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#1 DougT ONLINE  

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 11:06 AM

This video is over 20 min long but shows some neat footage of snow plowing in 1939 with a Walter Sno-fighter. You had to be tough in those days.   https://www.youtube....h?v=TZR2WbD3Hz0


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 11:14 AM

Thanks Doug, This video is also very cool for plow further back after they opened the road up.

 


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 11:44 AM

A lot of work for making 26.00 dollars a week  how long could do that for before there was nothing left of you ?


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 11:45 AM

 

 

 

 

these are really neat to watch.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 11:51 AM

Pretty cool videos and information. I can remember my dad and uncle telling me about the county road plows from northern Michigan having to ram the drifts and back up and hit them again. This just shows how it was done. They told about the old steam trains running thru town and how they would blast the snow onto the cross roads after the road crews had already cleared the intersections. Then the tows business owners would go out with shovels and clear the roads at the intersections. They said even the fire engines had plows on them for a time in the winters. Thanks again.                                                       Roger.                                                                                                     


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 01:15 PM

 They said even the fire engines had plows on them for a time in the winters. Thanks again.                                                       Roger.                                                                                                     

 

I believe that Chicago still has plows to hang on their Garbage trucks when they get a big snow, at least they used to a few years back.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 01:43 PM

Great old videos!



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Posted February 18, 2015 - 02:07 PM

We could use that roto-wing here. Neat idea.   Noel



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Posted February 18, 2015 - 03:19 PM

I believe that Chicago still has plows to hang on their Garbage trucks when they get a big snow, at least they used to a few years back.

City of New York still uses rubbish trucks to plow snow !


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 03:21 PM

Thanks for the video, real cool



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Posted February 18, 2015 - 03:59 PM

Thyanks Guys.  Those remind me of when I was a kid.  Our county had those trucks back then.  They also had a V plow setup on a D-8 dozer when they needed it.  I never got a chance to see it at work though.


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