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Toyota corolla vs. F-350 dump

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by LHlandscaping, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. LHlandscaping

    LHlandscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    I was plowing one of my lots on Thursday morning when a car t-boned my new F-350 diesel. Some lady driving across the lot too fast slid right under my dump bed in her toyota. Good news is that she was ok. But she dented the cab of my truck and my metal inner mudflap. Her car definetly got the worst, pushed her hood in and shattered the lights and grill. What a start for the morning! Anyone else ever have someone hit you while you where plowing, or I am just that special?
  2. Peopleeater

    Peopleeater Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    They try

    They always seem to try, but never succeed!

  3. brunosplace

    brunosplace Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    about 8 years ago I had a lady run right into the back end of my 79 F250 as I was clearing a gas station. Destroyed the front bumper, headlights, turn signal, grill, hood, and both fenders of her car. :nono: Knocked some of the rust off of my channel iron bumper :nod: She then was saying "ohh don't woory about it since it didnt hurt your truck, called the police anyhow, turned out she had expired tags and no insurance. :eek:
  4. CyberJay

    CyberJay Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    One of the guys I plow with got hit last year. He was in park, at the edge of a lot doing some paperwork. F550, CC, boss plow, big stainess spreader, headlights on, beacon strobe on the roof. She came around a corner and ran right into him. Only bent the plow frame on the truck, and he was still able to plow. Her car was a wreck... messed it up bigtime.

    Oh yeah, only a couple cars in the lot.. how she didn't see him, we'll never know.

  5. LHlandscaping

    LHlandscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Thanks guys now I don't feel so alone!!!
  6. jasf

    jasf Member
    Messages: 63

    Been there

    I actually backed over a little Cavalier once. I was pushing the banks back at a new car dealer& this idiot followed me into a pile. Amber lights flashing,salt coming out of the spreader & he followed me right in. I never saw him because of the spreader & backed right into him. Actually over the hood! Also got run into by the lot jockey doing e-brake donuts in a new Escort. Red truck,amber lights,windrows,hmm.......
  7. moose__72

    moose__72 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    You want to talk about bad luck, I was broad sided by the plow that was coming to pull me out of a snowbank! Lots of ice, bottom of a hill, not good. But nothing the 10 pound sledge couldn't fix......
  8. trinitygrove

    trinitygrove Member
    Messages: 35

    many a close calls but nothing yet. Knock on wood. People are idiots, they don't respect us and respect the fact that we are trying to do our damn jobs. The problem is that everyone is in too much of a rush. I just would try to make sure that they hit me and vice-versa, if anything were to happen
  9. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I got hit at a stop sign last season going between drives. Beacon on stopped. He came around the corner and slid straight into me. I angled the plow left to try to keep him glancing off instead of diggin in- (Mercury grand marquis- big car and they all suck in the snow). He pushed the plow all the way left and slid off missing the truck (thank god) but busting the left tilt hose and rolling back the left edge of the moldboard. Called a friend at a shop and got the hose replaced , checked the frame- all was ok. Finished the route. Fortunatly a cop was 2 cars behind me- rappedon his window and said that guy just hit me (funny- he didn;t see it).

    the kid paid cash for the emergency repairs and damage- fisher dealer said all was well, nothing bent so it only cost him $350 to replace the hose at that hour and estimate to fix the rolld edge- which is something that my 10 pound sledge can't do- gotta heat it first I guess. (got tired of beating on it and it didn't move.)
  10. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I got backed into while clearing a lot about this time last year. I was driving by with the blue rotaries going, all lights on, and quite an exhaust leak from a broken stud. She got into her Chrysler Sebring convertible, started it, and backed up without looking at all. Hit me halfway down the truck, put a small crease in my driver's door and cab corner. Smashed out her taillight and punched a hole clean thru her trunklid on the corner of my dumpbox! :eek:

    Funny part was that she got out and said 'Look what you did to my car!'

    I had to move forward to let out another customer in the plaza and she tried to leave on me, but I stood behind her and wrote down her plate number. She pulled back into the spot then and told me off. I simply asked how she could miss 10000+lbs of steel and rubber with flashing lights??. She told me to F off so I had someone walking by call the police. I wouldn't have bothered if she hadn't said that.

    The accident report by the police showed that she had a suspended license, but for some reason they let her drive it home. Only in Canada... :rolleyes:

    I called my insurance to do my lawful duty of informing them and told them I did not want to make a claim. They told me her insurance would have to pay for it and my rates wouldn't rise as a result. Somehow, I couldn't bring myself to believe that and refused. I'll fix it myself.
  11. Tim1075

    Tim1075 Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    I was going down a one way street attempting to make a right turn into a driveway when a municipal sidewalk crew in a van attempted to pass me on the right and smashed into my passenger side fender and plow. Bent the bumper, smashed all the lights and grill, started to peel the skin off the plow, and tweated the plow frame.