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What'd you carry?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by snowpusha, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. snowpusha

    snowpusha Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    hey all, this snow season i just bought my first plow a used boss 7'6 standard duty straight blade. i mounted it to my daily driver a 2000 gmc sierra 2500. i am currently plowing for my town in Long island NY. this last snow storm i was having some traction issues and was wondering what'd you carry in your truck beds to help traction? also was wondering what'd you guys carry in your trucks for the commmon Just incase scenario's? such as a fire extinguisher or tow strap ETC..
     
  2. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,072

  3. snowpusha

    snowpusha Junior Member
    Messages: 16

  4. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,034

    I carry this. It can make your life a lot easier.

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  5. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,072

    There is also a post on kits guys carry. If you search "plow kit" you should find it. You'll have to read between the BS though.

    I only do walks, so I don't carry any plow parts. Here is a list of some of the stuff I carry.
    Tow strap
    Reflective triangle
    Fire extinguisher
    Mechanics tool set
    Impact drill
    Random nuts and bolts and other hardware
    Couple extra pairs of gloves and hats
    Water
    Change of clothes
    Flashlights

    I know there's more. I try to think worst case and prepare for that. I keep everything in a bag and tote. Works good. Welcome to plowsite
     
  6. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,072

    I assumed that's what he was talking about when I first clicked on the thread :laughing:
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    That plow is to small for your truck also. That might be part of your problem.
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Usually a .45 and a .38 Special for my backup.
     
  9. snowpusha

    snowpusha Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    how so what makes it to small for my truck?
     
  10. gassux

    gassux Member
    from NY
    Messages: 31

    i have a couple of totes that i fill with sand from the beach, come spring, i just dump them out. Make sure they are secured with straps.

    Yes, your plow is way too small for what you are doing with it. I have a 2500 and i went from an 8' to a 7'6 and it's way too small. I'm looking for a 8.5 pro plus, I think it's the perfect plow for a 2500.

    As far as what to carry, baby wipes are a must. I like to wear sweatpants or anything that will prevent monkey butt. Hook the towstrap to your hitch and lay it in the bed so someone can yank you out and you're not crawling in the snow.
     
  11. snowpusha

    snowpusha Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    12 gauge shotgun mounted overhead haha.
     
  12. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,285

    Open carry I assume..........
     
  13. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    You have a 3/4 ton truck, I'll start there.
    Start with you blade straight, look from behind going forward. How much does the blade over hang?
    Now angle the blade full lock left or right. Look again. How much does the blade cover both tires?
    Don't forget when you turn, whether sharp or gradual, your truck will be running on your windrow. Also, when just pushing normally with it straight or angled, you have a chance of the snow coming back around the edges and building under the truck.
     
  14. snowpusha

    snowpusha Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    i havent had any problems with that maybe cause i havent pushed allot of snow yet any ways besides buying a bigger plow anything that can help prevent the chances of this?
     
  15. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    Wings or a bigger plow.
    Your issue of traction really might be this but your not seeing it.
     
  16. snowpusha

    snowpusha Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    thanks now i know what to look for, i just need snow instead of 50s in the middle of the winter.
     
  17. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    Don't need snow to do the measurements.
    You'd be surprised at the results.

    One last note. When your windowing to the driver's side, when your just about to the pile, stop and open your door and look.
    And that's if you can even open your door
     
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    You have me confused with Stevie.
     
  19. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,285

    Huh...... I wonder what would have thrown me oof....
     
  20. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    I carry a cute lil .45 hand cannon in the truck.

    I have a counter balance in the trailer hitch for weight duty