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I just don't understand big plow trucks without wing plows - it's such a waste. I also don't get those tipper salt spreaders - they seem unsafe.

 

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20 hours ago, Oso2 said:

I just don't understand big plow trucks without wing plows - it's such a waste. I also don't get those tipper salt spreaders - they seem unsafe.

 

Maybe with todays "Steering Wheel holders"  they don't dare put wings on em?

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With wings that tuck in close to the truck I find it hard to believe that they wouldn't fit. If in fact they don't then send a 1 ton truck

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i am talking about a one ton pickup with 8 foot plow not fitting. 

i many areas of nu yawk, it is not uncommon to see cars and trucks with mirrors ripped off or worse because the fire trucks and garbage trucks can not fit down the street. so they make room by wiping the sides off the cars parked on both sides of the street. 

here in my town, many roads are only 14 foot wide. if someone illegally parks on the road you can not pass with anything larger than a pickup.......WITHOUT a plow on it

 

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1 minute ago, tjc transport said:

i am talking about a one ton pickup with 8 foot plow not fitting. 

i many areas of nu yawk, it is not uncommon to see cars and trucks with mirrors ripped off or worse because the fire trucks and garbage trucks can not fit down the street. so they make room by wiping the sides off the cars parked on both sides of the street. 

here in my town, many roads are only 14 foot wide. if someone illegally parks on the road you can not pass with anything larger than a pickup.......WITHOUT a plow on it

 

Ouch!   That stinks.  I remember my Uncle who was on the Hartford, Ct fire Dept saying that would happen. Tire chains with a broken cross chains ripping open cars

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Our city uses front-end loaders (Cat 924 size) with plows in the old residential areas; but that Mack appears to be out in the country.  Other cities use aggressive towing when it snows (ie. temporary no parking areas).

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On 2/15/2019 at 5:40 PM, tjc transport said:

i have been a lot of places where a regular plow truck can just barely get down streets, let alone a truck with a wing plow on it. 

Correct. A 150 year old town with narrow streets is right behind those trees 

 

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in 2015 a low bidder on a stretch of state highway subcontracted a bunch of fresh off the boat immigrant triaxle drivers out of Newark NJ to plow rt 9 in Old Bridge.

one of the drivers went under an overpass and lifted his body to tip back to the gate spreader. 

at 30 mph. and hooked a 4 inch diameter main phone cable...

snapping 8 poles on both sides of the road.........before tipping it on it's side across the road blocking the south bound side. 

a trailer going northbound clipped the falling wires, snapping down another 4 poles up the side road...........before shutting down the northbound side of the road.....

in all the highway was closed in both directions for over 16 hours before they could get the poles up and wires high enough to let traffic pass. 

 

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That's why DOT and Public Works trucks usually have a short box and not much overhang over the cab.

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that is why here they now run auger bodys, and if you do have to lift it you are told to stop the truck on the shoulder of the road, or preferably in a parking lot. 

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