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Taconic's 2nd Annual BBQ Followup

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snow, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. snow

    snow Guest
    Messages: 0

    The bbq was great, it seemed 2 times bigger than last year. lots of plowsite members attended from as far away as canada- Alan, 75, John Dimartino, Plowking35(dino), Brimow525, Snow(me), SLC1, Ct18fireman, Mick, BRL, JD Plower, Taconic (his shop it took place at), Chuck Smith, gotgrass, jeff curtis, and anyone else i didn't see or forget. there were some new vendors there.-a rep from downeaster came with 2 spreaders, protech snowpushers w/ 2 snowpusher, RSC snowpushers, STORM blades (blades and pushers for loaders/tractors/etc), hustler turf equipment, cat equipment, liquid de-icer tanks. T put together a site w/ photos of the event on it. i didn't get to take a group picture, wish i did.

    here's a link to the site, there's a link to page 2 on the bottom.

    I would like to thank John Parker for providing us a space to hold this event, without John contacting vendors, making flyers, and spending his personal time of this event , we would never of had a bbq. Also a thanx to all the vendors and people who came to the event, without you there also would be no bbq.

  2. wolfie

    wolfie Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    I was there too. I brought my dad with me and we had a great time! I'm glad you put up the photos... I forgot my camera... I must have some kind of mental block or something... I forgot to take my camera when I went through the Chevy truck plant last month too...
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    It was a great time. Hopefully it can become an event that continues and gets better each year. Great to be able to talk to many different manufacturers and salesman. Plus got to meet some people and finally put faces to screen names.
  4. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    Snow great pictorial felt like I was there wish I was looked like a good time.Saw that you got JD plower and his truck in a pic.The red dump was that a 350 or 450 looked prety good .
  5. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    Snow, great pics. I only wish we could of made it there this yr it looked like a great time and would have been great to meet all the people from this site. Hope it was a good time for all.
  6. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    The Pics had lots of nice Fords, almost like Ford heaven.

  7. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    yes, it was great. new fords, powerstrokes, fisher plows reminds me of your fleet geoff :) . Somehow a photo of a chevy got in there, but, i had to compare it to the fords. actually, i like how dino's truck is setup with the toolbox and dump body with fold down sides, looked good except it had a bowtie on :D
    Now, john dimartino's dodge with the 4" straight pipe, that was impressive..

  8. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    I, too, had a great time, and wish to extend thanks to the host, John Parker and his crew.

    It was nice to finally put faces with the names, also.

    PS: Did the girl with the Boss demo ever move the F250 away from the plow to see if it was still as easy to hook up as she claimed? lol
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2001

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    Snow those are really good shots you got today.
    I only took about a dozen photos and none of them are anywhere as nice as yours. I spent too much time BS-ing with Rob (75) and Mick from Maine. You have a better picture of my truck than I do. :) Thank you very much john and norm for your hospitality, it was a great time.

    Yes she did move the truck back from the Boss plow(took her a few times to get it hooked up though :) .

    Cat I wish you could have been there, I was the only one from Mass (I think?) there today. You could have upped the chevy count.

    Yes it was Ford country at this event. but as snow's photos show chevy was represented fairly well.

    I have to admit I totally missed that big tanker. (too much BS-ING I guess) Was that a deicer truck???

    I almost forgot did anybody notice the bad blood between the pusher guys? Looked like they had some words!

    One last thing, snow you are forbidden to take anymore photos of me until I lose 50lbs!!! :eek: :eek:
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2001
  10. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    I have GOT to make it out to the next one. Looks like there was a lot of nice equipment there. Thank you for putting the pictures up for those of us that couldn't make it out there!

  11. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Yes I noticed aome animosity between the pusher guys. The to skid-steer salesman though actually both talked to me at once. They were literally compare each others equipment and deciding which one they thought was more beneficial for me to consider. I liked that their was variety in equipment. I hope we can expand to more next year. Maybe get Diamond and other manufacturers there. I did get to talk to the Downeaster rep about my missing sander, he is looking into it. Yes it was Ford country but that seems to be the platform of choice for people to display their products. Maybe because it is the best out their.
  12. BOSS Adam

    BOSS Adam Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    What size is the downeaster on the green f-550 and is that truck 4 wheel drive? It look like it would of been a blast to go!


    Last edited: Oct 14, 2001
  13. Rob

    Rob PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 306

    I am really bummed out that I didn't get to make it up there. Snow, those are great pics Thanks for posting them for those of us that didn't get to make it up there.
    Maybe next year,

    One question for those that were there, is that a SnowMan pull plow on that Ford F250? Does anyone here run one of those, and what do you think of it ?

    Thanks again for those pictures
  14. stslawncare

    stslawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    bryan could u label those so we know whos trucks are whos?
  15. SLC1

    SLC1 Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I had a great time, Thankyou for all your hard work John Parker and I am looking forward to next year.
  16. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Thanks to all who made the BBQ happen.
    Had a great timemeeting all.......Got to see all
    the plows installed and in action.......
    I am in Collingswood NJ right now heading to
    Atlantic City to gamble.....Heading back to
    poughkeepsie on tuesday........Western plow
    dealer at BBQ gave me a killer price on a new plow
    ....500 cheaper than Syracuse NY...
    Sure glad i went.....I hope i don"t blow that 500 !!!!!!
    Hope everyone made it home safely..............
    Again thanks to all who made it happen !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2001
  17. BRIMOW525

    BRIMOW525 Senior Member
    Messages: 259


    Many thanks to John for hosting this show. I too enjoyed putting faces to the names on my screen. Too bad there weren't more chevy's there! lol! Was there a prize for the longest distance to come? I put on 500 miles round trip. But it was all very well worth it. I will defenitly look foward to coming next year. By the way, was that BOSS plow really that easy to drive up to and hook up? I can hook my plow up in less than a minute and its almost 20 years old.
  18. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    My apologies to John Parker and all who attended, for not being able to make it. Poop happens.

    Maybe next year....
  19. 75

    75 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,382

    Thanks everybody!

    A big "Thank You" to everyone for making this a great weekend. John & everyone from Taconic, manufacturers & dealers, and all of you who attended - without you the BBQ wouldn't be possible! It was WELL worth the drive down from Canada.

    Brimow - I think I got ya beat: I had to drive about 500 miles EACH WAY! :p

    I especially enjoyed getting to meet many of you "in person" and chat with you. Already looking forward to next year's. And, I think I finally figured out how to "Escape From Poughkeepsie" after spending some time circling the maze of one-way streets in a :confused: state!

    The Magic demo was interesting & informative - well presented John.

    Ford may have had the numbers advantage, but one of MY favourites was the decal on Dino's Chevy! (Hint: "Jaws")

    Better go & check out Byan's pics..................... :)
  20. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? Senior Member
    Messages: 641


    I had a great time at the event and it was worth the 5-6hr one way drive. Brimo525, Almost drive twice as many miles. I think the prize would have to go out to 75. If I rememver correctly he drove arround 10 hrs.

    I really liked the Western Ultra Mount. No more pry bars for sinking / unlevel plows. Unfortuantly not on the V till next year.

    The dealers were extremely nice and were willing to demo, and answer every question no matter how small it was. Thay were even willing to talk about and tell you what the downsides of their equipment was.

    Sonjaab, you ever find a hotel?

    Weird, how most of the demo's were Fords, I liked the looks of that new Dodge on display but thats about it. Going down the road I did notice a lot of us drove our Chevy's there.

    Looks like I'll be there next year. Hopefully can make a weekend out of it, and bring the other half and Daughter. Or carpool and same some gas and catch some Z's.

    Nice to be able to put Faces on names.