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Snow and Ice Control the Army way

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by recon 12000, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. recon 12000

    recon 12000 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Here's a link to how the US ARMY :salute: does SNIC:
    I guess I won't put a plow on my M35A2 for clearing the drive way.:nono:
    But putting a Fisher on a HMMWV looks more promising!:nod:
    Regards, Ron from NH
  2. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    That was great.Loved that 7ft one way on the jeep[makes those little tiny sno-ways look even more stupid]I wonder why they had those 1980s style lights on those new MM fishers?
  3. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i guess the army doesnt need any subs
  4. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    that was awesome! thanks for posting it!
  5. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Great Post :drinkup: I'm amazed that anyone would ever think of putting a spreader on a trailer.
  6. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Nice Find! Thanks, learned some too.
  7. Mike F150

    Mike F150 Junior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 5

    Army plow trucks

    Nice plow trucks! wish we had them in Alaska. I was station in Alaska in the Army in the late 80's. Half on my company were earth movers, in the winter they used there bucket loaders and put the snow in 5 ton 6x6 dump trucks. I got to do this when there was a really bad storm, it was fun. Also, I drove a 6x6 5 ton to haul people around for a few years. On base we didn't have ANY Army plow truck, only graders and buckets loaders. We never had to use chains on our 5 tons, when driving in the woods with or without snow. They should test these trucks in Alaska instead of NY. I heard some of guys would sneak the 5 tons out at night on the weekends and sometimes get then stuck in the mud and snow. prsport There buddies with the bucket loader and sometimes dozer's would come to the rescue each time.
    Fun times in the snow!

  8. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    Very nice post.
    Chris that spreader on the trailer was the one thing that caught my attention the most.
  9. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Nice find- great reading.

    I had thought about trailering a spreader, then decided driving a trailer in the conditions where I would need the spreader would be unpleasant at best, especially being out and about before the municipalities salt.
  10. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    maybe you guys didn't read the spreader caption.

    All spreader trailers were wrecked in accidents including one that took the HMMV with it. Never mount a spreader on a trailer.