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. (61 cm) deep, removing wet spring snow, removing layered snow resulting from aging and freeze/thaw cycles, removing snow from around obstacles, and removing snowdrifts. /USARMY/

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Special Rpt. 21
  • Contract Numbers: 71-115
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM