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When is enough just enough!!!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by plowboy16, Nov 27, 2001.

  1. plowboy16

    plowboy16 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hi guys! I have a 82 chevy blazer full size 305 with a 7.5 western. I love this truck it plows anything but it is nickle and dimeing me to death now! I just replaced transmission and all the seals in the tranfer case! Now the darn thing decides it now needs axle u-joints, ball joints, tie rods and i probably should replace all the wheel beerings and seals while i am at it! Should i just say my good by's now and buy a different truck? But gosh i would miss the old girl!:confused:
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    trade it in for a new chevy 2500HD. youll forget all about the ole girl in no time.
  3. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    No he won't, he'll be reminded of it every month for at least 5 years, maybe 6.
  4. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 315

    I think it's a matter of personality and trait.

    I cannot work on anything, nor can I stand anything thats not perfect, so I always buy new.

    But I know guys who are very sucessful by keeping out of debt and working on their own equipment themselves.
  5. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    "Now the darn thing decides it now needs axle u-joints, ball joints, tie rods and i probably should replace all the wheel beerings and seals while i am at it! "

    Since the items you list dont just fail all at once shame on you for not going thru the money pit before dumping the green into a trans and xfer case. So if I were you Id spend the $100 on parts, 5 gal of kerosene, fire up the salamander and settle in for a knuckle-busting weekend.
  6. plowboy16

    plowboy16 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    So so true lawnguy!!!! LOL it is my fault! I should have checked all that a long time ago! Now i will pay for it! But no salamander here i have a heated garage so it won't be to bad! I can work in my garage in my underwaer if i wanted to it stays pretty warm in there!

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664


    After hearing that, I'm sure your neighbors hope you'll buy new! :)
  8. newtosnow

    newtosnow Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I have an 87 Dodge 3/4 ton (318ci), which costs me on ave. $95/mo. to keep on the road. I try to plan, think ahead, replace all front end every year. I still wind up with an old truck, but the bodys very solid. It gets great traction in snow, and has just enough power. I always compare it to my fathers 2000 GMC 3/4 ton "nosediver with plow on" (not HD) truck everytime I tow him out, and think about those $500/mo payments I dont have. Heck, whats a few new tierods? $120? Big deal, go for it!! Thats my opinion!!
  9. wolfie

    wolfie Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    My vote is to buy the new 2500HD and put a V-plow on it and fix the blazer too!! You can't have too many plow truck now can you?
  10. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    Wolfie may have a good suggestion about fixing up your Blazer too. It would be a good backup plow truck in case if something go wrong.
  11. flakesmeangreen

    flakesmeangreen Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    i agree...fix the blazer AND get a new one...a backup would be sweet!!! i'm planning on keeping my truck as a backup when it gets there...