Boston’s “most versatile” snow-removal machine invented by MBTA machinist

Yesterday The Boston Globe published an article highlighting the MBTA’s impressive arsenal of snow-removal equipment, including a piece of innovative machinery invented by a MBTA machinist during 2015’s notoriously severe winter that crippled much of the area’s public transit.

The multi-purpose machine, nicknamed “The Big Idea” by The Globe, is the agency’s “most versatile” piece of machinery when it comes to snow removal, and features a snow blower, rubber tracks, and the ability to fit into tight spaces.

Following its invention in 2015, the agency commissioned an outside company to manufacture eight identical pieces of machinery.

Read the full article here.

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