DEC must be bored?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by CNYScapes, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 916

    The other day I was driving around with my lesco salt spreader on the back of my truck (I salted some lots last week and havent taken it off yet) and I heard a siren, I look behind me and there is an unmarked with its lights blaring. Im thinking oh S#it its a cop he must have seen I didnt have my seat belt on. So he comes up flashing his badge and says hes DEC. He says "Do you have any pesticides in your lesco spreader?" I go "No, its a salt spreader for salting parking lots", He says "Oh", He says "do you have any pesticides on board" I say "No" he says "OK Good Day". This moron thought my salt spreader was for doing lawns, like I drive my truck across peoples lawns, yeah right! I guess they have nothing else to do. :drinkup:
  2. What's DEC?

  3. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 427

    ^Department of Environmental Conservation

    We've got a department for just about everything in NY!:rolleyes:
  4. It seems like they'd have better trained people.

    Maybe he's thinkin' this is the time of year they'd be making illegal pesticide applications...'cause no-one would suspect they'd be out this time of year applying pesticides!:rolleyes:

    More likely he just thought he'd catch you with something still on your truck.

  5. hortboy

    hortboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    I also work in NY, certified applicator, we bought those spreader racks that plug into the hitch of your truck. much easier than loading it into the back of a pickup, and we found out the hard way, while driving down the road the spreader had to be entirely empty - even w/ just straight fert in it w/ a shower cap covering it.
    Alittle more work w/ each stop.
  6. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    Bored? No, I think they are broke and looking to make money any way possible.

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