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Founder Arthur Sicard invented the snow blower in 1925 and began selling the first self-propelled rotary snow blowers in 1927.

His specialized bodies included the Snowmaster snow blower, the Sanivan refuse rear-load compactor and the Master Flusher street cleaner.

Sicard introduced the rear-ejecting garbage compactor body in 1946.

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I was going to ask you the story on these Sicards, but this must be a one-off. I had the picture saved but I went to Hank's to copy the link, because I was afraid of the picture police, (" You may download any image for personal or non-commercial use only.") and read the caption. This is certainly for personal use and non-commercial.

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1962 Sicard COE made in Montreal, Quebec, owned by Davison Transport from Halifax, NS and Montreal, with a 250 Cummins and 10 speed Road Ranger. This truck was rebuilt with a 1955 GMC 630 front end. Sicard became part of Kenworth in the late 60's. Davison ran freight from Halifax to Montreal for the CNR. T. Brad Dunkin Photo.

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What seems like a hundred years ago I worked for a company in northern ontario that sold the Sicard T6456 model trucks for use in hauling logs to the mill. I used to have to go to Montreal and pick them up and drive them back to Thunder Bay ( known as Port Arthur in those days) I would love to have some pictures of them if anybody has any. It was my only chance to pretend that I was a real truck driver and I loved it.

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Founder Arthur Sicard invented the snow blower in 1925 and began selling the first self-propelled rotary snow blowers in 1927.

His specialized bodies included the Snowmaster snow blower, the Sanivan refuse rear-load compactor and the Master Flusher street cleaner.

Sicard introduced the rear-ejecting garbage compactor body in 1946.

My town of Woostock,Il. had a Sicard snow blower.They would windrow snow around our town square with plows.Then we would pull along side the blower with our dump trucks,and get loaded with the snow. It worked too well at times! Our square has cobblestones for a surface,and the blower would find a loose one and launch it.The city replaced a few storefront windows! Curtains for the Sicard came when it tried to blow snow with a manhole cover in it!

IF YOU BOUGHT IT, A TRUCK BROUGHT IT..AND WHEN YOU'RE DONE WITH IT, A TRUCK WILL HAUL IT AWAY!!! Big John Trimble,WRVA

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In the mid 60s to 1983 I was a city, then road driver for Maislin Transport at their Tonawanda (Buffalo) NY terminal.  They had some Sicards that ran from Buffalo to Toronto and back.  As a US driver, we were not supposed to drive Canadian registered equipment but it sometimes happened. Ours were very long nosed conventinals , think West coast Internationals, with a beautiful fiberglass Sicard hood.  They had a 250 Cummings and a 10 speed ranger, pretty state of the art for the 60s and were a great handling and riding truck.

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