Hi all!! Hope you all had a safe and wonderfull Christmas and also hope that Santa brought some *SNOW* with him as well! Did get some very cool CaRHART stuff (Santa did NOT bring me the KIMBER .45 Ultra Pro Carry i asked him for, nor the Benelli 12 guage, but thats ok!) I did get a BRAND new spreader 8' stainless WARREN with Tecumseh 10hp! Reason I got that Warren is not that i was unhappy with HIghway but that it was the last spreader brand available till till the end of January. Figured i couldn't wait that long! Also have coming on the 5 of Jan a BOSS straight trip-edge blade for a skidsteer. Business has increased substantially and the season is looking like a good one. ZERO credit card debt! Should go into next season WAY ahead. Anyway, my F-550 was used by a friend of mine that owns a lawn company. Even though i told him and told him NOT to plow over 15 mph (risk of airbag explosion and damage) he (even though never in a plow truck b4) thought he knew better and did not listen. I got in the truck after he was using it and the steering wheel FORD decal, instead of being horizontal it was VERTICAL! After the storm and a trip to the local Ford dealer it turns out that my buddy ran into SOMETHING at considerable speed at busted the sway bar, the U-joints and a few other sundry things bringing the damage total to $1,397.39!!!Guys, ppl that do not enjoy plowing (even when they try to help you out) DO not listen, and do NOT take care of the freakin' vehicles worth a CRAP!:headwall My friend did not do this intentionally but he wouldn't listen to warnings on how to plow, did not like snow, and was EXTREMELY ineffecient! I have 2 new drivers that are very COMPITENT and intelligent when it comes to machines and plowing. We'll give it another shot...... Needless to say my other friend will NOT be driving my vehicle again. And don't tell me that a direct collision with an object won't blow the damn airbags! The sensors aren't inoperable when a plow is on a truck! This is BIG TIME misinformation that he has gotten from so called "snow-removal" sites. This mis-information caused damage. Oh well.... that's how it goes sometime!Later!