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1922 Walter Snow Fighter


Engine Type:
4-cylinder, single-valve

Truck Information:
The Walter Auto Truck Manufacturing Company began with automobiles and racing cars, however they eventually became well-known for their four-wheel drive trucks. Remarkably, the company made candy production equipment before entering the truck manufacturing business. The company built its first four-wheel drive truck was in 1911 and Walter had found their ideal market. The Walter success was built on 100% traction which rested in the torque proportioning bevel drive. This differential is designed to find the wheel with the most traction, which is opposite of the standard automotive differentials. In addition, Walter Snow-Fighters boasted a third bevel drive built into the transmission that drove power from front to rear. That enabled these trucks to run like a conventional single axle until there was a loss in traction on the drive tire, which caused the bevel drive to kick in. This 1922 Walter Snow-Fighter, assigned unit number 29, is presumed to have been in operation for the Fifth Avenue Coach Lines of New York City to move snow along the routes run by their double-decker passenger buses.



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