According to Wisconsin Dells Events, the city of Delton, Wisconsin unveiled its new Western Star Snow Plow in front of Marshall Memorial Hall. The 350-horsepower Western Star truck has a stainless steel salt box and an added “wing” to its regular front-end plow to give it a little more reach. The Ho-Chunk Nation contributed $50,000 towards the purchase price (wow!), and was there to celebrate the unveiling with the town. The celebration was supposed to happen in December but the town was hit with the season’s first big snowstorm and the truck was put right into service instead.
With winter weather mostly out of the way for the season, Town Supervisors Roman Statz, Bill Lowe and Pete Tollaksen and Chairman Larry Volz joined Patrolman Steve Albrecht — the person responsible for operating the massive vehicle to clear snow from Delton’s approximately 60 miles of road — as they gathered for photos Monday around the new truck. Lowe, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, provided the necessary representation for the truck’s generous part-donors.
Albrecht provided an assessment of the truck’s performance during its first season in service. “No complaints on it,” Albrecht said regarding the truck’s first season of service. “It’s a better built truck, a little more horsepower, easier to operate.”
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Pictured: Patrolman Steve Albrecht, Town Supervisor Roman Statz, Chairman Larry Volz, Supervisors Bill Lowe and Pete Tollaksen
Photo credit: Ed Legge, Dells Events