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gettin it done Russian Style

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by RepoMan207, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    Snow Removal by Jet Engines
    Posted By Jake Easton on January 15, 2010

    The Russians don't mess around when it comes to snow removal

    jet-engines-snow-removal.jpg

    This is how Russians melt snow and ice during their intense winters, they strap Klimov VK-1 jet engines from Mig-15s onto their trucks.

    That'll fix mother nature! :mechanic:

    I'm not so sure these will work so well for residential use :D

    jet-engines-snow-removal.jpg
     
  2. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    awesome! would love to see a video
     
  3. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Is that real? The Russians are friggin' crazy!

    What do they use for ice? Afterburner?
     
  4. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

  5. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    I gatta tell you, the only real concern I would have implementing one of these machines in my fleet would be.........
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    wether or not my Buddy B&B will be able to walk me through repairs still.?.? :laughing:
     
  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    That seems to be a bit counter productive. I would think (there I go again :rolleyes:) that the power of the jet would merely push the train / trolley in the opposite direction, and god forbid if it encounters a wall of snow, which will only build the force of resistance that much more. It didn't even appear to be able to knock that small windrow of snow over.

    Atleast with a truck, there is resistance in the way of traction between the tires of the truck and the pavement. I bet it makes one hell of a Jack Break :D!
     
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
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  8. Kuzanut

    Kuzanut Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    With all the heat coming out the end of one of those engines don't they have to worry about doing damage? like buring the wooden Ties or better yet changing the properties of the steel? (my little understanding of metal working is that when you heat and cool steel it actually changes..)
     
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Ya, I don't think I would want to get to close to the house with that.
     
  10. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    Nahhh, but it makes one hell of a smores roaster :D
     
  11. SDP Hauling

    SDP Hauling Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    umm....seems that there would be a better way lol
     
  12. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
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    seems like a fast way to clear military runways. no need to move twice or stack...
     
  13. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    Those are crazy....i've seen the train ones before, seems like a blower or plow would work better. Did you guys notice the huge tanks on those trucks for fuel to run the engines. I bet they burn a ton of money in fuel every time they fire those boys up.
     
  14. aperfcrcle

    aperfcrcle Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    I would have to agree.. Very conflicting ideas... A jet engine set up to thrust something in reverse VS. a truck driving forward. Hurts my head, they must get great gas mileage.
     
  15. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    I'm thinking the main benefit of the heat is to thaw ice and snow around rail switches. I doubt if a plow or a blower could get that done.
    We have some trains that haul coal to power plants around her but I've never seen any jet blowers.