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Old 08-08-2010, 10:43 PM
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Heat. Bet you've overlooked this....

Have you replaced the thermostats in your skid steer(s) and trucks??

Do your super duper looper $10 to $14 / hr workers even pay attention to the gauges??? By staying abreast of this, you don't have to worry about whether your boys ever look at the gauges.

Not something you wanna wait for it to go bad. Will cost you a fortune if you wait.

Get your faces away from the computer and go get your equipment's cooling system up to par....








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Old 08-09-2010, 06:52 AM
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Helpful hint, or lesson learned??? I smell a good story coming......
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:28 PM
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Sorry, no good story

I am one of those guys that will run a truck or a machine until it just won't go anymore.

I had a 1989 3/4 ton Chevy truck. I racked up over 300k miles. I never had any major issues with it. Never had to have it towed. The reason is because I would replace parts BEFORE they went bad. (now I did ruin a transmission on that truck, but that was self-inflicted from plowing snow at a rookie stage in my plowing career)

Our CAT skid steer is a 2003 with around 2200 hrs. Still has the original battery. This fall it will get a new battery installed.

The following I will buy, but not install:
1) starter
1) altenator
1) water pump
1) Altenator / water pump belt This is sommething that is covered with a safety cover on most skid steers, and is often overlooked / neglected.


I would love to have an extra fuel pump on hand.....but those are a little salty!

I will keep these parts on a shelf. And the reason is: so that when we're plowing snow at 3:37 in the morning and the altenator stops working - I don't have to worry about whether or not the local CAT shop will be opened or closed due to inclement weather.


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"It's You vs. You"

"People Throw Rocks At Things That Shine"


My Equipment Brag List:

-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 belt
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
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