And when I was a kid thats the only kind of steering I knew. Thats why power steering seemed like a real luxury.
Now here is my favourite kind of snow removal machine. At least I think I'd like it, never having operated one. A 1937 SnoGo mounted on a D50 IH truck.
It's cool to see an add for one of these. My grandfather had one of these when I was growing up and used it on the runway. Did International trucks make their own 4wd chassis? His was a 46 Ford cab and flathead V8, but it was on a Marmon-Herrington 4wd chassis. MH supplied both front and rear axle drives. It would REALLY blow snow! The spout would only pivot from left to right. It had the standard Ford 4 speed truck trans, but then went into a 4 speed aux. reduction box. With both boxes in first you could barely see the thing move. The truck engine strictly drove the chassis and the rear engine only drove the blower. His was powered by a 455ci 6 cyl Continental with a holley 2bbl down draft carb. It was governed at 2400 and was 175 hp, according to the tag. It looked like a stationary engine bolted to a truck frame. It drove the blower with 9 matched V-belts. It was really quite the machine to operate and used LOTS and LOTS of gas. After he passed it was sold to the Torchport Airport in East Port, MI and as far as I know they are still using it.