New truck! (The Beast)


#161

You literally could not pay me any amount of money to live somewhere that cold. I’d rather just be a panhandler on the streets of Ft Lauderdale. I’m ticked it’s only getting into the 50’s down here most days. 71 though Sunday.


#162

It’s why I keep an extra 80 pounds packed on… my “winter coat” if you will.


#163

Had a butt pucker moment an hour ago! Getting the beast pulled home and I look in my rear view mirror to see this! I called my guy and said “PULL FASTER”!


#164

A snow tornado?

Man your weather sucks.


#165

That sucks man, I hate tornados.

Many years ago I had one touch down by us while in a firefight. Afghan soldier that was attached to me got shot in the stomach and bleed out because the helos wouldn’t fly in the weather. Pic from the guys at base.


#166

That’s horrible man. Sorry to hear!


#167

Any damage ? Looks bad. Stay safe!


#168

Nope! It lifted before it hit town and we had a slight breeze.


#169

Are you close to Stauton


#170

Thats nuts. Glad u made it out of both situations.


#171

Talking to me?


#172

Yes. We have friends there and they were talking about a touchdown there and then I saw your picture


#173

Try are a couple hours south of me.!


#174

Why are you getting pulled? Not on a roadway are you?


#175

Transmission out I believe?


#176

Backroad to my shop. Rear end is out. Thought it was the rear end then the transmission but now I know it’s the rear.


#177

$2,200 for the rear end rebuild… Now I almost wish it would have been the transmission!

That is for a used rear end. A new one was $4,000 before labor! Just a heads up for anyone who is considering buying one. The mechanic is a semi repair service and he did say these are really tough trucks. but he said when they break its expensive!


#178

New box pusher came in for the loader! Super stoaked to run this thing! 10 foot wide 3 foot tall.


#179

Holy cow. That thing is huge. You need a bigger loader now.


#180

I went and ran it after work. I had made a large pile of snow in the middle of a seldom used area of the parking lot. It was huge heavy chunks and it did ok. I could tell it was a bit underpowered but it was not normal snow. I broke up the pile with the bare bucket then put the pusher on and carried it a hundred yards to the ditch. What would have taken me 5 hours to move bucket by bucket took me 15 minuets to push.