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that's a big fleet of cvpi, the Lenco looks more like a big modified Humvee than a ford
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here is what i do for a living,   right now its two jobs till spring,  then just one for the rest of spring, summer and fall.  with a little side job for most of the summer.

my main job is with a tree and landscape company.  i work in the tree department mostly but do a little be bit of everything.   we do everything from basic trimming to hazard tree removal.    i mostly do ground work, some climbing and run the bucket truck from time to time.  our bucket truck is a 65 food altec boom truck on a 1999 international.

one of our clean up trucks an international  with a prentice loader mounted to it.

this is our smaller stump grinder its a rayco,  way under powered for what we do with it but it gets the job done when we cant get the bigger one in to the job, like in tight back yards

some of the trees are just to big to move by hand, that chunk or wood is about 5 feet tall.



heres a typical pine tree removal i did,   im about 45feet in the air befor cutting the top out of the tree


after cutting the top down


my winter job is at the local ski resort, http://www.bristolmountain.com/  if you are ever in western ny in winter and want to try skiing or snow boarding  its a great place to give it a go.  this year has been a challenging winter but has been a good season none the less.   we have had close to 100 ski-able days so far.   my job is lift attendent,  basicly i have to make sure everyone loads and unloads the chair lift safely,  believe me it can get crazy.   no stopping for cold or snow here, on an average year its not uncommon to see temps starting the day out at -10 and only warming up to 10.  but i love my job i get to see some of the most amazing sun rises at the mountain, and 99% of the customers are great.

heres me home away from home.   the morningstar chair.   its a quad chair (4 person)  it typically runs at 415-420 feet per minnute.   if that doesn't sound all that fast try garbing the 400LB chair as it comes around to slow it for the customers.   if your not paying attention it will knock your on your a** fast







heres a pic of the groomers that run around the mountain late at night getting everything ready for the next day.   they are bombardier snow cats,  we have a fleet of 6.




the average morning looks like this


and on the average year i typically spend most of the time looking like  im part snow man.



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What an incredibly great job. Lucky man.
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Been in the Army since about '81. Was supposed to retire last year, but things like the attack today have slowed it down.
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

What an incredibly great job. Lucky man.


joe ill trade you,  you get to ride 4 wheelers, and carry guns,   the only part i wouldnt want is the red dot lazier on my chest form time to time.
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Yeah Kevin, it has its great moments. Sometimes the travel gets me down a bit, but I work for such a great company and wonderful people, I shake it off pretty quickly and thank God. One of the reasons I like where I travel is getting to be up north. Love the ice, snow, geography and people there. You get to enjoy it every day

As for GTW and our other members in our armed forces, thank you all for giving us the lives we have, the security we enjoy, and the sacrifices you make. It surely cannot be easy in these times. God bless you all.
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i am in the second row. 
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This is what I do...this was in downtown Chicago. I run 48 states and the 5 lower of Canada.


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NYC Firefighter is my job. When im not there I can be found driving a cement truck. Work pretty much day and night with the occasional break from the cement job for extreme cold or rain.
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Originally posted by BadHabit351 BadHabit351 wrote:

This is what I do...this was in downtown Chicago. I run 48 states and the 5 lower of Canada.


 
Privateer or company man?
Up for the occasional side road parts pick up and delivery at the truck stops?
Hoods, bumpers, fenders, seats and other big parts to big to mail??
Always thought IF someone could pick something up along the way and deliver even a few weeks later would help the cause for us GTS.ORG guys.
I for one try to deliver/pick up what I can along my travels if it will save a member some cash and I get to meet cool GTS.ORG people along the way!
 
IF you are ever on I70 in Junction City, KS (FT Riley)... My bar is at exit 299
Stop on in, I'll buy you a drink! Also pretty good deal with a couple hotels and know the good places to eat!
 
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I have been meaning to post on this site for a while now, better late than never.I started to some time ago and figure while I'm deployed I will catch up. This is what I do for a living. I'm a CH47D/F test pilot in the Army stationed at Ft. Riley KS. This pic was taken in 2009 on the way to Ft. Lewis to drop this aircraft off at the reset facility located there. That's Mt. Rainier (sp) in the back round.
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Always wanted to pilot a helicopter. Screwed my life up when I was young and never qualified for the armed services, though I would do anything for this country. Envy everyone in the military. Managed to get educated on my own. Many hurtles but still pulled it off. I am currently a mechanical engineer running a 122K sqf commercial building in downtown L.A. Pretty much a glorified maintenance man, though I make ok money. Great perks include health and doing whatever the hell I want (as well as working on cars when I should be working). Above all happy.
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I'm amending my entry to this thread because I am a tow truck driver again. Specifically, this truck:



and yes, that is a 1971 Porsche 911T riding on a wheel lift wrecker with dollies...

I've actually been doing more roadside assistance type calls than anything else. Jump starts, tire changes, fuel deliveries, and a LOT of lockouts. People in Ohio seem to like to leave their keys on their front seat. I don't even UNLOCK the cars. I just snag the keys with a Big Easy and pull them through the opening in the door made by my little inflatable wedge. Why struggle to push a slippery Armor-All'd power door lock button or fight a lock knob or handle when I can just get the keys out and unlock it that way?
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this is what i do, mostly i haul lumber, washington, oregon, a few times to idaho (gets interesting when having to deliver in downtown seattle)  95 kw w900b with a 3406e cat (575 horse) with a 18 speed trans. 92 western trailers 40' and 20'  AKA the road hammer
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

this is what i do, mostly i haul lumber, washington, oregon, a few times to idaho (gets interesting when having to deliver in downtown seattle)  95 kw w900b with a 3406e cat (575 horse) with a 18 speed trans. 92 western trailers 40' and 20'  AKA the road hammer


Gotta love the power and torque of a Cat 3406E, had one (475 hp) our '99 Freightliner FLD Classic w/ 13 spd that we used to haul our excavator to jobs. What kind of upgrades have you done to get to 575 hp in your '95? Sadly, we had to sell the FLD and lowboy along with a Hyundai 740-7 wheel loader not long after the economy took a dump in '08. BTW, you have a wicked and diverse selection of vehicles in your collection . Todd
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i don't know, i think they just tweeked the computer as far as possible? it will pump 35 psi on the boost gauge while pulling a hill at 105,500 lbs.the truck orig had a n14 "come-a-long"(cummins) in it. its a company truck.  someday... my next prject will be a early 90's 379 extdhood pete  chopped dropped  and stretched  (long, low, and loud!) as for all of the vehicles i drive---- i'll leave you guys with a noteable quote from me "LIFE'S TOO SHORT TO DRIVE JUNK!" Cool
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I retired from the Air Force where I did Reconnaissance Photography. Major security clearance, but that it all I can say about that. I used the GI Bill to get a degree in architecture.
 
Now I just draw purty pictures.
 
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WOW thought that was a photo at first
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