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Ohhhh crap!!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by AKvsAR, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. AKvsAR

    AKvsAR Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    My city hires Independent Contractors to plow cul-de-sacs, and out of the way residential streets. So, there are always some interesting equipment and people that show up.

    Here's what happened today:

    Looks like a normal plow right?


    Grade 8 bolts, what are they?


    Basically, it was a home made mount with six bolts holding the mount to the frame, and only 2 bolts supporting the entire plow assy (approx 750-800 lbs)

    Safe to say he was done for the day.
  2. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    MORON!, people like that kill me
  3. Steve'sZr2

    Steve'sZr2 Member
    Messages: 86

    looks like the blade has been in a fire :dizzy: its all wavy on the left side and burnt looking.
  4. gkm

    gkm Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    lucky didn't drop on the highway :dizzy:
  5. KCB

    KCB Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    So I guess he's on the horn getting his ol' lady to bring him nuts,bolts and locktite.:dizzy:
  6. snow tender

    snow tender Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Their is a guy around here that has to put a ratchet strap on the top of his plow to keep it from falling down while driving down the road. Oh ya he is the one doing driveways for 10 and 15 a trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stay Home
  7. artic429

    artic429 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    It takes all kinds to make the world go round. I have found that most of them people somehow end up somewhere near me??? Glad to see someone else having fun with them now! lol
  8. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    Hey, that's me! Just kidding, but I'm a contractor that plows courts in IL. What city are you in?
  9. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Kind of funny, I guess. Pathetic really. Probably got the nuts and bolts from wally world and forgot to buy enough washers, so just said F it. Lock nuts or lock tight probably wasn't in the budget either.

    I've seen a few guys try and use the "fire drill" method when drilling holes and I've also seen them rip the entire carriage off and put it through the oil pan...they weed themselves out and get replaced w/ 2 or 3 more just like them.
  10. ALC-GregH

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

    almost like "the living dead".... :D
  11. AKvsAR

    AKvsAR Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    The crazy thing is that we routinely run 50-55 mph zones to get to the next area.

    And it broke 50 feet from the busiest road in town (130,00 people)

    I'm in Peoria, affekonig
  12. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    yeh thats just another thing that makes you think about how dangerous some of the rigs out there are
  13. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    I had a similar situation with my Chevy 3/4 ton the last storm... the mount under neath the hitch has two bolts, and it has welded on squares to hold them in place, well one of the welds broke and then a bolt snapped off, and half of the mount was hanging sideways. But it was an original design.

    I saw a guy the other day who a custom bumper on his truck and the upper hitch/headgear (Fisher) was welded to the top of it. I imagine it'll snap off one of these days.
  14. mreamer

    mreamer Member
    Messages: 86

    Drag it home by the control cables.
  15. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    At first I thought that thing was made of wood.

    Rediculous. Even somebody who doesn't commercially plow, like myself, can see that's dangerous and he shouldn't be anywhere near a public road with that pile of crap. :realmad:
  16. THREE W

    THREE W Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Did anyone else notice where the lights are pointing too, looks like he is trying to signal aircraft!!
  17. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    Bahh, nothing a little duct tape and some shoe strings can't handle.
  18. cantoo

    cantoo PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 66

    Three W, the mount is broke off and might have something to do with the lights pointing up abit.
  19. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Back to the drawing board!
  20. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    doesnt the city do an inspection of private contractors truck
    and secondly is that guy crazy