This week’s CAT Scale Rig of the Week is a classic truck that really delivers.
With its unusual skis in the front, this 1930 Ford Model A Snowmobile paved the way for new accessories. Back then, customers could buy snowmobile conversion kits to use during winter, and when summer rolled back around, they could swap the regular tires back on.
The Postal Service converted Model Ts and Model As into snowmobiles using these kits to deliver the mail in areas with rough winters. This particular truck was restored in 2010, and was painted dark green and black to represent the official colors of the U.S. Postal Service at the time.
One of the most unique features of this truck are the cogged tires, which are like rotational gear, with teeth or cogs that mesh, which allows rotation in snow and ice. The back wheels had tanklike treads, which were on year-round.
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A former military public affairs specialist, Cody Graves has a journalism career that has spanned radio, television and print. For the last ten years, he produced special sections for Arkansas’ only statewide newspaper. During his time in the U.S. Army Reserves, Cody served tours in El Salvador, Iraq and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In his spare time, he plays guitar in a local band and spends time with his dogs, Lucy and Daisy.