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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:48:20 PM

The video says it all. Using a method more often seenn in the cornfield, Canadians clear snow from their streets in a way we should all do it.

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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 2:14:01 AM

Lots of snow up north.
DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 2:00:21 AM

plenty of practice
TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:09:52 PM

I haven't started my snow blower for two winters!
joekayak
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:52:44 PM

I'd love to have that snow blower to do my 150 foot driveway.
hotwheels001
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:33:43 PM

That's the way they do it...when the send these trucks out. They spend millions of dollars to clean up after each snow storm. But in some neighborhoods, you wouldn't know that they've done anything. (Some times they really don't do anything as some cities are so big they can't clean everywhere). The only place they clean up is our wallets at tax time. We pay and pay and pay and get less and less and less.
mattpolska
Veteran Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 2:52:42 PM

i have 2 feet of snow in my yard dont talk about shit it still goes on the side
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:50:05 AM

Cool. I wonder how often they scoop up something other than snow.
blupupher
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:38:40 AM

when snowfall is measured in feet, you have to do something more than move it to the side of the road.
grt197
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:49:38 AM

its nice
alterman156
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:51:11 AM

Perhaps the best way to deal with the snow when you have a lot of it.
sarasotasingle
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:00:39 AM

This sounds Great for Florida.....lol
Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:32:48 AM

I'm sure this makes a big difference on GAS PRICES!
gcalleja
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:25:45 AM

I'm glad I live in South Florida.
1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:04:35 AM

amazing
andy1024
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:57:49 PM

We Americans are just too lazy -- the crew just piled the snow on the side of the road and your driveway entrance, a big hassle to clear the driveway.
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:57:07 PM

Should work in Chicagoland.
listerone
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:51:26 PM

Hockey,snow and maple syrup is what Canada's all about.
csblesson
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:47:16 PM

Good to learn from them
CityCouponer
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:29:36 PM

Those darn Canadians… What will they think of next?
sailorjupoak
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:26:00 PM

That's how we do it in Fargo when there is a ton of snow. Also, snow melters are not uncommon either. Take your snow outside of town, hook the melter up to an open pot hole, put the snow in the melter, and it's gone!
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:58:23 PM

The hot air from Washington can clear the snow.
Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:44:06 PM

I've seen this done in the U.S. too.
BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:04:04 PM


We just relied on Global Warming to take care of our snow.
KidKorona
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:23:39 PM

Maybe we can use this method to get the sand off the road. They use snowplows now for it.
Rappcommuter
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:53:37 PM

Definitely needed in locations that get massive amounts of snow.
WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:47:57 PM

Beats scraping the pavement to pieces.

Saw a WVDOH truck last week scraping water with a snowplow. Job security maybe.
VomVom
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:18:45 PM

In most parts of Canada we see enough snow every winter that we need a well organized system to remove them in the most cost effective manner.
sillywagon
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:14:46 PM

The village of Hancock in upstate New York plows roads. When a lot of snow has fallen the parking on side of roads is covered in snow, when a bull dozer and a couple of dump truck are used to clear the parking. Good for local business.

[Edited by: sillywagon at 1/4/2013 7:16:27 PM EST]
cmgodwin
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:34:39 PM

there is not enough snow in all areas to justify everyone using this method
BluWahoo
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:28:24 PM

live where there's no snow....sand that is snow white instead
JDchefF
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:28:01 PM

Interesting. I saw it done when I lived in southern Michigan in the early '80's.
kag2010
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:24:22 PM

Very old news..
bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:23:59 PM

cool
MAJB
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:19:23 PM

They were doing this in my home town in Michigan in the 60's. Used to dump the snow in the river and let nature take care of it.
skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:18:36 PM

glad we dont6 live herer that is a problem
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 5:43:22 PM

Learn some thing every day, I wonder have fet they clear from one truck load of snow?
LostInNY
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 5:41:12 PM

Pretty cool...just make sure yourcar isn't buried under the snow hen that giant snowblower pushed through!
doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 5:38:43 PM

Has no one ever seen a two stage snow thrower before? No a snow blower or a snow broom, but an actual snow thrower?
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 5:29:23 PM

That is sharp.
Zuegma
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:46:49 PM

That's how it's done in large cities (with lots of snow), but, smaller communities don't have those resources. Our smaller communities use the more widespread snow plows (albeit of varying sizes) and block up your driveways when they go by.
By the way, the front-end payloader equipted with the large snowblower is small in comparison to the much larger and sole purpose road clearing snowblowers used in some of the larger cities.
JCI46009IN
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:44:59 PM

What a great idea!!!!
mikaye
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:38:54 PM

better than piles on driveway aprons
flatrock14
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:33:01 PM

i like it
rcornel
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:29:55 PM

Cool... LOL. Good system.
leraar2
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:13:35 PM

in some cities like Montreal, the snow is actually dumped
into a snowmelter poised above storm drains.
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:57:23 PM

Good in places that get a lot of snow.
Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:53:23 PM

This one of the ways we clean streets in Spearfish, SD.
Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:44:02 PM

just keep the kids away from the streets !
gizbo123
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:34:05 PM

Al Gore won't like it. Not supposed to use fuel. One good thing, it keeps the salt out of the water table.
hmw10284
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:08:22 PM

ho hum - very old news
ToolinIt
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:29:09 PM

Minnesota has been doing the same over the decades.
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