Group 25 - Snow Blower (Gasoline Powered)
Craftsman Eager-1 Snow Blower
|Daniel Bachman||Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||
|ByungGun Song||Technical email@example.com||
|Matthew Kryzak||wiki firstname.lastname@example.org||
|Michael Regis||Communication email@example.com||
|Jack Wong||Research firstname.lastname@example.org||
The Eager-1 Craftsmen is a private use dual-stage, snow blower designed and distributed in the mid to late 1970’s. It is powered by a 4-stroke, one cylinder, 150cc gas engine. When it was sold, the Eager-1 snow blower was a moderately priced piece of equipment. Many gas-powered engines of that time period were not engineered for efficiency because it was not economically practical, and the Eager-1 was no exception. When our group first obtained the product, it was not in working order so there was no way to critiquing the products actual functionality and performance. User feedback and performance results are not readily available due to the fact that the snow blowers product cycle (functional lifetime) was over 30 years ago. Any User feedback we did find had questionable reputability (i.e. a man in a youtube video expressing his displeasure in the performance of his 30 year old Eager-1 snow blower). Snow blower designs have not differed greatly over the past 30 years. However, the greatest noticeable change in design is the substitution of compatible plastic components for existing steel parts. This is most likely due to the advances of material sciences, especially in the field of synthetic polymers, since the production of the Eager-1 snow blower. Stronger plastics that can perform the same functions as steel components are cheaper to manufacture and lighter than their steel counterparts.