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my smashed plowtruck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by JGsnow, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. JGsnow

    JGsnow Junior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 4

    new to this site and thought i would share a quick photo. here is a picture of what used to be my 2006 chevy 2500hd. obviously i won't be plowing any snow with this truck ever again. it is unfortunate but i am greatful i was not seriously injured, just extremely sore and got some stitches, digging out some glass still. this happened last saturday afternoon and what caused the damage was t boning a tree . i have lots more photos of the truck inside and out, but they are with the insurance company right now. will post others as soon as i get them back.

  2. slade

    slade Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    WOW That looks like a hard impact. Glad to hear you are alright.
  3. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    sux bad bro
  4. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    that sucks...how did it happen?
  5. JGsnow

    JGsnow Junior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 4

    how it happened was i had the steel v plow on the front of it, and no ballast in the backend of the truck. earlier on in the day i had 500 lbs of ice melt in the tailgate spreader and some in the back yet to boot. we had about 2 inches of snow so after plowing i salted all of my accounts. it just was light in the backend, hit a slick spot, got sideways and couldn't get it corrected. i would say i was doing 45-50 mph down the road but when i went sideways it was like a slingshot. maybe i was imagining it but it sure like i was gaining speed as i got closer and closer to the tree. in all it pushed the passenger side doors over to the center console and bent the frame of the truck 2.5 ft. as you can see by the bed it is 14 inches offset from the edge of the cab to edge of the bed.
  6. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks like you are VERY lucky to be alive!!! Just be glad that you didn't have someone sitting next to you!

    MOUNTAIN MOVER Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    HOLY CRAP, Thank the good lord your O.K.........the truck can be replaced but a life cannot.
    You better go to church
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Always hate to see a good truck go down [​IMG]

    But very happy to hear no serious injuries... she got hit hard!
  9. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    that sucks man. glad to hear your ok.

    are you able to salvage anything at this point. like you plow setup and sander?
  10. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Glad to hear you are all right. The truck can be replaced you life can't
  11. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    I think a little bit of bondo and front end alignment and that thing can go back to work:nod:.

    Glad you're ok, sorry about your truck.

  12. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    sorry to see that! glad your ok!!

    quick question, were you running in 2wd?

    it just comes to mind, i've seen a few bad wrecks, and my friend who almost died last year in march..it was caused patly by him not running in 4x4 and lost control on a patch of ice.
  13. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    ya seroiusly lucky no one came along for a ride or there was a shovelr in the front seat, that would be the end of his life, if he was lucky.
  14. Kingwinter

    Kingwinter Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    that looks like a hard hit!
  15. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    this is why we spend so much for insurance because when u battle mother nature its like war and everyonce in awhile there is a death to a valued soldier. at least u get a new ride glad ur ok and nobody got hurt.
  16. ch973934

    ch973934 Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    Dude that's nasty! Glad to hear you're ok, and that it was the passenger side not the driver's side...Kind of makes you stop and think don't it? Always sucks that something has to happen to make us realize...

    Good luck with the insurance man, and again good to hear you're alright!

  17. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Thats a hard hit! Glad to hear your ok! Good luck getting another truck up and going!!
  18. JGsnow

    JGsnow Junior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 4

    definately was a huge wake up call for me and i feel extremely fortunate to be sitting here typing on plowsite and not somewhere else. a lot of things happened that were lucky like nobody riding with me and hitting on the passenger side instead of my driver's side door. i thank the lord every night before i go to to sleep. at this point it is hard to say about the plow. will now more once we get it off the front of the truck. the poly hopper on the western swing away spreader is broke in one corner. it has a new vibrator motor and some other parts that i will take off, new battery off the truck,ect. i know the moldboard and lights are ok on the hiniker v, if it is indeed damaged i will prob. buy it back from the insurance company and mount it up to a skidsteer. thanks for the responses
  19. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    hey man jump over on the ohio snow thread in the networking section bunch of nuts in there. whos ur ins company?
  20. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    wow that looks bad!