April 17, 2008

A little bit different.



I have no idea.

It appears to be a snowplow. It's sitting near the top of Etna and is powered by not one but two four cylinder turbo diesel engines, mounted side by side and both cooled by a single radiator the size of a dinner table. I didn't find any ID tags on it that would indicate just what the hell it actually is, who it's made by, etc. Interestingly enough, not only did it have two engines, it had two sets of commands in the cabin, one facing forward, one backwards.


2 comments:

Slow Joe Crow said...

There is some logic to the layout. Since it is a snow blower, I would guess that one engine drives the tracks and the other drives the snow blower and the there are dual controls because it travels engines first when it is not working.

Ronan said...

Heeey, good thinking. I'll admit I know next to nothing about this type of machinery.