Have you froze a truckmount, fess up!

Discussion in 'The Hardware' started by Mikey P, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Nomad74
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    Nice to see your stories but I still feel stupid. And mad. Mostly mad. I hate spending money on non-fun stuff.

    Education is expensive. I sure have paid my tuition.
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  2. hogjowl
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    Goober.

    Welcome to the club.
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    Is this your first, and hopefully last, freeze mistake?
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    Yes, I've always been good about getting my heater out in time. This one snuck passed me.
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  5. steve_64
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    Me too.
  6. steve_64
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    I started out keeping mine outside with a heater in it untill about a foot of snow fell and melted around my van so bad and refroze I couldn't open the doors.
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    Just how many BANE HACKS do we have around here?

    One is too many!
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    Obviously this was on your SS...... Because I know Ben is shipping you're other one by horse and carriage...... The LONG route...
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    Nope.....

    Knock on wood....

    I even have electric baseboard heaters through out the shop on 220v just in case a furnace goes out....

    and or if we lose power, I can hook up generators to heat the shop, and even my home...

    when you live in the artic....you learn to prepare :confusedd:

    (PS...I am getting older and hate the cold! :oldrolleyes: )





    And for those wanting some cold weather cleaning tips....here is my YouTube playlist of playing in the cold (and trying to make a living)

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg45027waKT-kNAoD4_D_AjirzhFu5VB1
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    Many of us from the 80's had them...even Boyle.
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    No wonder he's so pissy
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    I use to keep extra screws and spare Bane pump in the 90s before I had a garage. Froze those over a half dozen times

    Cracked 2 Butler manifolds over the last 12 years ... early season freezes when I would leave 1 truck outside before December

    It happens, it sucks...move forward
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    The electric went out in our detached garage during a serious cold snap about 7-8 years ago. It was way below zero and my Chem Tex Panther froze solid. Even the mix tank which held a couple gallons of water was a big ice cube.

    I thawed it out and it was fine, except for the fresh water ag pump. I think it was under $100 to replace.

    Years before that I lived in Montana without a garage. The cold would settle in and be -20 for a week at a time, real temperature.

    I froze up my Little Giant LP heater a couple times back then.

    Montana is seriously rugged and a difficult place to be in the cc biz.
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    I could say I wish I had my Amtex right now as a back up. But I know that would not go over well.

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    I must admit, it happened this year. Lost electricity to the barn where it was parked with heaters in place. I checked on it at 10:30 and when I went back in the morning, it was quite cold. It was 5 degrees when I parked it and about that temp when I went back. Didn't take long to do damage because it was toasty warm when I left. I've heard the damage isn't as bad as I had anticipated. Michael Lockhart and John Olson have been heroes and I'm very grateful to them. It's times like this you realize the power of your network in the industry. This board, going to MF and the trade shows.
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    What machine Amy?
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  18. Mikey P
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    thats a nice machine, shame on you.

    I bet your cow didn't get that abuse.
  19. Nomad74
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    Welp, nothing getting done on my TM today. Mechanic called in sick. When it rains it pours. Time to dust off the EDIC Porty and commandeer my wife's minivan.
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    Just the Dwyre meter on my Apex.
    Damn Texas has colder winters than you'd expect. And I lucked out it was only that.
    Moved back to CA :winky:
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