Pedal-Powered Snowplow

Craig Smith of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, made a snowplow that he can drive with a modified bicycle:

A lever pulls up or lets down the plow with a rope and pulley. Pulling the lever all the way back cantilevers the rope and pivot point so it locks in place. The plow blade is hinged with a bungee cord, so hitting a discrepancy in the road allows the blade to flop and give like a real plow. The bike can turn on a dime so raising the plow and returning up the adjacent path is quick and easy. I can do 'reverse' by pushing down on the front wheel with my foot to roll it backwards.Totally useless with larger snow falls, but the light ones make snow removal fun.


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I had a friend in high school (30 years ago!) who built a plowing rig in metal shop that he attached to his bicycle. He used to do his sidewalks, drive, etc., but, yes, was limited to lighter snowfalls (few and far between in Northern Michigan back then). It too had a lever to raise and lower the plow, all that good stuff.
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its a neat little design but you should leave out the rant about gas powered vehicles,? gas powered vehicles are more fun and give out more power.
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