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Old 12-24-2008, 08:14 AM
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Thanks for the compliments!! As far as the plow setup...it is a 10ft Fisher M/C Minute Mount 2 plow...the whole set up cost $6,000 to put on the truck back in 2005. The tires are the stock tires on the rear...nothing fancy. We usually will drop in a few yards of sand for some extra weight in the body. The truck never has much trouble pushing snow. It plows for the Mass Highway...they're paying $108/hr this year for trucks this size with a 10ft power angle plow. This past weekend when the snow was crazy the truck got 45 hours from Friday-Sunday...wish it got that every week!! The truck is probably a bit big to use on most of our other accounts...but I would definitely recommend getting a plow on your new rig and putting out somewhere...should treat you well!!!
I used to get $125 hr for my single axles plowing for a local municipality. I never understood why they pay so cheap. I do better on residentials with pickups. But its better to keep the trucks and employees busy then have the trucks sit for a couple months.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:45 AM
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Here are a few more to throw into the mix....
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:49 AM
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What do yall trench the irrigation in with? the ditch witch, or walk behind bobcat?
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:52 AM
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Before & After...

This was a case of trying to burn the candle at both ends...working way too many hours...not enough sleep...i dozed off driving home one day and wacked a tree about a mile from my house...was a real wake up call!!

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Old 12-24-2008, 08:55 AM
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What do yall trench the irrigation in with? the ditch witch, or walk behind bobcat?
Just our DitchWitch...I've never used the mini bobcat for it...but hear it's possible...just never seen one in action! We use the mini for misc stuff...doing stone under decks...going places too tight for a full sized Bobcat. It doesn't get a ton of use...but is handy to have around...
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:58 AM
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Just our DitchWitch...I've never used the mini bobcat for it...but hear it's possible...just never seen one in action! We use the mini for misc stuff...doing stone under decks...going places too tight for a full sized Bobcat. It doesn't get a ton of use...but is handy to have around...
Yeah, its possible, we do it with a full size bobcat Is the ditch witch just a vibratory plow?

That sucks about your truck but atleast you were okay..
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:03 AM
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Yeah, its possible, we do it with a full size bobcat Is the ditch witch just a vibratory plow?

That sucks about your truck but atleast you were okay..
Yeaa...just a vibratory plow...works great for what we do...i gotta see a bobcat in action doing that one day!!
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:13 AM
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Do you have to supply health ins to your employees , or are you under the cap of manhours worked?
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:14 AM
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Yeaa...just a vibratory plow...works great for what we do...i gotta see a bobcat in action doing that one day!!
Never seen a vibratory plow used for anything other than phone, cable and gas.. Next time we do an irrigation, if we use a bobcat with trencher, I'll get some pic's and video for ya. A trencher is a bitc# to use though, to much shoveling. If it was my choice we'd just use a mini excavator...
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:18 AM
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wow was that truck wrecked or could you fix it...

my freind has a mack tri-axle he gets $130 HR for state made $6,000 this week not including his 2 other trucks that plow city- not sanding JUST PLOWING, imagine what you could have made if you had a sander WOW!
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