German Engineers Develop the Ultimate Way to Clear Sidewalks

By: Max Imum Command - Published: Feb 17, 2013 • References: & discovery
A team of German engineers decided to solve the problem of excessive snow using a jet engine-equipped backpack with a 160 horsepower snow blower.

The thousand degrees of hot jet gases remove ice within seconds, and even snow heights of more than two feet are gone with a single blast.

Discovery Channel went to Germany and shot this rather new way of snow-plowing service for their prime time Daily Planet show. But they also detected some serious problems the developers will have to face in the future: when used on a patch of grass, the snow might not be the only thing blown away. Certain safety precautions should be used when operating powerful machinery such as this. Stats for Jet Pack Snow Blowers Trending: Older & Buzzing
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