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What did we break during last weeks storm?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by plowin101, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. plowin101

    plowin101 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 21

    I'll go first. Replaced 5 Meyer hoses, 2 C valve and solenoids, 1 B valve, 2 couplers, 1 E-60 motor, 2 markers, broke a cutting edge. Lost the motor on a Blizzard. Broke the gear box on one of my v-box spreaders. Twisted a Fisher push beam and broke a cylinder in two pieces and one hose. Lost first gear in a dodge 3/4 ton, ripped off the exhaust and had 1 u-joint go bad. Broke 4 Super Duty leaf springs. Still going over the trucks so i'm sure this ain't it. Lets hear from the rest of you.

  2. rayf268

    rayf268 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    so you are $4.29 in the hole from last week huh

    wow even with 12 trucks in your fleet that sounds like a lot of brakeage
  3. harleyrider67

    harleyrider67 Member
    Messages: 36

    Well for me it was a busted aluminum wheel thanks to a hidden drain culvert: :dizzy: $700

    Bent and dented rear bumper thanks to one of those yellow concrete filled steel posts::rolleyes: $500

    So much for the plow profits this year:cry:

    Guess it could have been worse
  4. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    Wow you have a lot of equipment. We've had a really great winter for our location, done a lot of pushing and salting... Its been GREAT!!!!!! and normally I break something every storm so far this year I haven't really broke anything major- rammed a stack from a previous storm on Tuesday the 13th, thought the stack was still loose- nope it was frozen! Blew a hydraulic fitting into pieces... cost $92 and 3 hrs of downtime. Other than that no downtime... I did break the cutting edge on both ends of the blade but still usable. Ripped the rubber edges off of both Pro-Wings (just pulled off of the bolt heads, this is the 2nd season on them)...
  5. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    One 8' straight fisher needed welding on A-frame at center pin.
    brake line blow.
    And we happened to find an old crack in a truck frame while changing the brake line., got that fixed up, but from looking at that it was a really old crack
  6. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    My sleep cylce is broken. As far as equipment goes, broke nuthin
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    1 tranny 2300.00
  8. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    one hose it was on the truck in half hour.. not that bad!!!
  9. plowin101

    plowin101 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 21

    Glad to see a lot of you guys didnt tear up much. I know what you mean about your sleep cycle being broke. We didnt go in the hole on repairs but it sure didnt help the profit margin. $2.45 a gallon really sucks to:gunsfiring: .
  10. fatboy

    fatboy Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    1 side mirror, cost $0, had a spare kickin around.
  11. slclawn

    slclawn Member
    from IN
    Messages: 37

    As equipment goes, broke nuthin but buying gas broke my wallet.
  12. Rcgm

    Rcgm Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    Wiper sprayer hose 1.59
    Tailgate trim piece 20.59
    35 truck washes 200.00

    Not to bad of a winter.Now lets lay down some Pre M baby.

  13. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Two really old wing hoses seeping at the crimps, $40.

    One loose PS belt, $0.

    We did A-OK. Think I'm forgetting something though... oh well nothing major at least.
  14. TEEJAY

    TEEJAY Junior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 25

    Cracked my windshield, must have been from the ice!
  15. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,829

    Fried my Western Tailgate Spreader motor.$???.??
    Plow wouldn't angle.$0 ( Water got into the control box.) Dried it out, greased it up. Ready to go. payup
  16. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    Turn signal lense, $4.29. Not bad compared to some on here, WOW!
  17. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Same here. It gets bigger everyday too.
  18. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Yeah truck washes, spend some money on those.
  19. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    1 drive motor on the skidloader 4000 1 broke pack nut on cylinder 20
    broke ear on a frame 20
    bent mounting plate for skid plow 15
    toatl $4055
  20. GL&M

    GL&M Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 223

    Two tail pipes and two aux back up lights. One windshield wiper and one blinky light. Nothing major so no down time.