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What do you need?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by adhiggie, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. adhiggie

    adhiggie Member
    Messages: 49

    I am just wondering what I should look at getting other than a plow? Any ideas?
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    well you need a shovel, you should look into getting a beacon or strobe of some sort, emergency kit with like a tow strap, and first aid kit, and you most defintly should have a tool kit with you. and, depending how light your truck is, you might wann Carry some salt or sand, and if your doing commercia, you will need a salt spreader
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Maybe a truck?
  4. zerolatency

    zerolatency Member
    Messages: 81

    I agree, those plow things are heavy and its much easier to push the white stuff around with one of those four wheeled things.:laughing:

    No really, if you want a good answer you need to give us much more information... what kind of truck, what kind of work (resi/comm).. the list goes on and on.
  5. bryanR

    bryanR Member
    Messages: 57

    ok not to be rude and i know im still new here. but at the top of the forums theres a few stickys that will help you out with this question. and also look around on some of the other threads that have been started in here.
  6. adhiggie

    adhiggie Member
    Messages: 49

    Ok I have the truck... Sorry I forgot to mention it!

    Truck: '01 Ford F150 4X4

    Market: Small amount of residential, Mainly Working for a commercial company. They have special salt trucks so I do not need a spreader.

    Ok What kind of tool kit? Basic? Advanced? Etc.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2009
  7. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469


    12 posts and you post this? I think I might like you already :salute:
  8. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Basic tool kit to include Crescent wrench, pliers and duct tape. Set of hoses and hydraulic fluid. Cell phone (to call tow truck). Extra gloves and socks. Shovel. Tow strap. Sand (mix with a little salt or keep warm to keep it from clumping). Coffee and snacks.
  9. bryanR

    bryanR Member
    Messages: 57

    dont forget a pillow and a blanket for one your taking those quick naps
  10. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Some accounts to plow...:dizzy:
  11. StormRanger

    StormRanger Member
    from NorEast
    Messages: 72

    -Big tow strap, with looped ends, no metal hooks.
    -fire extinguisher
    -road flares, NOT a bad idea, for yourself, or maybe someone else sticking out in the road
    -Extra gloves
    -couple shovels
    -can of de-icer spray
    -spare wipers
    -get one of those tool sets that are on sale at sears, and a cheap box
    -electrical tape, wire cutters, duct tape
    -flash light
    -energy drinks
    -12 gauge
  12. KingDuramax

    KingDuramax Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    Haha I carry the .44
  13. KingDuramax

    KingDuramax Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    Truck that will handle the job you plan to do.
    light for the roof of the truck
    Tools-flashlight-Hammer- sockets-ratchet-knife-vise grips-pliers-wrenches-screwdrivers you get the idea.
    Few spare hoses and pins
    Good tires on the truck.
    Tow strap
    Multi pairs of gloves and hats.
    Sand or salt or both.
    gotta have tunes
  14. adhiggie

    adhiggie Member
    Messages: 49

    Thank you to all who responded. I know that the question may have seemed to some like it was redundant but I honestly failed to find this kind of a list through the search. FYI I have been reading all over the site and am learning many things. Before I was on here I had no idea how I was going to learn about so many of my questions. Now I know!

    A Big thank you to all who helped me with this question!!!
  15. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    dont forget INSURANCE!!!
  16. zerolatency

    zerolatency Member
    Messages: 81

    You guys keep saying a pillow and blanket.... who has time for a nap when the payup is falling.... are you doing some kind of over the road snowplowing?