Pedal Powered Snow Plow

While we’re on the topic of snow, here’s a rather nicely executed home-brew snowplow – pedal powered of course. I generally find such inventions rather silly but this one looks semi-useful, even in it’s simple, cobbled together in the garage state. Probably it would have a tough time with very wet snow or certainly a deep pile of any snow but then it could also be developed further. Even this prototype looks pretty good for somebody who regularly has to clear a fairly long driveway of light snowfalls… like most of rural northern Europe.

Maybe the city of Amsterdam should have a bunch made since they really aren’t doing crap to clear the streets, bike roads or sidewalks this year. Many smaller streets are still slowly melting sheets of dirty ice from the snowfall of a couple weeks ago.

Thanks to Todd Edelman for the head’s up on this one.

3 Responses to “Pedal Powered Snow Plow”

  1. Ndru Says:

    I bet that you could easily adapt the huge bakfiets tricycle for this purpose. The plow you could fit on it would put to shame the puny one from the clip you showed.

  2. Brent Says:

    I’m in NYC for New Years, and I can’t say that the city is doing much for its bicycle lanes, either. A couple of photos here:

  3. josh Says:

    that is the coolest thing i’ve seen in……..well, about a month, but i see a lot of cool things.

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