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Super wide highway plow(tow plow)

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by randym99, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. randym99

    randym99 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Hey found this pic of the tow plow(not sure it was posted before but thought it was neat)It is 26 ft long and is trailer mounted.Also has a ballast tank for salt brine(to de-ice the roadway)

  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    That setup was being tested around here on the 407 highway. I saw the unit at a coffee shop one morning last winter. The trailer wheels actually angle and the trailer gets pulled sideways to offset the trailer plow. Slick setup for roads and highways. 1 tuck-2 lanes.
  3. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Very cool


  4. pieperlc

    pieperlc Senior Member
    from 4-5
    Messages: 180

    Very cool, but I bet it's tricky to run.
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    Minnesota's Dept of Transportation is going to be using those plows this year. It'll be interesting to see how well they work.
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Ya that must be hard to turn.
  7. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    so that thing is perfect for driveways right? j/k
    thats really cool and i bet it works pretty well..seems like a great idea
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Very cool! I can't wait to see one.
  9. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    SWEET anyone have more pics?
  10. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    dat **** be crazy
  11. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    looks dangerous
  12. dunlaps lawncare

    dunlaps lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 111

  13. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    does the trailer tow straight for tranportation?
  14. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    yes is does supper, the trailer tires turn for plowing and go straight for normal driving.
  15. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    dont you go buying one now :cool:
  16. NorthDakota

    NorthDakota Member
    Messages: 89

    Just curious....where in minnesota? minneapolis/st paul? outstate?
  17. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    The original poster is showing a picture of a MN-DOT truck. I have seen the state trucks practicing (or whatever you call it) around St. Cloud a lot recently. Plows on, lights flashing, ect. I would assume those trailer plows will only be used around the Twin Cities because that's really the only place in the state that has more than 2 lanes in each direction.

  18. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    they use them here in MO, it's where they were invented (patented)....
  19. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    now that thing is cool and efficient
  20. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Saw them trying those out in MN last year. In the twin cities.
    Very cool and VERY spendy.