Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tow Plow

I can't even begin to imagine meeting something like this on the interstate. Although they aren't new, they are new in Indiana. The state has purchased a $100,000 tow plow to test out on I-469 around Ft. Wayne, Indiana. If the state likes what they find, more will be purchased. The plow is towed behind a normal plow truck enabling the driver to clear twice as much snow. The rationale for these plows is to save wear and tear on trucks, save fuel, and save money spent to pay plow drivers. A plow truck alone costs $150,000. The plow will move at 40mph and is 35 feet (11 meters) long, 70 feet (21 meters) including the truck and can clear a path 24 feet (7.3 meters) wide. Below is a video showing the tow plow in action!

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