«Previous    Next»
Home-Built Snowblower Out Of A Forage Blower
About 35 years ago I built this snowblower out of a forage blower that a neighbor gave me. I built the housing and augers for the machine and used the gearbox from a Minneapolis Moline corn sheller to drive the augers.
  At one time I used the snowblower on township roads and for our local grain elevator. One of the first years I used it we had a snowstorm with 70 mph winds. Some neighbors with single stage snow blowers couldn't do anything, but I had no trouble and was able to clear 21 of my neighbors' yards.
  Another time a neighbor asked me to clear a path beside his house and back to his cistern so he could haul water to it. He showed me just where I should drive. However, when I got about half way to the cistern the machine started making an unfamiliar noise, so I backed up. It turned out I had blown away about half of a wooden picnic table, which he forgot was there. Even though the machine is now 35 years old, it still works good. (Wesley Lindstrom, 2743 171st St., Currie, Minn. 56123)

  Click here to download page story appeared in.

  Click here to read entire issue

To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3