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Army Truck + Snow Blower + Pontiac Sunfire = 😳

We're a husband and wife team who bought 20 acres of bare off-grid land in North Idaho. Follow along as we turn a pole barn into our dream shop with an upstairs apartment!

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HighTechLab Mês atrás
You made the massive amount of work attaching this to the truck look really easy. That is impressive.
Chaz Mês atrás
Rudy Rivera
Rudy Rivera Mês atrás
What cad! Application are you using to make parts?? 😊
Führer MK 92
Führer MK 92 Mês atrás
@Ambition Strikes 1:38 i think u need another snow blower here too 🙈 but we need full episode just for plasma cutter please 🙏🙏🙏🫶
HighTechLab Mês atrás
@Ambition Strikes keep it up!!!
Ambition Strikes
Ambition Strikes Mês atrás
Thanks Dexter! There's a reason this video took an extra week! Ha. All the little things are so time consuming.
Menno Bro's
Menno Bro's Mês atrás
Awesome welds there Riley, really enjoyed the video. we like to make similar content!
Greg Hilden
Greg Hilden Mês atrás
Just a suggestion, The way a snow plow blade works (which is what you have with a blower) is the hydraulic ram lifts an arm with a chain attached for floating ability, eliminating that float manifold. Also, put skid plates on the sides of the blower to prevent picking up a lot of gravel, which will also break the impeller's roller chain. Skids will slide over bumps instead of trying to shear them off breaking something. Go slow there is no spring mount. Team Ambition is doing Great, wish I was your neighbor.
Matthew B
Matthew B 28 dias atrás
I just mentioned the same mount system. And adding weight.
M@ Mês atrás
That’s actually really smart to have used the power steering pump as a repurposed hydraulic pump for the floating ram and solenoids. I’m an engineer by day and I have to give credit where credit is due - that’s ingenious!
SaltwaterRook Mês atrás
Guess you're not familiar with hydraulic systems.
Jim Davison
Jim Davison Mês atrás
That's how plow trucks have been doing it since the 70's or before. You can change the pulley size to get more pressure and change pumps with larger reservoirs too.
Kyle Antonowich
Kyle Antonowich Mês atrás
I mean power steering is literally a hydraulic circuit so it makes sense lol
Jake Ford
Jake Ford Mês atrás
I use my powering steering pump to run my detach instead of a PTO wet kit
Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas Mês atrás
When he said it I was thinking - that's a great idea! No messing with the truck. I really like that.
Captainfab406 Mês atrás
This is awesome to see this plan come together and work so well. If I might make a suggestion. Before next winter, put about 1 or 2 tons of gravel in the back. That will help offset some of the extra weight on the front axle and give you better traction on the rear. If you want to take it a step further, get yourself a sander unit to put in the bed. Then you can also sand the road after you blow the snow off of it. Usually in the spring ITD has a surplus equipment auction, down here in CDA.
McBuggs Mês atrás
Another suggestion is to lower the snowblower to a couple of inches off the ground when in use. It was much too high and it was only skimming the top surface, left too much snow under the wheels. Don't be afraid to get it down in the snow, it will handle it. Then if you have to back up, you shouldn't get stuck.
Arne Gerhardsen
Arne Gerhardsen Mês atrás
I agree, the truck will go better in snoeblowing and you wont go stuck then you are backing with the lifted snowblower.
TK Whitehead
TK Whitehead Mês atrás
So awesome!! Engineer, electrical, mechanical, and fabricator all rolled into Riley. So enjoyable to see the smiles on your faces each week!
bwillan Mês atrás
Good job on getting the snowblower attached and functional. Looks like you'll need to add a bunch of ballast weight in the truck bed to offset the weight of the snowblower on the front end of the truck. That should help with turning. One tip to snowblowing on gravel is to make sure the ground is good and frozen otherwise you will be peeling up your gravel and launching it through the snowblower.
TRLMX Mês atrás
Good idea on placing ballast on the rear..
Lloyd mondragon
Lloyd mondragon Mês atrás
Awesome job, I’ve been working for municipality for a number of winters and the only time our trucks don’t have good traction is when there empty so I’d encourage you to add some dirt in the back of the truck, oh and before I forget congratulations you two on the news of your first baby.
einarmiger0815 Mês atrás
Right. You must at least place the same weight over the rear axle as the weight of the entire blower-extension. Then you will definitely no longer have traction problems and the steerability of the truck will definitely improve in use. Good job, you can be proud of it!
Mark Mitchell
Mark Mitchell Mês atrás
Use snow. It unloads it's self.
Tracy Geller
Tracy Geller Mês atrás
You may have some icing issues with the radiator. There is a mesh fabric for snowmobiles that may shed the snow and keep it from icing if it becomes an issue.
Dominick Witchey
Dominick Witchey 14 dias atrás
Definitely be a good idea to blow to the right when possible.
Nena Mês atrás
That has got to be one of the most “ambitious” off grid builds I have ever seen! Forget the off grid, who cares, that thing is a beast and I can’t believe you engineered the whole thing, Riley you’re a genius!
BackyardBoogie Channel
Consider a flow control valve (slowdown) for the “down” function of the blower so you can fine tune how slow/fast it drops (if you haven’t already).
Leon Schmidt
Leon Schmidt Mês atrás
Don’t they make an orifice to control the maximum speed for dump boxes and tilt trailers?
Soinas Doyi
Soinas Doyi Mês atrás
The snow blower is mind blowing! Well done! And look at all that storage now So neat seeing everything coming together
Blake Campbell Outdoors
Riley this is absolutely brilliant! Beautiful welds too! What i think is amazing is that both of you are equally talented. You guys are a beautiful team together.
Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson Mês atrás
There needs to be an awards ceremony for BRvid content creators. This would definitely take the "Most Inventive project done from an off grid channel" award.
Matt Piekarski
Matt Piekarski Mês atrás
Inventive - having the ability to create or design new things or to think originally. This has been done before, and it's been done better. There is nothing "inventive" about it other than they didn't have one themselves.
Nathaniel Taylor
Nathaniel Taylor Mês atrás
For real so bad ass
doris Fu
doris Fu Mês atrás
Any one need faucet extender ,pls contact me
Donald Dodson
Donald Dodson Mês atrás
Agree! So much of BRvid is propelling forward various skills and trades. Great project: from dream, design, manufacturing, repurposing and testing.
Blake Campbell Outdoors
@Steven Saunders this project was started when they had over 3 feet of snow, the snow has been melting quickly as spring approaches. As they said in the video before they were going to be lucky to have any snow to test it with. What he's done is nothing short of amazing and definitely he thinks outside the box.
John Eubank
John Eubank Mês atrás
I’m totally amazed in your ability to create and put this together. I also noticed that you do an absolutely amazing welding job.
King RAFA Mês atrás
There's no doubt in my mind that this snow blower project of yours will work. Keep grinding guys!
Shirley Noseworthy
Shirley Noseworthy Mês atrás
The way you guys make your ideas come to life is amazing. The amount of steps that you can look ahead to make sure you cover it all just blows my mind. Great job!
Blue Sky
Blue Sky Mês atrás
Looks great. I can't wait to see it working in 4 feet of snow.
Terry Smith
Terry Smith Mês atrás
You guys are doing a great job editing these videos. Getting better all the time.
hcurtisvr4 Mês atrás
My weekend is not complete without a video from you two!
Exploring Canada
Exploring Canada Mês atrás
You guys are such a great team!
Jon Plante
Jon Plante Mês atrás
That was soooo fun to watch! Riley is an engineering and fabricator master! Loved every minute! 👍
MakingTechSense Mês atrás
Good job! I bet you've never wanted it to snow so bad like you do right now.
Steve Vettraino
Steve Vettraino Mês atrás
I've been waiting for this lol. I've come to be HIGHLY impressed with y'all's manufacturing skills!
Vince Perillo
Vince Perillo Mês atrás
Your building skills are off the chart. I love watching you two. You guys are like a well oiled machine. Also congrats on the great news you guys shared. Based on your building skills both of you are going to be great parents. Peace
Dean Johnson
Dean Johnson Mês atrás
THAT will be so much fun after a heavy powder snowfall!! possibly add a skid plate with small steel wheels on the back of the snowblower frame so if you are backing up over a hump / unlevel section the sharp angles wont dig in ? In any case you are an awesome Enginner coming up with these things and then DOING them yourselves!
Mike Terrill
Mike Terrill Mês atrás
Great job, some others have pointed out some tips to improve your project. Add 8,000lbs in the back and winches front and rear. The weight should keep from getting stuck. The winches if you do. The front winch could be used to lift it rather then the hyd cyl. And give you float. Great job over all.
Evil1 Mês atrás
Excellent job guy’s, love ur content & genius. ​The skid steer with snow blower in the back would make a good counterweight, for extra traction and have a backup redundancy machine on board for some smaller areas, or in case of a breakdown, you could still finish a job &/or get home for parts, etc.
eranhoj Mês atrás
skid plate with up curved tips at each side would work, easier to fabricate. and you can make some counterweight to put in the back of the truck at the tailgate, which should give you better traction,
Jarvis1980 Mês atrás
Great build! I love this channel! You both are so genuine, fearless and your ability to fabricate anything is amazing. Your creations are never backyard either. Welding is impeccable. You could have built the entire blower if you wanted to. I'll be disappointed if you buy the sander to go in the back next winter 🙈lol. Have a great week!
Jacqueline Drury
Jacqueline Drury Mês atrás
You guys are amazing. This is a genius idea. There's nothing that you can't do. I'm so impressed. Congratulations on the coming birth of your baby Courtney. I pray that all goes well. God bless you both, and stay safe. 🤩🤗
Morey Bandel
Morey Bandel Mês atrás
That snowblower is awesome! Nice to see all your hard work and ingenuity paid off! That should really be handy for those massive snow storms! Thanks for the video!
TSant Mês atrás
That is sick! Great job guys! Can't wait to see it dig into some fresh deep snow, and do its job! 🌨
Philip Doolan
Philip Doolan Mês atrás
I just love watching your videos, you make life look so much fun. What a perfect couple doing exactly what they want to do.
Harold Reece
Harold Reece Mês atrás
What an achievement. Very few would have even thought about building this snow blower, even fewer would have the ability to engineer such a project. You two are truly amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Congratulations on the coming next generation little engineer.
David Vahue
David Vahue Mês atrás
You guys are great! This is the best video yet, the music really added a ton of depth! Great editing overall. I love your positivity and willingness to acknowledge your mistakes and keep moving forward. A great outlook these days. Good Luck getting the Army truck unstuck!
Chad Ballard
Chad Ballard Mês atrás
Riley! You are a machine! I was watching this and It just struck me how amazing this is. You took an idea and hit it out of the park. I have been watching this channel for a while now and I am constantly amazed at the content that you and Courtney create! Thank you for making my morning!
CP 2016
CP 2016 Mês atrás
It not only works well, but it looks good, and like it was meant to be. Great job you two, thanks for sharing.
David Chase
David Chase Mês atrás
You should consider either buying or fabricating a sander for the dump body for the winter. Another fun project for you to do and us to watch and learn. You two are amazing and congratulations on your pregnancy 🎉
Susan Hirtzel
Susan Hirtzel Mês atrás
You guys are the first video I watch every Sunday morning. Most of the time I don’t have a clue what you’re doing (I’m a senior citizen and totally un-mechanical) but it sure is fun to watch your genius at work!😊
Greyfyre Shelties
Greyfyre Shelties Mês atrás
Next is a super supremely strong winch to winch out the stuck truck? That was such a cool video!!! But can the next one be longer than 1 minute?? This one flew by...Amazing! Looking forward to seeing it clear the snow from your new road...What an incredible achievement. Seriously, Riley needs a skin tight lycra suit with a cape and a mask. He's a super hero.
John Lenoir
John Lenoir Mês atrás
Dang Skippy seems like it's working marvelous very good job excellent hopefully you'll get a lot of use out of it
Pat Teti
Pat Teti Mês atrás
I'm totally impressed by this project. This is so cool! You're a DIY inspiration Casey.
ScottS Mês atrás
Congrats on getting the snow blower working! That's a REALLY impressive feat of engineering and fabrication! Not sure I'd have been willing to stand so close to that massive snow blower during the initial test run. Maybe your next "tool" should be a longer zoom lens for Courtney's camera? 😆
Mariann Fehily
Mariann Fehily Mês atrás
Although mechanics and snow are never going to be an issue for me, I so admire Riley's ease with any hurdle. Fatherhood should be a breeze.🤣💖
Jerry Ward
Jerry Ward Mês atrás
Another great job. Well done, can't wait to see it in action on new snow.
Vinny IRL
Vinny IRL Mês atrás
I can assure how satisfying is to get functional things made by our own hands. This could explain why your channel is growing fast all around the world. You know, even we who didn't do anything but watching you, can also get some serotonin shots, it means, you guys are addictive, all FIVE of you! 😁 Greetings from Poland
Cole Markusen
Cole Markusen Mês atrás
The snow blower is mind blowing! Well done! And look at all that storage now 😍 So neat seeing everything coming together
o2boutdoors Mês atrás
HUGE admiration for the skills involved in visualizing, designing, and building something like this!
David Ward
David Ward Mês atrás
The front of that thing looks like something out of a horror movie!!!! Loved watching the two of you put together odd bits of this and that to make another functioning tool for your Idaho mountain home-site! I can envision folks hiring Riley and "The Beast Blower" to clear their roads for them! I can see Riley making some treads and bogie setup for the truck at some point for better snow performance.
Kenneth Gibbons
Kenneth Gibbons Mês atrás
Outstanding! I mean what else can I say and apart from anything else its good to see you both enjoying yourselves. My favorite team on You Tube!
D Cheezie
D Cheezie Mês atrás
The best part of your videos is your attitude. Very positive. Mature. Sensible. Keep making stuff! Excellent work!
Bill Roberts
Bill Roberts Mês atrás
You folks are fantastic planners, engineers and fabricators. Your smiles are a signal that your efforts have paid great dividends. Blessings to both of you.
Bryan Ellis
Bryan Ellis Mês atrás
I am in awe of your video production work. You make it look effortless but I know better. Cool project (as always) thanks for sharing your life with us!
212035720 Mês atrás
I have been checking every day for the update on the snow blower project. I was elated when I saw this video uploaded today. This is one of my favorite videos that you have produced. Keep up the great work and can't wait for the next one.
Jeff Hockey
Jeff Hockey Mês atrás
I marvel at your engineering and building ability. This was truly so wonderful to watch. It'll be a lot of fun to see this in heavy snow. One question I'm wondering about is how you adjust the throttle on the Sunfire engine while you are driving?
Kirby Ladd
Kirby Ladd Mês atrás
Riley, what a great fun project. Years of experience, creativity, and education is really paying off. Cal Poly and you guys rock!rocks
belight12345 Mês atrás
wow !!! you amaze me, good job. it works. I've been waiting a whole week for this . Your build videos are so entertaining. thanks for all your effort and hard work.
Jerome D
Jerome D Mês atrás
Another great accomplishment, you guys are AWESOME. It is definitely an enjoyable time watching your videos, great job filming and editing, thanks a lot!
Tracy Whitaker
Tracy Whitaker Mês atrás
You two are so awesome and creative. Love the clean language, rare these days. You must have had great examples in your life, that brought you up right.
Sean Mês atrás
Can't wait to see it blow super deep fresh snow. Awesome stuff
noproblem2big Mês atrás
When creativity and engineering come together in Riley's head it makes great BRvid entertainment, keep up the great work 👍
TomAndPeg Mês atrás
Speechless. Just speechless. BTW: you both have a new glow about yourselves. Congrats, again!
simms196 Mês atrás
Excellent work! Absolutely amazing what Riley can do. I'm wondering if a counter weight on rear of truck will offset the blower weight resulting in more rear tire traction?
Bubba Tim
Bubba Tim Mês atrás
Wow! I have no words. Congrats to the three of you...Safe travels.
Joel On Grid
Joel On Grid Mês atrás
Awesome build. And you guys know every inch of it when it comes time to work on it. So resourceful.
Tommy O'
Tommy O' Mês atrás
You guys are so unbelieveably awesome! and... we have more snow coming!
lambobuilder Mês atrás
Congratulations Riley. Love your problem-solving skills. A truly engineering phenomenon.
Mwita Nyamburi
Mwita Nyamburi Mês atrás
When it comes to making things, you guys are great!! I like your ambition. Super cool.
Jonathan Lemire
Jonathan Lemire Mês atrás
Those kits from AuxBeam are so nice. I used the 8 switch kit on my Kubota and the 6 switch for my quad. It makes the wiring job so much quicker, simpler and cleaner. Well done with the fab work!
Brad Altemeyer
Brad Altemeyer Mês atrás
I've done that filter box fan combo before, very simple, and just spring for nice filters (3m filtrete), fantastic for many uses.
jaquesaulait Mês atrás
Very impressive, jolly well done Team.
Harshdeep S Jawanda
This is an awesome achievement!! Congrats guys!
Bryan Cherry
Bryan Cherry Mês atrás
Love the organization of your work space. Nicely done.
Rick Adema
Rick Adema Mês atrás
Awesome! You may want a 3rd hydraulic cylinder for the spout deflector.
Gary R Robinson
Gary R Robinson Mês atrás
The look on Courtney's face was a PRICELESS moment. Congratulations
J Plotkin
J Plotkin Mês atrás
Awesome showcase of skills. Very cool. Great job!! 👍👍
Jerry Richardson
Jerry Richardson Mês atrás
You two are rock stars!!
Tom Bauer
Tom Bauer Mês atrás
Awesome project and awesome outcome! Congrats!
Matt Silver
Matt Silver Mês atrás
Wow Just awsome as you drove out of the shop for the first time! Not surprised but greatly impressed that it works. You seem to have the thought processes worked out so well. I cannot wait to see how you finish it off, and wish you a lot of snow so you can celebrate Congrats
Adam Stone
Adam Stone Mês atrás
This was nothing short of amazing! You’ll be a million sub channel before you know it! Congrats on the baby I’m betting he or she will have red hair.
**Mike* Sandiland
**Mike* Sandiland Mês atrás
Riley, I have come to expect really professional design and fabrication skills from you. WOW!!
John Meloche
John Meloche Mês atrás
Great job to get it running. Cannot wait to see how it holds up this winter and what comes next. Keep it up
kootenaycat Mês atrás
Pretty awesome snow thrower! When you get the rpm dialed down it'll be good, those augers are spinning way too fast. Can't wait to see it in action in some deep stuff.
Chuck J
Chuck J Mês atrás
Awesome job! Riley is one handy fabricator! Can’t wait to see it on a fresh heavy snowfall.
TrackGeeks Mês atrás
Great job getting it working. Looking forward to seeing how it holds up under use.
Jim DeLong
Jim DeLong Mês atrás
Being in awe, all I can say is WOW Good job Riley 👍
JB Brown
JB Brown Mês atrás
Those welds look really good.
Matt Oja
Matt Oja Mês atrás
Loved every minute of this. Been waiting anxiously to see that beast in action. Totally awesome. I want one.
Mainer DIY
Mainer DIY Mês atrás
Amazing! Just Amazing! You guys make a great team
C Porter
C Porter Mês atrás
Wow! Very talented. Like how you figured out the Hydraulics, impressive. See a remote starter install soon. Can’t wait to see it cut thru some fresh new snow.
Robert A
Robert A Mês atrás
There was nothing "reckless" about this idea and build by Riley. So many examples of top level skills!
OUTSTANDING , CONGRATS on an awsum job , you guys rock keep up the good work.👍
RICK H Mês atrás
Another successful project! One of reasons your channel is so much fun.
Sue Sheane
Sue Sheane Mês atrás
Great video . Super awesome that the snow blower is a success 👌 😀. Looking forward to more builds in the near future.
machinist58 Mês atrás
Outstanding! Just make sure to keep the dogs inside when you are using it. Small and large kids too. The snow blowers we had in the Air Force took no prisoners. Cheers Terry
Sinobasyalovecat Mês atrás
Geniuses ... Amazing. Both of you are always able to achieve whatever you imagine and put your mind into
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I so Love How you two work together. Great minds think alike. I always enjoy your inventions and how you create them. Have a great week. Blessings, Carlos
John Brown
John Brown Mês atrás
This was an awesome project and I am so looking forward to you putting it to good use in the future. I look forward to future projects but I am not sure how you top that for ingenuity.
CountryLifeTales Mês atrás
I put this video in FULL screen mode because I wanted to see it up close and personal. Great job guys. I'm always in awe of your skills.
harleycharley Mês atrás
You are an amazing engineer/craftsman/mechanic with a great helper! Very interesting compilation of machinery
SEAK Adventures
SEAK Adventures Mês atrás
That is awesome! Well done. Can’t wait to see that go through a fresh snowfall.
Ron Bernier
Ron Bernier Mês atrás
Great video ! I would look into possibly adding a governor via the cruise control . I used to work on Sicard snow blowers in a previous life and even though they were 1950's technology the governor made a world of difference when getting into the deep banks. So if you have twins will they be named after they're parents? Love the channel!
Dave Cameron
Dave Cameron Mês atrás
That's going to be a beast! Loving your engineering and fabrication skills. Helps to have the right tools too....
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