• Feb 9, 2010
Click above to watch the video after the jump

Hummer may be the most hated automotive brand in the history of the green movement, but even Al Gore has to admit that there are times when a big, hulking SUV is necessary. The snowed-in residents of Baltimore City are likely very happy there was at least one H2 nearby when one of their massive snow plows got stuck in a couple feet of the white stuff. We're not talking a 20 year-old Super Duty with a blade here folks. Nope. We're talking one of those massive International trucks with four full-sized doors and a plow bigger than your typical midsize sedan.

Hit the jump and watch as the H2 digs deep and rescues the much larger plow truck from the indomitable snow drift. That's enough of a sign of force to make a Chinese company very proud. Or not.

[Source: WBAL TV]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I ALWAYS enjoy a good hummer!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well the hummer was derived from the Humvee used for troup transport. They are very capable vehicles. They should have stayed in the military though not much use for them by civilians (except to brag) and while they are good off-road they are not meant to win races.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice! It's great to see a Hummer H2 do something besides sit on top of fugly 20" spinners.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Or the decals are for his small business...good grief kid.
        • 4 Years Ago
        double parking?
        • 4 Years Ago
        This one has funky decals though ! Those probably add 50hp all around and a few more pounds of tq !
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed I like seeing hummers being used for what they are built to do.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess a Tahoe or Suburban could have done it as well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's just that - the driver is incompetent. We here (Finland) deal with this kind of weather (or worse) all the time except 3months during summer... So most of us can drive. Except those in larger towns.
      I drive (even in wintertime) an emtpy truck and trailer - you just need to know how to do it. Never stop, and even when you have to stop for a cup of coffee do move the truck back/forwards a while so wheels are not so hot anymore... etc etc.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Never stop is not an option in these densely populated areas. Many of these tricks that all the people from snowy areas like to list to school "dumb Americans" don't work when there is a lot of traffic.

        Sure, I used to stop with the front of my car into the intersection because there is less snow there. But that was in Michigan where there wasn't going to be 4 lanes of cars on a 4 lane road, so the drivers on the road I was crossing could just drive in the center lanes because they know there will be noses of cars sticking into intersections. But in these cities, that's not feasible. The Baltimore area (pictured here) has half the population of Finland in an area 1% of the size.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's badass
      • 4 Years Ago
      "......larger trucks a million times"....... Paul? With an Audi?

      It takes more than just 4 wheel drive to do this. That truck's dualies were buried in the snow. To pull him out you also need good tires, vehicle weight and power. As a retired police sergeant I have been witness to those vehicles that can, and those that think they can, but can't.

      The real point to all this is the fact that your typical low slung electric or green car would not have been able to assist, at all. This ability will be a thing of the past if the 'greenies' get their way. Then, when a storm hits and you need an ambulance, fire truck or the police..... good luck. They will be responding...... in a couple days.

      Sort of reminds me of the day I had to use my snowthrower to open a path for a Jap car which was high centered on snow in the middle of the road. I cleared a path and then let 'her' leave that high gas mileage green lovers piece of crap in my driveway until the plows went thru. It sat there for several hours awaiting the Town trucks to 'rescue' it.

      My vehicles up here in the 'Dacks? '06 Ford F150, 4x4 - 06' Ford Explorer, 4x4 - and a 03' Ford Thunderbird (for the short warm season). Matter of fact its snowing as I type this. I may take my truck for a ride, just because I can.
      Anne
      • 4 Years Ago
      A Toyota pickup could have towed the plow. I was firefighting a couple of years ago and drove an F250 up a steep dissected ridge several times. The fire fighting units appeared on the scene with a new Hummer and in the middle of their ascent, the rear axel broke in half. The Hummer is a poor performer in my opinion. You rarely find anything but Fords in the timber industry--for a good reason!

      Anne
      • 4 Years Ago
      Impressive feat by the Hummer. By the way that is a GMC Top Kick not an International Commercial Truck
      • 4 Years Ago
      Paul:

      You are a total Idiot, you and your subaru, or audi. ain't no way in hell you could pull that truck out with on of those. If the Hummer had repositioned his chain lower on the snow plow, he could have done better yet. PAUL----- Cheeeezzzzzee!!!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      "they are for the offroad and difficult terrains," which is why it baffles me that we aren't allowed to buy an H2 with cloth or vinyl seats and no silly chrome bits. Every time I see one coming at a distance I think, "what a majestic vehicle," until I catch sight of the side-view mirror housings glinting in the sun, and then my eyes recoil in horror as I realize that I could never take myself seriously even riding in one, let alone owning one.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nope, not even an option (unless I missed something, but I checked the site before posting in the hopes of not making an ass of myself). And I'm with you on the SUT - what a badass design, and eminently utilitarian, but I don't want to feel like I'm floating around in a Yukon Denali every time I step into my military-inspired boulder-crusher.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Exactly!! Is there even a non-leather option? I want a black on black SUT with not one piece of shiny chrome in sight!
      • 4 Years Ago
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