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Old 06-10-2017, 08:30 AM   #1
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RC Tori 98cc Snowblower! One of a Kind!

Province: Ontario
Quantity: 1
New or Used: Item is used.
Trades: I am interested in possible trades.
Asking Price: $600
Accepted forms of payment: EMT, Cash, Paypal
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My Location: Guelph, Ontario


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Hi everyone, I have something rather unique for you all this morning. Over the last few years I have experimented with automating my yard equipment, mostly out of curiosity about how useful they might be. I have created two RC lawnmowers that I have since sold as I no longer have any grass, and several RC snowblowers.

First, the good stuff. Here is a video of the snowblower in action. It uses very powerful wheelchair motors that of course are weather sealed which makes them great for this application. For control it has a Sabertooth motor controller (top notch and bulletproof!) and a separate pololu dc controller good to 60a (overkill) for the chute deflector. This machine runs on anywhere from 3s to 6s, and it runs well throughout. It's a lot of fun on 6s 5000 as it ZIPS around the driveway!!!

The blower itself is a Toro 98cc snowblower that runs well, it's always been maintained and so is very reliable. I am also including the wheels, wheel brackets and long handle that were original before I modified it so you can always return the blower to its original configuration if you feel you want to. Would only take an hour or so.

The best part of this machine is the end result of so much trial and testing of the traction system. I tried EVERY possible configuration of wheels, tracks, combinations possible to get the best traction performance without using too much energy to keep the run time long. Tracks were awesome but at 40a draw they were power hungry! This final version has my best solution that functions very well! I custom designed and CNC manufactured custom wheels from 1/2" thick hdpe for the express purpose of cutting through soft snow and digging into the ice underneath. I had all sorts of trouble with wheels and tracks getting bogged down in soft snow. This solved it. The design also has integral wraps of stainless cable throughout so that it grips anything but touches. It's also replaceable as it wears down. Check out the video and you'll see how nicely it grips and runs.

https://youtu.be/BIququq1hs8
Finally it's fun to snowblow!!

The reason for selling is simply to fund the next project. I want to create a six wheeled plow for this coming winter. No real reason other than I haven't done that before and I found a good source for linear actuators that has me excited. I'm a dork in case anyone wondered. Haha.

This is a great way to use your older tired packs that are just sitting around in the winter.

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Old 06-10-2017, 08:37 AM   #2
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Re: RC Tori 98cc Snowblower! One of a Kind!


Price really just reflects the cost of parts. Not looking to profit.

Toro $150 used
Sabertooth $200
Pololu $90
Wheelchair Motors $300 used
HDPE, Aluminum, nuts and bolts, wiring, pélican box, steel pipe etc +++

You get the idea.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:59 AM   #3
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Your video is hilarious, you must be the guy everybody talks about with awe on the street.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:09 PM   #4
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Hahah yup I'm that guy! I'm not sure "awe" is quite what the reaction is. Haha!
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