Wyoming DOT fields massive snowblower

May 15, 2023

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has a machine that clears 25 percent more snow in an hour than previous snowblowers, according to a news report in Cowboy State Daily.

The Larue T80, mounted on a tracked power unit, clears 5,000 tons an hour, according to the report, and cost $700,000. Wyoming faces far greater snowfalls than most any other state, so the blower is called in after snowcats cut drifts down to 3 or 4 feet, according to a Facebook post showing the blower in action (below).

The snowblower has been put to use on seasonally closed roads, now being cleared for the spring. According to the published report, the unit is powered by a 755-horsepower Cat C18 engine.

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