Somerville Meets the Megatron of Snowblowers


By William Tauro

It’s the latest piece of equipment that was recently purchased by the City of Somerville’s Department of Public Works.

Its an oversized snowblower attachment that is mounted on the front of a front end loader belonging to the City of Somerville.

This enormous piece of equipment is the latest in state-of-the-art equipment in the snow removal industry.

The estimated cost of one of these attachments is roughly around $250,000.

The City of Somerville told us that they paid $125,000 for this unit. They also said that it would fill a tri axle or ten-wheel dump truck in 15-20 seconds in most cases.

This particular attachment is designed to move snow quicker and more efficiently to clear the city streets and parking lots in half the time.





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