Figure 16. Wausau-brand snowplow manufactured by Schmidt Engineering
and Equipment, Inc., of New Berlin, Wisconsin, mounted on a 5-ton truck.
The truck has a Henderson "Chief" spreader mounted in the truck bed.
Both items can be used simultaneously or separately.
3. The 5-ton truck with snowplow attached is a large piece of equipment and
it is recommended that an assistant driver be assigned to the vehicle when it is
being used. The assistant driver's primary job would be safety of operations and
specifically to watch for possible hazards on the right side of the road. He or she
must be especially alert and warn the driver of people or obstructions on the side
of the road. The driver must slow down to 5 mph or less and proceed with ex-
treme caution. This plow, Model R3611M, is made of 3/16th high-grade steel for
the moldboard and -inch harder steel in the frame and cutting edge, with a total
weight of 1600 pounds. When not used correctly it can cause considerable
damage and serious injury.
Do not operate the plow in the vicinity of suspected hazards or personnel at
speeds greater than 4 mph. If in doubt, stop and investigate.
Please note: It is never acceptable to plow snow in a manner that will dump
the snow or spray the snow on anyone standing or walking along the edge of the
road. To take such a risk is both foolhardy and illegal.