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Future of Sidewalk Plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by shoeman68, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. shoeman68

    shoeman68 Member
    Messages: 67

  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    How did I know it was going to be that video? :laughing:

    It does look like fun to play with though. I wonder how much he sunk into that.
     
  3. hoskm01

    hoskm01 Senior Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 475

    Let's be honest, that's pretty bad azz.
     
  4. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    I'll take one!
     
  5. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,302

    I put plows on my Z's, they work very well and you don't need to buy another pc. of equipment.
     
  6. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    That is pretty awesome now if it could be programmed to run a route on its own with no operator I'd be a buyer.
     
  7. Kwise

    Kwise Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    We could do our routes without leaving bed.
     
  8. drew@tjs

    drew@tjs Junior Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 6

    Sweet! I wonder what the price tag is on that??
     
  9. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    It can be. thats just software. you would have to go set it up before winter.

    the biggest problem woudl be that if they parked a car in the drive, ur kinda screwed.

    also these woudl not be cheap, and you woudl need one sitting at every residential client's place, so would be a long time before you make up the money spent.

    5k each * 25 + customers only paying a few hundred. a year for service.

    it would need tracks and woudl have to be heavier. it would also have to be able to melt snow on top of solar panel and hope and help that will be enough to keep it charged as the customer wotn want to plug it in every day. IF they have a place to plug it in
     
  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

  11. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

  12. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    actualy..... engine powerd. would have enough power to run a heavier machine. and would be able to store enough energy to run the time control to start the engine and begin the proccess. all you have to do is go once a month to fill up
     
  13. jbovara

    jbovara Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Im in I'll one