Project H-206, "Improved Displacement Plow and Blowing Snow Research" was awarded to the University of Wyoming in October 1988 by the Strategic Highway Research Program. The research required covered two distinct areas. One focused on developing an improved snowplow and the second addressed snow control for highways. This report describes the research on improving the design of snowplows, as well as design, fabrication, and test of plows incorporating improvements. The project included a variety of features that were intended to promote technology transfer. These efforts are also documented. A recommended design for an improved reversible plow is presented. The primary goal of the research was to decrease the energy consumption during plowing by twenty percent. Secondary goals included increasing the cast performance, improving visibility for the operator and the motoring public, and improving the safety of the plow especially on impact with hazards found on and along roadways.

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    Strategic Highway Research Program

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  • Authors:
    • Pell, K M
  • Publication Date: 1994-5


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 85 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00666010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SHRP-H-673
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 13 1994 12:00AM