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North Jersey 01/21/12

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by Dondo, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Dondo

    Dondo Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Just a few picture from the first plowable snow for 2012... :nod:





  2. Dondo

    Dondo Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Back home and time for the power washer!

  3. mike6256

    mike6256 Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    Nice easy first storm of the year..... Looks good.
  4. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699


    What's with the wood under your blade?

    Rust lines ????

    My driveway is stone, so I'm not lucky enough to get rust lines:)
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    nice clean blazer
  6. Dondo

    Dondo Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Yeah nice easy first storm. I was like a kid on Christmas...I didn't need to be on my first lot until 4am but I couldn't sleep. I just kept staring at the clock.
    Yes, I put the wood under so the cutting edge doesn't touch the black top and leave the rust lines. If I could park in the exact spot each time it wouldn't be bad but after a full winter I end up with a crap load of lines. I used to have to power wash the hell out of that section of the driveway each spring to remove them. Then one night I had the bright idea to put two pieces of wood under and it was cheapest easiest fix to a problem I ever had.
    The only down side to them is that they some times freeze to the driveway and when you suck one up in the snow blower it really wakes you up!!
    Thank you!
  7. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    Must be cool plowing with a blazer....

    You could easily upgrade the axles to Dana 60's and 70 and have bulletproof axles.

    (8 lug units out of a 3/4 ton or 1 ton)

    Love the idea of having a "short vehicle" to plow with, as getting into tight spaces is a plus.

    My dodge has the worst turning radius ever of any vehicle I've ever owned. The diesel pushes through any amount of snow, but if you can''t turn into a driveway, without backing up a few times, it becomes a real PITA

    If I ever get some real $$$... I'm going to have the truck shortened, and put a 6' bed on it.. That ought to help:blush2:
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    hahahaha You have never drove a 94 Chevy 4x4. That thing did not turn sharp at all. Matter of fact, I have to do a 2 point turn to get in my driveway!

    Shortening the truck won't fix it, it's in the steering. I have a 01 F150 that turns on a dime in comparison to the old Chevy. About the same length as the Chevy.

    I think the full size Blazer or even a Jeep with a plow would be the best set up if you do a lot of tight places.
  9. V_Scapes

    V_Scapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,072

    Where in butler do you plow? Im from ringwood.
  10. Dondo

    Dondo Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    I live in Butler and only do my house and the in-laws in town. My route is down in the Little Falls, Totowa, Wayne area.
  11. Dondo

    Dondo Senior Member
    Messages: 158

  12. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    You're 100% correct, well, almost...as if the truck was 2' shorter, it would help a little as the radius would be lessened a little.

    OTOH if the truck is shorter, it will look cool, ride harsher and be more of a joy to crush my spine in...:blush2: Right ?

    If I put a lift kit in the truck, I could go with the crossover steering setup, like in a lot of older trucks. They turn much better than this thing ever could. Without a 4" lift, though it doesn't fit. No problem, as I still enjoy driving it around. and have no plans of trading her in...
  13. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That Blazer is sweet! That looks like the ideal storm too. Not too much snow, but plenty still.
  14. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Nice pics! I'm in Boonton just south of you.
  15. Dondo

    Dondo Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Thank you Banksy! Yes, I love the storms like that. A quick 8 hours and no beating on the equipment!

    Thanks Blue!