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Posted January 25, 2015 - 07:00 PM

I'm working on an early model MF620 snow thrower and could use some help/advice on the cable that rotates the chute. I tried a cable that I have but it seems too big, not flexable enough to work or I can't get it to work.

Anybody replace/install a cable on one of these, what did you use and where did you get it?

 

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 07:05 PM

Doug, I have the stainless cable, crimps, and the crimping tool. Let me now

the overall length, and I'll mail it to you. I've used this stuff on both of my

MF520 blowers. It works fine.


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Posted January 25, 2015 - 07:06 PM

Will, is it like 1/8" stainless aircraft cable?

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 07:14 PM

A 3ft piece would do it, lets say 4ft.

 

What do you do where the cable goes though the small tube that is turned by the handle?

I just put it through both holes but I found it can slip there.

Is there some kinda trick to it?



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Posted January 25, 2015 - 07:15 PM

I don't think it's that thick Alan. It's like the OE cable size, but without

the plastic ( or whatever that is ) coating.

Same stuff used on snowmobile hoods. I've been using it for

my tractor hoods too, so if you need some of those for your

hoods Doug, let me know those lengths too.


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Posted January 25, 2015 - 07:18 PM

A 3ft piece would do it, lets say 4ft.

 

What do you do where the cable goes though the small tube that is turned by the handle?

I just put it through both holes but I found it can slip there.

Is there some kinda trick to it?

 

I think it's 2 1/2 wraps around that drum, in either direction.

So, you don't have the old one in pieces?



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Posted January 25, 2015 - 07:20 PM

I think it's 2 1/2 wraps around that drum, in either direction.

So, you don't have the old one in pieces?

 

I don't have the old one it was missing when I got it.



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Posted January 25, 2015 - 07:24 PM

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Attached File  25795-Snapper 6-0376 (MF 4220) Snow Thrower Operators Manual.pdf   544.63KB   17 downloads

 

 

We need to know the correct length, so I can crimp it.


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Posted January 25, 2015 - 07:37 PM

Don't know exact length. I should be able to crimp myself with what I have.



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Posted January 25, 2015 - 07:49 PM

Ok, good, you got a crimper. I'll throw some crimps, and cable in the mail tomorrow.


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Posted January 25, 2015 - 07:57 PM

Thanks they forecast 5 to 10 cm of snow for thurs, maybe I get to try it out.



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Posted January 25, 2015 - 08:11 PM

Things looked pretty green down there on Friday.



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Posted January 25, 2015 - 09:34 PM

Thanks they forecast 5 to 10 cm of snow for thurs, maybe I get to try it out.

That's 2-4" for us knuckle dragers down here. :rolling:

Hope you get to try it out Doug.
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Posted January 25, 2015 - 11:39 PM

Thanks for the info guys. I need to do this sometime in the future so needed to comment so I could find it later. :)

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Posted January 26, 2015 - 08:25 AM

That's 2-4" for us   " knuckle dragers down here."   

 

Thanks for the conversion.  ???  (Maybe)  :D  :D :D    Rick 






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