1991 - Volume #15, Issue #6, Page #31[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Revolutionary Rolling Snow Scoop
Jenkins, who lives in Texas, got the idea from his son when he moved up north. Soon after Steve Jenkins, Jr., arrived at his new home in New Jersey, he experienced his first heavy snowfall. He hadn't bought a shovel yet so he made a scoop out of a piece of garage door. When he finished clearing his walk and driveway, he noticed that his neighbors were still working away with their shovels. When he mentioned the incident to his father, the elder Jenkins realized his son had stumbled onto a tremendous new idea for snow removal.
Jenkins, Sr., an entrepreneur and real estate broker, decided to test the idea - he went up to Canada - and then came up with a commercial design. The production model is made out of polyethelene. It's 28 in. wide, 56 in. long and has 4 1/2 in. high scooped sides with a metal leading edge that's rounded off (a sharp scraper blade is optional). Weighs 16 lbs. Key to success of the rig is a small single wheel on the back side of the lower end of the unit, which carries the weight of the scoop and the snow.
"It'll handle 125 lbs. of snow at a time. It's heavy-built and won't rust or corrode. Can also be used to scrape manure or clean grain out of bins, and will even work as a light wheelbarrow," says Jenkins.
Sells for $59.95 plus $5.00 shipping.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Snowmaster, 7 Stillforest, Houston, Texas 77024 (ph 800 544 7669 713 974-4678).
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