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post #1 of 10 Old 04-13-2019, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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47" snowblower cable clamp

On my 47" snowblower, mounted to an X590, the clamp that guides the chute cable is scraping off the outer sheath of the cable. I'm thinking about coming up with a different guide that will be more friendly to the cable. My previous snowblower on an LX176 had a nice cable guide made of round metal rod forming a loop. Has anyone here come up with a solution to this?
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Re: 47" snowblower cable clamp

Maybe I answered my own question, but I'll offer this idea for discussion. The attached picture is a 1/2" plastic p-clamp. They're $1.78 per dozen at the local big box home store.
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Re: 47" snowblower cable clamp

There's also rubber-covered metal versions as well, like these: https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ps/A-p8205437e
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On my 47" snowblower, mounted to an X590, the clamp that guides the chute cable is scraping off the outer sheath of the cable. I'm thinking about coming up with a different guide that will be more friendly to the cable. My previous snowblower on an LX176 had a nice cable guide made of round metal rod forming a loop. Has anyone here come up with a solution to this?
Those rod-style cable guides are readily available from JD. You can purchase them through JD Parts. Just bolt it where you need it. I've installed an extra one on my blower to help support the remote spout control cable.
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There's also rubber-covered metal versions as well, like these: https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ps/A-p8205437e
Thanks, I thought about those too, maybe even the stainless marine grade clamps. The plastic ones are certainly cheap enough that I could try one and see if it holds up to cold weather, and have 11 spares if it doesn't.
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Those rod-style cable guides are readily available from JD. You can purchase them through JD Parts. Just bolt it where you need it. I've installed an extra one on my blower to help support the remote spout control cable.
That's an idea. The one on my old 42" blower was very long. I'll search and see if they offer a short one for a different blower.
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Re: 47" snowblower cable clamp

This is the way I did it when I first got the blower several years ago. Remove and reuse the clamp, the black one slides up and down the chute turn handle. I also added a eye bolt to support the cable when turned full left.
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Re: 47" snowblower cable clamp

I use an eyebolt on my blower like Father Dearest, been doing that for the last 5 years and no more wear on the cable.




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I use an eyebolt on my blower like Father Dearest, been doing that for the last 5 years and no more wear on the cable.
I think the idea came from you or another member here to give credit where it is due.
I haven't seen to many new vids of you snowblowin' on the youtube, didn't you get snow!!??
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This is the way I did it when I first got the blower several years ago. Remove and reuse the clamp, the black one slides up and down the chute turn handle. I also added a eye bolt to support the cable when turned full left.
I like the eye bolt. Thank you!
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