A small Caterpillar 4 wheel front end loader tractor equipped with a snowplow. Des Plaines Illinois. Monday, February 4th, 2013., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
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I took this photograph yestrerday afternoon, in northwest suburban Des Plaines Illinois.
Small but very versatile , are these little skid steer Caterpillar front end loader tractors. Able to make very sharp turns in tight quarters, these tractors and simular models from other equipment manufacturers, are leased every year by many local Chicago area retail strip malls, for snow plowing dutties.
This plow is parked at a retail strip mall at the southwest corner of Oakton and Lee Streets in Des Plaines, at the ready in case a good snowstorm comes along at any given time.