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Old 02-27-2007, 05:31 PM   #1
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i have a 93 chev suburban with 236k miles on that we keep around for nothing but snow removal. was used as a crew truck in it's younger years, so isn't real pretty, but runs great. well, i was plowing a lot today, backing up about 10 mph....saw a concrete footing for a parking lot light in rear view mirror about 20' behind me, hit the brakes, guess what? they don't stop real good when you have 2" of ice underneath you. wiped out my salter unit that goes into the receiver hitch, the rear doors won't open anymore, and the left rear passenger door no longer opens LOL... says a lot for those parking lot light footings though, didn't even chip the concrete can't believe it didn't at least blow some glass out of it
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:28 PM   #2
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Well, at least it isn't a good truck Day.

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Old 02-27-2007, 10:18 PM   #3
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Could we hear your son's version of what happened???
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:51 PM   #4
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gonna be out all nite again tonite plowing, at least another 6-7" sitting on the ground. man i can't wait for spring
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Sorry to hear that again Day. Are you going to be able to afford that Volvo ex. now?

We have 12" on the ground and may get warm temps and 2-3" of rain in 12 hours Friday. I hope that hillside job is still there Saturday?
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it didn't meet reserve on ebay, i made the mistake of calling him, asking him questions, my # showed up on his caller ID apparently....he's emailed and called...wants to "deal"
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Sorry to hear that again Day. Are you going to be able to afford that Volvo ex. now?

We have 12" on the ground and may get warm temps and 2-3" of rain in 12 hours Friday. I hope that hillside job is still there Saturday?
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You had better go out and double check your erosion fence.
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I think we covered the silt fence with 3' of snow last week

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