Auto Auction's Method Of Mass Snow Removal From Cars

March 6, 2019

This is a video from the State Line Auto Auction in Waverly, New York, demonstrating the method they've developed for removing snow from the average of 6,500 vehicles they have on hand at any time. Some more info while I wish I had 6,500 cars and one monster truck with a full tank of gas:

"Having plenty of large machinery to plow snow with, they have talked about mechanized car snow removal for decades. We started developing a mechanical way to blow off cars in the year 2010. Our design process went through several iterations before we had what you see here. In the 5 seasons that we have been using this machine, we have damaged a total of two cars. It does not damage cars, it removes snow."

Hahahhahaha, "We have damaged a total of two cars. It does not damage cars, it removes snow." Try telling that to the two cars you just admitted to damaging! But seriously what happened? Were they soft-top convertibles or did the excavator operator accidentally smack them with the blower? *banging on table* I WANT ANSWERS. "Do you?" No, I really just want to be spoon-fed my lunch. *smacks spoon out of hand* WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU, PRETEND IT'S AN AIRPLANE.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to hairless, who agrees they should just fly a helicopter over the whole lot really low.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I often wonder why they use turbine engines instead of large compressed air systems like road construction crews have. Those diesel air compressors can put a shit-ton of volume through them and they can charge up in a couple seconds.

  • Robert A'Beuy

    Tony Stark: That's how Dad did it, that's how America does it, and it's worked out pretty well so far.

  • Closet Nerd


  • Douchy McDouche

    Now I know what to get my wife for women's day. Takes her 5 towels to dry off.

  • Five?

  • Douchy McDouche

    Imagine Jabba the Hutt trying to wipe himself after a shower.

  • Tigerh8r

    Just yesterday I sat mesmerized watching a machine almost identical to that, except instead of a blower it had a massive grinder attached to the end, and it was pushing down huge trees and then grinding them into mulch.

    It was awesome to watch, and at the same time an incredible waste of wood. :(

  • sizzlepants

    If they were huge trees just being pushed down rather than cut they were probably old and / or rotting / storm damaged.

  • Tigerh8r

    Nope. They were clearing a path to put in a gas line. Not "huge" in the sense of giant redwoods, but normal full sized trees, and the thing just pushed them over and ground them up. It was cool to see.

  • scott19

    People do buy mulch, you know. A big tree cutting company cuts down a patch of trees, getting paid to do so. Then, they bag and sell the mulch, and are paid to do so. Its a nice racket if you can get into it. But not really a waste. It most likely wasn't a great lumber tree anyhow.

  • Tigerh8r

    Yeah, they aren't selling the mulch. Other equipment is coming in right behind the "tree-eaters" and they are putting in a gas line. They are clearing a path about 50 yards wide and it goes for miles.

    That being said, they are random roadside trees, a mix of pine and various hardwoods, and it's probably a lot more cost-effective for them to do it the way they are doing it.

    But the tree eating machine is cool. I'll be back in that area this afternoon, if they are eating trees again I'll try to make a short video and post it.

  • Ollie Williams

    I've never killed anyone, except for those three people that one night in a hotel in Atlanta.

  • The_Wretched

    That doesn't count under the hotlanta defense. You're clear.

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