I missed the coffee but is it too early to start on the hard stuff ???
Working my ass off here at the shop. The other day my daughter called to tell me about the upcoming snow and was disappointed that I was not too happy about it. Tried to explain to her that as busy as I am at work, having to deal with snow and plowing driveways doesn't allow me to get the work out the door. Let alone even think about starting the snowmobile.
And as my luck seems to be going, I finally had time to prep for the storm on Thursday night. Pulled the truck inside to make sure everything was good for hooking up the plow. Well the motor ran fine but the pump was not lifting the ram. Effin Great !!!!!! Took everything apart but couldn't find any issues. No problem I've got a Case 580C at home. Start heading home to find the most ill prepared and scared shitless drivers are in front of me preventing me from getting the hell home. It is not like the storm caught everyone off guard or anything. They were told to stay off the roads. But Noooooooo, they still try to get around. I spend considerable time and effort prepping my vehicle to handle the winter weather. Yet these yuppies with their Cadillac SUV's and soccer mom minivans just think they can handle anything. Then the roads get slick and they panic. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH. Took me 45 minutes vs. the normal 8 minutes to get home on main roads because they are too friggin scared or do not have the proper tires to go above 10-15 MPH !!!!!!
Then Friday morning rolls around. Go out to fire up the backhoe and it takes 1 1/2 hours to finally get it started up. Batteries too cold and I guess the block heater is not up to snuff. In the meantime, get the snowblower going and the wife takes over running it.
Finally open the driveway, get the vehicles shoveled out, and unbolt the plow motor. Load up the snowblower in the truck and head to work. Drop off the plow motor on the way. Unload the snowblower and find out that the darling wife must have hit something and bent the right side pig tail feed and took out the shear bolt.
All of this she vehemently denies !!!! Get that in the shop and whack with the sledge to get it in place, replace the bolt and I'm off and running. Get the lot somewhat open and the day is almost gone. Then get stuck at shop waiting for customer to get his sprinter van.
This morning I get a call that the plow motor is basically done for. Would cost almost $400 to replace main piston rod and replace pump body. But they had a rebuilt with 1 year warranty for $477.00 That was a no brainer.
Heading home to hook up the blade and give it a go. Hopefully the rain tomorrow will soften up the remaining snow/slush/ice so I can get it out of the way for the next round.
OMG, I just realized that I'm starting to sound like Smitty with my tales of woe..........
Now where did I put that bottle ??????