Custom Built Miller Snow Dozer
The Miller Snow Dozer was built to serve a practical need. My townhouse complex has north facing garage doors, so when small amounts of snow falls, the snow needs to be removed quickly before people drive on it and pack it into ice. Since the garages block the sun, it will never melt off until spring.
Part 1: Why I built the snow dozer
Part 2: Initial Concept
Part 3: Tracks and Transaxles
Part 4: Start of the Frame
Part 5: Proof of Concept
Part 6: Start of the steel frame, no more 2x4s!!!
Part 7: Steel frame continued!
Part 8: Steel frame and prepping for a test run
Part 9: Test run, and it’s only tack welded together!
Part 10: Belt tensioner and preliminary blade testing
Part 11: Prep work for the Hydraulic system
Part 12: Now here’s a REAL blade!
Part 13: Hydraulic system buying the parts and assembling & tread plate assembly
Part 14: First test of the hydraulic system
Part 15: Another test drive, then blade assembly and another test drive
Part 16: Foot pedals for hydraulics & Sheetmetal engine and belt covers and wiring box & blade springs
Part 17: Teardown, full welding, sandblasting and powdercoating
Part 18: Re-Assembly and Pushing some Snow!!
Part 19: Comparison between Old and New
Part 20: Final tweaks: heated hand grips
Part 21: Engine Upgrade
Part 22: Making the Blade Assembly Removable
Cost & Hours Summary
YouTube Video Links:
Short Summary of Parts 1, 2 & 3
Pushing snow for the 1st time
Pushing snow for 1st time (2)
Breaking up some snow & clearing it
Pushing some snow
Pushing snow and climbing the pile
I bought a used set of forks, and did a bit of CAD modeling for a fork attachment. Check back soon for some pics and updates.