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Home-Built Snowthrower
Reinhardt Preheim, Mountain Lake, Minn., built his own "snowthrower" using a Melroe skid steer loader that he's had for more than 20 years. He added his own homemade snowthrower, which is powered by a 26-hp., 4-cyl Wisconsin gas engine mounted on the snowthrower frame.
Double "V" belts power the snowthrower auger off the engine and turn the auger at more than 1,600 rpms. The 54-in. wide, 18-in. dia. auger is fitted with a center paddle that throws snow up and out of the 10-in. dia. spout. Preheim notes that he can throw snow up to 50 ft. away without using a blower.
The engine has electric start, a 5-gal. gas tank and operates independently of the skid steer loader except for the fact that it fits on loader arms. By raising and lowering the snowthrower, Preheim can tackle snowbanks up to 8-ft. high. The discharge spout swivels 360? and has an adjustable top flap for directing snow flow.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Reinhardt Preheim, Box 565, Mountain Lake, Minn. 56159.

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #2