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    Member trrjohn's Avatar
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    Default Chute deflector operator for snow blower

    I got tired of getting off and on the tractor to change the deflector on the snow blower chute. The rotation is hydraulically controlled.

    I added a 12 volt linear actuator to control the chute deflector. The control switch is in the cab. Works great.

    John
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    Default Re: Chute deflector operator for snow blower

    Quote Originally Posted by trrjohn View Post
    I got tired of getting off and on the tractor to change the deflector on the snow blower chute. The rotation is hydraulically controlled.

    I added a 12 volt linear actuator to control the chute deflector. The control switch is in the cab. Works great.

    John
    Nice!! Did you build your own chute rotator?? Pics please??
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    Will


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    Default Re: Chute deflector operator for snow blower

    Looks good! I put a hydraulic chute deflector on my blower, but the electric option was similar to your setup. Sure is nice not to have to keep getting out of the seat to adjust, isn't it?

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    Default Re: Chute deflector operator for snow blower

    That's great! Can you post a link and/or the specs for the actuator you used?
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    Default Re: Chute deflector operator for snow blower

    I used the following for the linear actuator.

    Bottom mounting Bracket is part number

    Burden Sales Surplus Center Item Detail

    Actuator is part number

    Burden Sales Surplus Center Item Detail

    I used a short piece of 2" x 2" x 3/16" channel to mount the actuator bracket to the chute and a 1/4" x 3" bolt to hold the top.

    You also need some bolts, wire, a DPDT center off momentary toggle switch and a fuse in the supply wire to the toggle switch is always good protection.
    John

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    Default Re: Chute deflector operator for snow blower

    A couple others - are building/have built - similar chute operators.

    WFM: Snow Thrower chute deflector operator
    John

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    Default Re: Chute deflector operator for snow blower

    Looks like you have this mounted to a JD Blower. JD makes a cable control that works great and allows for fast deflector adjustment. I have one mounted on my kubota for 5 years and have never had a problem. The control cable fit a JD 485x series tractor and the blower that would fit this model

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    Default Re: Chute deflector operator for snow blower

    John...
    Could you please give more details on the Switch you use.
    Thanks
    Eric
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    Default Re: Chute deflector operator for snow blower

    I found these switches by Googling "DPDT center off momentary toggle switch"

    http://shop.vetcosurplus.com/catalog...oducts_id=6971
    Minotbob
    2008 BX24, FEL, BH, 60" MMM, 50" Snowblower

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    Default Re: Chute deflector operator for snow blower

    Here is a search of Radio Shacks, and remember if you get them in the store there isn't shipping.
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