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I modifed my MF 520 Snow Blower to power rotate chute

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#1 James Bosma OFFLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2016 - 05:50 PM

Last year that cable to rotate the chute just pissed me off and had to do something about it

This year I took a 24v permenant magnet wheel chair lift for parts and mounted it on the blower to rotate the chute


The first thing to do was take apart the lift, make a bracket for it to bolt onto the blower where the cable wench was mounted.

Made up a adapter to weld a 14 tooth #40 sprocket onto in order to mount on motor


Used a #2040 master link and attached chain to chute where cable attached.


Wired up the controls from the lift and away she went



Now I can rotate my chute by the push of a button sitting comfortably

Chute even rotates in the direction of arrows on control box





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Edited by KennyP, November 12, 2016 - 06:01 PM.

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Posted November 12, 2016 - 07:59 PM

Love the ingenuity.

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Posted December 11, 2016 - 10:53 PM

I love it!  I would build a metal cover to keep the snow off it, but what a great idea!

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Posted December 12, 2016 - 12:15 AM

Did something similar A few years back. I have not been disappointed.

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