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vids: I built a 14.5hp sidewalk shovel. I LOVE THIS THING!!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by lawntec, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    I built this ZTR and am just now getting a chance to show it off. 14.5hp, it has plenty of power, it pushes a huge amount of snow, it weighs about 200 lbs. 34" by 34", i can fit 2 of them in the box of my truck, they go about 9 mph. they are ZTR. Instead of using a plow I used a broom just like I have on my truck. It works amazing.

    I use them only for sidewalks.

    And rememeber......I AM NOT TRYING TO SELL YOU ONE!! So, don't try to tell me why it wouldn't work for your snow falls. I know it works for mine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5XT8zs4PYg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L8yv1kkvxU Kinda crappy, but it shows a bit
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2008
  2. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    cell phone vids, sorry
     
  3. Bibbo

    Bibbo Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    thats cool!! it looks like so much fun:D:redbounce you should put some strobes on it lol.. good job :drinkup: can u put up some pics?
     
  4. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    O know... Mike has you addicted to strobes to! lol

    I agree it is very cool!
     
  5. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    Sure, i will get some pics this afternoon. And yeah it is alot of fun. The best part is using it during the day. People drive by and literally... stop to look at it. Everyone double takes it.

    I have even learned how to drift with it. lol.

    Because it is is so small I can turn around on even the smallest sidewalks. I thought about strobes, and lights already, but I am not sure there is enough alternter to run them. The last thing I want is a dead battery.
     
  6. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,760

    thats funny but cool
     
  7. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Looks good
    i will be looking for the daylight pics of it
     
  8. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    Here are some day pics.

    Please understand that before I spent to much money I wanted to see how it would work. That is why I never painted it and why I used nothing but scrap metal I had laying around.

    Version 2.0 is due it next month. (now that I know it works)

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  9. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    When I lower the broom, and drive forwards the natural action is for the PT to drive over the broom. The front wheels come off the ground. I set them to lift 1". Therfore the broom has downpressure....about 2000lbs worth. :) Well maybe 75lbs. But it works very well
     
  10. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Good Idea
    the daytime pic look great
     
  11. BRAAAP

    BRAAAP Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    That thing is sweet:drinkup: Great job!!!!!
     
  12. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn Member
    Messages: 56

    thats an awesome little contraption, nice to see people making there own machines
     
  13. Humvee27

    Humvee27 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    nice..

    That thing is awesome....I love seeing something someone builds just because they can...good job:drinkup::drinkup:
     
  14. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    THATS AWESOME MAN NICE JOB ON THE R&D THERE:drinkup:
     
  15. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Intriguing.; Very intersting design. On your videos, for a second, I thought it was an old motorized wheelchair that you had put a very small plow on.

    That's a neat little contraption, good job, man!
     
  16. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    Believe you me... before I built this, I had thought about getting a medi-chair and putting a plow on it. I tell people it doubles as a 14hp wheelchair. lol

    We might get more snow tonight so I can get some better vids tomorow.
     
  17. jimaug87

    jimaug87 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Was that built from scratch, or is the back half part of an old sit down lawn mower?

    Nice work, post as many vids or pics as you have time to.
     
  18. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    That thing is pretty neat!
     
  19. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    no, it is from scratch. It would have been easier using a old mower but insead I used 2 hydro's, I did this because it makes for much easier turning.
     
  20. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    Sweet! Nice fabrication!