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Snowplow Alley! History Of Snowplows In Maine!


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#1 Moosetales OFFLINE  

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 12:36 PM

This is a little slow but I found it interesting. If you're like me, I'm glad I have my driveway ONLY to plow.

 


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 03:29 PM

Thanks for posting this. It doesn't seem like we get as much snow along the Atlantic coast as they did in the era covered by the video. 


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 03:50 PM

That  is an interesting video and looks like a nice collection at the museum 


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 04:28 PM

cool video...I've actually considered rolling over the snow before.......always seemed to me it would take twice as long to melt once packed in.....


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 06:18 PM

Thanks for posting that video  :thumbs: glad it doesn't  snow like that here too often , Al


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 06:21 PM

Excellent video!  Thank you for sharing that, there was some great footage there in places.


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 06:32 PM

i would love to go to the muesam to see the trucks might give me ideas for a gt


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 06:20 AM

cool video...I've actually considered rolling over the snow before.......always seemed to me it would take twice as long to melt once packed in.....

 

 Back when I used to hire a plow truck to do my gravel driveway I used to end up with a 3-4" buildup of ice that would take forever to melt in the spring. When I do it myself I try to scrape it down to the gravel if possible. I imagine rollling it would create a real mess in the spring when the ice would melt unevenly causing a rough slippery surface. It's hard to believe that they used to shovel it by hand for miles and miles of road.


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 10:44 AM

I don't know what they get in Maine, but lake effect snow causes some huge amounts to fall over lots of Upstate NY.  Plows are all over here.  

 

I never knew they rolled it either.  That would be really bad till it all melted.  

 

Good video, thanks for posting it.


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 11:29 AM

The one device I'd enjoy seeing in action is the plow designed off of the same concept as a planer.



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Posted January 07, 2013 - 12:07 PM

Wow, brings back some bad memory's for me @ 1:19 of the video I drove a truck like that, no heat, hand pump for plow, was a old Navy surplus, guy I worked for had brought 8 of them just for plowing, more I think about he could never keep drivers to run them all at the same time. Best truck I ever drove and it was only one time was a Walter Snow-Fighter that was a snow moving machine, could plow two lanes on the highway with it. Looked a lot like this photo,walter-snow-fighter.jpg



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Posted January 07, 2013 - 05:31 PM

That's a real beast. It must have felt good when you got to the other side of a big drift and the road was clear behind you. 






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