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    I love my Snow Scoop

    I made a snow scoop like the " silver bear snow scoop". Way better than any shovel. They sell some similar ones on-line.
    Last edited by Andrew Joiner; 02-11-2019 at 12:33 PM.
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    Photo links don't work!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Schierer View Post
    Photo links don't work!!!!
    Yes I tried and the photo didn't stay. I thought people would just google " silver bear snow scoop" to get the idea.
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    snow machine.jpg

    I prefer my snow scoop, complete with a joy stick and head lights

    This past year, Mrs. presented me with an even better one that has a cab with heat and stereo (Mahindra 2555) . Our drive way is over a 1/4 mile long.
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    I have a small driveway so I wanted to keep it simple. My dad had a wonderful snow scoop he used in Minnesota in the 70's. I copied what I remembered from his and online images. You can move lots of heavy snow in tight quarters without any lifting. You slide the snow up and over the snow berms. Watch1:15 minutes into this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fLHaW3YvJY

    I bought my 89 year old friend this one.
    https://www.amazon.com/Suncast-SF185.../dp/B000A1CENK
    We had to modify and extend the handle to get the right height/angle. Now he's like a kid with a new toy when it snows!
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    Would not work here, every body has gravel driveways. Might be nice in the city where everything is paved. Town folk here use their lawn tractors to push snow.

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    Silver bear manufacturing is located in Atlantic Mine Michigan, on the Keweenaw peninsula. They get over 300 inches of snow each season. every house in the area has one.

    they do actually work on gravel because you can hold the edge up off the stones a bit by sliding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Joiner View Post
    ... I wanted to keep it simple.
    I'm also trying to keep it simple regarding snow. Here in Georgia we have yet to have our, normally one, winter snow. Can you show a pic of yours ? Is it on wheels ?

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    No wheels . It's close to this one( not my pic). We had tons of snow today and I had fun sliding it away.
    Last edited by Andrew Joiner; 02-11-2019 at 10:03 PM.
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    I forgot what snow looks like. We need a rain scoop around here this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John K Jordan View Post
    I forgot what snow looks like. We need a rain scoop around here this year.
    We need rain scoops in Northeast Tennessee too. The ground is squishy when you walk on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Bukovec View Post
    We need rain scoops in Northeast Tennessee too.
    Bill, you and John might be next door neighbors.

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    I wonder how you dump it. I can't imagine your 89 year old friend could lift it to empty it.

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    Keeping it simple would be solar snow removal.
    I gotta ask though, when the snow is 20 inches deep, how to you empty that scoop without some heavy duty lifting. Just looks like extra work to me.
    I like playing in the snow, but snow removal and shoveling have not been fun in 50 years. I have a bob sled and we have a good sledding hill for fun.

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    I believe that when you want to empty it, you just the front up a bit and it rides up over the snow. Then a slight tip down and a pull back leaves the snow behind.

    You never lift, just the handle up and down.

    We had one when I was a young 'un! Long time ago
    Funny, I don't remember being absent minded...

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