Hey guys... so I have been thinking in the back of my head that I have this spare snowblower housing for my MF12, and well... a power broom is really close in design. Then I found these 5 foot used street sweeper brushes that look like they would be perfect to modify onto an auger shaped insert.
SO, if anyone has any photos of a Massey power broom, or other designs, I would love to see some photos. My one concern is how to design the belt hook up. I have the early version of the blower without the underbelly mount. My belt runs off the motor. I have a spare 90 degree mower deck gearbox, and I may be able to build some sort of universal joint to make it run at an angle, but there is a lot to plan out.
That said, it would be freaking awesome to build a power broom with all the style of the Massey snow thrower, Eh? (Those who know me, know the design quaility we are talking about!)