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Improvised Plowing Devices

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Acmemechanic, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Acmemechanic

    Acmemechanic Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    So Here Is A Seasoned Plow Guy, Who Also Has A Little Fabrication Skills Who Does Not Have A Plow When Snow Hits The Ground. What Is The Fool Gonna Do? First The Easiest Thing He Can Think Of. Ah, Yes, Pallet With a Wide Board Attached. Sur...e Does Push Snow Pretty Good Right, Try and Move Piles Though And Cover Your Face Its A Hail Of Three To Six Inch Toothpicks. That Old Piece Of Ductwork Looks Kinda Handy. Split It In Half Double It Up And Lets Go. Works Pretty Damn Good. I Wonder If The Local Wally Mart Has A Plow Guy Yet ??? Gonna See If I Can Get The Contract. Update To Follow

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  2. RN Lawncare

    RN Lawncare Member
    Messages: 40

    that sheet metal bucket would be perfect if you could dump it somehow
     
  3. Acmemechanic

    Acmemechanic Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    It Dumps Alright !!!

    Tilt All The Way Forward, Gain Required Speed, Apply Brakes, Fill Again
     
  4. Acmemechanic

    Acmemechanic Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    Empting Procedure

    A few More Photos

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  5. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    We can say what we want about this guy......

    .....but the lot is clean.
     
  6. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    We see this all the time in our industrial areas. Like you said it seems to work very well in small storms, but anything over 6" and you can get yourself into trouble.
     
  7. BORIS

    BORIS Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    It is faster than a shovel.
     
  8. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Its funny you mention walmart. At our local walmart, it looks like the guy plowing doesn't have anything but a pickup. 1/4 of the parking lot is filled with snow. Only stacked as high as a pickup could do. The parking lot is big. I figure if we get the normal snow we get half the parking lot will be filled with snow by the end of the year. :confused:
     
  9. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Maybe this guy could come and stack it for them! :laughing:
     
  10. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    I like his Bling Bling
     
  11. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    I can't figure out how the hell he gets any traction. Ever drive a forklift in the snow before? I've gotten our fork lift in trouble more than once in nothing more than what you could leave a footprint in. I've never known them to be anything but horrible in slick stuff.
     
  12. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    x2.... been there done that.... some weight behind that bucket would sure help though
     
  13. EPM

    EPM Member
    Messages: 94

    Thats nothing. I worked for a building materials company for four years who made us stack 10ft siding pallets and go plow snow. Wouldnt have been that bad other than we had a 9 acre lot and all the snow had to be stacked at the back of the lot. We'd do this up to about six inches of snow, then we could get the tractor with a box blade and skytrack with a bucket out....
     
  14. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    Is that Santa on the forklift??? :laughing:
     
  15. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    gets the job done!