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Old 12-06-2005, 12:10 AM
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Default Homemade snowplow on the cheap!

If you're like me, you'd kill for a snowplow to plow your own driveway and parking area. But alas, a plow is out of your budget.

So, here's an answer to the problem.

Plowing on the cheap! It's going to the top of my list:

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Default Re: Homemade snowplow on the cheap!

Hmmmm... I was thinking of reinforcing the air dam on my Dodge Neon for those quick trips.....
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Don't laugh John, them make stuff like that! And it works....

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Default Re: Homemade snowplow on the cheap!

if your serious about building something like that. only real suggestion is. add a area on top of the frame of the plow for concrete blocks or other weight. will help put down pressure on the blade and not let it ride over hard packed snow as easy. other then that if it was just used for your personal drive way. go for it.

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Default Re: Homemade snowplow on the cheap!

My neighbor has a 4' blade for his quad (also can be used on a lawn mower). Much more maneuverable allowing it to get close to garage doors and can even be used on some side walks. Don't think that it was very expensive.

Actually the best part for the time being would be that it's an excuse for his two teen age boys to get out on the quad. He and I "supervise" and clean up a little with shovels where the quad won't fit.

Hasn't been required so far this year but I'm sure it won't be long.

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Default Re: Homemade snowplow on the cheap!

Actually, I bought my wife a Liberty and she asked me NOT to plow the drive anymore. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Professor Walter Williams bought his wife a pair of spiked golf shoes so she wouldn't slip and fall while shoveling the drive or washing the car in freezing weather.

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Default Re: Homemade snowplow on the cheap!

Best comment from the original Pontiac 6000 thread:

"Red Green and all the boys at 'The Possum Lodge' would be proud..!" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] I love that show.

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