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Alaska DOT Tests Icebreaker Plow

The Alaska Department of Transportation took a Raiko icebreaker to the icy roads of Fairbanks on Nov. 18, before sending it to Anchorage early this week.

December 11, 2013

The Alaska Department of Transportation took a Raiko icebreaker to the icy roads of Fairbanks on Nov. 18, before sending it to Anchorage early this week. According to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the 3,800-pound machine, made by Finnish company Sah-Ko Oy, crushes ice with a roller covered in metal spikes.

The icebreaker attaches to the front of a plow truck and performs best on thick ice, the report says. 

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Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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