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Who brings a chain saw with them when they are plowing?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mercer_me, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I always do incase there is a blow down in the road. If it's a hardwood tree I can cut it up and throw it in the back and bring it home for firewood.
  2. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    ya we always come across down tree in the Rd ive had to turn around a few times cause a RD is blocked, but no we arent packing saws, proubly should though.
  3. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    once i get my toolbox in i might consider it probably not a bad idea
  4. muskoka sandman

    muskoka sandman Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I ailways have a saw with me, most of my plowing is long cottage rds with few spots to turn around.
  5. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I normally have mine in the truck also an ax, up here in the woods you never know.
  6. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I carry my 18" stihl wb28(oldie but goodie) with me. Last storm it got some use. Lots of downed trees in the road etc.
  7. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Not usually but with the squall earlier in the fall, it sure would have been handy!
  8. canoebuildah

    canoebuildah Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    Yes, I keep my saw, fuel, bar oil and tool kit with me all the time. And I keep the pole saw accessible and handy but not in the truck. When I am not plowing, I find winter a good time to find dead/dying trees and harvest them.
  9. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    I keep the following in my truck box
    all basic tools,western plow repair kit,tow chain,(2) 16"&18"Stihl MS 250 saws an axe a babseball bat,blowtourch,pb blaster ,silicone lune ect(you never know i do plow in some rough areas) but always have a tool box ob hand
  10. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    For Big storms I do
  11. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    I cant say ive ever seen a downed tree in a snow storm here. Granted its mostly suburban/city/farm fields areas around here.
  12. Griffinlc

    Griffinlc Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I don't currently, but you got me thinking. Thanks
  13. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    Not really needed around here.
  14. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    Don't pack a chain saw but I do put a Bobcat skidsteer in behind the cab:nod: Heck it only weighs 3000 lbs the truck can handle it:eek:
  15. mico lanscaping

    mico lanscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Not to bad of an idea.... i will think bout it the next time it snows!
  16. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    I don't, but my boss apparently does, and he's always just a few minutes away.
  17. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Same here.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    i carry one never know when you come across a whipper snapper that needs trimmin.

  19. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    So what kind of plow did you finally get??
  20. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    I haven't in the past, but after last year I plan on keeping my Husqvarna 372XP in the cab.