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New Accessory You Probably Haven't Seen

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Seems pretty cool when there's just an few inches, maybe 6 inches or less. But if it gets heavy, I think they'll be less effective. (I had to watch with the sound off, so if they said that, sorry for the comment)

I see it mounts on the skids, do they make different mounting brackets for different models? If so, how many models? DO you know?

Thanks for the video, cool product.
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"Old accessory that we have seen."

Video is from 2012..
Discussion on this forum, from 2015:

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...jac-wings.html

No trace of them online today..looks like they quickly failed.

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"Old accessory that we have seen."

Video is from 2012..
Discussion on this forum, from 2015:

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...jac-wings.html

No trace of them online today..looks like they quickly failed.

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I never Saw it Before, and Thought the Group Might Find it Interesting. Thank You for the Update.
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Looked like a good idea, BUT at what price? If too much it would only save maybe 1 or 2 passes up the driveway for most and wasn't worth the money to most thus a failed product. Kind of like the VHS vs Beta in the 80's Was Beta better quality? YES was beta more compact? Yes But was VHS already in most households when Beta came out? YES and the quality increase wasn't worth the price of switching over so Beta failed badly. There has to be a real need for a product like this and I guess there really wasn't.

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Looked like a good idea, BUT at what price? If too much it would only save maybe 1 or 2 passes up the driveway for most and wasn't worth the money to most thus a failed product. Kind of like the VHS vs Beta in the 80's Was Beta better quality? YES was beta more compact? Yes But was VHS already in most households when Beta came out? YES and the quality increase wasn't worth the price of switching over so Beta failed badly. There has to be a real need for a product like this and I guess there really wasn't.
The old thread said they were $179. That's pricey, however they were Made in America so I guess it's OK. $50 from china would be over priced. A classic example of you can not sell something made in the USA, or sell something made in China and have a better chance staying in business....but I digress......

I see the big advantage in places, like here, that get small snowfalls of 4-6 inches. It helps keep the bucket full. Not a bad concept, I think the execution was a little weak.

The tooling and such for the first few units is expensive. When I did some consulting for a high performance company that made heads and blocks, people would ask "can you make a Cleveland block" or whatever.... They'd get mad when I'd say "sure, the first one is $60,000, $4K each after that, who wants the first one?

I think this company suffered from that kind of fate. They weren't capable of doing the quantities required to get the price where it needed to be to stay in business.

As far as VHS vs. Beta. The deciding factor was porn. Most of the porn was done on VHS, that's what put Beta out of business, even though it was a better standard. At least that's how the legend goes.

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This guy was way ahead of his time.......
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As far as VHS vs. Beta. The deciding factor was porn. Most of the porn was done on VHS, that's what put Beta out of business, even though it was a better standard. At least that's how the legend goes.

Had to put my thinking hat on, IIRC Sony developed both the beta and vhs format drives. Original format was 3/4" and used by news crews and production companies, which was later reduced to 1/2" for home sales. Sony though Beta being the better image sold the rights to VHS to JVC. Sony didn't license or sell rights to the Beta format so all you could get was Sony units. JVC on the other had licensed the VHS format to others so there became far more options to it. There were a lot more VHS format units with different price points and options than the Beta units has. Simple economics: Beta was 5-6 Hours max per cartridge while VHS was 6-8 hours. More sellers of VHS than Beta. VHS ultimate won out of Beta.


I had both units over the years. I preferred the Beta with the single wrap loading of the tape over the VHS' Omega wrap and the Beta image quality I felt was better but VHS won out over the Beta units.
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Let me ask you guys something. IF this was properly executed, easily added and removed, no modifications to the bucket, and under $30 would anyone buy it?
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