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Title: Snowblowers : performance and evaluation
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Huntsville Division.
Hanamoto, Ben.
Keywords: Snow
Snow removal
Snow vehicles
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 201.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: Twelve small snowblowers were evaluated for use in removing snow from around Safeguard missile cell covers. The snowblowers that performed better under a variety of snow conditions and for a number of specific tasks had some of the following features: large diameter cutter, double lead open-bladed cutter, slow turning cutter, fast turning impeller, large diameter tires and a cg located near the drive wheel axle for ease of tipping and maneuvering. Difficult snow removal tasks included removing snow up to 24 in. deep, removing wet spring snow, removing layered snow resulting from aging and freeze/thaw cycles, removing snow from around obstacles, and removing snowdrifts.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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