Saturday, January 2, 2010

Homemade Doodlebug Snow Plow

We got about 6-8 inches of snow yesterday and last night.  Eddie took his homemade doodlebug out to plow this morning.  This plow is 8 years old and is made from a variety of old parts.  He made it out of Dodge, Ford and Chevy parts.  There is a 300 6 cyl. Ford motor with an automatic transmission and a truck 4 speed  transmission behind it. There are two transmissions in it that go into a 3/4 ton rear end.  He operates the plow with a winch since that was cheaper than replacing the hydrolics when they broke two years ago. This has worked well for our heavy snow storms over the past several years.  It goes along with his life philosophy of scrounging parts and  making things himself to save money and use his creative mind.