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A Winterized Pick-Up Truck

A Winterized Pick-Up Truck

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    Suburban-Chicago employee Matt Bartlett spent $2,300 to build this 300-gallon anti-icer. He designed the unit to be lifted into a standard pickup truck and removed when the vehicle's needed for something else. Photos: Harvey Williams

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    New Jersey Superintendent Steven Alexander spent $700 to convert this former fire tanker to an anti-icing vehicle with a driver-regulated spray boom. Photos: Steven Alexander

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    The driving force behind the brine system: a gas-powered centrifugal pump pressurizes the system and circulates the brine to the boom at the back of the truck.