Country Lore: Pedal Powered Snow Plow

With a riding lawn mower chassis, bike chains and gears, and two plastic shovels you can create this pedal powered snow plow.



pedal powered snow plow - in use
This pedal powered snow plow will turn winter chores into fun.
PHOTO: ELLIE BLAKE
Mid-drive design sketch
Mid-drive design showing road and mountain bike cranks
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Drivetrain layout
Drivetrain layout and gear sizes on the plow
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Chain tensioner design
Chain tensioner design
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Plow blade sketch
Plow attachment and lift mechanism
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Plow angle sketch
Plow angle sketch
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pedal powered snow plow - Mid-drive view
This is a good view of the mid-drive, chain tensioners, and the location of the former parking brake axle that is now used as the main drive axle.
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pedal powered snow plow - completed drivetrain
Complete view of the drivetrain. You can see where the standard bicycle cranks are used and where the bottom bracket shells are welded to the frame.
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pedal powered snow plow - steering linkage
Here you can see how the steering linkage attaches to the front wheels. It is not obvious because of the angle of this photo, but the silver linkage is only a few inches off of the ground.
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pedal powered snow plow - in grass
Waiting for the snow. This picture shows how the shovel handle attaches to the blade frame. You also get a good view of the steering lever.
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