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#1 chieffan OFFLINE  

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Posted December 03, 2015 - 01:06 PM

I have one of the old square back type throwers I put on my G12.  The tractor has a 14 hp Tech engine with the muffler on the right hand side, mounted horizontal.  The only place I can see to run the adjusting crank is under the muffler and hold the back end up with a zip tie around the lift lever.  This works except I cannot lift the thrower over 2" before the crank hits the fender.  If I shorten the crank it will hit the tower when the thrower is down.  There has to be a way to mount this crank so it will work.  Anybody have any photos of this set up?

 

 

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Edited by chieffan, December 03, 2015 - 02:25 PM.

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Posted December 03, 2015 - 01:43 PM

Does your Tech have a SS ignition? May not be related but worth looking into....
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Posted December 03, 2015 - 02:17 PM

I've seen an eyebolt used to hold the rod away from the tractor body. The threaded end was bolted into a hole in the tractor. Don't attach it to the lift rod. It will make the lifting alot harder. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 03, 2015 - 02:27 PM

Does your Tech have a SS ignition? May not be related but worth looking into....

It is an 14 hp out of an H14 so sure it does.


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Posted December 03, 2015 - 02:30 PM

I've seen an eyebolt used to hold the rod away from the tractor body. The threaded end was bolted into a hole in the tractor. Don't attach it to the lift rod. It will make the lifting alot harder. Good Luck, Rick

That is on the Wisconsin engines.  Had that on the 1053 the thrower was on last year.  Put it on the G12 for 4 more HP. (has a 14 hp Tech)  Won't help in this case.  Posted some photos of what I am up against.  The muffler set up was on the engine when I got the tractor.  Works good till I put the thrower on.



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Posted December 03, 2015 - 02:45 PM

any option of converting to an auto power window motor for chute rotation?


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Posted December 03, 2015 - 03:04 PM

That would be a good option but have never seen how it is done.



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Posted December 03, 2015 - 03:25 PM

My thought too. Put a power window motor on it. I have never done it either, but I may on one of them soon. Noel

Or two eyelets bolted to the tractor, then put two universals to curve it up a bit. Easy to turn and eyelets allow it to move when thrower is lifted.
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Posted December 03, 2015 - 03:33 PM

Hydraulic hose makes a good U-joint with a couple of hose clamps on each side of the hose. The hose needs to fit the rod and a flat chisel will make some splines for it to grab onto. Got the idea from Gravely.

 

I have cut the rear rod and added another joint to make it clear in one application. You need one support at each joint and another at the crank handle.

 

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Posted December 03, 2015 - 03:49 PM

If you notice in the one photo the end of the tube from the thrower is real close to the muffler.  Raising it would put it at a real sharp angle and doubt it would work.  Might have to add another joint just back of the muffler and raise the operator end up enough to clear everything?  Just thinking out loud.


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Posted December 03, 2015 - 04:27 PM

That was my thought, at the seat end , not the thrower end. Good idea with the rubber hose. Noel.

Let us know how you get it fixed.
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Posted December 03, 2015 - 04:57 PM

Plan on working on it in the morning.  I think I have a short piece of reinforced hose around if I can find it.  Will have to pick up a couple long 1/4" eye bolts though.


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Posted December 03, 2015 - 05:16 PM

Look up the manual and parts list for an 18538 snowcaster. On tubeframes, Bolens used a long bracket that bolted to the frame to hold the crank out away from the tractor and the hush-tone muffler
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Posted December 03, 2015 - 05:30 PM

That engine is not original and that muffler location will be in the way of an OEM mounting bracket, you'll have to do some fabrication if you intend to use the chute crank on that tractor, even with the original bracket on the foot rest mounted it looks like the muffler would still be in the way

 

 

 

Yellow bracket is the one originally used for the chute rod

 

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Posted December 03, 2015 - 07:09 PM

Can't that muffler be turned up out of the way?


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