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Posted January 28, 2012 - 12:24 PM

I am looking for a way to build an electric device to angle my snow plow. I have an idea with a piece 0f 3/4" threaded rod and an electric motor, I just have not drawn up anything yet. Does anyone have any other ideas? I do not want to buy an actuator or any other parts with a significant price tag. I have a lot of misc. parts in the garage to use.

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 02:45 PM

What is the voltage the actuators used on those big old satellite dishes, I was thinking they were 12VDC. You can look around for 1 of those, depending on where you are at, I still see them in people's yards and would give you the dish to remove it. Just a thought..

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Posted February 01, 2012 - 07:36 PM

How about a power window motor? I used a GM one as a spout rotator on my snowblower, you can use a 12 point socket right over the gear that is on the window motor, I think 7/8 or 13/16. That in a 1/2 inch drive and some grinding on your all thread down to the right drive size and you are partway there.

You would have to play some I would think to get the right leverage to move the blade and may not be able to move it while full but should be workable.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 01:45 PM

I like the idea of a window motor for power. I have one and just tested it. I also have the 3/4" threaded rod and tubing to build the actuator. I look forward to getting the time to work on it.




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