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Russians gonna Russia

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by indplstim, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    This is one way to do it, saw this on thechive

  2. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,943

    look at those big tanks on the trucks, thats for the fuel those jet engines need to run for an hr or 2 I bet. I don't think my Napa has parts either.
  3. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    I guess they use them for airport runways, if it gets too icy I'd assume they just spin in a circle. :dizzy:, also the caption mentions melting the snow, I would also guess they just blow the runways clean. Jet engines are also used to blow off railroad tracks apparently.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2014
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    Suprised it doesnt just blow the truck away, they can push a plane fast enough to break the sound barrier
  5. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,247

    I would mount one on the back of my truck so I could plow faster.
  6. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Whoops we accidentally had a fuel truck break the
    sound barrier today
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    They use jet engines in rail yards to clean the snow and ice out of switches.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    I was just gonna say that mercer!

    Seen one the other day, loud as hell and to see the **** fly is crazy!

    It doesn't even move the little machine it's mounted on.
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I've never scene one actually work, I just saw the one that Pan Am has has in Rigby yard and my foreman told me what it was for.
  10. SnyCo

    SnyCo Member
    Messages: 55

    I'll assume that is what looks to be the fuel line that is running through the headlight?

    Also, with their extreme temps, wouldn't the water from the melted snow just refreeze a few minutes later? Heating the surface enough to dry it would compromise the asphalt...?

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    It's a sight too see and hear I thought our terex Detroit diesel was too much then I heard that !!!

    He can point it where he wants, too a degree anyways and by small it's a little bigger than a 6 door pickup and a little taller but way smaller than a locomotive!!
    Those bastids still scare the **** out of me when they blow their horn!! I'll get use too it.

    My new loader should be in tomorrow so I hope it isn't a pos!!

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    A lot of runways here are concrete but it's not only just heat but a giant hairdryer

    They are constantly moving it as well and probably can make it hotter or cooler as well!

    The train I see is blowing 50' away from the train but can also do right in front if needed and it swings side to side

    They do a switch area about the width of the tracks by a hundred feet in no time
  13. SnyCo

    SnyCo Member
    Messages: 55

    Thanks for clarifying that, IPLOWSNO. Those types of engines only run at full throttle, or idle, if I a, not mistaken.

    Either way, I hope they have only experienced operators.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    Yea maybe idle is cooler than wide open though right?
    I call that adjustable lol