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snow etc.

Since most of us have not developed our usual case of "S.S.S." (Seasonal Snow Sickness) we have not had to deal with the END OF DRIVEWAY MONSTER and the moat monsters are hungry and getting cranky, I wanted to at least try to cheer everyone up today.

The three railway snow clearers in the lower pictures are Beilhack HB1000 units that work on the Brenner Pass and they can clear up to 12,000+ tons per hour of packed snow within a standard gauge railway width of four feet six inches and 12 plus feet tall. I have more pictures on my dead lap top and I believe I loaded a bunch of them on the forum here.

The radio control track drive snow blower in the other picture is a roboflail power unit with a hydraulic drive 2 stage snow blower. The chute and spout have the accordian /scissor type of adjustment than raises and lowers the arc of the entire chute to pinpoint drop the snow as it is blown out of the impeller housing.

The single stage snow blower attachment for these power units are a real beast with its 2 inch hydraulic gear motor and roller chain drive for the snow blower rotor. It has a solid chute and hydraulically adjustable spout.
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Hello leonz, great post. I especially like the posted images. My wife and I are transplants from Rome, NY. We both still have many relatives living there. Many of them worked at Griffiss AFB before it was closed. It was a SAC base. During the cold war it was imperative that the runway remained open even during the blizzard of 1966. The government had some impressive snow removal equipment including giant snowblowers on dump trucks, snowplows and locomotive driven plows. I even remember giant driven snowblowers. The military actually came into the city of Rome to help clear snow in order to get the streets opened. Also, I found this and am trying to see if I can hide this from the wife behind my 8 x 10 shed in the backyard!


https://nh.craigslist.org/hvo/d/aubu...057646341.html
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Hello leonz, great post. I especially like the posted images. My wife and I are transplants from Rome, NY. We both still have many relatives living there. Many of them worked at Griffiss AFB before it was closed. It was a SAC base. During the cold war it was imperative that the runway remained open even during the blizzard of 1966. The government had some impressive snow removal equipment including giant snowblowers on dump trucks, snowplows and locomotive driven plows. I even remember giant driven snowblowers. The military actually came into the city of Rome to help clear snow in order to get the streets opened. Also, I found this and am trying to see if I can hide this from the wife behind my 8 x 10 shed in the backyard!


https://nh.craigslist.org/hvo/d/aubu...057646341.html

You don't want that one. Trust me.


Besides the fact that one ribbon is off.


That is an airfield blower, you want one with a top chute so you can direct the snow right where you want it. That thing will only chuck it perpendicular unless it has rear steer then you can angle the machine to place the snow. Though that vintage probably has some nice detroit diesel engines, truck one is something like 300 hp or so and blower engine is either 350 or 750 hp


That blower had the smaller engine as it had rear steer but it will clear your driveway in seconds!!
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Waiting on all of that white Crap to Melt and Take It's Leave of me in Peace. Because I am BLOODY FREAKING Tired of It. If we should get any more Than I will Be Taking a Ride on The CRAZY TRAIN!!!!!!!!!! And take up Residence Here full Time.
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Hey notabiker, thanks for the information. I like the machine in your pics! Yes I definitely want to be able to direct the blown snow. My neighbors will not be happy with me. I guess I will have to hit their driveways after finishing mine.
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