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What do they call that...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jeep-power, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. jeep-power

    jeep-power Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hello all-- my first post.
    THis seems to be the best place to go for help.
    I have been wracking my brain for the last few years trying to remember the word given to a gang of plows clearing a road/interstate. As I recall it is a french sounding word.
    Please help.
  2. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Here its called a plow train
  3. ManorLandscape8

    ManorLandscape8 Member
    Messages: 40

    we call it tandem plowing
  4. mac3897

    mac3897 Member
    from MA
    Messages: 68

    is it a convoy?
  5. schnitz

    schnitz Member
    Messages: 98

    If you own the trucks, it's called "Bucho Deniro!"
  6. SkykingHD

    SkykingHD Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    conga line

    In Akron Ohio we call it a conga line. The city and state does it when heavy snows come.
    One of our drivers had a city plow truck drive away from him at 55 mph on interstate 76. They fly here !

  7. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    I like the people that pass a plow truck train. They just have to be in front and dont realize that the roads are alot worse in front of the plow trucks. And while passing their cars are getting plastered with crap.
  8. thundercat99

    thundercat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    team plowing

    its the same in a lot as it is on the road
  9. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    It's called the County getting off there azz and working...
  10. motorider000

    motorider000 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    We call it dualing.
  11. jeep-power

    jeep-power Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    still haven't hit it-- I remember it sounding something that goes with 'doc-tari" (standing up and holding the roll bar when traveling as a passenger in a topless Jeep-- or other topless vehicle). the wor always brought to mind it being a french canadian term. Mabe just a New jersey thing...

    It's still bugging the heck out of me!

    oh well- Think Snow!-- We have had 55 degree weather for the past few days-- haven't seen freezing during the day on over a month....:cry:
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Doc-tari was a show on T.V. in the early 60's lol
    Set in the desert of Africa I belive...
  13. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Hmmmmmm.....French words....



  14. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    At least the French came up with something to defeat another thing.
    They didn't give up.
    DOOh did I just type that?
  15. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Hey.. Plowsite.com comes through again. You been thinking of this for years? Wow..what do I win??? I spent a good 10 minutes trying to spell this word, I know how to pronounce it but spelling it was tough.

    Main Entry: 1ech·e·lon
    Pronunciation: 'e-sh&-"län
    Function: noun
    Etymology: French échelon, literally, rung of a ladder, from Old French eschelon, from eschele ladder, from Late Latin scala
    1 a (1) : an arrangement of a body of troops with its units each somewhat to the left or right of the one in the rear like a series of steps (2) : a formation of units or individuals resembling such an echelon (3) : a flight formation in which each airplane flies at a certain elevation above or below and at a certain distance behind and to the right or left of the airplane ahead b : any of several military units in echelon formation
    2 a : one of a series of levels or grades in an organization or field of activity b : a group of individuals at a particular level or grade in an organization
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2006
  16. Rappa

    Rappa Member
    Messages: 84

    I think it is easier to just call it "A Battery".

    1. An emplacement for one or more pieces of artillery.
    2. A set of guns or other heavy artillery, as on a warship.
    3. An army artillery unit, corresponding to a company in the infantry.

    1. An array of similar things intended for use together: a battery of plow trucks.
    2. An impressive body or group: a battery of plow guys.
  17. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I must be out of it, but what's the connection between the French and military terms......:jester:
  18. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    I think he was just looking for the french word "echelon" not Battery.

    Ducks can fly in a echelon too,. but most of the time in a reflective echelon. lol
  19. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    We call it a "Rollin' Road Block" !!! :angry:
  20. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    When we do a huge parking lot we call it Radius plowing.Every truck is offset 3 foot to the right so the sweet spot is hitting the snow with no trail off's. You get 6 trucks and that's 18 foot a pass! At the end the trucks break right or left circle back to the start and do it again.