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Full Circle- Back to where I started (almost)

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Crummy, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. John C.

    John C. Senior Member

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    I charge a healthy fee to do inspections that include a contract for services that spells out exactly what I will do and limits my liability. I enjoy doing that kind of work. I don’t enjoy it on trucks though. Most of those owners think their twenty year old dump truck with more than a million miles and drive trains they overhauled themselves “recently” is worth at least a hundred G.
     
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  2. DMiller

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    Can only wish got a gig like that years ago. Basically been out of the business long enough lost touch of all the changes after 97. Still all too many looking for instant gratification of buying another’s worn slick machinery gonna cut that fat hog in their dreams. Hard to contend with those that have not the funds for that inspection nor really the machines of note. Hat is off to you for dealing with that.
     
  3. oarwhat

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    I do all of the mechanical work on my equipment. I own a boat and do all the work on it. When people find out I know what I'm doing everyone thinks I should help them out for a BEER. Then they are upset when I say no.
     
  4. Truck Shop

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    Oh boy-The old beer payoff. Tell them-Do I look like a homeless person with sign saying { I will work for beer}.
    It's {Cash there pal and I want a wheel barrow full for this job.}:)
     
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  5. Crummy

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    Right now it's really bad, IMO anything that's worth anything never gets advertised- Trucks, equipment, pickups. What does come up there's someone with a stack of cash waiting as the sun comes up over the horizon.
     
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  6. Crummy

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    I'll pick you up a case of beer, what do you drink?
    I'm not a beer drinker
    I take pride in my work and think I charge a fair rate for it.
    Which allows me to purchase the better liquors, and food, and clothes, and pay the electric bill.....
     
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  7. Crummy

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    As of today FedEx has failed to deliver or lost a total of 6 parcels to me since Dec. 14.
    UPS has been here 4 of the last 7 workdays.
     
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  8. Truck Shop

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    If it can be damaged or lost FedEx will complete the job.
     
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  9. Crummy

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  10. John C.

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    Does that mean it only runs in the sunshine?
     
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  11. DMiller

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    Solar charger to keep the batry chaged!!
     
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    I need a jelly fish launcher! Better be full auto.


    We're gonna need a lot of jellies lol.
     
  13. Crummy

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    Need a bigger loader

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  14. Truck Shop

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    If it was turned around what ever is pulling it would be a ad for ford, chevy, guts glory ram.
    Where are the 4' side boards? It's not properly loaded till wheels on trailer have negative 30*
    camber.
     
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  15. DMiller

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    Watched the Quarry loader in a 844G Deere load one of those, Guy said "Fill It", so he did, broke two opposing corner spring mounts off frame!!!! And YES he had added Plywood and 2x side panels to get MORE in it.
     
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    To some folks go to extremes with everything they do-like a load of 3/4 crush. Same people have to have
    a 1/2 lb of butter on their pancakes and it shows.
     
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    Loader kid said can load 22 ton of Inch minus in Two Scoops, little dump trailer had rock flowing from all four corners with ONE bucket full. Fills that Star I drive typically in Two Buckets, 24yd bed,

    This was the THIRD Smallish Trailer I had seen him flatten.
     
  18. Truck Shop

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    Well he's keeping a good average. lol
     
  19. Crummy

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    I didn't get a picture of the old square body Chev 4x4 that came in driver says "load 'er up". Tailgate down must have been 1/2 yd on it. We were laughing too hard to take pictures.
     
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