1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

Big Block Chevy Snowblower, yeah baby !!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Eyesell, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Check this thing out, would be pretty sweet for the Blizzard coming tonight !

    The 454 cubic inch big block Chevrolet V8 produces 412 horsepower.
    Just in case you're havin' any trouble removing snow from your driveway...
    This baby will blow snow back to where it came from...

    If you're tired of anemic, one-lung snow blowers with
    their slipping drive belts, you might consider Kai Grundt's V8 snow blower, which raises the bar on the traditional snow blower in every respect. With electric start, electric block heater, antifreeze heater and eight cylinders, it has no drive belts to freeze up and you'll never get bored with the job, as the 454 cubic inch big block Chevrolet V8 produces 412 horsepower, 430 foot pounds of torque and can throw snow 50 feet at just 3500 rpm.
    Nor will you get cold, as the machine has been ingeniously designed to route the engine coolant through the handle bars, with the rear mounted, enclosed radiator keeping the operator nice and cozy.

    Maneuvering the massive beast (it has a total wet weight of 912
    lbs) is a breeze thanks to the hydraulic-drive 4WD skid steer on independent walking beams, which offers a zero turning radius. It's also as fast as you like, with an infinitely adjustable speed range on the drive wheels via dash mounted flow control. At the opposite end of the scale, it has more than enough torque to pull your car out of the ditch before the hydraulic motors stall!

    Adding to the well-balanced feel of the unit, just 15 pounds of down force on the handlebars will lift the auger blade off the ground in order to climb stairs/walkways for ease of snow removal. Safety has been, and continues to be, paramount, with spring return to center "fail safe" type directional controls with emergency stop and tether cords.

    Safety is one of the key themes, with a flashing blue light (as required by law in many areas) being the least of the safety features. None will fail to hear you with those twin throaty exhausts, which come standard with 92 decibels at the controls, though if the rumble of a V8 exhaust is music to your ears, you can obviously go much louder. Even at the standard baffling, hearing protection is strongly
    suggested.

    The powerful yard machine lights and a dashboard with back lit gauges complete the package to ease the burden of this normally reviled task. The custom 42 inch, two-stage auger has a Chevrolet 10 bolt truck differential with spool and a centrifugal auger clutch with shear pin protection, further adding to the image of this "automotive theme blower." As each unit is custom-built, optional extras for the snow blower are both diverse and outrageous as the base unit - there is unlimited auger choices from single to multi
    stage designs and various motor combinations to suit the religious preferences of the customer (Chevy, Dodge Hemi, Ford); and such exotica as a V-10 or a diesel engine or remote starting can be accommodated.
    And if, after a while, you feel you've outgrown the 400 horses, this particular engine is well catered for in the performance modification area, with Lunati camshaft, Milodon Gear drive, Holley and Edelbrock components to name a few; and there's always the fuel
    injection option too, if you feel you need to throw the snow out of the county or ensure your seat in the "neighborhood blower blingster hall of fame."
     

    Attached Files:

    • 1.bmp
      File size:
      900.1 KB
      Views:
      1,952
    • 2.bmp
      File size:
      900.1 KB
      Views:
      1,850
    • 3.bmp
      File size:
      900.1 KB
      Views:
      1,759
    • 4.bmp
      File size:
      900.1 KB
      Views:
      1,756
    • 5.bmp
      File size:
      900.1 KB
      Views:
      1,735
  2. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    You know I didn't notice anything about how much gas it holds...wonder why :cry:
     
  3. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Wow, we made it to February this year without seeing that. Must be a record!:nod:
     
  4. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Yeah, I saw it about two years ago but could'nt find the post. So I thought I'd relist for the noobies...lolThumbs Up
     
  5. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    no drive belts to freeze up as the photo shows the same two stock snow blower drive belts it looks like
     
  6. Winfrey

    Winfrey Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    thats a small block not a 454
     
  7. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I was thinking it looked a bit small to be a 454.
    Also i'd hate to see how much gas it takes to do 1 driveway.
     
  8. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    I am waiting for the upgrade with the 5.9 Cummins
     
  9. qualitylawn

    qualitylawn Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    at least your customers would know your there!
     
  10. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    You guys must not be Chevy guys, that's most definitely a BB ChevThumbs Up
     
  11. trouble454

    trouble454 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    That is a big block for sure!!! Small blocks don't have big plugs in the ends of the heads like big blocks do.
     
  12. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Lol I got ya man. I would live to take it for a test drive on someone else's fuel account.wesport
     
  13. testrat

    testrat Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I was just wonderin' where the cart is that follows with the 50gal fuel tank!! Must be running on what was in the carb for the pic? !!