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tax money at its best

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by bob00, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. bob00

    bob00 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Looks like they were practicing.


    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Oh you should live in MN it is absolutely ridiculous, it's been especially bad this year because we haven't had any snow. Just the other day we had a dusting (1/8" maybe) overnight and was supposed to get to 38* the city came by at 12:45pm salting the wet road:dizzy:
  4. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Someones gotta Rack up those hours! :rolleyes: payup
    Last storm a county truck came into one of my HOA's and salted half of it for me! The guy said hes gotta drop 4 truck loads before he can go home!

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

  6. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Same here. The township and county have been plowing and salting the dustings that we have been getting. It is ridiculous.
  7. MarkEagleUSA

    MarkEagleUSA Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    I think it's the same all over. In today's sue-happy society the municipalities need to CYA at all cost. It's the same with the schools... back in the day we almost never got snow days unless it was blizzard-like conditions. Now they cancel school the night before because of the "potential".
  8. toyotaplow

    toyotaplow Member
    Messages: 84

    In my township the budget for salt is based on how much was used the year before. If they don't use it all then the next year they get less. Usually by late winter they are salting dry pavement on a sunny day just to use it up.
  9. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Not to get off track but lawyers and politicians have ruined this country.
  10. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    I have to say CT DOT does a good job. They dont call the guys in until there is snow sticking on the roads and do fast good work. Some times they do go a little over on the salt causing the roads to turn white after the storm but outer that that no wasting the $$. In fact I saw them on the side of the road this past week picking up garbage since there has been no snow here yet.
  11. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    If they need to use it for no reason, they should dump it off at my salt bin.
  12. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    It's like government funding for schools, if you don't use up all the $ you don't get as much the next year. There is no incentive to save because if they save they just get shafted the next year
  13. .5racer

    .5racer Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    looks to me like a dry run . find the bad spots and jolting joints and mark before there under 6 inches of snow. do it all the time !!!!!!
  14. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Pre plowing dry surfaces creates friction, which warms the surface and prevents ice build up
  15. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    This was discovered in a 13 year, 48.7 million dollar study by the Florida State University, a institution know for ice issues on it's sidewalks and roads on campus. :whistling:
  16. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Didn't you guys ever wear in a blade before?
  17. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Well said. Put an end to all this suing and you will put an end to the waste. I hadn't had a law suit in 15 years and now have had 4 in the last 4 years.
  18. LunchBox

    LunchBox Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    As much as I hate your cops, in a joking fashion, I have to say CT has the best DOT around. I was coming home from Virginia last summer and there was a tractor roll over on 84 and those guys had the tow crew down to one lane, had minimal troopers there and had crash trucks there with what seemed like state workers helping to clean up the wreck. Just earlier this week I was coming through Hartford at 1030 am and came across a car accident and zip right around it like nothing happened.