This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) covers specification requirements for a rotary plow with carrier vehicle. The primary use is to cast heavy concentrations of snow approximately perpendicular to carrier vehicles across and away from airport operational areas, such as runways and taxiways. Rotary plows equipped with spot casting, or loading chutes are also used to cast snow in directions through approximately 100 degrees to the left or right of directly in front of the carrier vehicle, and also to load trucks or trailers used to haul snow away from removal area. The term “carrier vehicle” represents the various self-propelled prime movers that provide the power necessary to move snow and ice control equipment during winter operations.
This document was issued in 2005, reaffirmed in 2013, and is now revised to provide international reference standards (versus just U.S. reference standards), to include different and more relevant quality assurance statements, and to increase performance requirements and reduce prescriptive requirements on how rotary plows with carrier vehicles needed to be manufactured to meet performance requirements.
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Also known as: SAE ARP 5539
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