Edinburgh City and Bridgnorth adopt new snow shovel

Published:  08 February, 2012

Edinburgh City Council and Bridgnorth City Council have taken on a new snow clearing solution for high streets, schools, shopping centres, airports, hospitals, supermarket car parks, and other public areas.

The Sno Wovel is a wheeled snow shovel which the company claims works three times faster than a traditional shovel with significantly less effort and risk of back injury. Manufactured in the US, it has scooped up the award for “innovation of the year” from Time magazine.

Built with a powder coated mild steel frame and with a high impact polypropylene wheel and shovel, the device will clear all types of snow, ranging from light and powdery to heavy slush.

The secret of its easy use lies in the fact that it acts on the principal of leverage, using the wheel's axis as a fulcrum. Its wheel size, handle height, overall length and double-width blade are all proportioned to maximise the lever action, and so capture the greatest amount of snow in one pass.

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