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New truck, New dent

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ProSno, Nov 30, 2002.

  1. ProSno

    ProSno Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Hows this for luck, last push before going home and truck slides into a short pole. Whats your worst story?

  2. ProSno

    ProSno Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Heres the truck itself

    no hole.jpg
  3. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    You don't want to know!

  4. Fine Lines Lawn

    Fine Lines Lawn Member
    Messages: 38

    I know you hate that. Sorry to see that happened to you. Occasionally I buy pre-owned trucks for work trucks... If thy have small imperfections in them, I leave them. I consider that disaster-proofing them.
  5. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    PRO..............BUMMER !..................Its funny tho.. at this
    years BBQ we were comparing the bangs and bruises
    on our rigs that were new last year ! OUCH!
    Some of the guys said there ain't a scratch on your 01.
    I said "OUIET" and knock on wood !...............geo

    BTW: If it will make ya feel any better....Some guy
    made a wide swing with his plow rig and clipped the
    side of my dads NEW 02 Chevy with the blade ! Its
    being fixed as we speak...The guys paying out of his
    pocket. He wants NO insurance involved !
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2002
  6. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Sorry to hear your troubles, Pro Sno, nice looking truck, GREAT plow!

    I once had the rear end of my truck slide over an embankment, while the front end blocked the driveway I was plowing. The tow operator couldn't get around me, and had to winch off a tree in the woods. With the angle that everything was at, he could only hook to my frame to pull, and the cable was going to buckle the rear quarter. I said OK, I was only half way through my route and was anxious to finish. I didn't see any alternative short of hiring a crane to pick me out.

    He got me out and buckled the quarter as predicted, but this truck was a beater, with a full restoration with new body planned for Spring. The worst cosmetic damage I've done.
  7. Jay ALC

    Jay ALC Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Great truck and plow! :) Sorry to hear about that damage, I did some to my own truck not too long ago (and it wasn't in the snow) and it made me sick.
  8. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    AHHHH..... its just a flesh wound:D .

    Good body shop have ya going again in 3 days tops.

    Hope thats the last of the scrapes your truck sees.
    Mark K
  9. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    As small as the dent is, it'll be $400 to $500 to get it fixed, properly. :(
  10. casey

    casey Banned
    Messages: 180

    Pro Snow, I would use that truck for cruising for a few years then turn her into a plow truck.

    When I plowed, I never used new trucks, always 3-4 yr. old (cosmeticaly challenged bangers). No need for expensive cosmetic repairs & no obsessions over scratches & dents.

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    I was lucky. I backed into a rail at Kennedy airport. It seemed like it took me a hundred years to get from the cab to the right rear. I pulled the tailight lens from the housing. The next day I glued it back together. I WAS LUCKY! I love your truck. I hopes thats the worst that will ever happen to you!