Manual snow plows first appeared on the market in the 1950s and quickly gained a foothold as an alternative to shoveling snow to clear a path after a long, heavy snowfall.
Today’s machines are available in a very varied range:
– Machines with gasoline engines from small models with 25cc of power up to 200cc engines with almost 1 meter width.
– Electric machines to be in charge of cleaning areas with more modest thicknesses of snow, no more than 40cm deep.
How does a snow plow works?
Without going into technical details, the most important thing is the heart of the milling machine. They are the rotating blades called augers or bits on the right and left sides, and turning in opposite directions that “tear” and move the crushed snow towards the center.
In the middle is a fan called an impeller that sucks up the snow and blows it out. The shredded snow is propelled at high speed by a mobile channel, the person in charge of operating the milling machine can direct to expel the snow in the direction and direction that is most convenient to remove the snow.
And there is no better way to learn how something works than to see it!
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