Photo: TrucBrush

Photo: TrucBrush

Caterpillar dealers are offering the TrucBrush attachment, designed to clear accumulated snow from truck, trailer, and bus rooftops.

The polypropylene-bristled attachment is designed for optimal clearing and quickly connects to and is powered by a front-end loader. The mobile method allows snow service vendors and fleet maintenance personnel to clear snow off multi-heighted vehicles prior to transit.

TrucBrush originated as a response to a request by the manager of a large Boston-based airfreight company to find a way to manage the largest snow-related problem in the transportation industry.

“He was seeking a solution that was safer than the manual method and did not require significant infrastructure and year-round dedicated facility space to effectively remove snow from the tops of the company’s trucks and trailers,” said Jim Burns, TrucBrush inventor and president of TrucBrush Corp.

“We are proud to offer TrucBrush through Caterpillar Inc.’s distribution channel, as they are global leaders in providing solutions to the transportation and snow management industries,” said Debora Babin Katz, TrucBrush Corp. vice president.