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#1 DGS345 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 08:48 AM

Well if you guys remember I had added a winch to my 1220 to lift the snowblower and plow this fall. It worked well all winter long I was pretty happy with it. Until I tried to use a rear attachment:wallbanging: DUH the winch only works one way. So I went back to thinking about the linear actuator. dug it out yesterday and got it all together I think this will work pretty well. going to put up some pics. I will be pulling it all off to paint it later in the week and finish the wiring and welding. But with this I can even get a little down pressure on the plow. again this in the photo is all just pieced together I will be pulling it off to weld the bracket and paint it all. will post pictures of the finished job ASAP.

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 09:19 AM

Very neat. Good job.

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 11:08 AM

Looks good Dan. Almost looks like a factory option and probably will if you paint the cylinder brown to match the frame. Good work.

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 11:42 AM

Thanks guys! I do plan to paint it brown when I get all the welding done. I ran out of gas for the mig so it will be a day or two before I get to that point. I also have to pick up a switch to operate it.

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 08:01 PM

Very Nice :bounce:

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 03:22 AM

Thats a very nice looking install. Do you know what the specs are for the linear actuator? What brand actuator it is?

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 04:27 AM

Looks good.:thumbs:

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 04:37 AM

Thats a very nice looking install. Do you know what the specs are for the linear actuator? What brand actuator it is?


I agree, specs would be great if you have them. I have the actuator from my Cub 147 and have been debating if I want to put it to use or sell it. I was looking at new ones at places like Northern Tool and some others and it seems the more torque/power they have the slower they are which I guess is understandable. I would love to see someone make an aftermarket kit that is designed after the auxiliary hydraulics like the Bolens and the Cub Cadets used.

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 06:22 AM

Nice set-up and idea. I have a linear actuator off of a Sears-Roper 3 point hitch that I am repairing and maybe I will put it back in service to do as you have done on my Bolens 1220.

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 07:23 AM

I will get the specs. Off it when I return home as well as some more pics I did get the welding and wiring done yesterday. I just need to get it painted.i

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 11:41 AM

I am going to have to pull this back off to find the model# but its a warner linear actuator here is a link to some pretty good info on their products.

http://www.warnerele...tor Catalog.pdf




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