Month: February 2016

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Winter service in extreme conditions

“Good luck” (the German miners’ greeting) echoes through the halls of the Schönfeld Road Maintenance Depot in the Ore Mountains early in the morning. The thermometer reads -21 °C as the first few sun rays appear above Saxony’s highest mountain, the Fichtelberg. About 30 staff members at the Schönfeld Road Maintenance Depot take care of the roads – in both summer and winter. As soon as the first snow falls, things get particularly turbulent for the road surveyors. Then it’s time to harness the ploughs and load de-icing salt.

Two Aebi TT211 and TT280 in their element… Equipped with snowblowers they showed at a Winter Demo on the Col des Mosses in western of Switzerland, their range of service and their power.