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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted January 26, 2016 - 04:05 PM

Put hydraulic cylinder on this chute too. Gotta like hydraulics. What do you think. This will be the last one.

Noel

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Posted January 26, 2016 - 04:54 PM

Can you say "Overkill"?   All that nice routing and mounting just for a Chute!  Well, this coming from guy with no blower, so I'll be quiet now. :smilewink:


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Posted January 26, 2016 - 05:02 PM

I can adjust my chute by hand thousands of time for what you have invested in all that rig-a-morale.  I rarely have need to adjust my chute.  Rotate it with the crank but that's all.  To each his own.



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Posted January 26, 2016 - 05:23 PM

I guess it depends on how your driveway is set up. I don't have a blower for my GT, but I use the cable operated chute control on my walkbehind frequently. If the wind is blowing from the direction I am throwing it, I drop it down (other option is wear it). Walking to the front of the machine to adjust it every time would frustrate the hell out of me. Having to stop a GT, climb off, adjust and get back on would be even worse.

 

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Posted January 26, 2016 - 05:29 PM

Nice to have the hydralic chute  if you have all the controls on the tractor already. I only have the 1 control so i use it for lift  i have been thinking of putting a 12 volt  winch on my blower to rotate the chute so i dont have to do that by hand 


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Posted January 26, 2016 - 05:35 PM

Is there a reason you installed the cylinder that direction? Just wondering why the ram is stationary?
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Posted January 26, 2016 - 05:57 PM

Keeps the dirt out of and off the cylinder, and when not in use , keeps the dirt and water from laying there. Just a thought, I am sure some will disagree.

Noel

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Posted January 26, 2016 - 06:11 PM

Noel. That's a descent thought. I'm sure it all depends on how much maintenance a guy does if
That makes a difference. Let us know if you see any advantage
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Posted January 26, 2016 - 06:30 PM

1964deere, thanks for your comment.

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Posted January 26, 2016 - 06:34 PM

Jim, thanks for your comment.

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Posted January 26, 2016 - 06:36 PM

James, thanks for your comment,

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Posted January 26, 2016 - 07:18 PM

Keeps the dirt out of and off the cylinder, and when not in use , keeps the dirt and water from laying there. Just a thought, I am sure some will disagree.

Noel

 

Keeps the dirt out of and off the cylinder, and when not in use , keeps the dirt and water from laying there. Just a thought, I am sure some will disagree.

Noel

 

I didn't notice that you had it "upside down", your reasoning makes sense to me though.

 

Jim


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Posted January 26, 2016 - 08:20 PM

Never seen one marked this side up  They are a bit weaker in one direction than the other due to the rod taking up space  but with this application I would say its installed properly. As Propane1 said keeps the weather off the seal which will last longer.  If you look at FEL's the weaker side curls the bucket up so when lowered the weather stays off the seal


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Posted January 26, 2016 - 08:56 PM

As they said in the old B.C. comic strip, "You're a genius, Peter". I love hydraulics, an invention that doesn't get near enough credit.


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Posted January 26, 2016 - 09:23 PM

Nice, I like hydraulics. Expensive to buy, but they make life so much easier. I'd hate to have to get out my seat to adjust stuff.

I know the old manual crank set ups work, I like hydraulics better.
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