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#1 71mustangman OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2017 - 12:39 AM

Hi there in the process of repairing my 48 inch blower. I would like to control the deflector chute from the drivers seat. I know ariens sells the cable for the deflector control but its 140.00 $ new . Just wondering if any one out there had some ideas. I was thinking of using a hood release cable or e-brake cable? went to lowes to look at a walk behind ariens blower and husquarna walk behind blower. Thanks Mustangman  

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Posted October 27, 2017 - 05:56 AM

What about a garage door cable? They are long enough to get the length you need. And they have the small crimps for making a loop where you want.


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Posted October 27, 2017 - 07:00 AM

I just threw out a 9 foot piece of stainless steel steering cable for a boat. I bet that would have worked great you can push or pull with that kind of cable. A bit thick and bulky but strong and long lasting. Would be a tad bit heavy gauges and won't make tight bends easily though but if your routing is simi straight it would work. 

 

I was holding on to it because I was going to make a chute cable for my sears because after putting the new engine on the chute control rod now hits the engine, but I just bought a different style blower.

 

Anyway check out cablecraft 

 

This is an example and not intended to be for your machine

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CABLECRAFT-Spoolvalve-Cable-Remote-Valve-Control-Lever-165-042-001-1-4-43B-72/253203322394?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D48754%26meid%3D46bc26b0ce9f4d2d8906c10e599d80f5%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D322820313994&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851


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Posted October 27, 2017 - 07:53 AM

I used a electric window motor to control the deflector chute and a small winch for rotation on my Ariens blower.

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Posted October 28, 2017 - 03:38 AM

I used a electric window motor to control the deflector chute and a small winch for rotation on my Ariens blower.

Very cool! Could you provide a few more details on your installation, including make/model number of winch and control switches? Thanks.

PS. What is the hydraulic cylinder doing?

Edited by artbuc, October 28, 2017 - 04:44 AM.


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Posted October 28, 2017 - 08:36 AM

I used this snowblower on a Massey tractor and now have it on my Kubota. The cylinder you see is part of the quick hitch aasy that's used to mount the blower to the tractor. The winch is just a cheap 1000 lb winch not sure of the make. The switches are doulble pole and double throw monentary switches. that are used to control the window motor as well as the movement of the winch. The wiring of the switches are a little tricky but can be done.You have to reverse the polarity of each side of the switches output terminals. in another words one side of the swirches terminals are a postive to negative and the other side is a negative to positive, Sounds confusing buts its no really. I do believe that you can buy some switch that has this built in feature.If you have and more questions feel free to ask and I'll try and help. I was looking for pics but can't seem to find them guess some stuff never got installed in my new Computer.The pics are from when I had it on the massey I don't have any yet showing it on the Kubota.

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Posted November 02, 2017 - 12:21 AM

Hi there folks just want to say thanks for all the great ideas concerning the deflector control. I will be working on that soon enough mustangman


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