You could use a small off the shelf cylinder and valve and fabricate some brackets like I did - http://www.mytractor...nder-valve.html . You could use a power steering pump or a 12 volt hydro unit to run the cylinder the same as snow plows and dump trailers use - http://www.princessa...nit/A-p8478141e - just suggestions if you cannot find an original set up.
I read through your thread on mytractor and now I have a good idea of how to build my own system. I also liked your 2 stage snowblower. Do you have a detailed thread on that somewhere?