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by Tom_in_CA
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: BG/SBLC FOR LEASE WE MOVE FIRST
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: BG/SBLC FOR LEASE WE MOVE FIRST

I would be very skeptical before replying to such a pitch. Just sayin'
by Tom_in_CA
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Introduce your self
Replies: 48
Views: 82663

Re: Introduce your self

I hear that the southern CA area parking lot business became super "cut throat" starting 30 or so years back. One guy I talked to, from down there (Orange county area) got out of the shopping centers, and started focusing strictly on broom sweepers (construction / paving related sweeper work). Becau...
by Tom_in_CA
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Introduce your self
Replies: 48
Views: 82663

Re: Introduce your self

Welcome from central coast California.
by Tom_in_CA
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Start Here
Topic: SBLC/BG 100% PROTECTED (PROVIDER MOVES FIRST)
Replies: 0
Views: 14849

Re: SBLC/BG 100% PROTECTED (PROVIDER MOVES FIRST)

I would never avail myself of any lender who cold-call posts on a forum, to which he has no industry ties.
by Tom_in_CA
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR LEASE AND PURCHASE
Replies: 0
Views: 14830

Re: FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR LEASE AND PURCHASE

I would be leery of using any offers of this sort solicited on forums.
by Tom_in_CA
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Customer Retention
Topic: Market Research/ Surveying
Replies: 6
Views: 32583

Re: Market Research/ Surveying

I would be skeptical of clicking on, or using, any of the solicitors in this thread.
by Tom_in_CA
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Elgin Pelican Gutter Broom Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 4293

Re: Elgin Pelican Gutter Broom Issue

I just ran it past our mechanic. That's not something he can diagnose in printed text. Nothing he's run into. Nor do we have Pelicans here. This is something he'd have to diagnose on-site.

Wish we could have been more help. Sorry 'bout that :(
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Insurance-Related
Topic: Class codes for workers comp.
Replies: 2
Views: 19102

Re: Class codes for workers comp.

Well I ended up getting class code 9403 ("street sweeping"), for the past fiscal year, which is cheaper than 9008 ("Janitorial"). But at the end of the year audit, I guess I didn't answer the audit questions with the right script. The auditor questioned our type of operations. I answered correctly, ...
by Tom_in_CA
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Elgin Pelican Gutter Broom Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 4293

Re: Elgin Pelican Gutter Broom Issue

Welcome from CA. My mechanic/partner is out of town for this week. But when he returns, I'll pass this by his review. We don't run that particular sweeper, but , perhaps it's not specific to *just* that type/unit.

Check back in @ Next Monday-ish, and I'll let you know what I find out.
by Tom_in_CA
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Elgin broom bear hydraulic problem
Replies: 4
Views: 4738

Re: Elgin broom bear hydraulic problem

Bingo. Now go out and make some money ! :)
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Elgin broom bear hydraulic problem
Replies: 4
Views: 4738

Re: Elgin broom bear hydraulic problem

My partner mechanic says that it sounds like either a 1) "Lock valve" component of your hydraulic system. Or 2) hydraulic ram internal leakage . We only briefly had a Broom Bear . So we're not sure if there's something specific to Broom Bears about this. For example: On any Mobil sweepers (Topguns, ...
by Tom_in_CA
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Elgin broom bear hydraulic problem
Replies: 4
Views: 4738

Re: Elgin broom bear hydraulic problem

Hey there Ozzie. Welcome aboard. I have heard this called "lazy hydraulics". Where you come out the next morning, and your broom is down. And it's simply a matter of ... when you start up the unit, you just raise it back up before you start driving to your location. But it sounds like your sinkage i...
by Tom_in_CA
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: test post on phpBB3.2.7
Replies: 1
Views: 3041

Re: test post on phpBB3.2.7

test reply :)
by Tom_in_CA
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Elgin (Federal Signal)
Topic: California CNG issues
Replies: 1
Views: 14070

Re: California CNG issues

Why not just look into buying another type sweeper, which meets the current CA emission bologna laws ? There are plenty of other newly manufactured sweepers (albeit $250K to $300k) that you can buy, eh ? And as for your older Elgins, you say they are compliant engines, right ? And that they are 11 y...
by Tom_in_CA
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Broom Sweepers
Topic: Trying to figure out the year of my sweeper and what 1TE4 stands for
Replies: 2
Views: 11127

Re: Trying to figure out the year of my sweeper and what 1TE4 stands for

Hey there. "1TE4" stands for : 1 gutter broom, T win E ngine, 4 yard hopper. Is that a working functional unit ? 1971 was.... I think ... the very last year that the Mobils had totally mechanical brooms. Versus hydraulic brooms. I think 1972 was a cross-over year, where the gutter brooms were hydrau...

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