sidewalk clearing devices-some ideas

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  1. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    I have some ideas as to how you could make some neat and interesting sidewalk clearers. Check out the scanned in pic below of some plans i drew. If you can't read the words in the bottom right corner, it says: The larger the wheels, the faster it'll go.

    http://www.geocities.com/bush_hog_v36/sidewalkclearingdevices.JPG

    What do ya'll think?
    Eric
     
  2. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 416

    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
     
  3. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
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    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!!

     
  4. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    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
     
  5. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    oh yeah and thanks for all the encouragement guys...
     
  6. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 416

    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..
     
  7. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    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!
     
  8. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 416

    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
     
  9. plowguy06

    plowguy06 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    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.
     
  10. plowguy06

    plowguy06 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    i think what Guido was talking about is made by Gravely.
     

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