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Post  MI-Lineman on Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:07 am

ONLY ONE GO LIGHT???? laughing Some day when ur up this way I'll show ya how to stock a truck!!! way cool
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Post  Highplains Drifter on Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:23 am

MI-Lineman wrote:ONLY ONE GO LIGHT???? laughing Some day when ur up this way I'll show ya how to stock a truck!!! way cool


I hear ya! The first thing I noticed is I always Velcro a black Erasable Sharpie in one of the side doors. I can’t remember how many times when working I would notice I needed this and that….and of course my pen and pad are in the cab. By placing the Sharpie on the bin door I can write down what I need for restocking. Heck RC you can even go as far as having the whole tail board drawn out on the hood of that truck…..and it wipes off so nice!
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Post  rcdallas on Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:11 pm

MI-Lineman wrote:ONLY ONE GO LIGHT???? laughing Some day when ur up this way I'll show ya how to stock a truck!!! way cool

Jealousy is a sin Mike....... Wink

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Post  rcdallas on Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:37 pm

Highplains Drifter wrote:
MI-Lineman wrote:ONLY ONE GO LIGHT???? laughing Some day when ur up this way I'll show ya how to stock a truck!!! way cool


I hear ya! The first thing I noticed is I always Velcro a black Erasable Sharpie in one of the side doors. I can’t remember how many times when working I would notice I needed this and that….and of course my pen and pad are in the cab. By placing the Sharpie on the bin door I can write down what I need for restocking. Heck RC you can even go as far as having the whole tail board drawn out on the hood of that truck…..and it wipes off so nice!

That's a good idea with the erasable sharpie.

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Post  MI-Lineman on Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:26 am

Hey maybe we could have a friendly little competition between us "lamplighters?" I will take some pics soon of my rig and we will let the members vote? I see this the beginning of something interesting? We could vote between crew trucks for other members (although I gotta admit I think Top already has my vote!). We could learn little tips or tricks that way from each other? NICELY critique each other? Suspect

What ya think? We got polls on here don't we?


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Post  rcdallas on Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:48 am

MI-Lineman wrote:Hey maybe we could have a friendly little competition between us "lamplighters?" I will take some pics soon of my rig and we will let the members vote? I see this the beginning of something interesting? We could vote between crew trucks for other members (although I gotta admit I think Top already has my vote!). We could learn little tips or tricks that way from each other? NICELY critic each other? Suspect

What ya think? We got polls on here don't we?

Pics soon huh? What your truck the kind when you open up a bin door everything falls out? Instead of eye loops in a drop line it's a knife knot? Bucket the kind where your a foot taller standing in it because it's filled with squeeze on boxes and nips of wire? The kind where you weave in a spot in the back of the truck because your a collector of old material that passes every dumpster but a gas station?

hahaha j/k -- few guys around here like that though Wink

Yeah I think that'd be good idea... and yes we have polls!


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Post  Highplains Drifter on Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:00 am

Does my 2012 F-150 count? Or can I wait until the end of October and show off my 2013??? Taunting
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Post  MI-Lineman on Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:21 am

rcdallas™ wrote:
MI-Lineman wrote:Hey maybe we could have a friendly little competition between us "lamplighters?" I will take some pics soon of my rig and we will let the members vote? I see this the beginning of something interesting? We could vote between crew trucks for other members (although I gotta admit I think Top already has my vote!). We could learn little tips or tricks that way from each other? NICELY critic each other? Suspect

What ya think? We got polls on here don't we?

Pics soon huh? What your truck the kind when you open up a bin door everything falls out? Instead of eye loops in a drop line it's a knife knot? Bucket the kind where your a foot taller standing in it because it's filled with squeeze on boxes and nips of wire? The kind where you weave in a spot in the back of the truck because your a collector of old material that passes every dumpster but a gas station?

hahaha j/k -- few guys around here like that though Wink

Yeah I think that'd be good idea... and yes we have polls!


I don't use squeeze-ons anymore thank you! Puking Smiley Let's just say those buckets of hand wipes with orange clean on'em work better than Armorall on the black palstic trim like fender flares and the rubber gromets around the lights! Cool
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Post  MI-Lineman on Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:23 am

Highplains Drifter wrote:Does my 2012 F-150 count? Or can I wait until the end of October and show off my 2013??? Taunting

Yes, maybe we could vote between that semi-retirement vehicle of yours and heels Hoveround? laughing
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Re: Show off your truck

Post  MI-Lineman on Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:11 pm

Here it is RC! I forgot the stick cabinet which all my fiberglass is in bags and I carry chunks of urd secondary wire for bad undergrounds. Also I got sticks of conduit, a spare red head, sledge hammer, temp ground ride driver, and my shovel in the rear bin along the back!

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Re: Show off your truck

Post  hotwiretamer on Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:22 pm

Nice!

got to love that traveling warehouse!
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Re: Show off your truck

Post  rcdallas on Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:33 pm

hotwiretamer wrote:Nice!

got to love that traveling warehouse!

Yeah it's a warehouse alright. My first question to him was are you on a line crew or a service truck BDT

He's got me beat for now; only because I had 3 hours to put my truck back together. Those new fords giving ya'll any problems? The ones year of two older had nothing but problems here...so many that in this district they'll only order a dodge.

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Re: Show off your truck

Post  MI-Lineman on Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:46 pm

rcdallas™ wrote:
hotwiretamer wrote:Nice!

got to love that traveling warehouse!

Yeah it's a warehouse alright. My first question to him was are you on a line crew or a service truck BDT

He's got me beat for now; only because I had 3 hours to put my truck back together. Those new fords giving ya'll any problems? The ones year of two older had nothing but problems here...so many that in this district they'll only order a dodge.

Funny, I seem to recall someone tellin me once...."jealousy's a sin Mike!" Taunting

Acually the only issue is transmission issues but it has somethin to do with the interlock for the hydro system and Fords programing? I heard them Dodge's burn up or somethin? stiring the pot

We used to get at least a week to stock and prep a new line truck and I expected at least 3 days but I got NONE! Did it all between jobs in about a week and a half? I don't like leaving people in the dark cuz I had (dam it that reminds me I need 6" bolts! Banging head against ) to run back to the shop for a part! I wish I had more room for 1 of each strt lght head too!
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Re: Show off your truck

Post  kooman on Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:33 pm

[quote="rcdallas™"]Mine has been gone for 9 long months and I finally get it back



[url=http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=130&u=17234339]

please tell me that blanket isn't for primary use. Smile

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Post  rcdallas on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:39 pm

MI-Lineman wrote:

Funny, I seem to recall someone tellin me once...."jealousy's a sin Mike!" Taunting

Acually the only issue is transmission issues but it has somethin to do with the interlock for the hydro system and Fords programing? I heard them Dodge's burn up or somethin? stiring the pot

We used to get at least a week to stock and prep a new line truck and I expected at least 3 days but I got NONE! Did it all between jobs in about a week and a half? I don't like leaving people in the dark cuz I had (dam it that reminds me I need 6" bolts! Banging head against ) to run back to the shop for a part! I wish I had more room for 1 of each strt lght head too!

Ha! My compliment isn't jealousy, smurf Wink j/k lol hahahaha

They might burn, but I tell you what...I keep graham crackers and marshmallows in the cab for now on Laughing

How many miles you get out of a gallon of that cow piss? I had to use a new dodge the other day and had to pick up a jug of that and I tell you that stuff isn't cheap. Think that rig got about 4 miles to the gallon where I get about 9 and it's bigger. I wouldn't want to personally own a new diesel nowadays fo sho.

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Post  rcdallas on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:42 pm

kooman wrote:please tell me that blanket isn't for primary use. Smile

Yeah that thing is kinda dirty in that picture. Have since changed those out along with truck gloves...was without it for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time.

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Post  MI-Lineman on Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:00 am

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MI-Lineman wrote:

Funny, I seem to recall someone tellin me once...."jealousy's a sin Mike!" Taunting

Acually the only issue is transmission issues but it has somethin to do with the interlock for the hydro system and Fords programing? I heard them Dodge's burn up or somethin? stiring the pot

We used to get at least a week to stock and prep a new line truck and I expected at least 3 days but I got NONE! Did it all between jobs in about a week and a half? I don't like leaving people in the dark cuz I had (dam it that reminds me I need 6" bolts! Banging head against ) to run back to the shop for a part! I wish I had more room for 1 of each strt lght head too!

Ha! My compliment isn't jealousy, smurf Wink j/k lol hahahaha

They might burn, but I tell you what...I keep graham crackers and marshmallows in the cab for now on Laughing

How many miles you get out of a gallon of that cow piss? I had to use a new dodge the other day and had to pick up a jug of that and I tell you that stuff isn't cheap. Think that rig got about 4 miles to the gallon where I get about 9 and it's bigger. I wouldn't want to personally own a new diesel nowadays fo sho.

To be honest I'm not sure cuz the mechanics keep it full? I think it's about 5 gallons it holds and its about every three fill ups.
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Post  hotwiretamer on Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:32 pm

Anybody want to get in a "weight pool" as to how much Mikes 550 is over weight??

With that real of wire I'll bet he is 850lbs. over on his rear axles. 200 on the front when Mikes fat ass is sitting in it. laughing lol!
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Re: Show off your truck

Post  hotwiretamer on Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:35 pm

[quote="kooman"]
rcdallas™ wrote:Mine has been gone for 9 long months and I finally get it back



[url=http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=130&u=17234339]

please tell me that blanket isn't for primary use. Smile

I think I would change out that clickity for a battery operated press!
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URD puler

Post  hotwiretamer on Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:57 pm

While I was in Tucson, they were demonstrating this unit.

The cab had A/C, and the whole nine yards.


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Re: Show off your truck

Post  lewy on Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:19 am

[quote="kooman"]
rcdallas™ wrote:Mine has been gone for 9 long months and I finally get it back



[url=http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=130&u=17234339]

please tell me that blanket isn't for primary use. Smile
You still use linkets & the Hytool.

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Post  MI-Lineman on Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:39 am

hotwiretamer wrote:Anybody want to get in a "weight pool" as to how much Mikes 550 is over weight??

With that real of wire I'll bet he is 850lbs. over on his rear axles. 200 on the front when Mikes fat ass is sitting in it. laughing lol!

Luckily I'm full of hot air and so it counters my f@t @ss? Embarassed You're not very nice HT! Suspect For you're info I don't even have to fill out a DOT slip on her anymore! I shall weigh her next week with our portable scales if we have'em in our shop still (with and without me in the cab? Embarassed ) and show you all!! Finger
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Post  rcdallas on Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:45 pm

lewy wrote:
You still use linkets & the Hytool.

If your talking about the clicky tool and what I call end to end connectors no not really. I haven't used that tool since I was issued that truck. I used them all the time when I was in West Texas, here I use more H-Tap connectors.

I have a 18volt battery operated o-d die tool and I use it all the time. At the same time I still keep a pair of wood handles in the bucket too. I do like that clicky tool for things such as a transformer that has some hylugs already bolted on, I can use the clicky tool and put one side against the tank and one hand crimp it faster then it would be to put a set of BG dies in and piddle with that. With what I do out here it's not often I'm out there running services.

Crimp 350/500 Hylugs I have a manual vc6 tool that I'll never use. Call for a crew if messing with that big of wire, they have battery operated crimpers for that.

Show us your toy Lewy Cool

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Post  rcdallas on Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:50 pm

MI-Lineman wrote:
Luckily I'm full of hot air and so it counters my f@t @ss? Embarassed You're not very nice HT! Suspect For you're info I don't even have to fill out a DOT slip on her anymore! I shall weigh her next week with our portable scales if we have'em in our shop still (with and without me in the cab? Embarassed ) and show you all!! Finger

Bet your pushing well over 21,000 on that truck... Suspect

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Post  Highplains Drifter on Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:51 pm

rcdallas™ wrote:
lewy wrote:
You still use linkets & the Hytool.

If your talking about the clicky tool[ CLACKER] and what I call end to end connectors [FIRE CRACKERS] no not really.
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