Here is the result of my redneck snow plow after the 4 inches of snow we received early Saturday morning. I am quite proud even though my wife scoffed at the idea when I told it to her.

You see, plow kits for my 4 wheeler run $300-400 and, in my opinion, aren’t worth the few times it snows here in Kentucky even though our driveway is 1/4 mile long. None the less, my thriftful self kicked in and found a decent alternative — dragging a railroad tie at an angle behind my 4 wheeler. In about a half hour I had the driveway passable even with our rear wheel drive cars.

So here was my summary:

– Railroad tie – cost $10
– Pulling behind 4 wheeler instead of buying plow pkg – savings of $300+
– Swapping out kids on sleds for the railroad tie – Priceless

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net


  1. Dawn McCarroll says:


    I love the site and when I read the Redneck Snow Plow post… well priceless! Makes me want to move to Kentucky!


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