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New here! Can anyone help identify this OLD truck-mounted blower?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by kurtis.bidheavy, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. kurtis.bidheavy

    kurtis.bidheavy Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hey guys,

    I'm new to the snow removal side of heavy equipment, and I've ran into a machine that's left me stumped even after quite a bit of research. If anyone has any information on this snow blower truck, I would be very grateful. He's wanting to sell this eventually but I told him we'd need a lot more information to do so.

    All the info (and I mean ALL) I have on the machine:

    -1968 Ford truck w/ automatic trans
    -Front engine (gas) runs the truck, back engine (diesel) runs the blower
    -Possibly some kind of old airport snow removal truck?

    Here's an imgur album with the pictures he sent me: http://imgur.com/a/vZZ2O

    I've searched high and low via Google to try to even find a similar machine, but no luck. I found this forum and thought if anyone would be able to help, this would be the place.

    Thanks for taking the time to read! :help: :help: :help:
     
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,601

  3. kurtis.bidheavy

    kurtis.bidheavy Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Oh wow, that is quite helpful. Thank you for the link as well. Would you think the blower is a lot newer than the truck it's on? Is it common to have a separate engine to run the blower?
     
  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,601

    Truck mount blowers have been around for a long time. Now I don't know a lot about them but most of the ones I have seen on trucks do have a separate "power pack" to operate the blower, pretty much a big hydraulic pump.
     
  5. kurtis.bidheavy

    kurtis.bidheavy Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    You've been a lot of help, I really appreciate it. I'm going to contact the guys at Sno-Go and see if they can narrow it down for me.

    Thumbs Up
     
  6. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,601

    If you go to that link I posted you can search for local dealers.
     
  7. kurtis.bidheavy

    kurtis.bidheavy Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Yep, luckily there's a dealer right down the road from me!
     
  8. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,403

    it is fashioned after a sicard, a drive engine and an acc engine
     
  9. kurtis.bidheavy

    kurtis.bidheavy Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I ended up contacting a few SnoGo dealers. None of them had ever seen a SnoGo blower this old, unfortunately. The best answer I could get on it was this:

    "She’s an old one for sure! It is not a MP-3D that I can say. It might be an old model MTR as I have seen some of those in the north woods behind barns and this one looks a lot like them. But it is definitely a production model from before any of us were around."
     
  10. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    What a beast!
     
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,454

    It sure would have been nice if they scraped or sanded off the flaking paint before they sprayed on the white.
    http://i.imgur.com/vQyOMvP.jpg

    does it work and is it in good repair?
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  12. kurtis.bidheavy

    kurtis.bidheavy Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Both the truck and blower start and run pretty well. Much better than expected actually. Not sure when the white paint went on but I agree that it looks very sloppy