This half-hour lesson addresses safety around snowplows. It is designed for 2nd and 3rd grade children and was produced by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Local Road Research Board (LRRB).
Explains the basics of snow removal, equipment preparation and maintenance, salt application rates, salt vs. abrasives, snow, ice, and fuel consumption, and the history and uses of salt.
Demonstrates how to attach various plows and how to operate the motor grader for snow removal.Available on YouTube
Preparation of equipment and snow removal procedures, with emphasis on safety while operating a plow.
Three parts: (1) equipment and hookup, (2) daily checks, (3) plowing and spreading techniques.Available on YouTube
Step-by-step basics for beginners, with emphasis on safety.
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