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Alaskan PLow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by frozen1, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. frozen1

    frozen1 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    This is one of the trucks used to plow an Ice road in Alaska

  2. dieselman

    dieselman Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    thats pretty sweet, i like the twin steering
  3. DieselRules

    DieselRules Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I've seen numerous shows about ice roads. I would love to find information on those trucks though, like what they modify and do to prepare them for the extreme cold and snow.
  4. kl0an

    kl0an Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    They build an iceroad every year up in Fairbanks so they can haul equipment and supplies for the Summer out to some of the Air Force bombing ranges. Basically I guess they wait for the river to freeze up and add to that. Keep the snow plowed off it as well. Crumm might be able to get you a couple of pictures of the Fairbanks one if he's not to busy backblading.

    There's a few other places around Alaska they build ice roads across tundra so they can haul supplies all winter and not worry about tearing up the tundra.
  5. Plow King jr.

    Plow King jr. Member
    Messages: 65

    that is a nice truck :waving:
  6. motorider000

    motorider000 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Yeah I am thinking about buy one of those for my driveway.
  7. frozen1

    frozen1 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    The picture I posted is owned by a company named RTL and I think it is actually in Yellowknife. They build and maintain ice roads for supplying diamond mines and the Oil Patch in the north.
    I havent found many pictures of the plow gear they use but I saw a documentary on the them a while ago.
    Anyone finds some more pics, post em up..