so what i did was basicly take some enginering out of the parts and made them into one simple part. the only issue is the 'up' on the control valve is actually 'down' and vice versa. you do get down pressure if needed however. and it's easy to get he hang of. it will lift the blower easily all the way up to the stops and has more than enough drop if i get the tractor on some uneven ground where the blower needs to dip in and out of hills and valleys'. the chute adjuster is made out of a length of all thread i had laying around and a piece of lawn mower handle. (yep, i'm a cheapa$$). just stuff i had around. it is all pretty stout and won't give any problems for years if any.
ramble ramble ramble! pics already!
where's the snow?
the lift bar fit in between the shafts arms and use a cut down bolt for a pin. i ground a flat area in the 'pin' for a lock bolt to hold it in place.
all in all it works very well and does throw the snow pretty darn good. and the 'down pressure' did come in handy for a couple areas. now i need to wait until next winter to use it again
Edited by brokenbudget, March 24, 2012 - 05:35 PM.