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Anyone ever seen one of these?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by beanz27, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
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  2. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    That thing is berserk.
     
  3. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I don't think it'll work in deep snow very well, probably be pushed to the side unless they have a special hitch, but I love the idea for light snows, cuts costs in half for counties and states.
     
  4. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
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  5. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    There has been a ton of talk about those on here in the past, several threads, possibly even guys that have run them.
     
  6. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    just another example of multi-tasking .
    taking another perfectly good job away from man .sign of the times
    dangerous. cant plow deep snow with it , just for a few inches only .
     
  7. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Also faster and more effecient to make the roads safer for other people. Granted if they can't drive in a few inches of snow they live in the wrong area. I think this is a great idea, can't wait to see one.
     
  8. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    Seriously? How about saving the taxpayers on the cost of a second truck/operator/fuel? Less pollution? Carries a lot of brine solution, etc., etc. etc.

    Second video shows some pretty deep snow. Usually, the snow doesn't get a chance to get too deep on the highways. They start plowing at a couple of inches and keep going until it's over.
     
  9. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    seriously ?

    my brother works on the Pa turnpike . They sleep spring ,summer ,fall and when its not snowing .
    They have one , they dont like it . its too dangerous to operate . Whats the savings anyway ? You still need a man behind you blocking traffic so they dont try to pass .

    Think before posting next time :laughing:
     
  10. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    If anyone should think before posting it's generally you. There's others as well but your a prime candidate.
     
  11. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    your going off original post . is that your best ?
     
  12. allseasons87

    allseasons87 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    That's our driveway rig
     
  13. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Oh, figure it's best to use the S10's and 6.5 straight blades on the walmart lots lol?:laughing::laughing:
     
  14. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    How about a 9 second 6.7 powerstroke?

    Or the current thread about the guy wanting to know about setting light bars to steady burn/cruise function and you post about Whelen's body mount lights off an ambulance and how bright they are?

    Without digging to much that's what comes to mind. Your old username had some similar themed posts as well if I remember right.
     
  15. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    I thought that I noticed that the truck behind was clearing the shoulder and probably doing the on/off ramps as well so would have been the third truck in line if they were not using a tow plow. We usually have an escort following the conga line of plow trucks because there are always the inconsiderate civilians who try to pass the plows.

    It's interesting that none of the plow trucks had sidewings. In Quebec, you don't see any trucks without wings plowing on the highways. Maybe our drivers are more confident in their abilities.

    Like most pieces of equipment, I'm sure they can be dangerous if improperly operated.

    And, according to your comment, the Pennsylvania Turnpike authority must be overstaffed and should look at cutting personnel in order to be more efficient.

    There, I thought carefully before posting this time.
     
  16. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    The newer ones here have the Tow Plow, Salter and Brine tanks all in one unit. Pretty impressive up close. I ran into a couple guys a few nights ago working and they said they were actually using on arterial roads that night , not highways.
    Steve
     
  17. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    I think its dangerous cause the drivers looking in front of him looking in back of him and on the sides of him now if he don't see someone pull in front or around him cause his eyes are looking at two plows. Its gonna be one big accident.
     
  18. 2ExploreSnow

    2ExploreSnow Member
    Messages: 64

    I like the camera angles in the 2nd video. Shows more of what's going on.

    Note what appears to be a tire cut in the fender around 1:22 . The driver is considerate to a parked truck as he pulls the trailer back some.

    Hey, if you're just doing a few in. at a time and have room for it... sure.
     
  19. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Kind of seen enough of it on here......
     
  20. Nutz4Plowing

    Nutz4Plowing Member
    Messages: 30

    This just came to me....How do you turn right when that rig is out there at that angle?

    Am I the only one that thought about that?