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Plowing Snow WITH A TANK!

Plowing Snow WITH A TANK!


All right, so this is called a DTV shredder And it was actually invented by a friend of mine named Ben Gulak who at nineteen invented a self-balancing electric unicycle Shortly after moved on to the shredder. He’s won numerous design awards, and now he’s studying at MIT Anyway, it’s basically a tank scooter as you can see but the beauty is it fits right in between snowboarding and dirt biking And that’s because it’s all-terrain and can be used in any season from winter to summer and everything in between! To steer you actually lean on the board, and then you’ve got your acceleration and the brake in the handles Anyways, you guys know that we live in Canada and we get a ton of snow So we thought it would be a cool project if we were able to turn this into our own personal tank treaded snow plow Yeah locks oh we’re already recording All right, so before we start Let’s get the shredder up on the table so we can really see How we’re gonna do this and as you can see it’s very light Perfect All right, so we got one standard snow shovel pre disassembled And now we just have to figure out how to attach this to here all right so the nice thing is this already has some Nice mounting points right on here. I don’t know if there’s actually any official accessories for this thing, but this is gonna work Just fine for us to mount on the snow plow All right, so let’s grab some steel and make a weldment to attach these points Tada a Little bit trickier because we actually get a nut inside where the handle in so we’re gonna use this magnet tool Yeah, I can see that is some precision work right now Let’s try that again… two hours later Oh Let’s try that again two hours later Alright now we have all the bolts in we can start mounting this to the actual frame of the shredder Aaand the other side Now as you can see right now the hinge actually goes too far so it hits this. So, precision is important. We’re gonna use two by fours to In the other side Now as you can see right now the hinge actually goes too far so it hits this so All right, I got some tension on this Stop it from going all the way back Not like I’m trying If you were to hit something with it mounted rigidly you would just fly over the handlebars, but with these Springs What happens basically if you hit something hard enough The reason we have these Springs is instead of mounting it rigidly If you were to hit something with a mounted rigidly you would just fly over the handlebars, but with these Springs What happens basically if you hit something hard enough? Now you might have noticed this is just on a pivot point right now flying off the handlebars All right Now you might have noticed. This is just on a pivot point right now so we want to add some kind of height adjustment so Depending on how much snow we want to shovel. We need to set the height either up here right in there You get the idea now to do that Then mount it to the other side My hand does not go through this And we wrap it around the main bar a few times Then mounted to the other side And as an echo through this Just, you know, when you see This that’s why I’m tightening who knows Ian? who knows? Really, not your hand but you freak out This man lets me see Just have an episode where I start drinking We’ll find out shortly When you adjust the angle so does the shovel Does that look flush? All right, let’s go! Where’s that pull cord? When you adjust the angle so does the shovel I Like flush All right, let’s go where’d that pull cord? And that’s why we’re super happy to announce this video’s sponsor: Skillshare Would you believe us if we told you that we’re not actually experts at building things? Even though many of us have engineering backgrounds, we’ve learned the most about making things from the internet And that’s why we’re super happy announced this video sponsor Skillshare Lately I’ve been brushing up on my business skills since we’ve expanded the team With the Premium Membership you have unlimited access to these high-quality classes letting you improve your skills unlock new opportunities And do the work that you love Lately I’ve been brushing up on my business skills since we’ve expand the team They have some awesome courses on entrepreneurship as well as engineering the best part is Skillshare is one of the most affordable learning platforms on the internet memberships start at less than $10 a month and Head over to skillshare/hacksmith or click on the link in the description below We’re happy to offer the first 1,000 signups to use our link in the description below to get their first two months for only 99 cents Head over to Skillshare slash hacks myth or click on the link in the description below pinch hazard Then simply adjust the handlebar and now we’re riding high, and you’re higher if you want you’re not snow plowing anymore So as you can see our suspension system It can take you leaning forwards brings it close to the ground if you want higher up Simply adjust the handlebar and now we’re riding high, and you’re higher if you want you’re not snow plowing anymore How long it’s gonna last but uh Should be fun! Let’s take it for a rip, but it is cold outside so I better better better My hacksmith toque, one of a kind! It’s a lie two of a kind. I don’t know how long this hat took to make it Look at all that snow! Three weeks later All right, so that was a really fun build now It wasn’t quite as functional as we were hoping but it is a lot of fun to ride And I’m sure you’re gonna see more of the shredder in future projects if you guys want more information on that check out Ben Gulak’s site in the description below once again Thanks for watching and make sure you subscribed

100 comments

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I am going to state something.
your friend with his genius, doesn't need to go to MIT. Sounds to me like he needs to start a school and help people create things on their own.

When the hacksmith reaches 5.5M I will send him a prototype of mine which is actually safe and my designs for the ultimate truck

It work better if you angle it to side.
An had had shove being metal.
With heating pad to stop build up.
But this only thought an I know this is a older video.
But this is the system I have seen on bigger snow plow's.
I love video keep going guy's.

I was thinking you take like a tiny winch and mount it to the handle bars and you press a button and it releases wire that's connected to the snow shovel and you can lower it and raise it by the button on the handle bars

I remember the snow of 2015 it.took us 3 and a half hours to shovel our driveway with 5 people shoveling

Someone just offered to trade me one of these for my motorcycle.. i instantly thought of plowijg with it too

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