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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JBZ71, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. JBZ71

    JBZ71 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Well fellas sorry to say I am all done plowing..Yesterday,after about four inches of snow,it started to rain and it made for very heavy snow..After 17 driveways the old beast couldn't take it no more and the frame split right behind the cab,truck looked like a v,don't know what broke besides the frame,didn't have the heart..Called my nephew and he dragged it on a flatbed and took her away..Will go get some stuff out of her in a couple of days,sold the plow already and have some people looking for some parts if still good..Gave the accounts to another nephew,hang your head for a moment won't you to say goodbye to a fallen friend.. Will hang around here and live vicariously through you all..Happy Trails....:( :salute:
  2. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    Sorry to hear about your loss :(
  3. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Not the first time I've heard about this.

    I know of a mid 70's Chevy that did this, as well as an older Ford Hi-Boy pickup.

    Both were strictly SNOW PLOW only type trucks, and had seen many a salty winter in the NE.
  4. Alpha42

    Alpha42 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

  5. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    Lets take up a collection fellow plowers !!!!! :bluebounc There is enough GREAT people on here IM sure we can get a fellow plower back in the biz in no time :D Right guys and gals ....jbz...you have a paypal account ?? C'mon people dont let it go away like that !!!!!! lets all pitch in.....
  6. Alpha42

    Alpha42 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

  7. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    What kind of truck was it? Just put a new frame under it and plow on......:waving:
  8. rainair

    rainair Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    old chevy's don't die

    We hope you stay in here and maybe keep the sidelines open... and cheer the rest of us on when the golden flakes start fallen
    maybe NBC news can bring you in as a consultant like they do the retired military officers when a news story breaks in Iraq.:waving: :drinkup:
  9. JBZ71

    JBZ71 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Well,I have a full time job that requires more and more of my time,24 hour call,and my time to plow was getting more and more hectic..So I guess this is god's way of saying stop and smell the roses for awhile so we'll see what next year brings..Thanks for all your concern,one favor I ask is to keep posting your stories and pics and I'll enjoy this plowing season thru all your experiences,rock on and may the snow never stop!!!:D :drinkup:

    WOOFSPLOW Member
    Messages: 76

  11. meyer22288

    meyer22288 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    what kind of truck did you have. what kind of plow is on it?
  12. JBZ71

    JBZ71 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Truck was/is a 90 k2500 350ci=300,228 miles 3 sp auto 4.10 rears plow= diamond 8 footer plow is already on a same year 3500 pu rest is mostly junk lots of miles nephew and his buddies are assessing anything salvagable...truck was purchased new in midddlebury vt 17,600 bucks on 7/90 farm truck for two years,back to ct in late 92 plow installed 9/93 landscape plow truck for the past 10 years nothing but mobil one 10w30 great truck will miss her but she served me well and am going to let her r.i.p......:cry:
  13. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Sorry to hear about your loss. :(
    Maybe this a sign from above to buy a new truck and blade.:)
  14. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Kinda scary! That story reads like my truck! Bought it new part and all! Same year! Body is a bit rusty in places, but structurally I "think" its fine.
  15. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    What axles does it have in it. Is there a 14 bolt Full floater(rear) and a Dana 44 (front) in it. If so let me know. Your truck can be fixed you know. I just did my 85 with a frame crack. Diamond is a heavy plow. Much more than a Fisher. I run an 8ft older Diamond as well.
  16. plowman777

    plowman777 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    next time paint the frame. thats what im looking to do on my 88 dakota. i have some rust but i can nip it in the bud.
  17. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    You have the 14 bolt full floater right, at least if its a true 2500 with 8 lug, not the pseudo 2500 with 6 lug.

    And the truck in question would be a IFS front axle.
  18. JBZ71

    JBZ71 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    IFS is correct,as for the rear it's a one lunger,no posi or even limited slip,so I don't know if it's 14 bolt or not??? I will find out or did I give enough info???:dizzy:
  19. Landscape80

    Landscape80 Senior Member
    Messages: 167

    :( Sorry to hear about your loss, hope everything works out in your favor in the end.....this salute is for you:salute:

    Meadowbrook Landscaping
  20. Peterbilt379CJ

    Peterbilt379CJ Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Jack up the antenna and put a new truck under it.......