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What do you carry in your truck?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by bigtexan449, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. bigtexan449

    bigtexan449 Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 3

    I am new to the site and have been reading threads non stop for the past few days...i was curious to what everyone has in there trucks while they are pushing snow...Emergency stuff. or anything else that you would suggest that is good to have while out doing a lot. thanks.
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Tow Rope, hydraulic fluid, hoses, wrenches, sockets, a couple of hats, extra coat, a few pairs of gloves and some advil.

    Now if you have a Ford you might need to pull an Auto Parts Store.:jester:
     
  3. tinffx

    tinffx Member
    Messages: 68

    Don't forget channel locks & two way pliers. they are the best
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609


    Reason Cet has a dully is he has to carry all of GM's bankruptcy's papers around with him.
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    FOOD! And Moxie.

    What the others said, plus shovel.
     
  6. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    a couple gallons of drinking water...enough food in a cooler to last the storm...cellphone in case i run out of food....lol
     
  7. McGaw

    McGaw Senior Member
    Messages: 221

    + Blackberry and macbook for weather updates.
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    A come-along or two is also wise. Maybe this year I can afford a reese hitch winch thingamabob.
     
  9. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Let me be the first to point out what you dont carry around with you in plow truck... Your GF/Wife.

    But a socket set and some wrenches. plus a emergency plow kit. And a heavy coat. I plow with a sweatshirt on and heat up and window down.
     
  10. smokejmpr

    smokejmpr Inactive
    Messages: 159

    What type of plow are you running?
    Another big thing to have is a motor solenoid.
    A spare headlight bulb for after you hit the curb that was not there before.
     
  11. miltonplower

    miltonplower Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 160

    everything every one else said plus on some trucks extra part's (pumps, light blubs etc.) and lot's of food for me and don't for get your tim horton's girft card (or star bucks) :p
     
  12. smokejmpr

    smokejmpr Inactive
    Messages: 159

    got to have the coffee
     
  13. 7.3 Plower

    7.3 Plower Senior Member
    Messages: 221

    A maglite or two would probably be a good thing to have since you'll likely be out at night a fair bit. There's not always convenient light when things break.

    A tow strap/chain would be good to have as well.
     
  14. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    .....toilet paper. :D
     
  15. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Tire chains
     
  16. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Not much actually as far as tools, there is always someone at the shop that can run out parts if need be. One thing I learned though 2 years ago is to always have boots gloves a hat and a warm coat. I had a ford die on me at 2 am in a vacant lot on a -20 degree night all I had was a sweatshirt, It was a cold wait for a ride...
     
  17. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    Like ABES said, cloths for yourself if your truck goes down....a blanket also. I also carry extra gloves, sweatshirts, hats and socks to pass out to others when I find they themselves where ill prepared, or were in misery due to conditions or lengthy outings.

    A small tarp is your friend if and when you have to lay on the ground to wrench. Certainly all the basics that were previously mentioned....snow shovel, flat shovel, flashlight, jumper cables, basic tools, chain/strap, etc. and first aid kit.
     
  18. J & B Lawncare

    J & B Lawncare Member
    Messages: 88

    Spare keys.

    With the way theft is, you will want to lock your truck when you get out and leave it run. Some of the bad guys are realy slick at just walking up, jumping in and driving away. If someone noticed them it would appear that the owner just left.

    J & B Lawncare.
     
  19. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That's a real good idea. I actually locked myself out at 2:00 am last year. Hit the power lock button without knowing it, and closed the door. Had to shovel a walkway. Normally I would leave the window down, but it was very cold. Had to break in the rear slider. Not fun with a crossover toolbox, and PolyCaster in the back. Of course it's an extended cab, so I couldn't just reach down and hit the switch. Nope, headfirst downhill to the front seat.
     
  20. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    What about protection :gunsfiring: