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sidewalk clearing devices-some ideas

Mike Nelson

Senior Member
Location
Naperville IL
Just an idea...
What if you started out with a shopping cart frame,then add your plow,spreader,and bigger wheels.
You can easily find a old shopping cart to try it.
Good Luck
 

guido

PlowSite.com Veteran
LOL

You remind me of me when I was in middle/high school. My mother would snoop through my notebooks and all she would find were drawings of crazy ideas on dump trucks and trailers, etc. First off, pay attention in school!!!! Your education will make you more money than your snow pusher!!

Now on to the specs. It may work for light snow but once you get a couple inches, it will need more power than your butt and 2 feet! Maybe take an old snowblower or bushhog mower and mount a blade on the front?? Something like that.

Keep up the thinking though, you'll be able to come up with some good ideas!!
 
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BushHogBoy

BushHogBoy

Senior Member
Location
Columbus, IN
Dave,
did you read the stuff at the bottom? i said you could probably use an old tiller as a power unit, they have pretty low gears and all... when you said a bushhog mower, did you mean a rear mount tractor mower or my garden tractor?? if you read my signature i have a blade for that already, i was just thinking..
i don't really think i am going to build one yet because i don't live in town and am just 13 so i can't really find a use for one, just had extra time and thought up some things that you all might find useful possibly.. you'd have to have some extra time to do something like this though. when i get older, i will snow plow and then i'd probably build one out of a tiller.. they would take less trailer space than a garden tractor and would be a whole lot cheaper, but you couldn't adjust the ground speed though. just a few thoughts..
Eric
 

Mike Nelson

Senior Member
Location
Naperville IL
Guido ditto on the drawings,
And I thought I was the only crazy one drawing sketches of plow trucks,tractors,loaders,etc...
Nice to see other people are thinking also!
If you can't afford a gas contraption,just look for a real big guy to push it!

Follow your dreams..
 

guido

PlowSite.com Veteran
BUSHHOGBOY

First off I hope you weren't being sarcastic about us encouraging you because we really are. I think its great that there are still some guys your age that are intrested in this industry as a whole, besides wanting to work!! We need more like you in this screwed up world where 8 year olds are shooting each other and blowing up classrooms, etc!! Keep up the thinking!!

And #2, when I said bushhog, I was being an un-educated city slicker!! I was talking about one of those 2 wheeled units that you can put a plow or a tiller or a brush mower, broom, etc on the front. Not sure what the real name for them are. Sorry! ;)


By the way, I think yuou should start a folder on my site and post your pictures there. Theres a few guys that work with me from the country and they love old equipment. Let me know if you need some help, just e-mail me!!

Good Luck!
 

Mike Nelson

Senior Member
Location
Naperville IL
BushHogBoy,
A little off the plowing,but we do line striping with walk behind stripers.These stripers been around for years and only about 5 years ago has someone decided to make a motorized sulky for them.We don't have one yet,but stripes sure would go faster!
The whole point is keep your ideas going,you are doing great.Good Luck
 

plowguy06

Member
Location
Ohio
i am the same age as bush hog and I have always loved trucks, snowplows, etc. I enjoy drawing them and it is great that there are other people my age who like this stuff.
 

plowjockey

PlowSite.com Sponsor
Location
Dayton, Ohio USA
When I was a youngster (back when there were stones for wheels, LOL) I had such a contraption. It was only angled to the right and the frame was made of way too light weight tubing. That and I was really small in school, it didn't do very well. The powered unit sounds like the way to go... with a Gravely.

Bruce
happy plowing
 
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BushHogBoy

BushHogBoy

Senior Member
Location
Columbus, IN
guys, i wasn't being sarcastic, i meant it. nice to know i am not too "abnormal"... Guido: what is your site and i'll post some pics sometime? Mike: i figure that it'd be cheaper for a gas machine than to hire a big guy.. around here we don't get much snow at a time, so i could easily push it myself... we're talkin about 4" is pretty good around here but we usually get about 2-3" and this winter it has been dry snow and cold which is unusual for here we usually get wetter snow. Plowguy06, nice to know there's someone my age on here interested in the same stuff..what are your messenger handles?? my AOL is bushhogtractors and my Yahoo is bush_hog_v36 get on sometime and we can chat.
Eric
 

Big Nate's Plowing

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Toledo Oh Hi Oh
bushhog boy, e-mail me, i got some info for you ,i hold 3 patents on sidewalk plows verry similar with trip springs and 1 has a mount for a troybuilt tiller. I have a few that i built for demos to try to sell the idea to a local company.

Guido, i have moved 6" of snow with minimal effort my blade is only 30"



[Edited by plow kid on 01-28-2001 at 01:56 AM]
 

Big Nate's Plowing

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Toledo Oh Hi Oh
i am getting pics of those developed

i will try to upload pics of the first plans from ms paint, maybe i will buy a scanner monday

that thread was about the motorized ones , mine are push powered
 
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