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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by RLS24, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks for the comments! so far I really like the Boss. I could not be happier with the SmartHitch system is is by far the easiest plow I have ever had to hook up. We'll see how it does the rest of the season, but so far I am sold on Boss.

    Also, keep in mind, all this snow was south of me, so I have yet to actually plow any of my own accounts. Right now I am up to about 30 driveways and 2 small parking lots. I run a VERY tight route, so it should be perfect.
     
  2. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So is there any grass left in that yard?
     
  3. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Haha I was thinking the same thing. I was waiting for the mail box to get plowed down too lol
     
  4. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    we did pretty good actually. I should have taken some pics of the rest of the subdivision. Thats pretty much how every driveway is plowed, theres really no other way to do it. The snow was so wet, heavy and deep than it was impossible to drive a truck up the driveway to push it out. There was like 1 small spot that i "oopsed" near the curb when the plow tripped and I didn't catch it fast enough. The one guy thought we were gonna scoop up the snow with our straight blades and haul it off in the pickups. yeah ok buddy haha


    We've had a ton of snow in the past 48 hours here, and go figure my truck was down for the first half of the storm. Thank god I have a lot of really good friends who have plows and were able to help me out a little bit and keep the angry customers at bay. I got up at 330 yesterday and didn't go to bed until about 1:30 this morning and then went back out again at 7 to clean up a few things. Truck is all set now and I really need some sleep (and a beer!)
     
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  5. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah I had a couple storms last year where I had to push it like that, just looked like he wasn't lifting the blade up quite enough but obviously he was:weightlifter:
     
  6. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    had a couple plowable events over the last week and a half or so. Truck has been running good. Just got a custom Magnafloe dual exhaust put on last week and its great! I have been taking a lot of pictures and videos for my 2010/2011 Plowing video so look forward to that. in the meantime, I found this video I made like 3 years ago when I plowed with my Jeep. Not sure what I was thinking back then haha enjoy and hope y'all get as many laughs out of it as I did.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8cbfelsVV4
     
  7. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well, havent been on here in a while! Lots of updates. Had a few decent storms that I plowed. I have a lot of pics and video clips I will be putting together for one big video at the end of the season. I hate to say it but this winter has SUCKED! I thought the reason I bought a new truck was to not have to deal with problems and breakdown EVERY time I went out to plow. Apparently that has not been the case. As many of you know, I had the whole fiasco with the CEL in which the dealer had the truck for the majority of the first month I owned it. On top of that, I have since replaced the wheel speed sensors, blew a brake line, replaced the fan clutch, and now it needs u-joints, a tranny line, and there is a HORRIBLE clunking in the front end. After the last storm, I also had to replace the lift ram on the plow. Remember, this truck is an '06 with 38.500 miles. I have only put about 2500 miles on since I bought it and it has been babied since then. I feel that this vehicle should not be having all these issues, and while I love it aside from the problems, I cannot afford to continue to dump money into this vehicle and deal with its unreliability. I talked to the dealer and they agreed to take it back and give me a refund under the NY State Lemon Law. I'm going there tomorrow to sort out the details. I will keep you updated on what I get, what plow is on it, etc. I hate this switching trucks all the time. I was looking forward to this one being one I could stay in and grow with for years to come. Unfortunately, I cannot justify continually dumping money into it like this, so here we go again!!
     
  8. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor LawnSite Senior Member
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    Even a truck with low miles will have the SH** kicked out of it from plowing. I wouldn't buy a 40k miles truck with a plow, I'll take an 80k miles truck that has never plowed. What dealer is it from? That's good they are being cool about the lemon law.
     
  9. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm not gonna say what dealer it is, because they are not being cool about it anymore, and we are probably going to court over it. basically they are pulling the "well its a plow truck so too bad we're not doing anything for you under the warranty" however the main 2 problems that I have issues with were present back in October before any snow had fallen and have NOTHING to do with the fact that a plow is on it. According to the law, they have to cover the truck the way it was sold regardless of aftermarket modifications that are present at the time of sale (including a plow). So, they don't want to play nice, then I'm not playing nice anymore either. The fact is that this thing and its continuum of un-resolved problems has cost me both money out of my pocket for repairs, downtime to the point where I've had to hire other people to do my plow route, and ultimately a few lost customers.

    If you want to PM me regarding which dealer it is and some more details I would be more than happy to do so.
     
  10. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor LawnSite Senior Member
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    Shoot me a pm about the dealer. I have had problems with dealers here while trying to buy trucks over the past couple months. I almost bought a truck from Liberty Motors in West Seneca. Really nice clean southern truck they just had a western plow installed. They said the title was clean, just a small rear end "cosmetic" accident. Took it out to my mechanic and put it on the lift......THE FRAME WAS BENT.....Carfax showed a total loss and salvage title in 2005. Rebuilt title was issued also, wasn't even the original color. They continued to try and sell it to me at thousands over book value and were typical used car salemen. Don't buy from them. Transittown jerked me around with some financing on 2 trucks, made promised they couldn't keep. I guess I was trying to buy out of my league though. The ONLY good dealer I've been to is Bob Johnson Dodge in Springville. Matt was an awesome guy, willing to help me out, and even sent a thank you card for coming to them. I will buy my new trucks from them in a heartbeat in the future.

    Goodluck with your truck. I know how it feels to buy a used truck that seems good and then instantly goes to sh*t. I will NEVER buy a truck that has been plowed with before.
     

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