‘Tow Plow’ Gets Mich. Trial Run

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation began a limited trial run Tuesday of a ‘Tow-Plow‘ unit along Interstate 94 near Kalamazoo. The agency plans to test the feasibility of using such add-on plows over the next few weeks.

The Tow-Plow is essentially a standard plow truck connected to a towing rig that can swing out to clear a second lane of traffic at once. Tow-Plows are manufactured by Viking Cives, both in Ontario and in Missouri.

Several other states including Maine and Wisconsin have started implementing the cost-saving option in recent years. 

MDOT spokesman Nick Schrippa acknowledged that his department was intrigued at a technology that could theoretically double the efficiency of their trucks.   

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5 Responses to ‘Tow Plow’ Gets Mich. Trial Run

  1. Jackie Crilly says:

    We need that here in upstate NY!

  2. Sean Smith says:

    The image kinda redeems the concept, I was a little worried when reading how it worked, but it looks like another truck accompanies it for security. 🙂

  3. Rob Perry says:

    I think that is a GREAT idea !! getting the double the work done in half the time!!

  4. M. Anderson says:

    This just looks plain dangerous. You know some idiot’s gonna crash into one of these.

  5. Elizabeth Ayers says:

    I think this is a good idea it could be very benefitial to the driver of the tow truck and the drivers on the road

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