handling with the plow on then when I had my other tires on which weren't 6 ply.

    It's not the pro rig a guy wants I guess but it is certainly getting the job done thus far.