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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snowfighter, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. snowfighter

    snowfighter Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hi guys
    I'm new to this site, let me introduce myself.
    My name is Tim, I work for Pa Dept of Transportation, as an equipment operator
    I run a 2002 Mack R model with a 270 hp motor, 9 speed Roadranger Tranny.
    A majority of my roads are interstate but I do take care of some class b thru d roads
    I am also certified to run our Oshkosh Snowblower, this thing is a beast
    I think it's a 1964 Chassis, 6 wheel drive.

    I'm looking for some help
    I am currently on our safety committee at work and we have an issue that has been delegated to me to find a solution

    On our R model Macks we have split windshields, during a good snow storm, the snow will build up in the valley near the split to a point you can't see
    We would like to put some window heat tape on these areas to help melt it away while driving and highspeed plowing, so we can see a little better

    It there an aftermarket device that would help ?
    I suggested getting new heated windshield for the Macks that are available through a dealer.
    But with 54 trucks in our fleet it would be very costly.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    If I can be of any help to anyone I will gladly help in any way possible


    PROPJCKEY Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    After reading this twice.....It hit me that you might want to get in touch with an aircraft window manufacturer. They may "ice tape" for sale. Even the same voltage! Keep me informed. I will be at the airport tommorow waxin' the plane. I'll ask around.

  3. snowfighter

    snowfighter Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks Propjckey

    Thats what we are looking for a type of heat tape that can be installed on the areas, but won't obstruct any viewing .

    I looked on the internet, I found a few leads but nothing promising

    Thanks again
  4. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Welcome to plowsite!!:waving: :drinkup:

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    Welcome! You will love it here!