Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Roll the Plows

With winter fast approaching in Halifax the plows are ready to roll.

Almost all municipalities and provincial highway departments have yellow vehicles these days, and apply their own graphics, so it is hard to say who will be running some of the new rigs I saw a while back at Parts for Trucks.

This brand new Freightliner had its wing plow mounted on a huge elevator.

Some of its front mounting gear was in the dump body - perhaps to improve the driver's line of sight for the delivery trip.

There was not much doubt about whose this unit was, because it still had Nova Scotia government markings.

Looking like a lion ready to pounce, it dwarfed some regular sized trucks at the GM engine shop.
Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal runs this Autocar, with number 82675.

Meanwhile back to my summer report, I saw a number of civilian snow plows that are obviously never used for other work in the summer.

This collection of 3 Internationals and a Western Star were patiently waiting to be called in Clermont, QC by Fernand Harvey. I did not record a number on the truck at the far left, but the others are number 00-01, 95-02 and 01-01. 

Little used in Nova Scotia, but still to be found in Quebec are these wonderful Sicard snow blowers.

 This older model and the newer model below also work for Fernand Harvey of Clermont.

Both bear the familiar Sicard name and logo and are AWD with separate blower engine.

Bring on the snow!


Sunday, November 6, 2016


I finally spotted a new Navistar International HX model in Halifax (sometimes abbreviated as Hfx).
It is a fully kitted out HX with dump body at the Navistar dealer in Burnside.

As mentioned before, it is to replace the Paystar series and the CAT truck which has been discontinued by Caterpillar. This particular truck is carrying a dealer's plate, so it is a demonstrator for now at least.


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Long Haul Pete

This Pete, owned by RJ Express and running for Action Express of Regina, Saskatchewan was carrying a John Deere 1270G tree harvester.

The harvester was delivered to Halifax by ship, and  the driver was doing some final checks before hitting the road this morning.
Here's more on the Deere: