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Old 03-05-2009, 11:25 PM
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Well besides being shut down Tuesday due to truck issues, we have been working 8-9 hour days all week. I actually just pulled a 12 hour (billable- not driving time) day yesterday to move my equipment in the eveing to keep pace with the crews. What's a little snow- this is New England!

I got some more pics from today, but I have to wait until this weekend to pull em off the camera and post em. It's time for bed now.

PS- Should have took some pics of my rig on Monday in the snow on our main interstate. Had to stop 3 times to de-ice the windshield. Fun times!
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:55 AM
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Yea. I ran from the New Haven area to East Hartford on Monday and it was brutal. I went through a fair bit of wiper fluid trying to keep my windshield from turning white because of the salt. I couldn't believe how fast some people were going.

I was doing 50-55 and I felt that was plenty fast for when there was only one real beaten down path through the snow. It was the center lane that was real beaten down. I got passed on the left by a class A truck. No more than 2 seconds after he passed me I saw a state trooper go by me at a decent rate of speed on my left. Unfortunately I didn't notice the jerk pulled over anywhere. Mainly because I needed to stop and get the ice off my wipers.

The state of the roads got a lot better after 2:30-3:00. The roads were nothing but wet and black by the time I was headed home for the day.

Well actually I went to the shop to hose down the truck before I went home. I had so much sand/salt built up in my wheel wells that it was actually being worn away by the wheels when they were turning. I had to break it out with my boots because water wasn't doing a thing. Then I had to scrape all the ice I just made off of my mirrors and windows. But I got that dang salt off my truck.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:18 AM
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Whew- long week. Anyway- here is the weekend update.

First pic: I felt like little Red Riding Hood making my way to the new section of ROW.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:21 AM
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Ever been on a 40,000 lb ice skate?

Going up forward- starting to slide:
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:24 AM
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"Let's try it the other way." (He did make it a little bit farther up the hill)
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:25 AM
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And finally- who wouldn't enjoy a view like this?
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:03 PM
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what did he do winch himself up the hill?
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:19 PM
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Nothing beats a job with a damn good view.
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:47 PM
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This is just how I think, but when I look at those last two pictures, all I think is where in the world to you go to lunch at? Looks like your in the middle if BF Egypt lol

that's the first thing I ask when we start a new job... where do you eat at


Oh BTW Nice pictures!

So what are you doing with the grapple? just dragging the limb/ tree cuttings out so they can be shreaded?
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Old 03-08-2009, 02:14 PM
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Rather than winching, he got himself around the hill with this:
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