Pa. Man Builds Most Creative Snowplow Ever

Jonathan Schill's cardboard-box contraption is a big online hit
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2018 11:00 AM CST
He Had a Ton of Snow and a Shovel. Then, a Better Idea
Shovels are so 2017.   (Getty Images/terminator1)

Innovators often arise out of the most grueling circumstances, and Jonathan Schill is no exception. As the Chambersburg Public Opinion reports, the young Pennsylvania man was shoveling snow at his new home last Saturday when he got tuckered out after 15 minutes. He didn't have a snowplow to tap into, but he did have a lawn mower—and a cardboard box that once held a 50-inch TV. Thanks to some cables and weights, he was soon able to jerry-rig a snow-throwing contraption that actually did the job.

"I walk out there and [he] doesn't look like he needs my help at all," says his fiancee, Kaitlynn Toporzycki. In fact, she was so impressed with his inventiveness that she posted a Facebook video showing him hard at work, thinking their friends would get a kick out of it. That video now has upward of 10 million views, a fact that stuns the couple. "I didn't really intend to do this to be funny, I did it to save myself from being tired and all that," Schill says. He's since made a more durable wood plow, but he says he'll hold onto the box for the memories. "I have a smile on my face every time I talk about it," he says. Check out his handiwork here. (More viral video stories.)

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