We get it. A plow truck is expensive, a snowblower takes up a lot of space. Why not use what you’ve got laying around the house and rig your own snow plow to clear the white mess in your driveway. (Just kidding. DO NOT DO THESE THINGS. Or, if you do, forget you saw them here.)
USEFUL CHRISTMAS GIFTS
So the kid demanded one of those dumb hoverboards? Put him to work. You got time to hover, you got time to shovel-er.
GRASS CATCHER NOT REQUIRED
You’ve got a lawnmower and a box from a 50-inch widescreen hanging around, right? Put that thing to work before recycling day.
HOME DEPOT APPROVED
2×4 sheet of 3/8ths exterior plywood: $6.
Two friction straps: $9.40
Confusing the neighbors: Priceless
BONUS: COLD BEER
When you’re done plowing the driveway, there’s a case of cold Haffenreffers inside. Go easy when you open them, though.
Since nobody goes to work on snow days anymore, you might as well put the old computer desk to work.
There are all kinds of pedal-powered snow plows around.
This guy’s is pretty ingenious. Two bike frames welded together with a plow in the middle. No balance required!
The V-plow on this pedal car is just two shovels parked at an angle next to each other. The blade raises with the handle.
Portland’s Unipiper is the all-time winner, though. Noting melts the snow like flaming bagpipes.
Maybe you’re actually in the market for a plow truck after seeing these contraptions. Check out BestRide for deals in your area.