A small snowplow tractor. Des Plaines Illinois. January 2014., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
It takes equipment both large and small, to help keep those commercial strip mall parking lots clear of snow and ice during the winter season, through out the greater Chicagoland area.
This little tractor which is ideal for working in tight spaces, was photographed in a local strip mall at Oakton and Lee Streets in northwest suburban Des Plaines Illinois back in January of 2014.