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Above is my latest and greatest sidewalk snow machine. It is a 1993 Suzuki Carry. It has a four stroke, liquid cooled, 660cc, 3 cylinder engine. 4x4 with axle lock, 4 speed manual trans, heater, A/C, radio, wipers, turn signals, brake & head lights. I have had it up to 90 on my street! (killometers) 58.5 mph. The steering wheel is on the right hand side, but that has not been an issue for me.
I made the plow and winch mount. That is a Polaris V-Plow that I have re-welded all of the areas, that from experience, I know will crack and break. I added a rubber cutting edge to the bottom and snow deflectors to the top. It is 56" wide. When in V- it is 48". I have the winch control switch mounted to the shifter lever which makes it very easy to operate. I have pushed 8" of snow during this last storm and it didn't even know it was there. It had trouble with the 2' of wet packed snow on the over passes only because there was no place to push it. (that is why I have the Kubota with a 50" front mount blower)
My quad is 48" wide. This is 52" wide outside to outside of the tires. There are around 5 areas where it if VERY tight to get through on my route. With the quad it use to take me 5.5 hours to do. Now with this, I am done in 4.5 hours. My route is 40 miles of driving and 5 miles with the plow on the ground. It has a 10 gallon gas tank and I think I average around 20mpg.
I am 6'4", 240 lbs and I fit. I do have to leave the door open in order to turn the key to start it.
I have a large strobe light on the top, Slow Moving Vehicle triangle on the back, and stickers with my logo, phone number, and web address made out of refelective vinyl that I have to put on today. When on the street I play it smart, keep it under the speed limit, and I have not had any trouble with the Police.
Now if I can keep getting the 1 storm a week like we have been, I will be all set.