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Too slow around here...

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by PTSolutions, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,328

    so heres a quick vid i made of the lightbar/backrack combo thats on one of our trucks. This thing looks amazing at night.


    quick vid from the first winter with our blizzard plow:


    messin around on the ztr couple years ago:

    Last edited: Feb 14, 2010
  2. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,514

    I know what you mean. Haven't worked here in about 3 months.
  3. earthmover

    earthmover LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 122

    I love the lightbar! Who makes it?
  4. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,328

    lol we r keeping busy with snow removal and the repairs that come along with that lol.
    -trans+lines+trans cooler+u joints+leaky cv boot for our 02 HD
    -oil cooler lines+leaky trans line for our 98 dump
    -broken something causing leaked fluid on our blizzard plow

    the two trucks went down about 3 days of each other and left only our 350 to take care of the storm that hit us on the 6th. the blizzard went down yesterday.

    its a cheapie voltex lightbar off ebay. they work great though and usually run for many hours on end during storms and they handle all the vibrations etc... from the trucks hitting piles. the one in the video is a 37" bar and was around $350 iirc, the one on my ford is a 27" bar and was like $240 iirc. I didnt feel like dropping a grand on a whelen or other brand even though i know you get what you pay for.
  5. DKJLawnCare

    DKJLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    Doing all those donuts and slides will do that to ya...LOL
  6. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,758

    that light bar will get some attention and maybe people will stay out of your way!
  7. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,551

    The tranny is going out in the 02? :eek:

    Mine is startin to shift a little weird occasionally when you really hammer down on it.. I hope it doesnt go..
  8. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,328

    this is the second rebuild. first one was under warranty when the reverse gear went out around 20K miles.

    all the trans lines were rusted badly, we spliced in some rubber trans lines in the worst areas last year, but the line that goes into the trans cooler came off and leaked all the fluid and burned the clutches. the trans cooler was cracked and was leaking before that happend though lol.
  9. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,551

    well that sucks..

    Should be an easy rebuild though...
  10. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,328

    we took the truck in thurs of last week and told them we needed it on sat b/c of the storm that was coming. got hit good fri-sat and was waiting on the call that the truck would be done. called the shop, no answer, stopped by, no one there. the dump truck had busted oil cooler lines and i had to sideline that truck as well for the day. the f350 was out doing 150 residential drives and i needed to get a lot down by noon on sat for a party. I ended up roading my ASV to the lot (bout a mile, 2speed ftw!) to get started on the lot, finished up 3/4 of it by the time 2 of our buddies finished their routes and came to help us out. after the lot i sent my buddies to help out my brother on our residential route.

    trans, u-joints and everything came to $2100. the guy ended up going to the emergency room sat morning cause he had kidney stones so thats why the shop was closed. I couldnt really be pissed at him after that. he knocked off 200 bucks and didnt charge for the trans cooler replacement.

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