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Postby RB » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:17 pm

I sat on the runway at Traverse City last night (albeit in a plane) they de-iced, and de-iced again then gave up until the snowstorm stopped, out of the corner of my eye I caught glimpse of a 60 foot blur of snow as a HUGE snowplough blitzed the main runway, I swear the thing was doing 60MPH+! :shock:
You can just see it entering the frame here on the right
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300 miles South in Detroit there was NO snow :shock: - I arrived back this afternoon to a positively balmy U.K. :up

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O.K. I found it, clears a MINIMUM of 6,000 tons and hour! :o
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Re: Brrrrrr . . . .

Postby sam » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:55 pm

Yes 8 degrees today in London.
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Re: Brrrrrr . . . .

Postby H2Herman » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:01 pm

The Wausau-Everest snow blower is way to small for runway clearing due to its small working width. I bet you a dollar that what you saw was an Overaasen TV1360 or TV2000. Top speed 60km/h and clearing capacity of 10000 tons/h.
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Re: Brrrrrr . . . .

Postby Jackman » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:22 pm

It would un nerve me to be in a plane that they are de-icing the wings in a blizzard, RB you have nerves of steel :up
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Re: Brrrrrr . . . .

Postby RB » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:10 pm

H2Herman wrote:The Wausau-Everest snow blower is way to small for runway clearing due to its small working width. I bet you a dollar that what you saw was an Overaasen TV1360 or TV2000. Top speed 60km/h and clearing capacity of 10000 tons/h.

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Smart Arse! :roll: I did keep checking into it when I posted that and as we approached the actual runway I saw a machine with a front and back end . . .. . . and a skinny bit inbetween, I did check into it further and found a machine made in England :o That matched the description of what I saw, and it DID have brush mounted which made a LOT more sense of why the runway was so well cleared up! :clap
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Jackman wrote:It would un nerve me to be in a plane that they are de-icing the wings in a blizzard, RB you have nerves of steel :up

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I have to admit, it was a RARE occasion where I was actually concerned about flying ;)
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Re: Brrrrrr . . . .

Postby H2Herman » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:15 pm

So this means I owe you one buck :beer :beer :beer :beer :beer :beer :beer
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Re: Brrrrrr . . . .

Postby Jackman » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:47 pm

RB, Michigan a place well known for cold long winters ,England known (I think) for wet drizzly weather why not some place warm dry and comfy :think South West USA maybe, first chance I get Sayonara NY hello some place warm and sunny
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Re: Brrrrrr . . . .

Postby H2Herman » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:40 pm

Ahhhhaaa... it was a broom sweeper. Then I am certain it must have been an Oshkosh XF.
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Re: Brrrrrr . . . .

Postby RB » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:23 pm

H2Herman wrote:Ahhhhaaa... it was a broom sweeper. Then I am certain it must have been an Oshkosh XF.


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W.T.F. :eh :eh :eh :eh I always thought that you sold coffee for a living! :bang - I like to think that I am rarely wrong . . . But on this occasion you may be correct :roll: . . . At this moment. all I know is that we approached the runway in a snowstorm, something was creating the biggest, fastest, MESS of clearing snow I ever saw . . . and it was on our runway! Thankfully as we took off I looked down and saw CLEAR concrete . . . .and writing - totally unreal in such a storm :clap :clap :clap :clap ( I live to fight another day ;) )
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Re: Brrrrrr . . . .

Postby h1a » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:26 pm

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