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The end of resi contracts?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by big acres, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    Kind of cool? More like kind of ********. That is the slowest moving thing I've ever seen. For however much that thing costs you could pay for years of professional service.
  3. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Well, it is still a prototype, but it is way to slow. Looks almost usless. I think the idea is kind of cool though.
  4. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    i think it would be better served as a little snow blower myself, but hey what do i know

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

  6. Silentroo

    Silentroo Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    If you think about it slow does not matter, You aren't running it. it is doing it by it's self in the middle of the night.

    they have one issue Liability.

    Park you car in the driveway one night and .....
    Kid walking home from school and.....

    Of couse it is not moving that fast.

    I want the RC version.

    Sit in the cab of the truck and do walks. The just need to make that.....

    also should go to Thesnowplow.com and get a decent shovel for the front.
  7. FEFMedia

    FEFMedia Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    shovels are so hundred years ago.. should have bee a snow blower on the front.. now we are talking.. then it will be faster..

    and btw.. what stops anyone from taking it? :)hell you cant leave a shovel on the front porch.. let alone a robot!
  8. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,091

    Wait untill that thing is by the street and the city trucks come by. You won"t find it till spring:laughing:
  9. miltonplower

    miltonplower Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 160

  10. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Thats a cool idea.

    The R/C idea that someone had would be a better idea, make it gas powered and R/C.
  11. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    By the time they add the safety features on it the thing will cost more than hiring someone pre-paid for ten years.

    Sensors for making sure it does not hit anyone or thing, security if someone trys to take it, sensors to know when a car enters the driveway......
  12. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    True, but we were all on dial-up internet at one time and now broadband makes it look painfully slow. Just think of where things will be in a couple of years.

    They already have several robotic lawnmowers like the link below. The even dock themselves at night for charging.

  13. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    It might work in that one inch of snow they have in the picture. What is it going to do when winter comes? Highly doubt that thing would push any more than a few inches of snow.
  14. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,513

    It isn't suppose to... as it says it will plow every time there is an inch or two of snow and more often if its a heavy snow.
  15. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I have seen snow come down faster than that thing could keep up with. By the time it was done the first inch, there would be 3 more behind it.

    Interesting idea though
  16. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Alright Camden... maybe you'll like this better? :drinkup:

  17. mvhauler

    mvhauler Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    ******** is such a ...........................fitting word for the robot. The pedal powered pusher is even more ********.
  18. Silverstreak

    Silverstreak Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    yeah that guy looks like hes working his a$$ off pedaling, nothing like working a boot-soaking sweat up while moving snow...i think ill stick with my shovel.

    n yeah, if they work out the 1980's circuitry in the robot, itd be pretty cool...looks like its a double acting air cylinder, prolly run off a 12v compressor, so its why it takes forever, get some true hydros and valves, but i have a feeling itd vanish off my driveway in no time, as long as theves exist in the world...

    now...maybe put a gps locator in it too...thatd be cool
  19. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    That guy moved a he!! of a lot more snow than that robot did.

    Big improvement over the 1st video you posted :D :drinkup:
  20. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    If you liked the pedal one, then wait until we put a plow on this!