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Ford with a BIG snowblower...

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Up North, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    My 3 year old and I went to town for lunch today and I just happened to have the dig. camera with. My son went nuts when he saw this, we had to sit and watch it through the whole green light...good thing nobody was behind us. :eek:

    Ford tractor with a huge blower on the front. Also you'll see a couple funny looking cars facing the blower. Most of the auto makers come to our town for winter testing. Kind of neat as we get to see what the future cars/trucks are going to look like.

    Buck

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    Last edited: Feb 9, 2005
  2. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    one more shot of the Ford/Blower combo. I'd love to get my hands on one of these... :bluebounc

    Buck

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  3. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    One other thing, when we were sitting there watching I was wondering what would happen if a big rock got spit out of that thing and flew down the road into someone's windshield... :dizzy: I wonder what this guy was thinking??? He was blowing it straight back into the ditch but dang...that's dangerous.

    Buck
     
  4. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    Where in the Heck is that guy blowning it to? And why is he bloing it. A good plow operator would never plow snow there. That is weird, never seen that in Maine. Hope he has insurance!
     
  5. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    It's a 4 lane highway with a grass median. So he is blowing the piled snow back into the ditch between the two roads but...not a good time of day to be doing that. Maybe at night when there is less traffic but not at high noon. The guys in those test cars have most of the car wrapped in sort of plastic, not sure why but I think they were worried as to how well the plastic would hold up vs. that big blower.

    And yes, not sure why there is snow there to begin with as there is plenty of area to pile it AWAY from the intersection.

    Buck
     
  6. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    It isn't plastic on the cars, It is a material like those bras that go on the front of cars. It is to cover up body lines and hide special features so other companies can't steal them. You see them do it alot even on test tracks and city drives. Car companies have also been known to paint everything black to hide things to people taking pictures can't pick up what has changed so others can't steal it. Makes the car more exclusive and a better reveal.
     
  7. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921


    Ahh, that makes sense. Yeah most (not all) of the test vehicles we see are painted a flat black. No shine what so ever. Never thought about it but I guess that would make sense. Still can't make sense of the guy blowing snow like that in the middle of the day though... :D

    Buck
     
  8. MN_BR

    MN_BR Member
    Messages: 57

    Buck, I saw him on the east side of town blowing back some intersections this morning and thought kind of a strange time (rush hour) to be out there as well..they were actually loading some state trucks with it down out there though. Hope all is well i'll shoot you an email soon.
     
  9. snowinjoe

    snowinjoe Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    we have a similar tractor New Holland Tv 140 They are awesome for snow. What I cant figure out is why he would have the blower on the front. The tractors bidirectional so why not put it of the back and turn the seat around. In the versatile I drive the seat has never been turned around. Even last year when we were loading trucks thirty miles away
     
  10. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    Hey Brad,
    He must have been all over town today. Ben & I saw him on our way into town from the north, then took these pics after leaving the airport on the west side of town.

    I was going to email these pics to you tonight but guess I don't have too now... :) Yeah, all has been pretty good lately, shoot me that email when you get a chance.

    Buck
     
  11. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Traffic :rolleyes: Out there? You have no idea of traffic until you come out to the East coast 60 miles on either side of the NYC - WDC I-95 corridor. It's gridlock anymore in the suburbs.