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post #31 of 69 Old 6th January 2010, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, and Ron... If you do get a plow installed, would you like to come plow my driveway?! Haha, just kidding, the trucks that come and plow the streets here create mountains at the end of my driveway, so I have to monster truck over them with my cars, that is if I don't get out and shovel... which I hate!

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Oh, and Ron... If you do get a plow installed, would you like to come plow my driveway?! Haha, just kidding, the trucks that come and plow the streets here create mountains at the end of my driveway, so I have to monster truck over them with my cars, that is if I don't get out and shovel... which I hate!
I have my plow, I just need to get it re-installed back on the truck. When there's snow like this I spend a lot of time doing people's driveways, streets, etc., for free. Never made a dime on it. Lots of seniors with no way of getting out. My wife and I spent Christmas day, once we got out of the business, delivering hot meals to people in town for a local ministry. We knew some of them and they were surprised to see us knocking on their door with hot Christmas meals.
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Wow, Ron. Very noble of you. My Fiance and I are looking into perhaps doing some Meals on Wheels stuff sometime soon... I honestly cannot believe how cold it is outside with these windchills... I was out snow blowing today and after about an hour outside, I seriously couldn't feel my feet or hands! I haven't even really gotten down to the office for a while, simply because nobody wants to do anything related to my business because of this weather. How have you guys been keeping busy lately?

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Wow, Ron. Very noble of you. My Fiance and I are looking into perhaps doing some Meals on Wheels stuff sometime soon... I honestly cannot believe how cold it is outside with these windchills... I was out snow blowing today and after about an hour outside, I seriously couldn't feel my feet or hands! I haven't even really gotten down to the office for a while, simply because nobody wants to do anything related to my business because of this weather. How have you guys been keeping busy lately?
In our pet grooming and boarding, and retail sales, it never stops. The overwhelming traffic of the Christmas holidays is over now (and we're grateful for the business, but we're also grateful when it slows down some). It is truly bitterly cold outside. We help "humans" like in the hot meals for folks (not just seniors), but for pets also. One thing that we do that takes a lot of our time and resources are rescues. In 2008 we, along with the local Friends of Animals (which we're probably the major part of), we found homes for over 1,200 pets. 2009 we probably did more. 2010 we've already jumped feet-first into saving dogs from shelters that they're ready to put down. We can't save them all, but we truly do the best we can. That's all we can do is our best.
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Alright. aside from just guys that know how to put the thing on. I don't know of a shop around that is reputably any better than the others. I'll definitely keep my ears open but that's about the best I can do. As for pictures of animals, I have a bunch somewhere. Most of them are on other cameras. If I find some I'll throw 'em up. In the mean time I thought I'd put another Jeep photo up.
Oh btw. I got my 10.5k lbs winch on finally. Holy dog **** that thing is nuts. I chained the back bumper of my jeep to a tree today and winched a Ford 9000 row-crop tractor out of a ditch. The thing's back tire was buried to the axle. Not the first winch use, definitely won't be the last but it's certainly the most impressive so far. Wish I had taken video.



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Since our last writings I've taken the F250 back to the Ford Stealership and they put the stuff back on it. I don't know if it works or not (electronics) as the blade is in the back of the garage and is blocked in by two cars, and I can't back them out of the garage because of about 1' of packed snow and ice. What a deal. Only problem is, there is a long piece of rectangular iron they took off of the front end of the truck and this was not taken off when I had the blade and stuff on it before. The iron runs like fron headlight to headlight on the very front and I'm wonderinf if that was to tie the chassis together, or if it's crash absorbtion protection, or what.
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Did mount to the frame with rubber bushings? IE a cross member? or was it just more of a fender to fender body support/radiator support? I wouldn't worry about the later but you don't want ANY lack in frame strength if you're running a blade. Good news is, they installed it, they can fix or replace it if something breaks I guess. Don't know about your dealerships in your area but I manage our vehicle fleet and of our 15, maybe 4 aren't Fords. When I got here a year ago, we used the dealer most of the time. I can safely and comfortably say that barring some unforseen event, I'll never do business with ANY Ford dealership again. Like unrealistically ridiculous problems. I've got a list but so does everyone else so I won't bore you with it. In your case it might have been a good idea since you want to be able to hold them responsible if something happens but I always take the opportunity to dissuade people from Ford dealerships. Good luck on the garage debacle. Park that blade outside next time. I assume it's too packed to shovel? Is it within garden hose range? Maybe melt it?

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Since our last writings I've taken the F250 back to the Ford Stealership and they put the stuff back on it. I don't know if it works or not (electronics) as the blade is in the back of the garage and is blocked in by two cars, and I can't back them out of the garage because of about 1' of packed snow and ice. What a deal. Only problem is, there is a long piece of rectangular iron they took off of the front end of the truck and this was not taken off when I had the blade and stuff on it before. The iron runs like fron headlight to headlight on the very front and I'm wonderinf if that was to tie the chassis together, or if it's crash absorbtion protection, or what.
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Did mount to the frame with rubber bushings? IE a cross member? or was it just more of a fender to fender body support/radiator support? I wouldn't worry about the later but you don't want ANY lack in frame strength if you're running a blade. Good news is, they installed it, they can fix or replace it if something breaks I guess. Don't know about your dealerships in your area but I manage our vehicle fleet and of our 15, maybe 4 aren't Fords. When I got here a year ago, we used the dealer most of the time. I can safely and comfortably say that barring some unforseen event, I'll never do business with ANY Ford dealership again. Like unrealistically ridiculous problems. I've got a list but so does everyone else so I won't bore you with it. In your case it might have been a good idea since you want to be able to hold them responsible if something happens but I always take the opportunity to dissuade people from Ford dealerships. Good luck on the garage debacle. Park that blade outside next time. I assume it's too packed to shovel? Is it within garden hose range? Maybe melt it?
I took it by the same Ford $tealership this morning and showed it to their body shop. I've had good luck with this body shop before. I didn't tell them that their mechanics did the blade install. He got under there and said this blade package does the same thing of securing the left-right sides of the vehicle secure, just as that one bar did. He asked me who did it and I told him that Ford dealer did, and he said it looked alright with him. I can shovel our here because we have about 1/8 - 1/4 mile of road to do, lots of driveway, and not enough back to do it with. Once I get the blade back on the truck the blade will stay outside all winter long installed on the truck (if not year-around). I've got the Blizzaks on it, and the blade will probably go on by Sunday.
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Oh, and Ron... If you do get a plow installed, would you like to come plow my driveway?! Haha, just kidding, the trucks that come and plow the streets here create mountains at the end of my driveway, so I have to monster truck over them with my cars, that is if I don't get out and shovel... which I hate!
Love how that M-Technic bumper cover plows snow. I drove mine January and February last winter. Now I know what child molesters feel like. I felt like a monster. I hated walking away from it whenever I parked it. I could feel the hateful stares. Glad there's no car protective service to protect cars from their owners. The state would now own it
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