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Big plows? Inspect your equipment!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by theholycow, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    After the big storm last weekend, I was driving home to finally get some sleep. On I-95, there was a big state truck scraping the shoulder. His drivers-side wing plow (probably 10 feet) was raised. When I went to pass him, I decided I'd give him a whole extra lane.

    Well, it must have been a premonition, because as I pulled alongside, something snapped and the wing plow crashed to the pavement, bounced a few times, and dangled dragging next to the truck. :eek: I'll bet those blades weigh 2000 pounds or more; certainly enough to crush my pickup and anybody unlucky enough to be in it!

    The moral? Inspect your equipment, especially if it's really big, and especially if you've been plowing a three day long storm.
  2. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    sounds like the big man upstairs was looking out, glad to hear you changed lanes
  3. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I'll bet that was fun to fix when they got it back to the garage!:eek:
  4. snowpros

    snowpros Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    That must have been scary,you could have been killed.
  5. ChipsEarthWorks

    ChipsEarthWorks Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 105

    Did you check your underware after that :eek: :eek:
  6. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    I was too tired :sleeping: to mess myself, after two 12-hour night shifts and being unable to sleep the day inbetween. ;)