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Hey SECTLANDSCAPING wish I had a couple extra trucks I would have sent them down to help you out. Sounds like it was just a nightmare for you...hope it pans out.
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I really needed Blizzard Nemo! Made great money to pay off my truck shop expense but I now have more problems with my Powerstroke.

Anyway, I started on Friday 2/8 and worked until Saturday 2/9 until 5 PM. Passed right out and was up early Sunday to continue. With a quick messy storm Monday, I was at it all night. I just took my plow off and got rid of my ballast.

The only "break downs" I had was my check engine light on with Fuel level sending unit, EGR system fault, and Mass air flow. I think the air flow has been bad because of how long my 9' has been on and durring the brunt of the storm, my grille was completely covered in ice. The only thing I went through was driver's side wiper twice. That and the arms kept popping off because of terrible ice build up.

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Seacoast region of NH, we got around 18"- thats what I billed people for.
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I didnt take any pictures the first day of the storm besides the first few which is before it got bad. Just to much going on. The majority of these are the second and third day.

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Tree fell and they expect me to remove it for free.






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that poor v plow
Big photos for a big storm
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that poor v plow
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he says a curb did it. I dont see how unless he was going 30. It was pushed in from the outside in causing it to bulge. Like he was turning and caught the curb at the end of the blade.

I had plans of painting that up and putting the plastic skins on it. Now I might just put a sheet of 11 gauge over it.

I actually almost fixed that blade by pulling it outward with a truck. I have about a inch to go to line up the cutting edge bolt with the bottom of the plow. It has a curve on top that I probably wont be able to get out and a few welds on the hinge to make it better.

Waiting on the call from the repair shop for the case. The mechanic says it could be a lot of minor things causing the turning problem. Thats hopeful, I was thinking drive motor and its a $1200 part.
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Waiting on the call from the repair shop for the case. The mechanic says it could be a lot of minor things causing the turning problem. Thats hopeful, I was thinking drive motor and its a $1200 part.
just keep in mind she is old and take it easy on her when working
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Im still dealing with issues from this storm lol

During the storm my alternator went bad, replaced it saterday morning in the worst part of the storm, The tuesday I started hearing a clicking noise from my front end. I just put that in the back of my mind to deal with later. I had my mechanic look at it friday, he replaces the pitman arm and a few other things in the front end, he found a bunch of rocks between the break rotor and the backing plate, and we figured that was the clicking noise, Well nope, turns out I eather have a bad cv or u joint, going to tear into that with him tomorrw when we do the tie rod ends that need to be replaced too.....Never plowing with a half ton again.

I know I said they can do it, and they can, I am just tired of throwing parts at it when a 3/4 ton or a 1 ton is just built much more heavy duty. I will keep this truck as a plow truck but it will only do a small driveway route/ side walk route next season when I up grade to a 1 ton.
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My half ton has noises in the front end also. Theres a buzz when in 4x4. Then if I load the back up with to much weight theres a grind from the rear axle. When I first start the truck the power steering doesnt work till its warm. I also have to put it in 4x4 about 80% of the time. The bigger trucks go in 4x4 less then 50% of the time.

The truck has been good to me. Its just not made for heavy duty work. Pushing 2-3" for a hour or two isnt bad but once you leave it out there for a extended period get ready for repairs. Installing the ladder rack next week for spring the truck is done plowing for the year.

When its all said and done the 1500 gets the same mpg as the f250. Theres no cost savings of running a 1/2 ton.
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