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#1 earthgrinder ONLINE  

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 04:33 PM

Well, it is a walk behind, but has no wheels.   My Rototiller Model E Snow Shovel in action.

http://youtu.be/qHpQ1Ow3QBg


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 04:36 PM

Thats a unique piece and sure beats shoveling!

 

Any idea on the year?


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 04:45 PM

Sounds just like a teenager shoveling snow.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 04:56 PM

Looks good, Charlie!!


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 04:56 PM

That is pretty neat. A nice dry snow to try it on. :thumbs:


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 04:57 PM

They were made mid to late 1950s.  The whole idea of the Model E was a result of Kelsey's wife wanting a "rototiller on a stick" like a vacuum cleaner.  Kelsey was the founder of Rototiller, Inc.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 06:34 PM

Looks like a modern day weedeater!


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 06:42 PM

 Looks like it worked darn good. :thumbs:


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 07:05 PM

That's interesting. Thanks for the video. Have you got any

close up pics you could post?

 

Something like that, with a bit longer handle, made out of aluminum, might

be ideal for clearing a roof.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 07:30 PM

Here is a closeup of the Snow Shovel with two other attachments.

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 07:36 PM

Sounds just like a teenager shoveling snow.

Does that mean it make a whining noise? :D Aint seen any teenagers shovel snow in my area---No buttons to push,I guese. 


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 11:20 PM

That is WAY cool! Too bad no one makes that now.


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 08:37 AM

Many thanks for that, not highjacking your thread but add little to it for others intrested in these kinds of tools.

These power pole types are the neatest old school multi tools, bit of a nitch.

 

http://www.google.co...390569920329275

 

http://www.google.co...390570194424959


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 03:06 PM

I think those power poles are neat.  I wonder which one was first?  I had never heard of them before. 



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Posted January 23, 2014 - 03:56 PM

Not sure, do not collect them, always thought them neat.







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