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08/09 Plowing/blowing/de-icing Casualties

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by DJ Contracting, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    OK lets start listing everybody here's mine so far

    1. Radiator (before the season started)
    2. MTD snow blower went down
    3. Bent bumper (Hired help)
    4. Lower radiator hose
    5. Side plow marker

    I,m doing good so far this year and the only had minor repairs here's a couple of pictures for you guys

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  2. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    belt went on my older 522 blower during first storm, only that one at the time so we had to shovel the wet heavy crap the rest of the day :mad:

    smashed a tail light on my truck trying to put the plow on one night in a hurry, wasn't paying attention and backed into a yew bush.

    broken shovels.

    that's it so far. Everything else was stupid stuff.
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Nothing. Unless you count the lawn of a customer with a particularly difficult drive.
  4. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    1. 4wd shifter broke at pivot
    2. e-47 motor burned up
    3. controler for snow ex 8000 quit
    4. joystick for western quit.
  5. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    Light pole, sander conveyor chain, Bumper, Dented door, Injection pump, and bent up a 9' fisher pretty bad and a hood for an 09 Tahoe. Actually its not as bad as it could be, but its only January:eek:
  6. artic429

    artic429 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    7.5 ft meyer plow totally racked backwards so it wont trip anymore. Broken blade marker. 4wheel drive actuator motor. And finally driver side mirror.
  7. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    i drove into a light pole tonight, yea not backed up into it, hit it head on....i will list the rest of my casualties later...lol...
  8. chaddy1228

    chaddy1228 Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    I have a list for ya
    Push plate broke
    Lift and angle cyclinders
    Hydrolic pump (twice)
    Dash Short
    Coil on sander
    Front calipers froze
    Ball Joint
    Blew out a tire
    And hit a camper plowing
    !@#$y start this year
  9. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    nothing so far knock on wood
  10. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Transmission in the Dodge- not stock either mind you- on 70K on a rebuild that was intended to beef it up for this. Torque converter gave out and polluted the rest- it quit at 4AM at the end of my route thankfully, 2nd storm (1st real storm) of the season.

    So far, that's all- now doing some upgrades (timbrens) and repairs neglected from last year.(headlight bucket...)
  11. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Forgot one

    I just remembered after reading the post that I had to replace the 4x4 actuator on the 99" truck
  12. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Stupid plow wings rubber fell apart .. v box keeps bridging i know not really casualties
  13. chaddy1228

    chaddy1228 Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    replace rubber flaps with 3/8 steel cutting edges, it works great.
  14. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Ive consider maing some steel edges and a hinge/ spring set up .. but is it really worth the fab time? I wouldnt run steel edges without trip thats just nuts.( its on a Fisher)
  15. W.F.D. Plower

    W.F.D. Plower Member
    Messages: 32

    I've broke both markers, headlamp snaped off, and blown 3 different hydralic hoses, and had to rewire my harnes. This all happend while I was covering for a buddy. He has way too many properties when we get heavy snow. I plowed + shovled 19 hrs straight. I swore I would never do that again, but I'm over it and would do it again.
  16. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Well lets see:

    1) 2 Batteries
    2) 1 alternator
    3) Snow-Ex 8000 controller shot
    4) 2500HD Damage - $3200
    5) rear bumper dinged on two trucks
    6) John Deere tractor blade broke
    7) truck thermostat
    8) my internal thermostat has broke a few times...it got too hot;)
  17. chaddy1228

    chaddy1228 Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    I see my wings are on a meyers, fisher makes wings with trip edges for around 495.00
  18. Snow2Go

    Snow2Go Senior Member
    from Chi
    Messages: 223

    I seen a guy with pro wings yesterday, or I should say one pro wing and a nice hole on the other side!
  19. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    1. Broken taill light box on GMC 4500
    2. 1 light pole
    3. GMC 3500 backed into Chevy Avalance yesterday, front end of Avalance destroyed, no damage to Salt Dogg undertailgate spreader
    4. 4-5 hoses?
    5. Mysterious hole in floor in backseat of 2500hd
    6. 2 plow sidemarkers
    7. 1 headlight on 9' western unimount
    8. 3 trucks in ditches
    9. couple of misc. dings

  20. hedhunter9

    hedhunter9 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    Pretty good so far.

    1 Blown Hyd. hose

    1 Spring adjuster bolt

    1 Alternator on the Jeep.
    1 muffler
    (it has over 200,000 miles, what the heck.)

    and a mysterious miss in the jeep that we havnt had time to find or fix.
    5 cylinders and keeps chugging along making $$$$

    The Ford F150 and the Snowdogg plow just goes and goes and goes !

    But, there is another sub that helps my nephew at Kohls who has had horrible luck so far this season.

    2 blown hoses.
    Whole plow fell off truck (broke old mounts that were repaired in the middle of the night and never fixed right)
    Blew tranny in 1st truck
    Blew rear end in 2nd truck. Replaced, then broke an axle.
    Then plow quit angling... Took back to shop. Tore apart everything, to find out the quick disconnect was undone. Lost an hour ! LOL
    Backed into curb at an angle and tire blew ( his story)

    I told him to stay away from me. I didnt want to catch any of his luck.

    (of course, Sometimes preperation eliminates a lot of those 3am headaches and bad luck and of course, how you drive.....)

    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009