After checking prices on the motors, the wiper motor has been scratched. The intent was to do a reversing momentary switch to operate the damper. The heater motor and resistor came in higher than expected, so I never got around to pricing the wiper motor. I threw out a '95 dodge 1500 with a 5 speed fan, just for someplace to start.... $55 for the motor, $38 for resistor. Ended up with a 3 speed chevy, right at $50 for both. That came with the squirrel cage. I might drink a beer and stare at the fan. I think I can modify it to use as the slinger. It might be easier and stronger just to start from scratch. I need the shaft to be long enough to run the agitator, but I could put an extension on it.
Still working on damper cable. Push/ pull choke cable is the next option. This may be used as a salt spreader too, so getting the controls inside an enclosed cab will not work with the choke cable. Electric was the first choice and may be a $60 upgrade later.
Not sure how Rustoleum will hold up to the corrosive stuff that will go in here. Contemplating a "Rhino lining" type coating on the inside.
What started as a $100 project, is getting closer to $200. The closest production model is around $700 ($999 with tax and shipping) and wont be as versatile as far as what kind of equipment it can be used with and where. I have a front receiver hitch on the prowler and its kinda hard to push a pull behind. With it mounted on the front, I can pull the dethatcher behind and save some time.
Edited by tater195, April 20, 2015 - 02:16 PM.