Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Giant Snow Blower
Our county road commission has the big equipment. There are three operational branches of our road commission. The main branch is in Munising with the others in Grand Marais and Limestone. In total they take care of 611 miles of roads. My favorite piece of snow removal equipment they use is the giant snow blower. They use it to cut bank the snow banks along the sides of roads. People have different names for the equipment including snow-go machine and bank eater.
In 1922 the first practical highway snowplow developed in the U.S. was designed and built by Edward Levy, Superintendent, City Public Works, Munising, MI, Alger County.