While many of us spent the winter pushing our snowblowers up and down the driveway or sidewalk, Howard Davis created a way to ride on his, reports YorkRegion.com.
Troubled by a gimpy right knee, Howard needed a gimmick that would allow him to do his own snow removal without walking. A grandson Christopher of Innisfil, near Barrie provided the machine. Howard did the rest.
“An engineer might not approve, but it works,” he says.
The attachment took 10 hours to complete with the transformation occurring in Howard’s side yard workshop where he spends much of his time.
“I’m a tinkerer,” he explains. “I enjoy fixing things.”
The 28-inch, 10-horsepower blower can handle almost any depth of snow, says Howard.
“Should I fall off the seat, the landing would be soft,” he said with a laugh.
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