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Earliest Snow for 60 yrs in UK

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by Tacr2man, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Tacr2man

    Tacr2man Member
    from England
    Messages: 57

    Hi, all as it says this is teh earliest snowfall in England for 60 yrs upto 5" on some northern hills . This pic is this a.m. not far from Stratford on Avon .

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  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Hope you stay longer here. We would like to see some snow plowing pictures from across the Pond!:drinkup:
  3. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Ditto. Thanks for sharing
  4. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    cool, those are some nice rolling country hills. are they separated by hedges or stone?

    what kind of vehicle and plow do you use?
  5. heavychevy01

    heavychevy01 Member
    Messages: 91

    Global warming my a**!;)
  6. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    all this snow got me giddy:blush2:
  7. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

  8. Tacr2man

    Tacr2man Member
    from England
    Messages: 57

    another UK pic

    Heres another from this morning from down south, the previous would have hedges in between fields , Will post some plow pics as soon as I get the chance fingers crossed

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  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Any equipment pictures?
  10. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    with the girls it goes the other way... i get them all giddied up lol ..... would like to see equip pics tooo.. good call gv
  11. Tacr2man

    Tacr2man Member
    from England
    Messages: 57

    Havent got the plow mounted , just yet, as swapping over vehicles.
    Its a very different scene here, virtually no private plowing , The highways authorities do about 95% . The local councils hire in farmers with front loaders etc if they cant cope.
    which usually means that if its very bad weather, it doesnt get sorted very quick.
    It used to be different about 20 years back , they used to get tenders in for the winter season , from people with the equipment that could do the job properly,i.e. with plows .
    I used to have a vehicle recovery (tow trucks) business , and had 10ft blade plow on 4x4 bedford ex army 9000lb payload wrecker truck, and a V plow on a 6x6 ex army guntractor ( 47,000lb unladen) wrecker truck. . They get more snow up north, Im located in the centre not far from Oxford . pic at top is like highways authorities use will try and get some more pics soon

  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,433

    Cool truck and beautiful pics.

    Al Gore is laughing his butt off the whole way to the bank with his scam. And some actually believed it.
  13. JeepPlow18

    JeepPlow18 Senior Member
    Messages: 658

    Grandview has such a way with words. Nice truck and pics. I guess a ford is equivalent to a Mercedes truck over there?
  14. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    Cool pics. Nice to see some different equipment and trucks from time to time.
  15. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    I dont care what they are. these come equipped with snorkels ready to play!!! :bluebounc
  16. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Nice pictures!
  17. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,035

    Thats weird, I was born in England and for the 16 years i lived there i think it snowed 4-5 times. IT was always 50-60 and raining.

    Oh and very cool truck
  18. Tacr2man

    Tacr2man Member
    from England
    Messages: 57

    Superior L&L
    yes, its usually still wetter rather than supercold, having said that, the bad winters seem to go in about 20 year cycles eg 47 , 63, 87, so we are about due for one .
    The coldest Ive known was 18f not taking into account windchill. Here are acouple of highways authority plow pics

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  19. Tacr2man

    Tacr2man Member
    from England
    Messages: 57

    couple of truck pics

    Here is pic of the guntractor/wrecker that I had the V plow on no pics with the plow but the tops of the wings were level with the fender tops when in the plowing position its powered by a Rolls Royce Straight 8 , with 4 speed main gearbox and 3 speed joey and is 6x6 drive . fitted with 45,000lb winch Would plow 4ft of snow at constant 30mph no probs although rarely needed that capability . if I should have posted in equip please say or move

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  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,433