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cne_craig

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2023, 05:49:29 PM »
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If we look at the history I believe the intent of the oddball front truck is to add weight to the front to prevent the plow from riding up and over the snow.

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2023, 05:52:44 PM »
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interesting that both trucks are specified as having 30" wheels
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Re: What is this?
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2023, 11:37:10 AM »
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Note that the 30" wheels are for the 1890 #2 Plow. I think that the photo of the two trucks is more interesting. The rear truck has 33" wheels but no description of the front truck wheel diameter is given.
 The front truck appears to be sloped and has the front wheels smaller than the rear.  There are programs to rotate and skew the photo so that a comparison could be made based on the known short wheel base. Just a thought.