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Things you have used to save money and improve your equipment?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by fallcreek, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. fallcreek

    fallcreek Junior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 23

    Just wondering about other things people have used:

    I have used a old 10" round baler belt for a deflector - free from local farm equipment store

    A friend cut the bottom out of a trash can and slide into his salt hopper for a extension for a large parking lot it held a extra 600 lbs. - he spent $25 at walmart

    What have you used?
  2. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    I finelly spent money on good equipment then I don't loos money trying to fix the old #%$&T. LOL.
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    preach it
  4. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Yeah, then it don't snow enough to pay for it....

    Were's that snow the weather people promised us?
  5. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    You have to understand that most of the people on here are from up north, were it snows like 8 months out of the year, they make like 10 million bucks every winter, so they all have new crap....

    well, I am exagerating some, I think it snows like 7 months out of the year..

    us poor folk in the south, dont see snow that often, so we use what we have.

    I say, if it works, use it..
    Someone has said on here alot of times,

    We all have to start somewere...

    I like that answer!
  6. fallcreek

    fallcreek Junior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 23

    I posted this thread to maybe find out some new tricks of the trade for good sound mods that last instead of spending alot. I didn't mean for this thread to taken as unsafe practices on the equipment.
  7. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,247

    I have an old conveyor belt off of an old tub grinder. It's about 3/4" inch thick and steel belted. Makes a great rubber edge for the pusher and I have about 60 cutting edges worth!