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snow

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Just wonering what you guys are planning to buy this winter? any new toys? sanders? plow? trucks? central hydraulic systems? I am planning to have my lawn customers on my street sign contracts for snow removal. I added a mirror to my snowblower to help with visibility, and i also plan on using the blower in conjunction with a gravely l w/ plow. I also probably have a bigger supply of sand/salt, along with a new spreader. What about you guys?<p>Bryan<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://content.communities.msn.com/BryansEquipmentPicts&quot;&gt;Bryan's Equipment Pictures&lt;/a&gt;<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.snowplow.web.com&quot;&gt;The Snowplow Homepage&lt;/a&gt;
 

Alan

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Unless something really bad happens I'll have a Sno-Way Lobo vee plow next week. Then comes the central hydraulics on the 5500. If money allows (not likely) I'd like to get a small Ice-O-Way spreader for the K2500. That one has the removable spinner which is real nice,, I've seen too many crushed spinners on spreaders in the back of pickups. Somewhere along the line I'll put urethane edges on the plows, but that will probably be as the steel ones wear out and I use up my supply.
 
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snow

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Alan- i still don't know howthose s10's push 8' blades full of wet snow, i mean i could maybe see them in dry snow, but wet snow. also,, the lobo is a full trip v-plow so it has no way of taking the impact. Do you have any picts of your trucks or equipment? what is your aol sn, cause you're never on? you should get a fisher v or an old diamond v-plow for your 2500.<p>Bryan<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://content.communities.msn.com/BryansEquipmentPicts&quot;&gt;Bryan's Equipment Pictures&lt;/a&gt;<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.snowplow.web.com&quot;&gt;The Snowplow Homepage&lt;/a&gt;
 

Alan

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Bryan,, believe me, they push just fine. I wish I had pics of them in action, maybe this winter I will get someone to video them working and get some still cuts off the tape. As far as the Lobo not tripping, I have to believe the promo video and they seem to trip fine in that. If you're running scoop and one wing hits something they both come back to straight and then trip normally. Straight and vee are no problem tripping anyhow. As for Fisher-Price and Diamond, I have no desire to own either. The Sno-Way dealer here is fantastic on making parts available on virtually a 24 hour basis. He's 20 minutes away,, pretty hard to beat that sort of situation. Besides, I want to keep commonality between trucks as much as possible. If I had one off brand in the fleet I'd have one plow/truck combo that would be unbavailable if one part of it went down. As it is, I can runany of my straight blades on any of the trucks. Granted, I can't put the vee on an S, but when I get another full size one installation will let me run either straight or vee plow on it. <p>PS: I'm either anadeau710 or ajnadeau on AOL. But I have privacy set to only those I have listed, so I never show up online to anyone else<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Alan
 

Deere John

LawnSite Senior Member
I want a back blade for the 2000 Chev. I have tentatively ordered a 7' Arctic back blade for $2400 with power pack, but I read here (I think it was Lazer) had a back blade that was hydraulically extendable to 14&quot;.<p>Lazer, was that you? Do you (or Snow) have any pictures to post? I am pretty handy with my welder and would not be shy about building one.
 

nsmilligan

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orderd a new k2500 with the new 8.1 engine<br>(the duramax won't be in production till late october) and the allison 5 speed auto. Gotta do a bunch of maintaince to my Fisher V, but I'll run it one more season.<br>Bill
 
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snow

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Alan, i hope i'm added to the list of people that can see you when your on, my sn is BKrois. John-i have a few photos of Geoff's on my page, &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.angelfire.com/ct/construction/pullplow.html&quot;&gt;click here&lt;/a&gt;. Searh &quot;pullplow&quot; using the lawnsite search. he put a post up on what he used, and how he built it.<p>Bryan<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: snow
 
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