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To Wash or not

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by KEC Maintaince, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. KEC Maintaince

    KEC Maintaince Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 265

    In my part of Jersey we got about 4-6 inches of snow on Saturday.
    On sunday it was very nice out so after i got done doing a check up run on my resi customers i decided to Wash the truck
    my truck is a GMC Canyon Crew Cab Black exterior chrome rims the works.
    a few neighbors came out and was pretty much complaining to me that i was washing my truck some of them also made comments to my wife on monday that i was doing so
    so heres the question
    how many of you was your vehicle after plowin???
  2. tjslider

    tjslider Member
    Messages: 42

    Every time.... I spray off the plow and spreader too
  3. Greenery

    Greenery 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,438

    Why would the neighbors complain? Are you creating a huge ice glacier.
  4. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    I wash everything down after each plowing and everything goes back in the shop. Thumbs Up
  5. ChiTahoe

    ChiTahoe Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Your neighbors must be fools.
    Wash it anytime and every time you can to keep the salt and crap off off of your investment.
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Why? Because now they have to keep up with the Jones'?
  7. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    I wash my truck After every storm, even if it's just half an inch! And I make sure to wash the underbody too. Oh and I also wash the plow and spreader
  8. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    If you don't wash it, your truck will look like this in a few years.

    Next time spray your neighbors with the hose.

    Picture 128.jpg
  9. ChiTahoe

    ChiTahoe Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Hah, that's still decent looking. I'll get you some rust bucket pics we come across.
  10. DodgerFan

    DodgerFan Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Who cares what your neighbors think! I also wash mine after every storm.
  11. KEC Maintaince

    KEC Maintaince Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 265

    my neighbors have too much time on their hands imo.
    what really pissed me off is the wife brougt it up to me thats when i got a little mad told her next time some one says something like that tell them "the payment is due in the begining of the month if they want to make coments let them pay the note".
    well not in those words exactly but you guys know.
  12. iceman1

    iceman1 Sponsor
    Messages: 186

    Let me tell you keep your neighbors happy if you are running a business out of your home. I live in a area were everyone has a 1/3 acre lot and than I have 20 acres and I run my entiore operation from my Nursery/home. After years of trouble and money I finally understand that my neighbor might be an as_ but you I have to make this old SOB not hate me. Just be care about the fact that u r a business and u are in a residential area.
  13. KEC Maintaince

    KEC Maintaince Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 265

    that right there is some very good advice thank you.
    i really didnt look at it like that.
  14. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    I would still like to know what their complaint was?
  15. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 554

    I am fortunate to have a heated garage that is wide enough and deep enough to fit my truck, F350 crew cab, short box with my Boss V-XT and my soon to be Ebling, inside. Its heated, so after almost every drive or plow event, I wash it down. I also have a sprinkler, the kind that sprays in a "rainbow" pattern that I place under my truck to spray the under body real well too.
  16. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,679

    I always wash off my truck and plow after plowing.
  17. iceman1

    iceman1 Sponsor
    Messages: 186

    Any of you try salt-away? It is a product that I try to sell at my store. It is great and has saved my trucks from rusting out. Have not had much luck selling it. I am $175 for a 5 gal bucket and shipping is about $35 if interested let me know
  18. KEC Maintaince

    KEC Maintaince Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 265

    just spoke to wife and i asked her why the were complaining to her why was i washing the truck when there is snow on the ground and the truck is only going to get dirty again. they said i was wasting my time.
    this is after the fact that i just got done snow blowing the 2 elderly people houses across the street and my good neighbor next store.
    i really cant figure it out. ussmileyflag
  19. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 781

    Wash mine every time after the storm, rinse out the sander and plow and spray everything with WD40.
    id tell my neighbor to *@#* off if they complained..
  20. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    How does the product work?