The hard way to get a new truck

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by lakesregionscapes, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. lakesregionscapes

    lakesregionscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    This is how we finished our year up last fall...
    Fire station was 4 1/2 minutes away - took the fire truck 20 minutes to get down the right dirt road to find us! So much for 911. (Had the fire crew covering from the next town over - or they might have found us sooner). Insurance was liability only, because of the trucks age (total a late '80's truck, and you'll be lucky to get 1'500.- out of them; not worth it); sooo, unfortunately we got to eat this one.... The truck was my husband's baby - big motor, sweet interior. Didn't catch anything else - was in the woods, next to customer's summer house....close call! Did loose a brand new backpack blower, and some hand tools - keep looking for missing things, and blaming it on the truck....
    Spent all winter hunting for a used full-size bed 1/2 or 3/4 ton pickup 4x4 at a reasonable price, in decent condition... Apparently, around here only short-bed crewcabs are "in". Finally found a nice '98 Ram to replace our "flammable ford", (was an '86 F250), and "too broke to fix" '88 Dodge Ram....
    Only thing was - not the truck we intended to replace this year. The dump still needs to go before it catches too.

    Just remember - it can always get worse....

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  2. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Details please...What was the cause if you know?
     
  3. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    Yeah, what exactly was the cause of the fire. I mean I doubt it just spontaniously combusted...
     
  4. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,134

    i cant understand why the fire dept couldent find u with the nice smoke signals u were sending up
     
  5. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You'd be surprised;) Do you know what caused it?
     
  6. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    As a volunteer fire fighter. It takes time to get to the station and then to the call depending on your distance from the fire house. It usually takes us 5 to as much as 15 minutes to get the truck on the road. I don't understand how they could miss that fire though.:dizzy:
     
  7. Dixie Rob

    Dixie Rob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    That looks pretty rough. It's happened to me before with a little S-10. **** happens I guess! Nothin you can do about something like that.
     
  8. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    As a Volunteer at one of the Busiest stations In MD www.wlhvfd.com. We run 3000 calls a year. But Even when our responce time is 5 minutes, Sometimes........ you see smoke, and with the wind blowing, you can drive around it in a circle before you find the road it is on......

    ANOTHER RANT..... Check you house, my pet peeve is numbers not on houses, or numbers spelled out. IE nineteen fifty five... i nstead of 1955.

    Ok Im done.

    Also how did you loose the blower, couldent have grabbed it?
    Here is a truck that hit a tractor trailer last week, he would have walked away, but we held him down, damn drunk drivers, in on the right

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  9. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785


    Don't you know mike?

    It was a Ford.:laugh: :laugh:



    Seriously its good to hear that no one was hurt or that it was hooked up to a trailer.
     
  10. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    What caused the fire? Any damage to the customers property?
     

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