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Old 12-21-2008, 08:28 PM   post #1 of 19
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Default Snow Blower Chute deflector actuator

I finally got tired of getting off and on the tractor to change the chute deflector. I have hydraulic turn on the chute. SO I designed and engineered using a 12 volt linear actuator for moving the deflector. It uses a DPDT toggle switch mounted in the weather enclosure.


I just got back from doing the neighbors driveway. He had a stroke about 10 days ago and may never recover. His wife has a bad heart and cannot shovel. They had about 36" from the snow plow and a 48" drift in front of the garage. It is really nice to not have to get out of the cab to fight the 8 below zero with 20-30 MPH winds. I am glad that I finished it in time for the cold weather.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:41 PM   post #2 of 19
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Real nice job!
And you are a good neighbor!
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:54 PM   post #3 of 19
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Very nice job! I find the rotation to be a bigger issue for me, so I puchased a 44 rpm wiper motor fron Surplus Supply for about $15.00 and modified mine to get ride of the crank. This is my second year with it and am very happy!
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:58 PM   post #4 of 19
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I have a hydraulic spout rotator and needed a way to raise or lower the chute without having to get off and on the tractor.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:59 PM   post #5 of 19
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Very clever, and a neat installation. And ditto on being a good neighbor: everyone hopes to have a neighbor like you when they are in need themselves.

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Old 12-22-2008, 12:53 AM   post #6 of 19
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Very ingenious both of you never would have thought of that. using a wiper motor, Tell me do you have to let it cycle to change direction ?

Also it is a great jesture to help those in need sounds like you growed up where I came from. Too bad all the world aren't like that.
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The rotator is run by a $5.00 Radio Shack, 2 way switch, spring loaded to center off. Push to direction of desired rotation, release when satisfied.

Actually, abput 80 to 100 RPM would be better. A couple of fellow have 160 RPM, and they seem to draw too much amperage under load. A lot of trouble with blown fuses. 44 is probably a slow hand speed, but easier!

Hey, where I come from ( and hopefully, where I am going,) helping one another is what is meant to be!
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John/ Magnum, both to very nice and clean installs. I'm very impressed.

In terms of using a wiper motor vs a power window motor, I guess you need to ground the case of a wiper motor where you do not need to with the window motor.

Here is my post from many moons ago.

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Old 12-22-2008, 10:38 PM   post #9 of 19
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And of course there's the option of using an old 12 volt drill motor.

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Old 12-22-2008, 10:55 PM   post #10 of 19
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I like it!
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Slap a little paint on that and it will look like it came with it....
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John/ Magnum, both to very nice and clean installs. I'm very impressed.

In terms of using a wiper motor vs a power window motor, I guess you need to ground the case of a wiper motor where you do not need to with the window motor.

Here is my post from many moons ago.

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=34131

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I tried both power window and power seat motors, neither would turn my chute!
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:54 PM   post #13 of 19
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trrjohn,

Thanks for sharing the info on where to buy the linear actuator. I went ahead and bought one for myself. It works great!! THANK YOU!!!

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Old 01-21-2009, 04:38 PM   post #14 of 19
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Would like to do chute deflector and chute rotation. mechanically challenged
so detailed instructions would br great.Thanks!
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Would like to do chute deflector and chute rotation. mechanically challenged
so detailed instructions would br great.Thanks!
I am still pondering the power deflector. Maybe for next year!
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