While not technically a truck, the service vehicle created by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) — a 26-foot-wide tow plow — has been deployed by several states across the U.S to clear off the ice and snow that’s creating havoc on roads this winter. The tow plows are pulled behind a conventional plough truck — and they aren’t cheap. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) pays a whopping $100,000 to purchase and modify each tow plow.
In the past few years, several state transportation agencies have adopted the tow plow because of its ability to clear two interstate lanes of snow in a single pass. PennDOT says that with the tow plow, “One truck does the work of two, saving equipment and personnel while yielding faster response times and higher levels of service.”
Check out this video to see it in action: