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Doing Sidewalks

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Antlerart06, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    During last 2 big snow fall it was 10''+ with drifts and very wet snow.

    I'm down to one guy on the Sidewalk crew. He does a good job but he is hard on stuff

    What I have 2001 500 Sportsman Been plowing with it for 13 years with not one break down on the plow
    This last 2 snow falls he has broke the plow 5 times. I told him he needs slow down
    Now Plow so twisted Its not really fixable Its a mid mount CC
    Never had a winch cable break. He has broken it 4 times in the last 2 snow storms
    I told him you cant plow like a truck, doesn't work same way.

    If I keep him on for next year. What is the strongest plow out there ??
    I know Boss coming out with a ATV line

    I thought about building one from ground up. Build it like a tank
    The break downs kills me Atv down and My truck is stop working I'm fixing the ATV
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    Sounds like one of the guys I fired found a job with you.
  3. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I like can his ass but No body wants do walks. I am stuck with him till I can find a replacement
    I hired him as a sub and rent my trailer and ATV to him Next year the rent is going up
    I buy all fuel and all Icemelt
    He even broke my new spreader He left the cover off and Icemelt got wet and got chunky. So he took a knife to break it up so it would go thru and stuck his knife to far and broke my spinner The new spinner cost $50 and only paid $60 for the spreader Now I have a $110 spreader Season is about over
  4. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    Moose Plow are built tough.

    and get him a manual lift for it.
    with ratchet strap back up.

    you break it your using the strap rest of the storm.

    if he's that hard on equipment is it worth it?

    or the Mibar up/down system
    it has a override that the unit just clicks when the limits are reached.

    just my thoughts

    Sublime out.
  5. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I been looking at the Mibar system But I want see what the Boss plow will be like. I called dealer told them I want be in front line for one but I said I want look at it before buying. So they going call me once they get one. I may upgrade the ATV to a 850 Sportsman by then

    I had a talk with him and Here what he said to me today
    He blames it on the age of the plow reason it broke and on the cable The thing was old
    I told him I'm going put a new plow on it for next year with a new lifting system . You break it you pay to fix it. He said he didn't like that and he didn't think that's right. I said you blaming this system on its age. With new setup it shouldn't break.
    I told him slow down don't break anything or go buy yourself a ATV with plow and I'll pay more a hour. Then if you break it, its your ATV not mine

    I talk him about spinner, I said since it was him sticking his knife in there and breaking spinner. He going pay for so I took it right out of his pay check
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Dude, that was painful to read. I don't know if you wrote this on a mobile device, but I could barely follow.

    Not trying to be the Grammar police, just saying.......

  7. ilucas

    ilucas Member
    Messages: 43

    Really!!!!! give it a break dude!
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Seriously, read the last post three times in a row and tell me it's not hard to understand.

    It's one thing to have a couple misspellings and random mispronunciations, but it sounds like a 2 year old wrote it.

    And again, I'm not trying to call out Antler, he might have been on his phone, or was in a hurry, etc......

    Places like these forums are practice. If you practice good writing techniques here, then when you go to write out a long proposal for a job that might be worth 100k a year, you might actually have it read before it's thrown out for bad grammar.

    Last edited: Mar 11, 2013
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Sorry for typing it so bad My sugar was 65-70 when I posted that after I seen it I couldn't fix it
    I have a sectary for that 100K proposal
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    OK, so I wondered if something was up, and thanks for the clarification. I've seen your posts before and they are nowhere near what I was reading on this thread so I was curious as to why.

    And I can't wait until the day I can have my secretary (wife) do those proposals. But I don't see that happening. :cry:

  11. tread lightly services

    tread lightly services Member
    Messages: 89

    swisher makes a tank of a plow. i have one and it is built twice as good as a moose plow.

    sell them at farm and fleet, and fleet farm.
  12. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Yes Swisher is a tank. That's one I may go with. Depending on the price of the New ATV Boss
  13. TGS Inc.

    TGS Inc. Senior Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 569

    Fire the guy and end the misery! You have a season to find a replacement. Usually the guys that I have let go and thought were irreplaceable were in fact replaceable and I am usually happier in the end and kicking myself for not doing it sooner. Quad plows are a delicate breed. Give him a stronger blade and he will break it or the next weakest link.

    My 2 cents...
  14. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Yes very true
    But around here its hard to find someone that will do that cold hard job. I'll keep him till I know I have a replacement.
    I have notice few small guys pop up this year doing drives with ATV I may ask them if they want to be a sub for me. To do my walks
  15. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    agreed on the swisher plow being stout.

    Though there mounting system is not ideal if your doing alot of on/off with the plow and it also limits your Ground clearance. all plows take away from ground clearance but the swisher mount hangs down low.
    but it dosn't draw on the suppension like other plows so that is a plus.

    if its a put the plow on once for the season and take off at the end of the year the Swisher is good

    but if you due on/off a few time the putting back on is a pain in the rear.
    I'm talking the plow subframe not just dropping the blade off the front and changing to there bucket or other attachment the plow subframe is a pain to put back on the ATV.

    just my thoughts.

    sublime out.
  16. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Good point
    Once my plow goes on it doesn't come off till spring time. So many other things that is on the ATV to remove to trail ride
    Flasher tower
    3 point hitch
    Rear strut
    Re adjust front struts