Automatic Plowing

The other day Tracey Road Equipment held their annual open house at their Syracuse Headquarters. We all know I stop by on a regular basis to keep up on the latest trucking trends but how can you pass up trucks lined up and put on display for full inspection?

Here we seen the newest truck for the Town of Colchester, NY, a 2018 Freightliner 114SD. Under the hood a DD13 provides 450 HP while connected to an Eaton Fuller 8LL trans. This was one of the few trucks on display that actually had an honest to good manual gearbox. Plowing gear is Everest all the way around.

As noted before, the Western Star 4700 is the new face of plow trucks in the CNY region and beyond. It truely is the International 2574 of the modern age. This truck for the town of Sennett stood out with it’s emerald green paint job. The powertrain stats for this truck are identical to that of the Colchester truck. Viking plow equipment is the blade of choice for this rig.

And a few others that were on display. After awhile they all start to look the same!

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