Well, being as it's a STEEL seat pan with no "insulation" I wouldn't want it
heated either, though I'll get that on hot summer days. OTOH, a little scrap
of Navajo blanket will keep the chill off come winter.
I take it you like the burritos at Taco Smell.......
I know, I had to poke you in the ribs a bit but you really should take a
look at your sub's equipment first. I'll say my ole '95 is in better shape
than most '03s and is better equipped to spend the night plowing.
Not to mention playing in the mud in the summer... <BG>
On an average snow, I'll burn about 10-11 gals of gas doing my part of the
route so gas will cost me approx $15 more per event. I'm just gonna absorb
that for now and see how it goes. I don't want to start bumping prices up $5
per spot and then loose it to somebody cheaper. It seems to go in cycles,
but last year there were dozens of old junk fender flappers scurrying around
trying to finds lots.
I don't know if I'd call it a surcharge. If I was a cust and got a bill for
$xx to clean my lot and another $x tacked onto the bottom for fuel it'd
really leave a bad taste in my mouth. I think I'd rather the base rate go up
$5 than to see another line tacked on. Around here a few years ago, one of
the bigger professional grass mowers added a gas surcharge to their bill and
it didn't go over too well.
Don't you guys wonder why no one really builds a vehicle DESIGNED for plow
use? Diesel, 6-8 speed auto, locking axles, load equalizing blade mount,
heater core the size of most radiators, heated seats with built-in coffee
pot and pop-corn popper, . . . .
When I worked for the GM dealership in CO years ago, they had a 10' blade on
an S-10 4X4 and it sucked. The bad part: we never had a single snow more
than 5" deep nor any "wet" snows that winter. I would have hated to try to
plow an midwestern or a northeastern snowfall with it.
Well, I didn't actually measure it, but that's what the boss said was on it
and the rig couldn't push it worth a darn.
No power when it got a load on the blade, no traction with the stock tires
more often than it had traction.
And, Roy, who makes the S-10 pickups???? Have you forgotten again?
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