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Preparing for Potholes


Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

Though the new PH-410 blades look to be attached at random points, it is actually configured using an advanced algorithm that calculates the best locations for potholes based on the average wheelbase and turning radius of vehicles registered within the county.

SEELEY LAKE - Mud and pothole season is in full swing. The snow and cold weather on Easter had some questioning if winter is really over but at the county shop in Seeley Lake, the atmosphere on April 1 was more like Christmas. Road department workers were eagerly unwrapping and assembling the county shop's latest acquisition, the PH-410 system.

The PH-410 system allows for snow removal equipment to be utilized into the mud and pothole season by attaching three 10 in blades to existing snowplows. An on-board computer with GPS system tracks the blade's location to within a few inches. The bla...

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