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So, I ordered my new 47 inch quick hitch snowblower today. I asked the saleman if I could also order the remote spout cap kit. He informed me that he didn't think JD was making them anymore and suggested that I order this contraption from a 3rd party. (Photo provided by salesman). Has anyone ever heard of such a thing?
 

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Is he involved with the aftermarket company the remote cap control kit is BM20960 $111.00. BTW the aftermarket is better than the OEM. THe OEM is just cables not a actuator like that.:thThumbsU
 

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I saw a picture here the others day where someone had that on their blower. I can't remember who it was but there is someone here who has it for sure.
 

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Are you kidding ?? The cable on my #44 is easy to use, just twist and turn.

:sorry1: If you have arthritis or something !! don't want to be insensitive.
That thing looks like a Rube Goldberg waiting to freeze up ??
 

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That one looks to be Dude Mans, you can see the pic over in the "The 700 club thread" He used the same actuator as me but I put mine on the back of the spout. I would not be without it

There is no kit or anything, just by a 6-10" stroke actuator and a 3-way switch and put it on.
 

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Are you kidding ?? The cable on my #44 is easy to use, just twist and turn.

:sorry1: If you have arthritis or something !! don't want to be insensitive.
That thing looks like a Rube Goldberg waiting to freeze up ??
Rube Goldberg indeed... It looks like something that will work great until it doesn't.:banghead3


However, I'm all for fancified gadgetry and if others on the forum have had success with an actuator system maybe I'll just give it a shot. Maybe if I painted it to match it wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb. Worse that can happen is I'll end up buying the cable kit anyway, right?

Thank you all for the replies. This is a great forum.
 

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I was thinking about making mine adjust like that.


I been using these actuators for years in all weather with no care given and they work fine untill I force them to break.


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I d think if one was worried about water getting into the lower part of the actuator that a rubber sleeve/cover could be made from say an old inner tube that would ride up and down with the spout section would give you extra insurance .
 

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This thread is one of the ones that make MTF GREAT!

You want it , go for it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I put this on mine and I love it. Have had no problems. I think if you do a search you should come up with more information. There was a lengthy thread about a year ago detailing how to do this. That's where I got the idea.
 

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I'm surprised no one knows what that is it's a Linear lift actuator they use them for all sorts of applications car hoods, doors, roofs, you name it there are all kind of sources for them on Google heres a few.

http://www.firgelliauto.com/linear-motor-projects.php

http://www2.northerntool.com/auto-suv-truck-accessories/truck-hardware/item-125011.htm

http://www.thehoffmangroup.com/autoloc/product.lasso?prodinc=linearactuators

The AutoLoc ones are very weather resistant and hold up well.

I just found the one they offered to sell you how much did they want for theirs ?
 

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The one that was recommended was a 4 inch actuator with a mounting bracket that bolts right on to the JD chute for $90.
 

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I d think if one was worried about water getting into the lower part of the actuator that a rubber sleeve/cover could be made from say an old inner tube that would ride up and down with the spout section would give you extra insurance .
Good idea.:thanku:
 

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I've got an old 12V cordless drill, some allthread rod, and a rattle can of yellow paint. Just need a DPDT switch.
 

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my blower (1995 42") is missing the manual spout control but for 90$ sure seems this is the one to replace it with

Does it come with the bottom "triangle" mounting bracket??

got a link?
 

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I like it.
My first vehicle was '47 Jeep and it had a hand pump to lift the plow. We sure have come a long way. (yes, I know this doesn't lift the plow but you get my drift)
 
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