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remote control snowblower...?

Is there such a thing? I would think it could operate on a similar basis as a remote control trench compactor... maybe even add an auger housing and chute to an existing one!





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Elon Musk should concentrate his efforts on the SDS (self-driving snowblower).
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Cool radio control snow blowers

The roboflail/Mconnel folks have a really nice one that starts at 60K with the flail mower.

They have a 2 stage model BOOOO HIIIISSSS, and a single stage snow thrower for the track drive robot power units.

The Remote control belly packs are Futaba/Cattron FM systems.



They have a brood herd of videos on you tube showing them at work with the mowers and snow blowers and snow throwers.
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Terrible idea! Takes all the fun out of it!
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Whaddya' mean?!?!? It could be more fun

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There, now I have all four of them!!
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now you can go offroading with your snowblower!
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Whaddya' mean?!?!? It could be more fun
Absolutely, can you imagine the reaction from the neighbors?!!!

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There are some great youtube videos of custom built RC snow blowers. My biggest concern would be a runaway, but there are plenty of fail safe options.
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These things would be great for cleaning parking lots with a heavy number of cars as the snow could be controlled in a very narrrow stream and quickly piled by the same unit or a second unit used to manage and build the snow stockpiles.

Going from left to right picture number 2 and picture number 4 are of the single stage snow blower. The fail safe for these units is maximum radio distance which stops the machine in the event the mowers receiver cannot communicate with transmitter and the two emergency stops on the belly pack and the the power unit.

From what I remember of the single stage unit it is driven by a hydraulic motor through a reduction gear box and chain drive on the left side. I am not sure what type of hydraulic motor is used for the snow blower rotor chain drive.
I will find out though.

Speedy Gonzales would be proud, I know I am.

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