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Digging out in style (photo)

Sunday, January 26, 2014   by: Donna Hopper

Wellington Street East resident Steve Court knows how to handle winter in style.

It took him about a month and a half to convert his Cub Cadet riding tractor into the Model A Ford-inspired machine pictured above.

"It's supposed to look like a Model A Ford, but I made it a little bit too tall," Court told us. "But I didn't want to bang my head getting in and out of it."

All the wood used in its construction is recycled from other projects, and the windows are fashioned from kitchen cabinet tempered glass purchased from the Habitat For Humanity ReStore.

The creation has working head lights, tail lights and reverse lights, and a heater in case the windows fog up.

Court said he plans on installing windshield wipers soon, which he pilfered off a neighbour's vehicle just as it was being towed to the wrecking yard.

Although he hasn't officially named his snow removal machine, Court told us his wife often refers to it as 'Betsy'.

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Maple2111 1/25/2014 4:17:01 PM Report

Now that is style and a very nice style

Hats off to you Sir
Tom_Bom 1/25/2014 5:05:14 PM Report

He Could/Should patent that. Make millions. All kinds of gains.
Tag33&1/3rd 1/25/2014 5:16:40 PM Report

Cool how much $ for my driveway? I'm in the area! :)
JustMe1234567 1/26/2014 3:30:36 AM Report

Blower and a plow. Brilliant.
harry dick 1/26/2014 11:26:41 AM Report

Now that's what I call ingenuity . He needed a better way to clean the snow and stay reasonably warm and out of the wind. Well , congratulations on a very nice rig to make winter a little less uncomfortable. excellent job!!!!
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