Have you froze a truckmount, fess up!

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  1. Josh
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    I've dealt with freezing issues, mostly from because of power outages in the middle of the night or while out of town.

    I had a CAT290 bust right in half, the manifold on my wand split, and a coil on my Little Giant has a split in it as well.
    I despise winter. I get grouchy when it snows.
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  2. Nomad74
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    I'm down but not out. I booked four jobs today for next week. Now that I'm able to talk on the phone without coughing up a lung. My property management companies keep emailing me work orders, so if I can get my ass back out in the field, I might survive this little bump in the road. Hopefully tomorrow.
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  3. Nomad74
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    Rick, You should see I-5 in Redding right now. I just went out to deliver a carpet stretcher to my buddy and the freeway was like a wasteland for semi trucks. They are piled up everywhere in this town. I guess there are problems getting over the pass.

    Hey, I have a question for you. Any chance you can order some Ink Out by Core Products? It's the best stuff I've ever used. I tried the Chemspec stuff but it just doesn't hold a candle to the ink out stuff but I can't get it in California. The stupid thing is it's a totally green product. They just refuse to pay the California extortion fees.
  4. smart n kleen
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    Where do I get it from?
  5. smart n kleen
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    We got 18" of snow last night. It took me 4 hours to shovel my driveway this morning. People stuck everywhere. Tonight is supposed to be 1 below zero. I put an extra heater on my machine. I have 8 jobs this week supposedly lol. I'll try to get around town with a trailer.
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  6. smart n kleen
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    Is this what you need?
  7. Matt Wood
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    Shhhh! Don't mention the word "trailer" too much. Marty gets annoying and will harass you for not using a van

    I think he has a thing with trailers...like a bad memory with uncle's trailer in his early years. Probably just some bad memories with his 2nd cousin "getting it on!" With him back in 7th grade
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  8. Nomad74
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    Yes. But I only order it in gallons. Every time I ask for this stuff some joker throws a bottle of chemspec ink remover in my face to try. I swear. This ink-out by core products is the absolute best.
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  9. Louis
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    Yes, and I'm in nor cal. The cat pump wouldn't turn. I had to pull the check valves out and get the ice out of the head. Water box was frozen. Got away with no damage luckily.
  10. smart n kleen
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    You could of just let it warm up a little and it would of been fine. That doesn't count lol. You got lucky
  11. John Olson
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    We deal with a lot of freezes. Worst one was a customer on the Canadian border. They went into the hotel room for an hour nap..yeah sure. Took the van to Jon Don in Chicago told them 8-9 grand and 12-14 days. They drove all night to us, put them in the hotel room and the left a day later and 6500 lighter in the pocket. Good thing we had a brand new 650 on the floor to cannibalize . Lost the heli coil the pump all the pressure lines gauge the brass and 1 SS HX
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  12. Nate The Great
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    Never had the pleasure of freezing one here..... Idk how a lot of you guys clean in cold weather.... I'd defiantly freeze units if I had to work in your climate..... Between how slow I move and having to winterize equipment, I'd be fooked!!!
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    I'll take 5' of snow over -5 any day!

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