DIY pedal-powered snowplow

Jan 24, 2011

We only get snow once every few years in my part of Texas, but in other states, snow is something that you have to deal with on a daily basis. I would hate to have to shovel snow out of my driveway each day before I could back the car out and go about my business. If you had to do that shoveling with a shovel by hand, it would double suck.

Firefly workshop has invented a cool DIY snowplow that is made from some wood and a couple old bikes. I could see this being the only possible use for one of those full size tricycles that I wouldn’t call you an idiot for driving. The builder of this plow appears to have cobbled a pair of normal bikes together.

The front of the plow is raised and lowered using a pulley and rope system. The guy uses the plow to push the snow down the drive into a few piles that can then be shoveled off into the yard. The contraption is a good way to get rid of the snow when it's not enough for a show thrower, but too much for removal by hand according to the builder.

Via Make

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