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What NOT to do when plowing

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by superdog1, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. superdog1

    superdog1 Senior Member
    Messages: 257

  2. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    LMFAO ! That was on here last year, but it's still funny.
  3. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    Hmm Im guessing the 4wd wasnt working for a reason :dizzy:
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Because he forgot to push the button for it.
  5. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I was thinking the same thing. Then his wheel fell off :laughing:
  6. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Ya He blow his U-joint and kept going till the axle shaft snapped off his ball joint nut, and it came apart
  7. Pinky Demon

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

    I'm not laughing, I feel sorry for the poor truck. Could of had a good life in somebody else's care.
  8. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    It's hard to believe that he waited until the next day to deal with it. They could have at least hand cleared under the truck & behind, and then thrown a few of those salt bags down that were doing absolutely nothing in the back of the truck, except making it heavier to tow.
  9. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    The next day, i dont understand that.

    But he snapped off his front wheel. No driving that sucker away.
  10. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    You mean CV joint?

    I've always wondered what exactly would happen if you kept driving on a failed one.
  11. BPS#1

    BPS#1 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,421

    Actually those trucks use a wheel bearing/hub assembly.

    You can run for a long time with a bad wheel bearing. Eventually it'll start wearing crooked.
    How ever I'm thinking this truck probably blew a ball joint or two to have the wheel so cockeyed.
  12. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I did not say wheel bearing !!!!!! the U-joint brakes and the ears on the axle shaft brake the nut that retains the ball joint to the steering knuckle. that allows the knuckle to come off. and the wheel is attached to the knuckle by the bearing/hub assembly

    Most trucks use U-joints, some newer trucks use CV joints
  13. stevehawk23

    stevehawk23 Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 19

    Wow.... Thats all i can say. I drive a wrecker full time and plow when it snows and i cant tell which one was more useless in this video!
  14. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Im sure what happened is that he didn't look down when he was reaching to turn down the heat and turned off the 4WD instead. Stinkn' Fords use a switch like the fan switch to control the electronic 4WD. Could be sooooooo confusing:laughing::laughing:
  15. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    How does that explain the front wheel falling off?
  16. wannabeplowing

    wannabeplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    That video always gives me a good laugh:laughing:
  17. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Are none of you noticing there's no 4x4 stickers on the side of the box? :dizzy:
  18. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Worn out ball joints to begin with, the plow just put them over the top. Yet another known ford flaw
  19. superdog1

    superdog1 Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    What I want to know is why this idiot was even behind the wheel! I made my wife watch this video. She has never plowed snow a day in her life. I asked her what the guy was doing wrong? Her first comment to me was "Why isn't he going back and forth like all the other plow drivers do?" Now, if my wife knows more than the guy driving the truck, we have an issue, LOl!!
  20. Yooper75

    Yooper75 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    My truck doesn't have 4x4 stickers on the side of it. It took me about a minute on a sunny day to remove them both. If that was my equipment and I got a call from an employee about this and then found the video on YouTube. Who ever was driving that truck would be looking for another job.