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Colorado Boys...

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Rampart Ranger, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Rampart Ranger

    Rampart Ranger Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Whad-a-ya think?

    We've had it easy since the end of January!

    Is this one going to be the hard spring storm we have seen in the past - i.e. upslope giving 2 ft in town, and 3-4 in the Front Range?

    Wind is right; don't know if there is enough moisture coming from Baja.

    No matter, I'm fueled, chained, and hooked up. Been caught off guard before! You folks around Conifer & Bailey - holler if you need help. I'm about 45 minutes away (and need the work)!
  2. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Well, we got it pretty good. 30 to 32 inches depending on where you measured. Lost one truck with hydraulic leak. Normall, you just go buy another line. The power was out at NAPA and he would have had to drive all the way to Denver. Yuuck. Other truck down with tranny problems. Replaced with backhoe. Not elegant, but effective.
    Actually had to break out the newholland 170 w/ Erskine blower to open a road wide enough to be safe. :dizzy: Oh well, that may be it for the year. Go out with a bang payup
  3. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    you lucky colorado guys i am ready for winter again its too damn hot here.
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,250

    Good luck, Scott. Good to hear your backup equipment is keeping you going.

    Probably having flashbacks to '03 almost.
  5. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Almost Mark. We have now broken 190" for the season. And we still have about 2 weeks left before we are for sure done. All time record for us was 210" in 1996/97 so 10 years repeat performance. I can do that...payup
  6. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Here are a couple pics from our storm on April 24th. We ultimately got about 30" of heavy wet "Sierra cement". You know- the kind of stuff that welds itself to the pavement when you first move it and is almost impossible to move a 2nd time. :( The storm started late so the first pic is about 6:30 am in the middle of rush hour. Then we have my new guy stuck on the first job. Not a good way to start. Then the 3500 with Boss 9'2" V doing what it does best- opening deep roads.

    april 24-1.jpg

    april 24-2.jpg

    april 24-3.jpg
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,250

    Looks like it was nasty stuff, Scott.

    What happened with the truck, looks like he backed off or slid off the drive?
  8. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    The stuck was a culde-sac with a big drop off on one side. He was backing up in a white out and thought he had 10 ft further when he dropped off the edge. :( but ya know... we've all done it :rolleyes: