Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cleaning the streets - Halifax style

With our notoriously variable weather, it's not unusual to see snow plows one day and street sweepers the next.
Yesterday I saw this Allianz Jonhston sweeper ready to go to work to clean up the muck tracked out of a  downtown excavation site. Operated by Dexter/ Municipal Contracting as unit 4M14441, it is another of those mysterious CMC trucks, similar to one used by the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The cab is a dual control set-up and carries a Johnston VT 650 sweeper body. Johnston has had its problems of late. See:

Twenty-four hours later, after 10 cm of snow, which was melting rapidly with +2 degrees C temperatures, the Halifax Regional Municipality had one of its many Volvos clearing a public parking lot, and spreading more salt.
It isn't often I get a chance to take a photo of a high speed plow at high speed-he was doing a good 30 kph when I snapped this one. In case you are wondering - yes there is an oil change access port on the driver's side of the tilting hood.

1 comment:

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