Continued Evaluation of the TowPlow Trailer System

The Caltrans Division of Maintenance is conducting a trial evaluation of the Viking-Cives TowPlow trailer to determine if this equipment could potentially improve the level of service and reduce the cost of their winter snow fighting operations. This report documents the configuration modifications and the deployment activities necessary to deploy this equipment for Caltrans’ highway operational testing. Two TowPlow units were purchased, adapted to operate within Caltrans guidelines, and deployed to the Kingvale Highway Maintenance Station (HMS) for winter operation trials. This TowPlow evaluation report focuses on the years 2016 and 2017. This report conducts a detailed analysis based on all available information of both the benefits and limitations of utilizing TowPlow units in Caltrans winter operations.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 82p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01707929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA18-3085, UCD-ARR-18-01-12-01
  • Contract Numbers: 65A0560, Task 3085
  • Created Date: May 14 2019 4:36PM