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POST your Ideas, Tricks, Home-made stuff and inventions here.

Lets see those Thomas Edison lab ideas! If you have done an alteration, modification that has really helped. Even if may not be snowblower related. Perhaps something in the shop or bench related.

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I use this in the driveway for the REALLY light snowfalls...


and sometimes this one in the street because the DPW is pretty slow to respond...


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Those tiny remote plow trucks are awesome......!!!
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This is off topic, but somehow related.
I was talking to a coworker of mine about how inconvenient it is to get to the blades on a ZTR mower for servicing or clening the deck after use, the next day I run into this....


This sure resolves that problem.
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This is off topic, but somehow related.
I was talking to a coworker of mine about how inconvenient it is to get to the blades on a ZTR mower for servicing or clening the deck after use, the next day I run into this....

This sure resolves that problem.
Seems cool. One potential problem is the ram on the hydraulic cylinder is extended during normal use. Seems like the seals in that will start leaking in no time.

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Seems cool. One potential problem is the ram on the hydraulic cylinder is extended during normal use. Seems like the seals in that will start leaking in no time.
Is it in or out? I can't tell.

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Seems cool. One potential problem is the ram on the hydraulic cylinder is extended during normal use. Seems like the seals in that will start leaking in no time.
Since the engine does not seem to be running, to me seems like it is a electric actuator, not a hydraulic ram, therefore no leaks can happen.
I do agree though to the fact that the operation should be reversed, meaning under normal use "the ram should be on the retracted position".

It is a very nice and useful feature IMO.
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MAN those are awesome!! Are they built from scratch or just added servo motors and RC?
I could watch those guy for hours!
Tell us more about them!

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Since the engine does not seem to be running, to me seems like it is a electric actuator, not a hydraulic ram, therefore no leaks can happen.
I do agree though to the fact that the operation should be reversed, meaning under normal use "the ram should be on the retracted position".

It is a very nice and useful feature IMO.
That is what I get for watching the video with my speakers muted.

In hindsight, being able to flip the blades up with the engine running seems like a giant safety lawsuit waiting to happen.

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MAN those are awesome!! Are they built from scratch or just added servo motors and RC?
I could watch those guy for hours!
Tell us more about them!
Thanks!

They are built with standard 1/10 RC crawler parts (4 ch radio/speed control, servos, axles, transfer cases, transmissions, wheels/tires). The chassis is the custom part and is comprised of 20-24" long 1/2" aluminum c-channel trim pieces from Lowe's. The "blades" are from a sectioned piece of 4" dia pvc pipe and 1" flat steel for the cutting edge. Depending on the ballast load they usually end up weighing 12-15lbs.

Lots of fun to build and operate

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