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dp
01-11-2009, 11:40 PM
Many folks here have an interest in trains. With the weather being what it is a snow plow is not unusual to see - but a snow plow on a train might be. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QenN5DVuLtw

The engineer is driving blind quite a bit of the time!

tdmidget
01-12-2009, 12:45 AM
Nice shots. An engine crew however must know virtually every tie in their district. He can look sideways or back and know where he is. It's not like he might have to steer around something.

tattoomike68
01-12-2009, 12:56 AM
thats way cool, who would not like to drive that machine?

looks like fun to me.

JCHannum
01-12-2009, 01:08 AM
How about this one? A Galloping Goose.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RGS_Goose_2_1940.jpg

Carld
01-12-2009, 01:36 AM
Man, I bet he walks with a swagger when he is done using that big plow. Talk about moving snow WOW :eek:

Willy
01-12-2009, 01:43 AM
thats way cool, who would not like to drive that machine?

looks like fun to me.

Right about now...this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF2ZPRmocs4&feature=related)...or maybe this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql6MYFO4ihA&feature=related).:D

I spent the last fifteen years plowing highways in the winter and it's a white knuckle ride when you hit a wind blown snow drift...like running into a mountain of white dirt with your eyes closed. It will stop or throw a 70,000 lb truck around faster than you can blink!
Amazing what it does to the locomotives. It looks like the car with the blade has concrete on it for weight to keep it on track. I know from past experience that the heavier the truck was loaded the better she would handle the snow...you never went out with an empty truck.

laddy
01-12-2009, 07:44 AM
Have you ever seen one of those rotary snow plows in action clearing a rocky mountain pass? Impressive isn't the word

Earache
01-12-2009, 06:58 PM
Have you ever seen one of those rotary snow plows in action clearing a rocky mountain pass? Impressive isn't the word


Saw this one just south of Anchorage.....

http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq88/EaracheForums/BradSeat376Medium.jpg
http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq88/EaracheForums/BradSeat378Medium.jpg

IdahoJim
01-12-2009, 08:52 PM
Saw this one just south of Anchorage.....

http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq88/EaracheForums/BradSeat376Medium.jpg
http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq88/EaracheForums/BradSeat378Medium.jpg

There's one almost identical to that in the railroad museum at Ely, Nevada.
I would love to see one in action, or movies of it.

Willy
01-12-2009, 08:59 PM
There's one almost identical to that in the railroad museum at Ely, Nevada.
I would love to see one in action, or movies of it.

Here ya go....:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjxWKmEDP9M&NR=1

Probably not what you expected, but I gotta give the guy credit for an awesome job!

IdahoJim
01-12-2009, 10:00 PM
That is TOO cool! I wish it was longer, with closeups.:)
Thanks

RetiredFAE
01-12-2009, 10:10 PM
Here's a bit longer one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frBh5vO_2g0&feature=related

Spin Doctor
01-12-2009, 10:30 PM
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=frBh5vO_2g0&feature=related

Just what you need to clear the diveway :D

Paul Alciatore
01-13-2009, 03:44 AM
I think I will lay some tracks in my driverway.

Evan
01-13-2009, 08:54 AM
I need one this year. We have over two feet of snow, something we haven't seen in many years. I have always wanted to build a rotary plow for the Land Rover but we don't normally have enough snow to make it worthwhile.

aboard_epsilon
01-13-2009, 09:46 AM
wet leaves is enough stop uk's railways......god help us if we had snow like that .

all the best.markj

digger_doug
01-13-2009, 09:47 AM
" have always wanted to build a rotary plow for the Land Rover but we don't normally have enough snow to make it worthwhile."

Evan,
I don't know just how much farm stuff is available around
your neck of the woods. But a snowblower that used to be
more popular (cheaper as no gearbox) around here looked
just like a sileage blower, and was direct connected to the
P.T.O. shaft (540 rpm).
The thing was an plate impeller, with the side wide open
towards the direction of travel, and a "V" funnel to channel
the snow in (tapered out to about 5'-6' wide). Most of the
impeller's are around 18" dia. made of 1/4"-3/8" plate.
Have seen dual impeller's, side by side, but that add's to
the complication.

This design is simple, not perfect, but they do work.

I'm thinking this is a project like the stump grinder, only
with more sheetmetal work, would love to see your prototype.
tnx
Doug

Evan
01-13-2009, 10:08 AM
I would build one but most years in the last 15 or so we haven't have much snow. Some years I haven't even had to plow at all. The Rover even has the capability of front PTO direct from the crankshaft as well as PTO from both front and rear of the transmission. I would power it with a separate motor though for easier operation at very low speed. But without enough snow to warrant it I am not going to bother.

digger_doug
01-13-2009, 10:27 AM
Evan,
I figured the land rover had a slow speed pto (off of the
transmission) but figured for simplicity you would be
building a separate engined, small hand pushed unit.

Very similiar to the stump grinder, maybe removing
the flywheel (with the brazed cutters) and building
the fan, and sheetmetal onto that platform.
A wintertime adaptation of sorts.

I can see if it took more than a day it would not be worth
the trouble.