Rotary Beast Takes On The Snow

Rotary Beast Takes On The Snow | Train Fanatics Videos

The basic rotary snow plow design was invented by a dentist in 1869!

These 16 foot high A-units can plow snow banks as high as 12 feet high.! The centrifugal force created by the swirling 11 foot fan blades can propel the snow upwards of 100 feet to either side of the unit. Turning at 60-90 revolutions per minute, the rotary unit can move around 4-8 mph, acting as a giant auger chewing into snow banks.

Rotary snow plow trains are usually configured a plow front and back so they can make their way back from their starting point should more snow fall after their initial plow through an area.

Let us know if you have ever seen one of the beasts in action. We would love to hear about your experience!

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