Work, Equipment, Truck, Toys, Etc

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by JContracting, May 29, 2012.

  1. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    no I didn't apply, I talked to my accountant, that's what he told me, makes sense I think he said i could get approved with only 20k profit one year but either way i'm at least 2 years away from that if not longer. my second year I did the full value of everything I bought so I had plenty of write off's but this year I think i might spread things out over 5 years so it looks like i made more.
     
  2. noahb195

    noahb195 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Always love reading your posts J. I'm excited to see where your company goes in the next few years.
     
  3. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks buddy! I'm excited also!

    Had a minor turn of events though, truck has been shifting very rough. Brought it to a local trans shop, they started with pulling the pan and found brass shavings in the fluid. Either a bushing or thrust plate. Or possibly something in the torque converter. However my main concern is getting it through the snow storm we have coming tomorrow night. Then ill bring it back in on next week. This definitely couldn't have happened at a worse time though, cash flow wise. Worst case scenario is a new torque converter which is about $3500 installed.
    I'm just praying it stays good and in tact for the night of plowing. Only 2" forecast & I'll baby it, like I do anyway so hopefully things go well.
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  4. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    $3500 seems like a lot of money to replace a torque converter. I'd almost get a second opinion.
     
  5. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I might. But Allison transmissions are very expensive, I wouldn't be surprised if most were similar price
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  6. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would do some research on that. I paid 1300 for my triple disk suncoast converter that is billet and can handle 1000whp or more even. usually its 500 to have someone pull the transmission, and a datco or "rv/towing converter" is about 4-500 usually. I would definetly get a second opinion. 3500 sounds a price for a full rebuild. I had my ford transmission rebuilt, and i needed a new flexplate along with all new parts and it was 2800 out the door.
     
  7. Arena landscaping

    Arena landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would also say get a second opinion my brothers ford had a rebuild and it was only 2700 out the door
     
  8. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ill definitely get a second opinion. Was the suncoast converter installed at that price? For those in MN, where do you recommend in the north/northwest metro? I was at TSI for this.
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  9. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    nope installation would have been another 500. but that was for my dodge with a cummins turbo diesel. I had the whole tranny built, all billet shafts except for the intermediate. every other piece was billet, it was about 4500 for my transmission all said and done, but it was about to withstand drag racing with 1000hp to the wheels, and 2000lb ft of torque. most I ever did with it was 461hp to the rear wheels and 1363 for torque at the rear wheels, also I could put my truck in 4wd build boost from the turbo and left off the brake and burn all 4 33" nitto terra grapplers for over 100'. and the transmission shifted very firm, there was very litte slipping going on anywhere in the transmission. it wasn't setup for plowing, i did do some towing with it, it was smokey, because my engine was set up to build power, not tow.
     
  10. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
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    How did you make out with your transmission issues, did you nail down the problem and get it fixed hopefully it was less than $3500 that seems high to me as well for a fix.
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