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#1 lbuhler OFFLINE  

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Posted October 16, 2011 - 08:31 PM

I have recently purchased a sears, front tractor scoop
Sears: Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more

It actually works descent. BUT I am too short to push the bucket handle forward and hold it there (when I lift up in the seat it kills the mower!) and with a hydrostatic tranny on the right hand side it makes it hard to shift more power forward and keep the pressure on the handle.

So what I want to do is remove the manual lift handle and replace it with an electric actuator. The dump works fine. I plan on keeping that for now. Has anyone else done anything like this?

As I make progress I'll add it to this forum entry.

Ed

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Posted October 16, 2011 - 09:57 PM

Never have but sounds great. Keep us posted.

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Posted October 16, 2011 - 10:58 PM

I've often wondered about the lift capabilities of some of the old C Band (Big Dish) actuators. I do know they were either 24 or 36 volt and would be slower, but the arm length may come in handy for a project like this.

Good luck, I am looking forward to your progress.

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Posted October 16, 2011 - 11:31 PM

I've often wondered about the lift capabilities of some of the old C Band (Big Dish) actuators. I do know they were either 24 or 36 volt and would be slower, but the arm length may come in handy for a project like this.

Good luck, I am looking forward to your progress.


I got one I am gonna use on the sleeve hitch of the GE E20, its a Von Weise, 24-36V, good for 600 pound thrust, and one foot stroke!!

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 05:23 AM

I have bought a couple from https://www.surpluscenter.com . Decent pricing and great service (so far).

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 07:05 AM

I have bought a couple from https://www.surpluscenter.com . Decent pricing and great service (so far).


Here is one I found that is 6 inch stroke with 500 lb capacity on their site
https://www.surplusc...atname=electric

Thanks for the link!
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Posted October 19, 2011 - 10:35 AM

You will have to try to figure out how much force is needed to lift the hitch and how long the stroke of the actuator would need to be. It seems 500lbs is a common strength for these actuators but that may not be enough if the geometry of the hitch is not right.

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 11:05 AM

To all - so in my searching - I found that Sears actually does offer the same scoop with an electric lift actuator - It cost $1300 as opposed to the $400 for the manual one. BUT - it looks like the same scoop! So - now to find a manual for it so I can see close up pictures of it. Maybe then I can see where they mount the actuator exactly. They only have one picture of it on their site. Here is the link - - - Sears: Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more




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Posted October 20, 2011 - 11:31 AM

That link shows the 1300 price, but I didn't see where it said "Electric" and I see a lift handle...




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