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Interesting Machine

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JohnnyU, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Yea, its another Ebay find. I thought some might get a laugh out of it. It looks like it would bee to large to be "very movable around parked cars"

    Homemade Snowplow contraption

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  2. Grshppr

    Grshppr Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I think my competition would point and laugh at me if I was driving that machine around town.:D Looks like it would do the job though!
     
  3. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Yeah,you'd get some stares driving that thing.Nice view from the cab though.Wonder what the top speed is like for transport ?
     
  4. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom Member
    Messages: 82

    Does look a little wierd but it also looks like it is well built. Sometimes these home engineer contraptions can surprise you.
     
  5. Crazygator

    Crazygator Member
    from TN
    Messages: 51

    I think he is asking a bit too much though!...:D

    One could get a good truck, all set up better for the same money rather than "The little red plow that could".
     
  6. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I agree Gator, seems a little high for what it is. Wouldn't an old C65 with a 10' blade be a better rig? At least you could load it up and salt the whole K-Mart parking lot instead of loading it three bags at a time...
     
  7. fordman

    fordman Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    Definitely one of a kind.
     
  8. Crazygator

    Crazygator Member
    from TN
    Messages: 51

    But......if your only doing K-Mart's, then its fine.....hahahaha ;)
     
  9. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    Its just a sidewalk machine, no? Would kick butt on city blocks probably.
     
  10. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    BRL the ad says it has a 10' blade on it.....

    ~Chuck
     
  11. paul soccodato

    paul soccodato Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    i think the machine looks pretty good.

    if it is homemade, they did one hell of a job.
     
  12. dillyolboy

    dillyolboy Member
    Messages: 97

    I highly doubt that is homemade. The college I attend has two of them which look identical to that. They use them to plow sidewalks on campus and some homeowner's city sidewalks around the campus. They do look funny but they seem to do a decent job. "It looks like it would bee to large to be "very movable around parked cars" I believe it turns on the rear wheels, giving it dang close to a zero turn radius. The one's I've seen had 5 foot blades.
     
  13. Dave1250

    Dave1250 Member
    Messages: 57

    Just my 2 cents

    It looks like a tractor with sheet metal around it . The drive tires look to small for a tractor but it look like a seat is facing away from the plow ?
     
  14. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    I didn't read the ad, just looked at the picture here. I've seen similar units doing down town sidewalks, hence my comments. That doesn't look like a 10' blade in that picture, so it's an optical illusion to me LOL. I can't believe a 10' blade would only have 2 trip springs. They are zero turn which makes them highly manuveurable actually.
     
  15. MLB

    MLB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Looks like a tractor with a fabbed hard cab and bodywork and a blade mounted on the 3 pt hitch. You'd be driving in reverse to go "forward". Nicely done if thats the case.
    Seller says its home made :waving:
     
  16. MLB

    MLB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    or might be a back hoe model with the swivel seat and rear controls. Can't tell from the pic which way the steering wheel is facing.
     
  17. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    I believe Toro makes (or made) a similar unit. Our town has one that the Parks Dept uses to sweep paths. In the fall, they put a leaf plow on it. A local body shop had a similar unit sitting in their lot too, but it had no cab, and had dual "rear" (front?) wheels on it, and a reel gang mower in the back (front?).

    ~Chuck
     
  18. jbelandscape

    jbelandscape Member
    Messages: 30

    It looks like an old harvester. Looks like the guy took off all of the original equipment and put a plow on the front.

    Jeff
     
  19. fordman

    fordman Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    I think you hit the nail on the head jbelandscape. I think that's what it is to.
     
  20. MLB

    MLB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    duh, (me)

    yep that's gotta be what it was:drinkup: