Small John Deere front end loader. Glenview Illinois USA. Tuesday night, March 8th, 2011. a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photo last night, in the large parking lot of a local stripmall in north suburban Glenview Illinois.
Chicago's blizzard of February 1st, 2011, put many parts of Chicago temporarilly out of business due to the record 20.9 inches of snow that fell on the entire Chicago area.
Little skid steer front end loaders with extra wide snowplow attatchments like this John Deere model, were a common site at many of the greater Chicagoland area outdoor strip malls, and were an effective snowfighting tool during the weather crisis.