New truck! (The Beast)


#302

@squidskc ooops I did it again! Predator motor build snowman style!


#303

Was no picnic…

Post 106 of that thread shows the customized hitch.

Oh, and snow chains combined with careful route planning to get around with FWD.


#304

That is what i was wondering.


#305

How many driveways did you do during the storm?


#306

Whats motor for?


#307

For spraying liquid de-Icer. Although I am going to bed a little disappointed… the pump says it puts out 35 gpm but after fitting it up with everything I am getting 2.5 gpm! Really scratching my head on this one… guess I need to step up to the 2 inch trash pump that the store bought units have. I was thinking it would be at least 15gpm after the fitting we’re facto in.

Next step up in pumps is 160gpm and I figured it was overkill! I’ll try the pump out tomorrow on the ice and see if I like it more.

Guess I could try increasing the water inlet size hose before I write it off. That’s about all it could be!


#308

What pump you using?


#309

I was using my fat boy. It was working great but just a little slow for my needs.


#310

Upgraded pumps and the inlet hose size and problem is mostly solved. Would like to see a bit more flow but I am happy for now!


#311

Where’d you get that frame that engines mounted on?


#312

It came that way. It’s a trash pump.


#313

Dang how on the world did you have time to set that up with all that snow?..your a workaholic lol


#314

Unfortunately yes… I actually had a heart to heart with Blaire last night and apologized for being absent the last few weeks. I haven’t had a day off in over 3 weeks now. It’s getting really old at this point!

It’s really sad that I look forward to coming to my day job so I don’t have to work as hard lol


#315

Roll cage type frames are available at water cannon & a few other sites, let me know if you find a good supplier


#316

I wish i could be more productive, but I told my wife I’d not work after five every day, so I try to keep my word on that.
It hinders me from doing everything I want with the rig and garage but it’s the investment in my family that I need to do. Even if we’re just chilling before and after dinner
Same investment I have by having date night every Wednesday and family bbq on Saturdays


#317

I would trade it all for that!


#318

Yea man do it, it’s worth it.
One of my clients, a millionaire who founded a huge manufacturing company always tells me that he never had a day off (and thus didn’t spend time with his family), and that’s what it takes to be successful.
But I’m not after that type of success. My wife is a stay at home mom, will be homeschooling the children, and not working and paying a nanny to look after our own kids.
I know I could do more for my company but I think I’m going at a fine pace.


#319

Unfortunately when it comes to snow we are contractually obligated. We are big enough that going back next season really is not an option. Once you pass a point you either have to stay big or loose big. Assuming this winter stops kicking my butt, we will have a pretty decent balance from our contract left over. This will allow me to take a step back in the pressure washing and be much pickier on what I do.


#320

Hey I saw that in the magazine

And yea those contracts are understandable. So you do them at night after your day job?
You still have a guy doing pilot service full time?


#321

I got the same one for $179 with my membership.

Long story on the pilot car driver but he’s temporarily suspended.

I use vacation days when it snows and I have 4 operators that run trucks, loaders and the skid steer. Tonight I’ll be out until 3-4 am spreading salt again. Then at 8am I have FEMA training lol