Fordson snow machine

Discussion in 'Outdoor Powersports Forum' started by mjodrey, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    I know this has been posted to death on the forums,BUT I'll post it here anyway.:D

     
  2. Bolens 1000

    Bolens 1000 Member

    Never seen that video posted before.
    That was pretty interesting!
     
  3. caseguy

    caseguy Member

    That was WAY COOL! Thanks Maynard! I've never seen that before either.
     
  4. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    I am very intrigued with that screw propulsion system.
     
  5. caseguy

    caseguy Member

    I think that's how my boss gets around at work! LOL At least it feels that way to the rest of us!
     
  6. MH81

    MH81 Member

    We had one come to our show years ago, what a impressive machine... that would NEVER get built today because of liability. There are about a hundred places to remove an appendage on that rig.:eek:

    The biggest drawback with it that I see, is that it's mounted to a Fordson... Has anyone ever tried to start one below freezing? That unit was started inside and left running the whole time.
     
  7. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    :D LOL !
     
  8. caseguy

    caseguy Member

    Sorry Maynard. Sometimes my funny bone gets the best of me. I thought it was very ingenious and apparently it worked pretty well too! Of course the legal disclaimer was missing from the bottom of the screen "Professional driver, closed course. Do not attempt." That poor horse! I laughed when I saw that poor thing struggling. I couldn't help myself.
    Those Fordsons weigh about 3500 lbs. I was impressed that it had that much "buoyancy" in the deep snow. I know it's the displacement over a large surface area that allows it, but it was still impressive!
     
  9. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    Yes those Fordsons are very heavy,I had a 1926 Fordson F up until 2 years ago,then I sold it,you know how that goes.
     
  10. NUTNDUN

    NUTNDUN Administrator

    I love it, would want it just for the cool factor. If you get your limbs cut off then you didn't belong that close to my machine LOL.
     
  11. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    I think that would be really cool on a garden tractor size tractor.
     
  12. NUTNDUN

    NUTNDUN Administrator

    Alright so who is going to build one?
     
  13. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    I really have thought hard about it,I just don't know where to begin.
     
  14. NUTNDUN

    NUTNDUN Administrator

    I would need more time and a little more of a budget but if both those moons align I would like to try and build one.
     
  15. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    It could happen.:D
     

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