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massive antique Winther snowblower 2 stage,2 motors

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A Monster Winther Snowblower

January 12, 2011


A Monster Winther Snowblower | The Old Motor

We are in the middle of an old fashioned New England blizzard this morning with snow coming down at the rate of two inches an hour. This lead me to thinking about photos with snow, but then I remembered these incredible photos of Winther rotary snow plows as they called them at the time. This one is quite a machine with a huge six-cylinder engine that powers the blower and a second smaller one to power the truck. This blower engine appears to be Wisconsin t-head of about 1000 cubic inch judging by the size.
Martin P. Winther incorporated Winther Motor and Truck Company in December 1916, initially manufacturing a rear-drive Winther truck. Shortly after, the factory manufactured the 4-wheel-drive Winther truck, and the Winther passenger car 1920-23. The truck cabs were open and fitted with low doors. Initial capacities were 2, 3, 4 and 6 tons and were priced from $2,750 to $4,600. Later vehicles extended the line and included trucks in the 1 to 7 ton range. As early as 1919 the company claimed that the Winthers vehicles were the dominating truck in the U.S. Navy.
The smaller (1-2 ton) trucks were aimed at the agricultural market, while the heavier models were intended for use in the logging, fire fighting, and snowplowing industries. The latter made early use of rotary plows; one of the largest used two engines, the rear one over the rear axle to drive the truck and the front one for the plow, with the fully-enclosed cab between. In the 1920s, electric starters were added to most vehicles. In 1926, the company produced five vehicle styles ranging from 1 1/2 to 5/7 tons. In its last year the products were renamed Winther-Kenosha, and in the summer of 1927 the plant was sold to H.P. Olsen. Text and photos courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society.




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Yard-Man Snowbird 7040-0 5/22
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I think I need one of these.

HS 928 TCD. It's Canadian eh! (Sure I'm done modifying it, for now, until next time.......)
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Wow! That contraption wouldn't even fit in my tiny driveway. It's a monster.

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Holy impeller batman! I wonder how many people got shot out of that thing?
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They use a newer version of that for clearing the airport runways.

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The ultimate Zombie machine.

I like the tires too. I can see the cops chasing me down the road.

Also a great vehicle for aerating your lawn.

I hate shoveling SNOW!
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Looks like the ones they mount on the front of a locomotive.


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only this one, is 2 stage, and self propelled...and has hand warmers...




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AMF Dynamark Luminaire 5362 8/26 3-stage
Craftsman Drift Breaker 10/32 3-stage
Gilson 55012 8/26 gear drive
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Cub Cadet 268 8/26
Yard-Man Snowbird 7040-0 5/22
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I agree, a truck adaptation of a railway blower. I had never seen this one.

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