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1922 Walter Tractor Snow-Plow

Engine Type:
Waukesha 4-Cylinder

Transmission Type:
Walter 5-Speed

Truck Information:
The Walter Auto Truck Manufacturing Company got its start making candy production equipment. Eventually, the company branched out into automobiles and racing cars before settling on the commercial four-wheel drive trucks they would become known for. The company specialized in both snowplows and airfield crash recovery vehicles. Walter trucks were manufactured from 1909 all the way through 1997, when the company was purchased by KME. This Walter Snowplow, unit number 129, was one of four commissioned by Fifth Avenue Coach Lines of New York City that year. It would have been used to clear snow along routes run by their double-decker passenger buses. Compared to modern snowplows, plowing was no straightforward task on this truck. It required three people: one driver, one person to operate the passenger side plow, and one person to rase and lower the mid mount blade. Astonishingly, a certificate of war necessity reveals that this primitive truck was still in use as late as 1943, and perhaps later. The Iowa Trucking Museum acquired this Walter in 2004, restored it in 2019, and today it still sees some (occasional) use as a snowplow!

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