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Thanks for posting this. It doesn't seem like we get as much snow along the Atlantic coast as they did in the era covered by the video.
 

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That is an interesting video and looks like a nice collection at the museum
 
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cool video...I've actually considered rolling over the snow before.......always seemed to me it would take twice as long to melt once packed in.....
 

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Thanks for posting that video :thumbs: glad it doesn't snow like that here too often , Al
 
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Excellent video! Thank you for sharing that, there was some great footage there in places.
 
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cool video...I've actually considered rolling over the snow before.......always seemed to me it would take twice as long to melt once packed in.....
Back when I used to hire a plow truck to do my gravel driveway I used to end up with a 3-4" buildup of ice that would take forever to melt in the spring. When I do it myself I try to scrape it down to the gravel if possible. I imagine rollling it would create a real mess in the spring when the ice would melt unevenly causing a rough slippery surface. It's hard to believe that they used to shovel it by hand for miles and miles of road.
 

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I don't know what they get in Maine, but lake effect snow causes some huge amounts to fall over lots of Upstate NY. Plows are all over here.

I never knew they rolled it either. That would be really bad till it all melted.

Good video, thanks for posting it.
 
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The one device I'd enjoy seeing in action is the plow designed off of the same concept as a planer.
 

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Wow, brings back some bad memory's for me @ 1:19 of the video I drove a truck like that, no heat, hand pump for plow, was a old Navy surplus, guy I worked for had brought 8 of them just for plowing, more I think about he could never keep drivers to run them all at the same time. Best truck I ever drove and it was only one time was a Walter Snow-Fighter that was a snow moving machine, could plow two lanes on the highway with it. Looked a lot like this photo, Wheel Sky Vehicle Tire Automotive tire
 

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That's a real beast. It must have felt good when you got to the other side of a big drift and the road was clear behind you.
 
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