Got the first four from my digital prior to it going dead. The rest are at the shop getting made to a disk. You'll have to zoom in to see some of the damage it was pretty extensive! This is one of my trucks, notice the angle of the truck and compare it to the offset of the plow. Also note the left side of the mold board, (looking toward the truck), about a foot in from the left lower corner. That's a two foot gash through the mold board and into the trip spring on the back
Were they doing construction that they did not warn you about? I assume they were trying to cover a hole with the steel plate- maybe it would have been better to find the hole with the truck instead of the plate!!
Good luck getting it back up and running- hope you make it before the next snow fall!!
BTW- I hope the driver was wearing his belt- that must have been some hit to pull the frame off the front of the truck like that!
I'll post the rest later. They were using the plate to cover some cement that was failing by a grate. Yes the hole would have been better. I got this plow last season and moved it to this truck last week, will Western cover this???????? The up side is, it's one of four trucks we own, I wasn't the driver and I have ample subs to cover any work in the near future.
Shouldnt the plow have tripped?!?!? I would go talk to my dealer and ask them why the frame fell off the truck, unless you installed it yourself. At least the damage to the truck doesn't "look" that bad, and no one was hurt.
Are you ready for the kicker?????? One of the trucks plowing the site earlier that morning hit the plate too(Minor damage) and didn't bother to pass it along or mark the area off for the rest of the trucks. Can I get a group comunication please. Drivers need to pass onto other drivers site conditions!
The two biggest venues I preach are Documentation A/K/A Write it down, so we can get paid and cover our asses and Communication A/K/A Call me. Let me know what's going on. The more I think this whole thing could've/should've been avoided, with a Cell phone Yo man, theres a huge hunk of something in the rear trailer area, can we get it taken care of. The hotter I get:argue. But no people sometimes just don't think, heck he was probally already on the phone with his girl or something. I don't know. Sometimes common sense isn't so common. Enough of me, when I get the rest you'll see'em:cash
Since no one asked, i will. How fast was your driver going to cause that to happen? Going 5mph or so, the plow probably would have tripped, and it would not have been a big deal. For that kind of damage to happen, i wonder how fast your driver was going??