Abstract: A snow melter that may be used to melt snow. The snow melter includes a dump tank for receiving a quantity of snow to be melted. The melter also includes a melt tank and a heat exchanger. The melt tank separate from the dump tank. The heat exchanger heats the water in the melt tank. Water heated by the melt tank is allowed to flow from the melt tank into the dump tank to melt the snow in the dump tank. Doors may also be added to the dump tank to facilitate the removal of debris from the dump tank after use. Further, the dump tank may also have an inclinable floor to further facilitate the removal of debris from the dump tank after use.
Abstract: A snow melting attachment for a snow blower for preventing the building up of large snow piles includes a housing having a bottom wall and a peripheral wall. The peripheral wall has an upper edge defining an opening extending into the housing. The housing is mountable on the snow blower. A drainage pipe is fluidly coupled to the housing. A valve is in communication with the drainage pipe for selectively opening and closing the drainage pipe. A plurality of plates is mounted in the housing. Each of the plates has an upper side and a lower side. A plurality of heating elements is mounted in the housing. Each of the heating elements is positioned adjacent to one of the lower sides of the plates such that a plurality of heating elements is adjacent to each of the plates. The heating elements are each operationally coupled to a power supply.