Category Archives: Snow Plows

Blowing and Throwing

The land of big snow is back! Ryan sends in some photos of a Schmidt Caltrans blower working the Yuba Pass of I-80 in the Sierra Nevada mountains. I did some poking around trying to nail down the particular model … Continue reading

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Room with a View

We had a bit of snow last week. It was more than enough to coat the roads and bring out the plows. Usually this is the type of weather that would send me searching for action but with a newborn … Continue reading

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The Class of 2018

Here they are folks, the new plows of 2018. Below, a Western Star 4700 for an unknown recipient. The Town of Dewitt Highway Department is located .3 miles from the Tracey Road Equipment HQ. Here is their brand new 114SD. … Continue reading

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Ancient Oshkosh – Oshkosh W-2211

They say age is just a number. You could consider it a philosophy that this old Oshkosh takes to heart considering it still sees active duty on a winding driveway in the hills of Fenner, NY. If you are familiar … Continue reading

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Plow Backlog

Looking at all of the plows from the other day it crossed my mind that I have been sitting on a few other rigs from months ago that I should probably share before it’s too late. Back in March (Yes, … Continue reading

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The Plows of Upstate New York

There are a great many small towns and villages across the state of New York and almost all of them have their own highway department. While some many argue that this leads to a duplication of services and thus higher … Continue reading

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Tempting Fate

Sure has been a nice string of weather recently. Let’s tempt fate by looking at plows.  We’ll start off with a true power couple, a pair of Onondaga County 6×6 Paystars. In the winter months you can find these trucks … Continue reading

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At the Dealer – International HX

Will the International HX be a worthy successor to the Paystar line of trucks? Only time will tell but based on looks alone I’m pleased with what I see. Here we have a HX620 with Henderson gear all around. You’ll … Continue reading

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New, Newer, Old

The age of the Star Car as the plow chassis of choice continues on, unbridled by no man or force of nature. Here we see the latest edition to the Village of Minoa DPW fleet. They picked up a WS … Continue reading

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I went to NY/NJ

As I alluded to yesterday I spent some time in the NYC metro area last week. Did I mention I left on Wednesday? Yup, just in time for a big nor’easter to pass through the region. Some of you out … Continue reading

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