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http://www.badgoat.net/Old Snow Plow Equipment/Truck Collections/Harrisburg International Airport/HIA/GW303H434-5.jpg[YouTube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?This is a featured page

A number of years ago I got a tour of HIA and took a number of photos. The airport is equipped to completely clear all runways, taxiways and roads every two hours during a storm. The fleet was a combination of Walter , ex-military Oshkosh and sweepers. In the event of a storm, all hands on deck as everyone there had plowing responsibilities including maintenance workers, electricians and others.

Here is a mini tour-
http://www.badgoat.net/Old Snow Plow Equipment/Truck Collections/Harrisburg International Airport/HIA/GW326H225-1.jpg

The airport had recently factory refurbished two older trucks, the A cab shown here for Harrisburg and the other for Capital City Airport. The factory work (possibly some of the last refurbishes completed before closing down), cost $150,000 each and they were glad to have it done. New trucks were running $300,000 each at the time.
http://www.badgoat.net/Old Snow Plow Equipment/Truck Collections/Harrisburg International Airport/HIA/GW234H268-2.jpg

The plan at the time I took these photos was to phase out the older 1959 Oshkosh (see above), maintain the Walter fleet and start switching to adding new tandem dumps for the plow fleet.
http://www.badgoat.net/Old Snow Plow Equipment/Truck Collections/Harrisburg International Airport/HIA/GW287H239-3.jpg


This is a 1970 Oshkosh with a rollover plow.

This truck is a 1969 Walter after the refurbishing, truely better that new!
http://www.badgoat.net/Old Snow Plow Equipment/Truck Collections/Harrisburg International Airport/HIA/GW233H318-4.jpg

N-cab Walter with folding 28' plow


A pair of sweepers for runway snow removal
http://www.badgoat.net/Old Snow Plow Equipment/Truck Collections/Harrisburg International Airport/HIA/GW465H316-6.jpg

I ran into this video from my tour of HIA. Enjoy! Bshoesey
v=0to6eSLg2cE[/YouTube]Harrisburg International Airport



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