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Burned truck pics try 2

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ben, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. Ben

    Ben Member
    Messages: 62

    Here are a couple of pics of my truck.
    Good news is I just picked up my new blade will post pics of it soon. Thanks Ben


  2. RidgeCon

    RidgeCon Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Man that is awful, just glad that you were okay and that you have your new blade to get back out there and having fun.
  3. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Yikes, you asked for questions about a new set up in your other thread right? So, you have another truck? Sorry about the loss of the truck and plow. It's gotta suck.
  4. FF279

    FF279 Banned
    Messages: 58

    Im sorry to hear about that man. Is the insurace covering it? what truck are you looking at next... Ryan
  5. snowinjoe

    snowinjoe Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    I had a van that some kids burned. Its amazing what fire can do to a car.
  6. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    No damage to the building you were by was there? Be glad you weren't checking under the hood when the battery blew, if thats what happened. Glad you're alright.
  7. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    man that looks ruff.....did you ever find the cause, i have seen hydraulic lines blow before on my mowing tractor, blow right onto the motor and you just run for your life, it is like a flame thrower.

    good luck with the new equip

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Reason #64,987,987

    Not to own a ford.
  9. jeffwoehrle

    jeffwoehrle Member
    Messages: 56

    By the looks of your sig you can't really decide what to own... :redbounce
  10. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    man, don't you get cold plowing with no windows?? just had to add a little humor, that sucks big time, whats the insurance company say?
  11. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    No, he's decided....anything but Ford. :D hehe!
  12. jrodgers

    jrodgers Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    A buddy of mine had his F-Superduty flare up in a parking lot this last storm. He is not sure what caused it but luckily the restaurant he was plowing had a fire extiguisher and caught it before it looked like a burn out shell. Was able to save the plow luckily, but still did alot of damage.
  13. jeffwoehrle

    jeffwoehrle Member
    Messages: 56

    Would like to know the source of the fire. Most likely a modification gone bad (wires for lift, for example).

    Years ago a friend of mine modified the AC pump on his GMC 4x4 to have compressed air (for offroading and whatnot). Used a propane tank (10 pound) for air storage mounted under the hood. Long story short, the tank ruptured and blew off fuel lines on the engine. The resulting fire consumed the truck and the small camper on the back. Certainly not the fault of GM, but then there's this:


    Can you say, design flaw???? payup
  14. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    In his original thread he said they thought the battery blew up first, that there was a loud pop right before the fire. That could have been caused by a mod gone bad as you say or even a defective or loose battery, broken plates etc. Of course if a fire starter near the battery first, like p/s fluid spraying on the manifold it could do the same. Do insurance companies do a thorough investigation to find the cause in something like this?
  15. jeffwoehrle

    jeffwoehrle Member
    Messages: 56

    I'm sure the insurance co would want to know. My buddy way back when didn't have coverage on his vehicle, just liability. Don't know of anybody who had a car (or truck) catch fire who would know.

    I bet that before you'd get any check from insurance they would have a looksee to determine the cause.

    Maybe even find a way to weasel out of paying... :confused:
  16. Ben

    Ben Member
    Messages: 62

    My Back up truck is 2004 F-250 Crew cab 5.4 6 speed with 4.10 LS got it last year. I just never had it set up for a plow before, but I bit the bullet and bought a Boss 8'2" poly V blade :) Unfortunately I just had liability insurance on my old truck. And no the building I was plowing at did not have any damage.
  17. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    You got it.
  18. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Only liability on a truck you worked with?
  19. Ben

    Ben Member
    Messages: 62

    Reaper it was a 1990 model truck that was just used in the winter. My other trucks have full coverage.
  20. Swampdonkey

    Swampdonkey Member
    Messages: 68

    RIGHT ON BROTHER!!!!!!!!!! :drinkup: