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amazing shovel

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Detroitdan, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

  2. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Cool shovel wonder how it would stand up to one of my walk guys.:dizzy:
     
  3. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    it windrows, pretty cool little shovel, not practiacal for this business though
     
  4. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    I wonder how it makes the wheel spin?
     
  5. frndinalowplace

    frndinalowplace Senior Member
    from 7hills
    Messages: 142

    it looks like it doesnt move the snow to much to the right. so you really cant take that much at a time. you can see in the video hes holy taking a few inches.
     
  6. Rcgm

    Rcgm Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    Bet it works great with wet snow:dizzy:



    RCGM
    Brad
     
  7. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    i cant even imagine when you come to height differences in the expansion joints of the concrete on walks.
     
  8. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Actually I wouldn't think the height differences wouldn't be as much trouble as other shovels since it has the rounded edges, kinda like those plows that ride up on obstacles (forget the name)
     
  9. oakvillerex

    oakvillerex Member
    Messages: 65

    that thing looks like a piece of she!t i would probably break it in a night with an ABS auger blade it won't last long once the snoe inside gets thick and wet it will just jam and snap the auger by the looks of it
     
  10. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    When I first saw it I thought it was the stupidest thing I ever saw. Then after finding the website I started thinking it looked pretty clever. Obviously it isn't for commercial use, although for the cost involved and the amount of use this year, I would be better off with that hanging on the wall of my garage than my Blizzard sitting gathering dust. Anyway, for somebody older, or with a bad back like me, it has to be a whole lot better than shoveling. Not better than a snowblower or a plow, but still better than shoveling. Would be best for those fluffy 4 inch snowstorms, I wouldn't bother with a lot of heavy wet stuff. I'm guessing it must have a rubber wheel driving a gear to turn the auger. Wonder how you keep the wheel turning on a slippery surface with the weight of the snow against the auger trying to stop it.
     
  11. 1sthippy

    1sthippy Member
    Messages: 85

    What snow?

    Hell I could have used one of them the last two blizzards we had! (1/24/07)
    700 ft driveway and I put it all in one wheelbarrow load. - Hippy
     
  12. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    The snow pressing against the auger is what turns it. The auger is the wheel. An auger can move material and material can move an auger.

    I doubt that it takes much less effort than angling a standard snow shovel. Somebody needs to go buy one and get back to us. So who's up for doing the product testing and review?
     
  13. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    I have owned one of these for the past 4 years, one of my guys bought it for me as a joke. It actually works very well if the snow is as "fluffy" as it is in the video (wich it never is!). Doesn't work well in the wet stuff or if it is over 3 inches. It also isn't made to withstand hard use, I have rebuilt it a few times already...cool toy though! :drinkup:
     
  14. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    How does it do on wide/long sidewalks? I am thinking it could work good for a sidewalk that I do during business hours. There are always people parked right against the curb so I can't really use the snow blower.