All gardeners face the problem of cleaning of snow, as winter in Russia much precipitation is observed. This occurs regardless of the region, which is a cottage or a private house. And if we are talking about the far East, then it turns into a natural disaster.
But with a shovel and patience all the snow or part of it, so you can go to important places of your site, you can remove for a long time. And in this lies the main problem — not everyone has time for it. Yeah, and who wants to waste energy on this activity almost every day, since precipitation is in the form of snow will continue all winter.
Alternative to purchase snowthrower
And then what to do — what is the alternative? And it really is possible to use a mechanical thrower, but the cost is not small!
If the price of this device is too big for you, then you have to rely on your own mind — because you can make a snow version of various everyday items. I think it’s hard, and you do not get? Wrong — everyone can do this!
All you will need is the engine and the auger housing. Now we’re going to figure out how to do the thrower’s own efforts on the basis of all these parts. In principle, it is really for each person, but will have to try but then you will have a great helper in the fight against snow.
So you did everything correctly you will have to understand the structure of the home-made version of the machine for snow removal. It will not work as effective as a purchased option, but the cost will be much lower.
And you will be able to occupy themselves for some time by the questions of its creation. If you have free time or there is no other way out, because the shovel is considered the worst option, and the purchase is not possible, then keep reading and you will learn a lot of useful information.
For starters, check out photos of the snow with their hands on the basis of ready-made models from a variety of homegrown artists. Now you know how it will look in the helper for clearance of the territory from snow.
Where to start?
You can make a good screw, as it is considered as the main part of a homemade machine. We’ll see what it does, and what it represents. And in the end you will be able to create for snowthrower auger with your hands, which will be the basis of your device. It will be hidden under the Cabinet and will be the first turn of the fight with snow.
We are talking about shaft or stud having a spiral surface along the entire axis. The shaft is driven through operation of the bearing whereby energy is transferred to the spiral profile.
Now let’s find out what are the versions of the snow machines:
On the basis of single-stage auger — characterized in that the Assembly of the snow is accomplished using a self-rotation of the basic work item. This model is suitable for removal of moderate amounts of precipitation
On the basis of two-stage rotary system has a first stage in the form of a screw and the second dealing with the release of the collected snow with the chute, which is due to the power of the rotor. This option is recommended for high rainfall.
In order to correctly make the screw you need to understand how it looks. Create a drawing or use a ready-made option which has managed to create a quality option is required.
Most important is to create a reliable cutting rings for connection of the shaft of the selected drive. And still need to frame and attachments.
This is done by a set of components:
- The sheet metal needed to create the screw and suitable housing for him; For the formation of the frame you will need two steel angle of size 50 x 50 mm each; For the formation of the side pieces used plywood with a thickness of 10 mm; the Handle of the snowthrower is created using metal pipes with a diameter of 0.5 inches; the auger Shaft will be formed from the pipe size to 3/4 inch.
The pipe must be drilled through to securely fix the metal blade size in mm 120х270 — it will collect snow. In addition to her pipe installed four rubber rings with a diameter of 28 mm they are easy to cut using an electric jigsaw. Educated auger will work on the basis of the bearings 205 therefore, they must be installed on the pipe.
To complete the work you need to:
- Cut four pieces of the prepared iron for the formation of disks; Cut formed discs in half and bend them into a spiral; to Weld them to the tube in equal amounts on each side; the edges of the pipe to put the bearings for fixing the design.
For the formation of the frame need steel angles that are welded to them you can add the platform to the selected type of unit. The bottom design of the skis are attached on the basis of wooden boards with linings of plastic, which are created from the boxes of electrical wiring.
To understand how it should look we recommend to see photos of homemade snow plows proven performance with years of use.
How to provide the motive power for a snowthrower?
He will need a petrol or electric motor or tillers. It is believed that the snowthrower for tillers fit in the best way, because in this version everything is ready. Will only carry out the installation, and it is possible to operate the device. You can use three versions of consoles for purification of snow:
- With a hard, rotating rings. They will help to cope with the snow that fell recently and have not had time to freeze. On the basis of the outboard version of the blade is endowed with knives. Fit to fight with the snow that has lain for some time, and formed a dense form. But rotary snow thrower is considered the most reliable option. It helps to remove the snow at a great distance from the place where it is necessary to create a sufficient space for passage.
Is there an alternative option?
Yes! You can create a snowthrower from chainsaws, to get the device with reliable qualities and small price. Assuming that you already have unnecessary chainsaw you actually have nothing to invest. Is that a little effort and time.
Consider the advantages of this option snowthrower:
- Reasonable cost of the product, and if there is no chainsaw, then you can buy the old version in working condition for not a great price from someone with hands; a Great impact of educated system for snow fighting; Ease of fabrication of major components of the device on the basis of the materials available to almost all owners of cottages or private homes.
Important: the Only drawback of this design is the inability to create a self-propelled model.
To make it work you first need to make an auger, how it is made we have already described. Then it all just need to disconnect the engine from your version of saws and to connect it with the screw.
Capacity of the product will depend on the capabilities of the engine. It is recommended to choose nimble saw with good performance figures so that was enough to fight with the snow.
What if there’s a trimmer can it be converted into a snowthrower?
Yes, it’s possible, but there are some nuances. Models with a curved barbell through the transfer of rotation using a steel cable will not work, because they have insufficient capacity.
To create a quality snow thrower from trimmer you will need the product straight barbell-based reducer and stiff version of the shaft, since such a scheme provides sufficient power.
Now consider the stages of work to build a working snow thrower:
To create a case, you can use a small metal barrel. About 15 cm from the bottom is being cut, then in the center you need to drill a hole for the protruding part of the gearbox. The edges provide holes for fasteners of the shield to the reducer before installing it, so everything fitted precisely.
On the side of the base (barrel) add the holes with a square shape approximately 10 x 10 cm they are necessary for snow removal.
You need to create four metal vanes around 25х10 cm for attaching to the drive of the trimmer.
Element for throwing snow easy to make from parts left over from the barrel. You need to cut a rectangular strip about the size of 15х30 see
This element is bent and welded to it side bends that will help to create the right direction for getting rid of the collected mass of snow.
Make the blade with a piece of metal having the size of 30 x 40 cm edges of the cut plate must be bent to form sides with a height of 2 cm.
The tunnel for the removal of snow is welded to the hole prepared for this process. The blade is mounted from below. The reducer needs to be strengthened with bolts, and the rotor is created by means of a knife of the trimmer.
Now you know how to make multiple versions of the helpers for dealing with winter precipitation. To create them you will need a bit of time and suitable materials, and the installation process is not much more complicated.
Photo snowthrower their hands