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After the Snow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by GreenManEnvy, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. GreenManEnvy

    GreenManEnvy Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    We got 2-3", I plowed, we got 2-3" more, plowed again; got back from the client sites after dark, so I just did one pass up the driveway to clear off the inch or so of ice and frozen rain that had fallen while we were out. Finished it off today. Fun!

    There's a couple of twists in the drive that make it fun for a truck of this size... although at some point I'll be taking out all the trees that are up against the drive on right side, so it should get easier in time...

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellyssian/3122541149/" title="The Truck, Post-Plowing by ellyssian, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/3122541149_4a82219913.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="The Truck, Post-Plowing" /></a>

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellyssian/3122543449/" title="From Below by ellyssian, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/3122543449_12298884ed_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="From Below" /></a>

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellyssian/3123367382/" title="From the Top by ellyssian, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/3123367382_39bfccf4e5_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="From the Top" /></a>

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellyssian/3122541879/" title="The Way Down by ellyssian, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/3122541879_8d5818310c_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="The Way Down" /></a>

    BETHELSKIER Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    Nice pics Envy! Looks like a good plowable snowstorm.Sunday looks pretty good too especially for the northeastern parts of the state. Good luck:drinkup:
  3. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948


    truck and blade look great
  4. snowman79

    snowman79 Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 433

    what kind of camera did you take those pictures with...the quality is real good
  5. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    really nice i love the boss :D
  6. GreenManEnvy

    GreenManEnvy Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Thanks! They're calling for a 3-5" total accumulation for tomorrow, down from 6" earlier today - with any luck they'll be as clueless as usual and we'll get twice that! :D
  7. GreenManEnvy

    GreenManEnvy Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Thanks! Still have some more to do on it - I've got a beacon (and need to pick up a 2nd, I think...) and backup lights sitting in the garage, and I'm waiting to hear back from the dealer on a chain system.
  8. GreenManEnvy

    GreenManEnvy Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    That's an Olympus E-510 shooting in aperture mode.

    The camera's technically for before and after shots for landscaping projects, but I've been playing around with it to improve my photography. If you click through any of the pics, there's lots of other stuff (maybe a few hundred with other cameras, the rest with this) so you can see what it does in a variety of conditions.
  9. pitrack

    pitrack Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Got the same blade I know what you mean when it's in tight spots. Looks great
  10. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    what kinda chain system are you looking at? on-spots? if so. thier great, we use them on our firetrucks
  11. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    dont forget to grind them stumps down. They can be hard on equipment and your front teeth if you hit a hidden stump unexpectedly.
  12. GreenManEnvy

    GreenManEnvy Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I was mostly blaming the length of the truck (crew cab with 11' bed/200" wb) - even under the best conditions, I take it slow backing up or down there. Last year on my 2nd or 3rd time plowing, I got a little side-slide happening, and that's no fun when there's only inches to spare. With any luck, though, it will continue to be the worst place I have to deal with! :D
  13. GreenManEnvy

    GreenManEnvy Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    On-Spots are the ones. I got a quote for Insta-Chains as well, but it was almost half again as much as the On-Spots. The guys I got the quote from are one of the largest manufacturers of fire trucks in the country.
  14. GreenManEnvy

    GreenManEnvy Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    The stumps are definitely coming out. There will be some stone edging, but it will be set wider than the current drive.