1988 - Volume #12, Issue #1, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Hydrostatic Three Wheel SnowblowerMinnesota inventor Ernie Parker, of Bloomington, built himself a hydrostatic three wheel snow blower that's handy for clearing driveways and parking lots around his home.
It features hydraulic drive on the front two wheels with power provided by two Char-Lynn 2000 wheel motors. A third pump powers the snow blower.
"I like it for its zero turn radius and because it's about twice as efficient as a conventional machine because of the hydraulics," says Parker.
The rig's powered by a25-hp. Wisconsin gas engine and has a top speed of 15 mph. The blower is 50-io. wide and can be raised(upto 3-ft.) for chipping away at deep snow drifts.
The three wheel snow blower features two handles, one on either side of the driver's seat, to control the rig's direction and speed. Switches on these handles also enable you to control the snow blower as you drive.
Parker made the frame out of 2 by 3-in. rectangular tubing and equipped it with 9.5 bay 24 tires on the front and an 8-in. tire on the back. He hasn't built any other equipment to use with it.
Contact FARM SHOW Followup, Ernie Parker, 9010 Chicago Ave., Bloomington, Minn. 55420
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