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Give the plows some room!

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Many times when plowing it amazes me how poeple will not move out of the way. I truly don't think a full understanding of the power the snow coming of the plow has.

A few days ago I was running errands around the lake and met a V-plow. Now I plow and work with these guys everyday and have a good understanding of what goes on from the drivers seat of a V-plow, although this time I thought the plow was going to the left but he went to the right and I was caught in the path of the flume.

The truck below started the day with good windshield, full grill, all the lights (including corner markers and blinkers), four matching tires and did not leak antifreeze.

It finished the day with the bottom of the windsheild layed flat against the dash, grill destroyed, lights removed from the front, bent mirrors, leaking raditor, bent fender, destoyed wipers and wiper motor, and the gas tank ripped of the auger in the back of the truck. This all happened in a second from soft, fluffy, harmless snow coming of a V-plow.

So the next time you meet a V-plow give them a little room. wink.gif

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Jon. Your truck kind of reminds me of some stuff Buddy H. has sitting along the road going to the lake acsess. Just kidding. Hope you have a good run from here on out. CAJ

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No injuries I hope!

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I thought the unwritten rule was, when 2 cars are headed at eachother stay to the right. That's what us city folk do anyways smile.gif

Kevin

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looks like ya better remove the saying off the tailgate of the titan and put it on that truck wink.gif

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looks like ya better remove the saying off the tailgate of the titan and put it on that truck
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Tailgate on the Titan left with the rest of the truck headed for the salvage yard.

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Jeez, how many trucks are you gonna wreck this year? You better take a Kelly P driving course. grin.gif

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Jeez, how many trucks are you gonna wreck this year? You better take a Kelly P driving course.
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Ya, after all; there's no trees sticking up out of the lake. shocked.gifblush.gifgrin.giftongue.gif

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Ya, after all; there's no trees sticking up out of the lake.
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I was going to cut that sneaky tree that keeeps jumping in front of me out of the yard but it's the last thing left protecting the house. grin.gif

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Jeez, how many trucks are you gonna wreck this year? You better take a Kelly P driving course.
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Well when you live and work within the boundaries of the triangle stuff happens. I know it does to me when I just visit on the weekends.

These guys are experiencing prolonged exposure. laugh.gif

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You and the truck went through all that and look, "cookie monster" is still with you. He is a clingy little thing isn't he!

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Now it finally looks like a URL plow truck. You were driving in style up til then.

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Just needs a little duct tape. No big deal.

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I like the duct tape on the windshield grin.gif

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I like the duct tape on the windshield
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It's not on the windshield.... it's holding the convertible top down! hehehe cool.gif

This is the Petrowske version of "Pimp my Ride"! grin.gif

Good Luck!

Ken

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Good to see cookie monster survived.

Heck, a few dozen rolls of duct tape and a couple auger extensions and she's back in action!!!!

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Ouch

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It doesn't quite have the character of Foster's busted windshield tho. That smudged imprint of Foster's face in the cracked glass gave it a special little touch. grin.gif

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